Graeme Wheeler

NZIER chief economist Christina Leung notes the election is causing "some temporary softness in business investment"

Economic hits and myths for Election 2017

Mon 4 Sep 4

There are some palpable economic hits from New Zealand's non-rock star economy – but myths abound.

BNZ senior economist Doug Steel said the figures "put the USD in the ascendancy with broad-based gains with perhaps some extra support from month-end buying"

Kiwi drops as US private jobs and GDP data beats estimates

Thu 31 Aug

US private payrolls rose by 237,000 in August, beating estimates of a 185,000 gain.

Graeme Wheeler leaves after five years as governor of the Reserve Bank (photo: Rob Hosking)

Wheeler manages to move dollar in farewell speech

Wed 30 Aug 8

He sees prospects for "some scope to buffer our economy."

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called North Korea's missile test an "outrageous action"

NZ dollar recovers vs yen, greenback

Wed 30 Aug

North Korea fears are ebbing.

Prime Minister Bill English he has said to bank officials that he would be “expecting them to be thinking through what the conditions could be”

Government sees no need for debt-to-income restrictions

Tue 15 Aug 6

He says the Reserve Bank ultimately makes the decisions about adding or removing any restrictions according to its view of financial stability.

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.

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