Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.
Consumer price inflation turned out weak again, as expected. But the story will start to change by early next year.
The local economy remains buoyant, and house prices have resumed their climb.
The economy is growing at a strong clip and the labour market is tightening. This dynamic needs to be allowed to run further.
This week we look at consumer confidence and spending across the regions, and the varying importance of dairy prices, house prices and jobs.
We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.
This month we take a look at what’s going on in dairy markets, as well as some of NZ’s other commodity exports.
World dairy prices have rebounded strongly in recent weeks. But we’re cautious about the extent to which world demand and supply have corrected.
This month we spotlight the horticulture sector, noting the drivers of its recent success and the challenges it faces in coming years.
This month we take a quick look at what the UK referendum on exiting the European Union might mean for New Zealand farmers.
The past month has seen some relief from relentlessly low global commodity prices, supporting our view that Fonterra's opening forecast for this season's farmgate milk price was too pessimistic.
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