There are some palpable economic hits from New Zealand's non-rock star economy – but myths abound.
US private payrolls rose by 237,000 in August, beating estimates of a 185,000 gain.
He sees prospects for "some scope to buffer our economy."
North Korea fears are ebbing.
He says the Reserve Bank ultimately makes the decisions about adding or removing any restrictions according to its view of financial stability.
Flat productivity over the same period has meant wages haven't kept pace.
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