Economy to grow at 3% through to 2017, driving jobs growth: NZIER

Wed 27 May 2

The economy is expected to grow at about 3% a year through to 2017, driving jobs growth and reducing the unemployment rate, according NZIER.

AUT senior economics lecturer Dr Saten Kumar

New Zealand’s low inflation rate a result of a ‘mismatch’ of beliefs

Thu 7 May

New Zealand firms and consumers not understanding monetary policy is one of the reasons inflation is ‘shockingly low’, an expert tells NBR Online. 


Jason Walls discusses what may be behind New Zealand's low inflation on NBR Radio and on-demand on MyNBR Radio.

Z chief executive Mike Bennetts

Petrol prices rise and fall faster these days - NZIER

Tue 21 Apr 3

"Both oil price reductions and oil price increases end up in retail prices more quickly than they used to," says NZIER.

NZIER senior economist Christina Leung (Rob Hosking)

Business investment heads for 20-year high

Tue 14 Apr 1

Firms' expectations of their own business investment is at levels last seen more than 20 years ago.

NZ Institute of Economic Research principal economist Shamubeel Eaqub

'Historic high' business mood as 2015 begins

Tue 20 Jan

Business moods remained upbeat as the economy turned the corner into 2015.

NZ Institute of Economic Research principal economist Shamubeel Eaqub

Editor's Insight: Why the Reserve Bank should cut interest rates

Fri 28 Nov 2

Powerful business interests are rallying to pressure a Reserve Bank backdown on its high interest-rate policy.


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