Reserve Bank chief economist says the new rules will formalise what's already been happening.

Employment directive reinforces RBNZ’s flexible inflation targeting

Thu 12 Apr

Moving to committee-based monetary policy setting is an evolution, not a revolution.

ANZ Bank chief economist Sharon Zollner says Reserve Bank committee will be international best practice.

Economists, Don Brash, approve of Reserve Bank changes

Tue 27 Mar

Including unemployment in the PTA is making explicit what was always implicit

ANZ Bank chief economist Sharon Zollner says the high dollar means consumers are sharing the spoils with farmers

The Reserve Bank – what Spencer didn’t say

Thu 22 Mar

The OCR has been left unchanged.

Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer says monetary policy needs to remain accommodative.

Reserve Bank hangs fire and says the OCR will remain low

Thu 22 Mar 12

The Reserve Bank says inflation will probably weaken in the short term.

RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer

RBNZ's Spencer tipped to stand pat in final review next week, repeat same message

Fri 16 Mar 7

Economists see no prospect of acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer lifting the official cash rate in his final review next week and do not expect him to deviate from the line that rates are on hold for the foreseeable future given the lack of inflation.

Economist Michael Reddell says the Reserve Bank board should be scrapped

What to do about RBNZ's cheerleading board

Mon 5 Mar 11

Opinion: Five-yearly agreements are extremely odd unless you’re in China or the former Soviet Union.


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