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A library of previous economic updates and publications.

Weekly Commentary

Weekly coverage of recent and upcoming economic and market events.

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Economic Data Reports

Previews and reviews of the latest economic data releases and topical issues.

2014

Q4 Consumer Confidence December 2014 - 22 December 2014
Squaring the circle - NZ GDP review, Q3 2014 - 18 December 2014
Brief reprieve - NZ current account review, Q3 2014 - 17 December 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 17 December 2014
Delayed gratification - NZ Half-Year Fiscal and Economic Update review, December 2014 - 16 December 2014
A tale of two countries - NZ GDP and Current Account preview, Q3 2014 - 12 December 2014
RBNZ December Monetary Policy Statement - Overtaken by events - 11 December 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 10 December 2014
Oil still king - How falling oil prices will affect New Zealand inflation and the OCR - 10 December 2014
NZ Local Knowledge - 5 December 2014
Ready steady build - NZ building activity survey, Q3 2014 - 3 December 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 3 December 2014
RBNZ December 2014 MPS Preview - For the sake of clarity - 2 December 2014
We are beginning our descent - NZ Terms of Trade, Q3 2014 - 1 December 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 19 November 2014
The price is right - NZ retail sales, Q3 2014 - 17 November 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 17 November 2014
NZ Local Knowledge - 12 November 2014
Heating up, but not catching fire - NZ Labour market review, Q3 2014 - 5 November 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 5 November 2014
Watered down, but still there - RBNZ October 2014 OCR Review - 30 October 2014
Smoke, but no fire? - NZ labour market preview, Q3 2014 - 29 October 2014
Back to square one - NZ Consumer Price Index review, Q3 2014 - 23 October 2014
Stand down - RBNZ October 2014 OCR Preview - 23 October 2014
Taking a step back - NZ Consumer Price Index preview, Q3 2014 - 16 October 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 16 October 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 13 October 2014
NZ Local Knowledge - 9 October 2014
Easing back - NZ Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, September 2014 - 7 October 2014
NZ Employment Confidence Index, Q2 2014 - Tortoise meets hare - 6 October 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 2 October 2014
Westpac McDermott Miller Regional Economic Confidence, September 2014 - Confidence fades in most regions - 29 September 2014
From a boil to a simmer - NZ Consumer Confidence, Q3 2014 - 22 September 2014
NZ GDP review, Q2 2014 - Cruising speed - 18 September 2014
NZ current account review, Q2 2014 - The best of times - 17 September 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 17 September 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 16 September 2014
RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement, September 2014 - A change of mood - 11 September 2014
NZ GDP and Current Account preview, Q2 2014 - Foot off the accelerator - 10 September 2014
Building up, not out - NZ building activity survey, Q2 2014 - 3 September 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 3 September 2014
NZ Local Knowledge - 2 September 2014
RBNZ September 2014 MPS Preview - Kicking the can down the road - 2 September 2014
One last hurrah - NZ Terms of Trade, Q2 2014 - 1 September 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 20 August 2014
NZ Pre-Election Fiscal and Economic Update - Slim Pickings - 19 August 2014
Mid-year cheer - NZ Retail sales review, Q2 2014 - 14 August 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 14 August 2014
Warming up - NZ labour market review, Q2 2014 - 6 August 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 6 August 2014
NZ Local Knowledge - 6 August 2014
On the job - NZ labour market preview, Q2 2014 - 30 July 2014
RBNZ OCR Review, July 2014 - The tortoise versus the hare - 24 July 2014
RBNZ July 2014 OCR Preview - Cat among the pigeons - 17 July 2014
Food for thought  - NZ Consumer Price Index review, Q2 2014 - 16 July 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 16 July 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 15 July 2014
