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Enter the dragon

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 OCT 2017
... Labor Party forming a coalition government with New Zealand First (expected to lead to a change in the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's conduct of monetary policy). Also closer to home and perhaps, one that would have the most impact on the Australian economy ...

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
... RBNZ cuts interest rates Low inflation and currency strength were also the main reasons cited by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) for its decision to cut interest rates a second time this year. The RBNZ lowered the official cash rate by 25 bps ...

Economic Wrap

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 19 APR 2016
... inflation rate of 0.4% in the March quarter (from 0.1% in the previous quarter) remains below the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's 1% - 3% inflation target range. The latest reading marks the 6th straight quarter where the headline inflation rate had been ...

We've got the power and firepower (still)

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 MAR 2016
... market moods and outcomes, the events of the past week showed that CBs are anything but powerless. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's (RNBZ) unexpected 25 basis point reduction that took the official cash rate down to 2.25% last Thursday (10th of March) ...

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 ...

RBNZ tries to turn the turn in NZ economy

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 JUL 2015
... end of last week's trade the NZ$ was buying 9.1% less A$ (A$0.9036). What gives? What gave it the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's two interest rate reductions in two consecutive policy meetings - 25 bps reductions each - on 11 June and 23 July that took ...