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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%.

Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon says "The fall in sales in September was really just a continuation of the drip that we’ve seen over the last year or so”

House prices revive to a record but sales are still falling

Thu 12 Oct 2

Auckland house prices rise for a second month.

Westpac chief economist Michael Gordon said "Consumer spending has cooled significantly in recent months"

Retail spending below expectations in September

Tue 10 Oct 7

Statistics NZ was unable to draw "any firm conclusions about the impact of the general election on electronic card spending in September."

NZIER principal economist Christina Leung says the economy is doing better than the Treasury thinks

The election campaign's unsung hero – the economy

Fri 1 Sep 1

Editor's Insight: Economists say everyone's a winner in a week of strong growth forecasts and a near all-time high in the terms of trade. 

Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon says the industry has structural problems (photo: Nevil Gibson)

Housebuilding sector 'needs to attract international players'

Mon 28 Aug 7

The industry's dominance by small operators and its fragmented nature are holding back the supply of new homes.

Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon said "a downside surprise on inflation is unlikely to be too much of a concern for the Reserve Bank"

NZ annual inflation may have slowed to 1.9% in 2Q, quelling rate-hike talk

Fri 14 Jul

The second-quarter CPI release is expected to be supportive of the RBNZ's stance that the recent rise in headline inflation was simply driven by temporary factors.

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