Approaching target - NZ Consumer Price Index preview, Q2 2014 - 10 July 2014
End of the golden weather - NZ Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, Q2 2014 - 8 July 2014
NZ Local Knowledge - 4 July 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 2 July 2014
Hot in the city - NZ Employment Confidence Index, Q2 2014 - 30 June 2014
Economic confidence declines in most regions - NZ Regional Economic Confidence, Q2 2014 - 24 June 2014
Mr Consistency - NZ GDP review, Q1 2014 - 19 June 2014
Good news all around - NZ current account review, Q1 2014 - 18 June 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 18 June 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 16 June 2014
Unbowed - NZ Consumer Confidence, Q2 2014 - 16 June 2014
Now for the tough choices - RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement - 12 June 2014
Better and better - NZ GDP and Current Account preview, Q1 2014 - 11 June 2014
NZ Local Knowledge - 10 June 2014
Herding cats - RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement Preview - 5 June 2014
Everything is awesome - NZ building activity survey, Q1 2014 - 4 June 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 4 June 2014
High tide mark - NZ Terms of Trade, Q1 2014 - 3 June 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 21 May 2014
NZ Budget 2014: Loosening the purse strings - 15 May 2014
First Impressions: Budget 2014 - A loosening of the purse strings - 15 May 2014
No longer in the driver's seat - NZ retail sales, Q1 2014 - 14 May 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 14 May 2014
Lucky Dip - NZ 2014 Budget Preview, May 2014 - 12 May 2014
Change of RBNZ call - 8 May 2014
Worker uprising - NZ labour market review, Q1 2014 - 7 May 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 7 May 2014
Help wanted - NZ labour market preview, Q1 2014 - 1 May 201
Credit Check - 1 May 2014
Sensibly modest - NZ Labour Party monetary policy proposals - 29 April 2014
Variations on a theme: April 2014 OCR Review - 24 April 2014
Easter, but no surprise: RBNZ OCR Review, April 2014 - 17 April 2014
Zig-zag - NZ Consumer Price Index review, Q1 2014 - 16 April 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 16 April 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 14 April 2014
More of the same - NZ Consumer Price Index preview, Q1 2014 - 10 April 2014
Power shift - NZ Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, Q1 2014 - 8 April 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 2 April 2014
That's more like it - NZ Employment Confidence Index, Q1 2014 - 31 March 2014
The bright side of life - NZ Regional Confidence, Q1 2014 - 24 March 2014
No alarms and no surprises - NZ GDP review, Q4 2013 - 20 March 2014
Hey big earner - NZ current account review, Q4 2013 - 19 March 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 19 March 2014
Riding on the coattails - NZ Consumer Confidence, Q1 2014 - 17 March 2014
Better times - NZ GDP and Current Account preview, Q4 2013 - 14 March 2014
The first of many: RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement - 13 March 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 11 March 2014
This is it - RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement Preview - 6 March 2014
Down tools - NZ building activity survey, Q4 2013 - 5 March 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 5 March 2014
Reach for the stars - NZ Terms of Trade Review, Q4 2013 - 3 March 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 20 February 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 19 February 2014
Solid but not spectacular - NZ Retail Sales Review, Q4 2013 - 17 February 2014
Pitching in - NZ labour market review, Q4 2013 - 5 February 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 5 February 2014
Steady progress - NZ labour market preview, Q4 2013 - 31 January 2014
Steady hand: RBNZ OCR Review - 30 January 2014
Curtain raiser: Preview of RBNZ OCR Review - 23 January 2014
Fortnightly Agri Update - 22 January 2014
Cat among the pigeons - NZ Consumer Price Index review, Q4 2013 - 21 January 2014
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 21 January 2014
Measured progress - NZ Employment Confidence Index, Q4 2013 - 20 January 2014
Waiting in the wings - NZ Consumer Price Index preview, Q4 2013 - 16 January 2014
The next step - NZ Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, Q4 2013 - 14 January 2014

