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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 prevailing global dynamics of tight labour markets and low inflation is not the sole purview of big developed economies. It's happening in the US - the biggest economy in the world (US$18.6 trillion in 2016, according to World Bank estimates) ...
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 ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 19 APR 2016
... inflation rate had been below 1.0% and provides added scope for the New Zealand central bank to again cut interest rates. The RBNZ last reduced the official cash rate by 25 bps on the 10th of March to a record low 2.25%. The core inflation rate stood ...
RBNZ cuts rates, biased towards further easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 MAR 2016
It was unexpected but not a total surprise. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) cut the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.25% contrary to consensus expectations that the New Zealand central bank will keep interest rates unchanged after this ...
Four steps up, four steps down
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 DEC 2015
Is the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) just toying with monetary policy or what? This is the feeling one gets when one looks at the history of the RBNZ's adjustments to its official cash rate target over the past few years. Yesterday's decision by ...