BusinessNZ chief executive Phil O’Reilly

Small business debt masquerading as mortgages

Thu 2 Jul 3

Hidden company debt which is not being reflected in borrowing statistics.

Capital Economics chief Australasian economist Paul Dales

New Zealand can’t rely on trade to boost GDP

Fri 26 Jun 2

Capital Economics chief Australasian economist Paul Dales says net trade added just 0.1% to GDP in the first quarter of this year.

ASB economist Chris Tennent-Brown

Punters pick no movement in RBA’s OCR announcement this afternoon

Tue 2 Jun

But TD Securities rates strategist Prashant Newnaha says it’s extremely likely that the RBA will signal more rate cuts to come.

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.

Harbour Asset Management head of fixed income Christian Hawkesby

UPDATED: All eyes on Aussie CPI

Wed 22 Apr

'CPI figures aren't as weak as we expected but they are unlikely to prompt the RBA to abandon its plans to cut interest rates in early May.'

HSBC chief Australasian economist Paul Bloxham

HSBC economist says no housing bubble in Auckland

Tue 21 Apr 9

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


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