2013

Firing on (almost) all cylinders - NZ GDP review, Q3 2013 - 19 December 2013
Rewriting history - NZ current account review, Q3 2013 - 18 December 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 18 December 2013
North To South - NZ Regional Economic Confidence, Q4 2013 - 18 December 2013
Ship shape - NZ Half-Year Fiscal and Economic Update 2013 - 17 December 2013
Happy Days - Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence, December 2013 - 16 December 2013
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 13 December 2013
Necessary measures: RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement, Dec 2013 - 12 December 2013
A change of pace - NZ GDP and current account preview, Q3 2013 - 11 December 2013
New Zealand MPS Preview, December 2013 - Straight bat - 5 December 2013
Post-quake rebuild surges ahead - NZ building activity survey, Q3 2013 - 4 December 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 4 December 2013
Bursting higher - NZ terms of trade review, Q3 2013 - 2 December 2013
Credit Check - 29 November 2013
The benefits of hindsight: Revisions to boost NZ GDP and current account - 27 November 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 20 November 2013
Payback - NZ Retail Sales review, Q3 2013 - 14 November 2013
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 12 November 2013
Two out of three ain't bad - NZ labour market review, Q3 2013 - 6 November 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 6 November 2013
Back to work - NZ labour market preview, Q3 2013 - 4 November 2013
Credit Check - 1 November 2013
New Zealand OCR Review, October 2013 - A fickle master - 31 October 2013
NZ October OCR preview - A question of tactics - 23 October 2013
New Zealand's neutral OCR: a moving feast - 22 October 2013
Eye on the horizon - longer-term economic forecasts for New Zealand - 17 October 2013
Twice the price - NZ Consumer Price Index review, Q3 2013 - 16 October 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 16 October 2013
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly analysis of the New Zealand housing market - 14 October 2013
Back on track - NZ Consumer Price Index preview, Q3 2013 - 11 October 2013
Another step forward - NZ Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, Q3 2013 - 8 October 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 2 October 2013
Credit Check - 30 September 2013
From the outside looking in - NZ Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index, Q3 2013 - 30 September 2013
Sleeping beauty is awake - an update on the NZ tourism sector - 24 September 2013
North To South - Regional Economic Confidence, Q3 2013 - 23 September 2013
On the march - NZ GDP review, Q2 2013 - 19 September 2013
A fonder look back - NZ Current Account review, Q2 2013 - 18 September 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 18 September 2013
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly housing market analysis - 16 September 2013
A note of caution - Q3 Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index: 115.4 - 16 September 2013
Dried out - NZ GDP and Current Account preview, Q2 2013 - 13 September 2013
Shine a light - September 2013 Monetary Policy Statement review - 12 September 2013
Taking a back seat - September 2013 Monetary Policy Statement preview - 5 September 2013
NZ Building Work Q2 2013 Review - 4 September 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 4 September 2013
First leg of the trifecta - Q2 Terms of trade review 2013 - 2 September 2013
Macroprudential tools: the international experience - 28 August 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 21 August 2013
Q2 Retail Sales Review - 14 August 2013
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly housing market analysis - 12 August 2013
Q2 Labour market review - 7 August 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 7 August 2013
Q2 Labour market preview - 5 August 2013
Credit Check - 31July 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 26 July 2013
OCR Review July 2013 - 25 July 2013
OCR Preview July 2013 - 23 July 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 17 July 2013
Q2 CPI Review 2013 - 16 July 2013
Q2 CPI Preview 2013 - 12 July 2013
Q2 QSBO Review 2013 - 9 July 2013
Home Truths - July 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 3 July 2013
Q1 GDP Review 2013 - 20 June 2013
Q1 Current account review - 19 June 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 19 June 2013
Q1 GDP and current account preview - 14 June 2013
RBNZ MPS Review June 2013 - 13 June 2013
RBNZ MPS Preview June 2013 - 7 June 2013
NZ Building Work Q1 2013 Review - 5 June 2013
Fortnightly Agri Update - 5 June 2013
Q1 Terms of Trade Review 2013 - 31 May 2013
NZ Government Budget 2013 Review - 16 May 2013
Budget 2013 First Impressions - 16 May 2013
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 16 May 2013
Home Truths - May 2013
Q1 Retail Sales Review - 14 May 2013
Budget 2013 preview - 14 May 2013
Q1 Household Labour Force Survey - 9 May 2013
RBNZ May 2013 Financial Stability Report - 8 May 2013
Q1 Labour Cost Index and Quarterly Employment Survey  - 7 May 2013
Official cash rate review - 24 April 2013
Official cash rate preview - 19 April 2013
Q1 Consumer Price Index review - 18 April 2013
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 17 April 2013
Drought, Chinese Mums, and the price of milk - 16 April 2013
Q4 Consumer Price Index preview - 12 April 2013
Home Truths - April 2013
Q1 NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - 9 April 2013
Q4 GDP review - 21 March 2013
Home Truths - March 2013
Q4 Current Account Review - 20 March 2013
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 20 March 2013
Where should we build? - 19 March 2013
Q4 GDP and Current Account preview - 18 March 2013
March 2013 MPS Review - 14 March 2013
MPS Preview - 8 March 2013
Tool time - 4 March 2013
Q4 Terms of Trade - 1 March 2013
A season of two halves - 1 March 2013
Credit Check - 28 February 2013
Realities of NZD intervention - 22 February 2013
When rising tides don’t lift all boats - 20 February 2013
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 20 February 2013
Home Truths - February 2013
Q4 Labour Cost Index and Quarterly Employment Survey - 5 February 2013
Q4 Labour Market Preview - 1 February 2013
Credit Check - 31 January 2013
Official cash rate review - 31 January 2013
Q4 Consumer Price Index Review 18 January 2013
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 17 January 2013
Home Truths - January 2013
Q4 NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - 15 January 2013
Q4 Consumer Price Index preview - 14 January 2013

