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BNZ Senior Economist Craig Ebert

Inflation target at 2% risks overheated economy, says BNZ

Fri 27 Mar 15

"We wonder if the target band should be lowered from its current 1-3% or, at the least, that its lower reaches be tolerated as the 'new normal' for the foreseeable future," writes senior economist Craig Ebert.

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.

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.

Capital Economics chief Australia and New Zealand economist Paul Dales

New Zealand’s OCR could be as low at 3% in December

Fri 6 Mar 15 1

Economist Paul Dales says a sharper-than-expected slowdown in growth and low underlying inflation will prompt the Reserve bank to start reversing last year’s rate hikes.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler

Reserve Bank sees OCR on hold ‘for some time’, could go ‘up or down’ based on data

Thu 29 Jan 15

"In the current circumstances, we expect to keep the OCR on hold for some time"

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler

RBNZ opens door to rate cuts - but is it an exchange rate ploy?

Thu 29 Jan 15 5

"We expect to keep the OCR on hold for some time"

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