interest rates

RBNZ governor Graeme Wheeler departs with a few words of warning (photo: Rob Hosking)

Wheeler's parting shots

Thu 31 Aug

The likelihood of New Zealand's longest economic expansion for 50 years grows stronger, but Graeme Wheeler points to some risks.

Craigs Investment Partners head of wealth research Mark Lister has a negative outlook for China

Beware the China impact on house prices

Mon 14 Aug 2

Global interest rates – and local mortgage rates – are going up.

RBNZ governor Graeme Wheeler (right) with chief economist John McDermott (photo: Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank will be 'more neutral than Switzerland'

Wed 9 Aug 5

The Reserve Bank rigorously, and rightly,  keeps out of politics but political implications of its statement are unavoidable.

GEOFF BASCAND: Reserve Bank's deputy governor says that on debt New Zealand is "among the bad Europeans"

NZ’s international debt still leaves much to be desired

Fri 21 Jul

This is a reminder that, essentially, New Zealand nationalised savings and privatised debt over the 2000s.

Economic forecasting has its limits, Reserve Bank chief economist says

Tue 16 May

The difficulty is that forecasts quickly become targets, particularly in the minds of those reading them. 

Watch for a careful, muted shift in Reserve Bank stance

Mon 8 May

Almost no one believes the Reserve Bank will cut the OCR further – or that there will be no change until 2019.


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