2012

Loose impressions - 21 December 2012
Q3 GDP review - 20 December 2012
Q3 Current Account Review - 19 December 2012
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 19 December 2012
Half-Year Fiscal and Economic Update - 18 December 2012
Q3 GDP and Current Account preview - 14 December 2012
Home Truths - December 2012
December MPS Review - 6 December 2012
Q3 Building Work Put in Place - 5 December 2012
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 5 December 2012
Q3 Terms of Trade - 3 December 2012
MPS Preview December 2012 - 29 November 2012
Loose impressions - 23 November 2012
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 21 November 2012
Q3 Retail Sales Review - 14 November 2012
Home Truths - 9 November 2012
Q3 Household Labour Force Survey - 8 November 2012
Q3 Labour Market Preview - 1 November 2012
Credit Check - 31 October 2012
Loose impressions - 31 October 2012
First impressions - 26 October 2012
Official cash rate review - 25 October 2012
No ordinary OCR - 19 October 2012
Q3 Consumer Price Index Review - 19 October 2012
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 17 October 2012
Q3 Consumer Price Index preview - 12 October 2012
Q3 NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - 9 October 2012
Home Truths - 8 October 2012
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 3 October 2012
Credit Check - 28 September 2012
Loose impressions - 26 September 2012
Policy Targets Agreement -  20 September 2012
Q2 GDP review -  20 September 2012
Q2 Current Account Review - 19 September 2012
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 19 September 2012
Q2 GDP and Current Account preview - 14 September 2012
September MPS Review - 13 September 2012
Home Truths - 10 September 2012
September MPS Preview - 7 September 2012
Q2 Building Work Put in Place - 3 September 2012
Fortnightly Dairy Update - 5 September 2012
Q2 Terms of Trade - 3 September 2012
Loose Impressions - 29 August 2012
NZ Q2 real retail sales - 14 August 2012
Q2 Household Labour Force Survey - 9 August 2012
Q2 Labour Cost Index and Quarterly Employment Survey - 7 August 2012
Q2 Labour Market Preview - 3 August 2012
OCR Review - 26 July 2012
Loose impressions - 20 July 2012
OCR Preview July 2012 - 19 July 2012
Q2 Consumer Price Index Review - 17 July 2012
Q2 Consumer Price Index Preview  - 11 July 2012
Q2 NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - 10 July 2012
Loose impressions - 5 July 2012
Eurogeddon - 3 July 2012
New man at the helm - 26 June 2012
Q1 GDP review - 21 June 2012
Q1 Current Account Deficit - 20 June 2012
Q1 GDP and Current Account preview - 15 June 2012
June MPS Review - 14 June 2012
Q1 Building work put in place - 6 June 2012
June OCR Preview - 6 June 2012
Q1 Terms of Trade - 1 June 2012
Budget 2012 review - 24 May 2012
Budget 2012 preview - 18 May 2012
Q1 Retail Sales Review - 14 May 2012
Q1 Household Labour Force Survey - 3 May 2012
Q1 Labour Market review - 1 May 2012
OCR Review - April 2012
Q1 Labour Market preview - 27 April 2012
Official Cash Rate Preview - 20 April 2012
Q1 Consumer Price Index Review - 19 April 2012
