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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.

HSBC chief Australasian economist Paul Bloxham

HSBC economist says no housing bubble in Auckland

Tue 21 Apr 15 9

“The current pace of housing price growth is unsustainably rapid in Auckland and will need to slow down over time.”

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Interest rates: How Yellen's hesitation could force Wheeler's hand

Tue 24 Mar 15 2

Graeme Wheeler is squeezed between a rampant Auckland housing market, a US Federal Reserve which won't hike rates quickly enough and an Aussie central bank which is going to cut too quickly for him.

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.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank: the gap in Wheeler’s messages

Fri 13 Mar 15

A bid to 'censor' the forecast period produced a very flat interest rate outlook.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler

Tepid inflation surprise raises spectre of lower interest rates

Thu 12 Mar 15

"It is possible that price and wage-setting behaviour responds differently to what is currently assumed," the bank said.

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