A GOOD YEAR AHEAD: ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny is upbeat about 2017 for rural New Zealand

Rural economy expected to enjoy an upswing

Fri 10 Feb

It’s shaping up to be a good year for New Zealand’s rural economy, with signs pointing to a solid year for commodity prices.

Kiwi leaps to pre-US election levels after higher than expected CPI data

Thu 26 Jan 1

The leap in the kiwi dollar relative to the Aussie “certainly puts the parity party back into play,” one analyst says. 

NZ economy to grow 3.5% in 2017, bank reckons

Fri 13 Jan 4

Construction and tourism tipped grow though Trump, Brexit shadows loom.

ASB rural economist Nathan Penny

Milk price forecast leaps despite spill at auction

Wed 21 Dec 2

ASB has come out ahead of ANZ, Westpac and Fonterra with its latest milk price forecast. 

Janet Yellen (left) Graeme Wheeler (right)

Currency Talk: Yellen’s early Christmas present to Wheeler

Tue 20 Dec

Join ASB's Tim Kelleher and NBR's Jason Walls for Currency Talk. With special feature audio. 

Westpac economist Anne Boniface

Banks up milk price forecast

Wed 7 Dec

Both ANZ and Westpac have increased their milk price forecast above Fonterra's own predicted $6/kgMS. 


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