Q1 Consumer Price Index Preview - 13 April 2012
Q1 NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - 11 April 2012
Q4 GDP Review - 22 March 2012
Q4 Current Account Review - 21 March 2012
Three points of a triangle - 19 March 2012
Q4 GDP Preview - 16 March 2012
Q4 Current Account Preview - 15 March 2012
MPS (March) Review - 8 March 2012
Q4 Building work put in place
- 5 March 2012
MPS (March) Preview - 5 March 2012
Q4 Terms of Trade - 1 March 2012
Q4 Retail Sales Review - 15 February 2012
Q4 Household Labour Force Survey  - 9 February 2012
Q4 Labour Cost Index and Quaterly Employment Survey - 7 February 2012
Q4 Labour Market Preview - 2 February 2012
Changing the watch - 1 February 2012
Official Cash Rate Review - 26 Janurary 2012
Official Cash Rate Preview - 23 January 2012
Q4 Consumer Price Index Review - 19 January 2012
Q4 NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - 17 January 2012
Q4 Consumer Price Index Preview - 12 January 2012

Q3 Consumer Price Index preview - 12 October
Annual inflation is expected to briefly dip below 1%, but the disinflationary forces of the last year or so are fading.

2011

Q3 GDP Review - 27 December 2011
Q3 Current Account - 21 December 2011
Q3 GDP Preview - 16 December 2011
Q3 Current Account Preview - 15 December 2011
NZD_AUD Model Update - 9 December 2011
Q4 MPS Review - 8 December 2011
Q4 MPS Preview - 2 December 2011
Q3 Terms of Trade - 1 December 2011
Q3 Real Retail Sales - 14 November 2011
Q3 HLFS Review - 3 November 2011
Q3 Employment Review - 1 November 2011
OCR Review October - 27 October 2011
Pre-Election Economic Update - 25 October 2011
Q3 CPI Review - 25 October 2011
Q3 CPI Preview - 18 October 2011
Q3 NZIER QSBO - 4 October 2011
Q3 Employment Preview - 23 September
Q2 GDP Review - 22 September 2011
Q2 Current Account Deficit - 21 September 2011
Q2 GDP Preview - 19 September 2011
Q3 MPS Review - 15 September 2011
Q2 Current Account Preview - 14 September 2011
Q3 MPS Preview - 8 September 2011
Q2 Terms of Trade - 1 September 2011
National Employment indicator - 30 August 2011
Q2 Retail Sales - 25 August 2011
RBNZ on hold - 10 August 2011
Q2 HLFS Review - 4 August 2011
Q2 LCI QES Review - 2 August 2011
Q2 Labour Market Preview - 29 July 2011
Q2 OCR Review - 28 July 2011
Q2 CPI Review - 18 July 2011
Q1 GDP Review - 14 July 2011
Q1 GDP Preview - 5 July 2011
Q1 Current Account Review - 22 June 2011
Q1 Current Account Preview - 17 June 2011
Q1 Retail Sales - 15 June 2011
Q2 MPS Review 2011 - 9 June 2011
Q2 MPS Preview - 7 June 2011
Terms of Trade - 1 June 2011
NZ Budget 2011 - 19 May 2011
NZ Budget 2011 Preview - 12 May 2011
Q1 HLFS Review - 5 May 2011
Q1 Labour market Preview - 29 April 2011
Q2 OCR Preview - 26 April 2011
Q1 CPI Review - 18 April 2011
Q1 QSBO Review - 13 April 2011
Q1 MPS Review - 10 March 2011
Q1 MPS Preview - 4 March 2011
Q4 Terms of Trade Review - 28 February 2011
Q4 Retail Sales Review - 14 February 2011
Q4 labour market review - 3 February 2011
Q4 labour market preview - 28 January 2011
Q4 CPI Review - 20 January 2011
Q4 CPI Preview - 13 January 2011
Q4 QSBO Review - 11 January 2011

