interest rates

Westpac Banking Corp market strategist Imre Speizer (Photo: Tinaz Karbhari)

NZ interest rates plunge

Fri 24 Jun 3

The two-year swap rate dropped 14 basis points to 2.17%. With special feature audio.

Budget 2016: Debt and tax cuts are the real issue

Fri 27 May

“Rising real interest rates are the true nightmare in a highly leveraged world,” visiting economic historian and commentator Niall Ferguson told NBR Radio last weekend.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: @felixmarwick)

Budget 2016: The debt picture softens

Wed 25 May 4

“Rising real interest rates are the true nightmare in a highly leveraged world,” Professor Niall Ferguson says. With special feature audio.

Craigs Investment Partners head of wealth research Mark Lister

Chances of an interest rate cut in June plummet

Mon 23 May

A more hawkish tone from the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Federal Reserve in the United States have taken the pressure off NZ's central bank to cut rates. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank says risks to financial stability have increased

Wed 11 May 11

The Reserve Bank says the risks to financial stability from the housing market and the dairy downturn have increased in the last six months. With special feature audio.

Bancorp Treasury Services senior client adviser Peter Cavanaugh

Reserve Bank being forced to adopt policies that probably won't work

Tue 10 May 4

Central bank actions around the world haven't solved the problem of low, or negative, inflation. With special feature audio.

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