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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%.

SBS chief risk officer Mark McLean argues SBS Bank's issue is "a fairly vanilla type of instrument"

Will 'mums and dads' know they’re buying fish, not fowl?

Mon 9 Oct 3

Shoeshine agrees with the Reserve Bank's acting governor about the public's understanding of the risks in hybrid bonds.

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.

Kiwibank acting chairman Kevin Malloy insists it isn't overcapitalised

Kiwibank’s quarterly mortgage drought

Thu 28 Sep

All four of the market minnows lent considerably more than the net $20 million Kiwibank added to its mortgage book in the three months.

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