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GEOFF BASCAND: The Reserve Bank deputy governor says the productivity payoff may be in prices (photo: Rob Hosking)

New Zealand’s productivity headscratcher

Fri 18 Aug

There are troubles with capturing some productivity gains in statistics, points out Reserve Bank deputy governor Geoff Bascand.

PONTIUS PILATE IMPERSONATION: Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer

Gobsmacked at Reserve Bank’s cavalier treatment of Kiwibank

Fri 18 Aug

Strange behaviour by the Reserve Bank.

Grant Spencer is filling in as governor of the Reserve Bank while the board looks for a replacement

Reserve Bank's acting governor expects 'smooth transition'

Fri 11 Aug 1

His own role as head of financial stability is being filled by Geoff Bascand.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler encouraged for more discussion on increasing productivity

Raising productivity key to lifting NZ living standards, RBNZ's Wheeler says

Thu 10 Aug 9

Flat productivity over the same period has meant wages haven't kept pace.

Kiwibank chief executive Paul Brock says the $247m's purpose is yet to be decided

Reserve Bank changes its mind on Kiwibank bonds

Thu 10 Aug

Kiwibank said that the RBNZ has issued a non-objection letter about the bonds after the lender made changes to address the central bank's concerns.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler will be delivering the monetary policy statement at 10 am

RBNZ's Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75% and rate track intact

Thu 10 Aug 1

"Monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period," Wheeler said in a statement.

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