eserve Bank chief economist John McDermott (Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank tilts toward interest rate cuts

Thu 23 Apr 15

In a major shift in message, today Reserve Bank chief economist John McDermott signalled a “dovish” tilt in the thinking of New Zealand’s central bank.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Deflation double: inflation dips towards zero

Mon 20 Apr 15 2

Price inflation is negative for the second quarter in a row.


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NZIER senior economist Christina Leung (Rob Hosking)

Business investment heads for 20-year high

Tue 14 Apr 15 1

Firms' expectations of their own business investment is at levels last seen more than 20 years ago.

BNZ Senior Economist Craig Ebert

Inflation target at 2% risks overheated economy, says BNZ

Fri 27 Mar 15

"We wonder if the target band should be lowered from its current 1-3% or, at the least, that its lower reaches be tolerated as the 'new normal' for the foreseeable future," writes senior economist Craig Ebert.

Act MP David Seymour at a Parliamentary select committee

Seymour calls for inflation indexed tax rates

Fri 20 Mar 15 2

The Act leader will get a sympathetic hearing: Bill English recently called inflation “the politician and the tax gatherer’s friend, and the saver’s enemy.”

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen

US Federal Reserve provides more clarity on rate hike

Thu 19 Mar 15

Some market commentators and economists to believe hikes could come as soon as June.


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