Economic Data Reports

Previews and reviews of the latest economic data releases and topical issues.

2015

A little bit of Christmas cheer – December quarter Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index - 21 December 2015
A new hope? - NZ GDP review, Q3 2015 - 17 December 2015
Popular destination - NZ current account review, Q3 2015 - 16 December 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 16 December 2015
Threading the needle - NZ Half Year Fiscal an Economic Update - 15 December 2015
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 14 December 2015
RBNZ MPS review, December 2015 - The door opens a crack - 10 December 2015
End of year cheer - NZ GDP and Current Account preview, Q3 2015 - 9 December 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 7 December 2015
Building activity continues to rise in September quarter - 3 December 2015
RBNZ MPS preview, December 2015 - Should I stay or should I go - 3 December 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update- 2 December 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update- 18 November 2015
Retail sales rebound - NZ retail sales, September quarter 2015 - 16 November 2015
Reserve Bank of NZ Financial Stability Report - 11 November 2015
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 11 November 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 6 November 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 4 November 2015
NZ Q3 Labour Market Preview - Unemployment to rise despite continued hiring - 30 October 2015
RBNZ OCR Review, October 2015 - Kicking the can down the road - 29 October 2015
RBNZ OCR Preview, October 2015 - Cat out of the bag, again - 22 October 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 21 October 2015
Signs of life - NZ Consumer Price Index review, Q3 2015 - 19 October 2015
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market- 12 October 2015
Cost-cutting drive - NZ Consumer Price Index preview, Q3 2015 - 8 October 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 7 October 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 6 October 2015
Q3 NZ Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - 6 October 2015
Earnings concerns growing - NZ Employment confidence Q3 2015 - 28 September 2015
A tale of two economies - Westpac McDermott Miller Regional Economic Confidence, September quarter 2015 - 24 September 2015
Will we see a sustained pick-up in inflation? - 23 September 2015
Down but not out - NZ Consumer Confidence Index, Q3 2015 - 21 September 2015
Meek rebound - NZ GDP review, Q2 2015 - 17 September 2015
Better with hindsight - NZ current account review, Q2 2015 - 16 September 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 16 September 2015
RBNZ MPS review, September 2015 - Doubling down on the dollar - 10 September 2015
Faster but slower - NZ GDP and Current Account preview, Q2 2015 - 9 September 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 4 September 2015
RBNZ MPS preview, September 2015 - A tough line to cross - 4 September 2015
NZ building work put in place - June quarter 2015 - 3 September 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 2 September 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 19 August 2015
Pulling back – NZ retail sales, June quarter 2015 - 14 August 2015
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 14 August 2015
Labour demand softening, conditions to ease further. NZ labour market review June quarter 2015 - 5 August 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 5 August 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 4 August 2015
Labour demand softening while wage growth remains low - NZ Labour Market Preview, June 2015 - 31 July 2015
RBNZ OCR Review July 2015 - Down to the waterline - 23 July 2015
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 22 July 2015
