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New Zealand reviews life insurance commissions
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 4 DEC 2018
... commissions of about 20%. This is well above Mexico and Hungary which rounded out the top three at 13% and 12% respectively. The RBNZ said much of this comes down to a reluctance to adapt to changes in the market such as technology and the movement to ...
RBNZ on ice into 2020
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 SEP 2018
... and one in 2020 that will take the fed funds rate up to 3.4% by then. On the other hand, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75% -- where it had been since November 2016. Not only that, RBNZ governor Adrian ...
Chief economist update: Betting on down rather than up?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 AUG 2018
... "...the next move in the OCR could be up or down". This was a fair enough hedged bet from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) - more like the oft-repeated statements from other central banks saying "the risks are evenly balanced" - but Governor Adrian ...
Chief economist update: Rate hike hawks in RBA dove's shadow
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 26 JUN 2018
... pps in the December 2017 quarter. Recent history also provides lessons for the impatient. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) lifted interest rates four times from 2.5% in March 2014 to 3.5% by August of the same the same year. No one can fault the ...
Chief economist update: New RBNZ Governor maintains old policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 MAY 2018
... the second quarter of easing prices and the slowest since the September 2016 quarter. Therefore, the fresh governor of the RBNZ's forward guidance is hardly surprising. "The Official Cash Rate (OCR) will remain at 1.75 percent for some time to come." ...
ECB disengages from currency war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 AUG 2017
One thing stood out when the Reserve Banks of India (RBI), Australia (RBA) and New Zealand (RBNZ) conducted their monetary policy meetings in August, and that is ... they all want a lower exchange rate (please sir). Both the RBA and the RBNZ kept interest ...
RBNZ on ice
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 MAR 2017
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has a positive view of the international economy - "Macroeconomic indicators in advanced economies have been positive over the past two months" -inflation - "Global headline inflation has increased ... Core inflation ...
RBNZ on steady
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 9 FEB 2017
Central bankers have been singing the same tune, at least so far this year. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) joined its counterparts in Japan, the US, the UK and Australia in keeping current monetary policy settings steady while at the same time ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 NOV 2016
... willingness to buy durable goods (41.9 from 42.5). New Zealand labour market Expectations that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will cut interest rates by 25 bps to 1.75% at its 10 November policy meeting could be dashed with the latest update ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 AUG 2016
... structures and equipment and staff. That would lead to price discounting and lower wages and even lower expected inflation. RBNZ cuts interest rates Low inflation and currency strength were also the main reasons cited by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand ...
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