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Labour party finance spokesman Grant Robertson

Labour calls for monetary policy to expand goals beyond inflation control

Tue 23 Aug 3

His comments follow a speech today by Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler in which Mr Wheeler sought to answer critics who variously say he should stop lowering interest rates.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank poses serious questions – but what are the answers?

Tue 23 Aug 5

Northern hemisphere central banks have been kicking this can down the road for a long time. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler

Reserve Bank's pathway to lower interest rates not too fast, not too slow: Wheeler

Tue 23 Aug 3

Wheeler said leaving rates untouched wasn't an option. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank assistant governor and head of economics John McDermott

Dead Parrot monetary policy and the real significance of the Reserve Bank's decision

Fri 12 Aug 4

Dead Parrot monetary policy: If the Mr Wheeler hadn't nailed inflation targeting to the perch, it would be pushing up daisies. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank assistant governor and head of economics John McDermott and governor Graeme Wheeler (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank's McDermott: why the OCR cut wasn't bigger

Thu 11 Aug 4

Questions about a cut to 2.0% versus 1.75% 'a red herring' chief economist says. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank cut is as near certainty as is possible

Fri 5 Aug 2

An official cash rate cut by the Reserve Bank next Thursday is as near to a certainty as one gets an economic policy these days. With special feature audio.

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