Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer is under mounting pressure to signal an increase in interest rates

Joined-up economic policies essential

Thu 19 Oct 1

Order Paper: There is growing market sentiment Grant Spencer will signal a shift away from this neutral stance.

Just because Winston Peters hasn't followed through on campaign rhetoric about changing the monetary policy regime in the past doesn't mean he won't this time (photo: Jerry Yelich O'Connor)

Seductive slogans versus the reality of monetary policy

Fri 13 Oct 3

The claim the Reserve Bank is only concerned with inflation is one of the biggest economic myths in New Zealand. It is high time it was laid to rest.

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%.

Singapore-based director of Landfall strategy group David Skilling agrees that the MAS model would not work well in the New Zealand context

Would NZ First’s monetary policy proposal work?

Thu 12 Oct 2

Readers poll result: Economic experts and NBR readers give their view.

Should Winston Peters choose the devil or the deep blue sea? (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

NZ First makes own coalition deal dilemma

Fri 6 Oct 5

Editor's Insight: NZ First’s coalition dilemma is of its own making and potential deal-breakers seem obvious.

Former governor Graeme Wheeler's team "performed to a high standard" according to the board's report

Reserve Bank a tidy earner under Wheeler

Fri 29 Sep 1

Almost $1 billion of dividends were paid to the Crown.


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