Capital Economics chief New Zealand and Australian economist Paul Dales

What’s the next step for the Reserve Bank of Australia?

Thu 28 Jul

Low inflation figures make a rate cut “a done deal” says one economist – but not all so sure. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

RBNZ signals OCR cut for August

Thu 21 Jul 34

The only thing that would stop rate cut in August would be a plummeting New Zealand dollar. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank says rate cut seems likely as strong kiwi softens inflation outlook

Thu 21 Jul

Reserve Bank said it's struggling to meet its inflation objective of keeping the annual CPI between 1% and 3% with the Kiwi Dollar 6% above expectations on a trade-weighted basis. With special feature audio.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Tinaz Karbhari)

IN FOCUS: 'Challenging' economic changes do not require revisiting RBNZ inflation target, says English

Thu 21 Jul 2

Finance Minister says even in countries where inflation targeting has been put under greater pressure than in NZ, they are not changing. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer (Photo: Rob Hosking)

IN FOCUS: Latest inflation undershoot to put more pressure on Reserve Bank

Mon 18 Jul

Inflation might be minimal but an interest rate cut now would be pouring nitroglycerin onto an already out-of-control conflagration – unless the Reserve Bank  plans a surprise macro-prudential move. With special feature audio.


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