CMC markets trader Sheldon Slabbert

US rate hikes: Will the Fed pull the trigger next month?

Wed 26 Aug 4

When it happens, it will be the biggest economic event in recent history: but will the US Fed hike rates next month?

Harbour Asset Management strategist Oyvinn Rimer

Inflation, dairy, consumer mood all point to further interest rate cuts

Fri 17 Jul 1

A slowdown in GDP growth to 2% or even a bit lower will be a significnat comedown after the 3.5% of recent times.

Canadian OCR drop a 'blueprint for RBNZ' – Citibank

Thu 16 Jul 3

Reserve Bank urged to put economy ahead of financial stability risk.

Deutsche Bank New Zealand chief economist Darren Gibbs

Benign inflation, dairy price slump may spur more aggressive rate cuts

Thu 16 Jul

"You've got to think this is going to cause significant belt-tightening in the regions, so while the rest of the economy is doing okay, you've got a bigger downside risk," said Darren Gibbs.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Small inflationary flutter expected - but prices to remain flat

Tue 14 Jul

Price inflation is expected to begin rising again when figures are released this Thursday – but to remain well below the target 1-3% target band.

RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler announcing last month's interest rate cut (photo: Rob Hosking)

Falling dollar could reduce scope for interest rate cuts

Fri 3 Jul 3

The currency is now 6% below where the Reserve Bank expected: that is going to mean higher imported inflation than anticipated.


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