It would be a shock if acting governor Grant Spencer were to do anything other than keep the OCR at 1.75%

Inflation: It's all on the house

Tue 17 Oct 3

Inflation is ahead of the Reserve Bank's forecasts – and it's mostly housing related.

Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer kept the official cash rate at 1.75% as widely expected at the latest review

Third quarter inflation higher than expected on housing-related costs

Tue 17 Oct

The September quarter inflation was higher than the June period.

BNz currency strategist Jason Wong said "We need to see core inflation measures move a lot higher to get the RBNZ’s attention"

Kiwi steady before inflation data as government talks keep it range-bound

Tue 17 Oct

Figures this morning are expected to show inflation was 0.4% in the third quarter.

Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer will look through inflation volatility

Inflation to stay benign despite food price spike

Mon 16 Oct 2

A CPI of 1.8% seems most likely – but keep an eye on those underlying pressures.

Westpac senior economist Michael Gordon said "Inflation has picked up from its lows in the last couple of years"

Inflation still seen below RBNZ's mid-point target in third quarter

Fri 13 Oct

Economists expect inflation was 0.4% in the three months ended September 30, for an annual rate of 1.8%.

Reserve Bank acting governor Grant Spencer said growth is projected to maintain its current pace

Acting governor avoids rocking the boat by keeping OCR at 1.75%

Thu 28 Sep 10

Rates have been on hold since November last year.


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