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Dun & Bradstreet economic adviser Stephen Koukoulas

Rock-bottom interest rates spur business bill payments

Thu 13 Oct

Businesses are paying bills at the fastest pace in a decade, according to new figures.

Fonterra to benefit from decades-low interest rates in sale of $150m of 7-year bonds

Wed 17 Feb 2

The cooperative said it's considering an issue of senior fixed-rate bonds with a maturity date of March 2023.

Silveroaks’ lawyer John Turner

Small motel chain sues Westpac over interest rate swaps

Mon 6 Jul 2

The David and Goliath saga, which started in the High Court today, is being watched closely by the banking sector.

RBNZ Deputy Governor Grant Spencer and Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Wage inflation slows in first quarter, adding to case for interest rate cut

Wed 6 May 3

Labour cost index shows private sector wages rose 0.3 percent in the first quarter.

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens

NZ dollar: Aussies turn parity party poopers

Wed 8 Apr 1

Financial markets will now shift their speculation to an Aussie interest rate cut on 5 May. 

Harbour Asset Finance head of fixed income Christian Hawkesby says if the Federal Reserve does hike rates later this year, New Zealand is likely to see the US dollar continuing to strengthen

New Zealand poised to weather the effects of imminent US rate hike

Wed 11 Feb

Mr Hawkesby says it could result in New Zealand’s long-term interest rates rising back up.


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