How low will it go - RBNZ OCR preview July 2015 - 21 July 2015
Pump priming - NZ Consumer Price Index review, Q2 2015 - 16 July 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 16 July 2015
Fill 'er up - NZ Consumer Price Index preview, Q2 2015 - 10 July 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 7 July 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 2 July 2015
Workers concerned about earnings  – Q2 Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence - 29 June 2015
Milk turns sour - NZ Regional Economic Confidence, Q2 2015 - 25 June 2015
Off the boil - NZ Consumer Confidence Index, Q2 2015 - 22 June 2015
Falling short - NZ GDP review, Q1 2015 - 18 June 2015
Mixed fortunes - NZ current account review, Q1 2015 -17 June 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 17 June 2015
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 12 June 2015
Popping down to the dairy - RBNZ MPS, June 2015 - 11 June 2015
Tapping the brakes - NZ GDP and Current Account preview, Q1 2015 - 10 June 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 5 June 2015
Not so fast – a final word before next week's RBNZ MPS - 5 June 2015
Build me up – Q1 Building work put in place - 4 June 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 3 June 2015
Brief detour - NZ Terms of Trade review, Q1 2015 - 2 June 2015
Hold your horses - Outlook for the NZ OCR - 28 May 2015
A closer look - full analysis the 2015 NZ Budget - 21 May 2015
Taking the long view - NZ Budget 2015 First Impressions, May 2015 - 21 May 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 20 May 2015
Keeping a tight rein - NZ Budget 2015 preview, May 2015 - 18 May 2015
Fired up - NZ retail sales, Q1 2015 - 14 May 2015
A new take on the Auckland housing market - Home Truths Special Edition - 14 May 2015
Line call – Q1 Labour market review: April 14, 2015 - 6 May 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 6 May 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 5 May 2015
Labour market tightening, but wage growth still low - Q1 2015 labour market preview: Wednesday 6 May, 10:45am - 1 May 2015
Stamp of approval - RBNZ OCR Review - 30 April 2015
The cat is out of the bag - RBNZ OCR preview - 24 April 2015
Grow NZ survey results - 22 April 2015
Increasingly isolated inflation - NZ Consumer Price Index review, Q1 2015 - 20 April 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 16 April 2015
More for less – Q1 NZIER Quarterly Survey of Opinion - 14 April 2015
Under the pump - NZ Consumer Price Index preview, Q1 2015 - 14 April 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 2 April 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 2 April 2015
Things are gonna get better – Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence, March 2015 quarter - 30 March 2015
Rural relief - NZ Regional Economic Confidence, Q1 2015 - 27 March 2015
Town and Country - NZ consumer confidence, Q1 2015 - 23 March 2015
Face value - NZ GDP review, Q4 2014 - 19 March 2015
Devil in the details - NZ current account review, Q4 2014 - 18 March 2015|
Fortnightly Agri Update - 18 March 2015
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 16 March 2015
The scuttlebutt from Europe - notes from Dominick Stephens' tour of Europe - 13 March 2015
Keep it simple - RBNZ MPS review - 12 March 2015
Keeping pace - NZ GDP and Current Account preview, Q4 2014 - 11 March 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 6 March 2015
Keep it steady Monetary Policy Statement preview - 5 March 2015
Strong foundations - NZ building activity survey, Q4 2014 - 4 March 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 4 March 2015
The end is nigh - NZ Terms of Trade, Q4 2014 - 2 March 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 18 February 2015
A tale of two regions - NZ retail trade, Q4 2014 - 16 February 2015
Home Truths: Westpac's monthly commentary on the NZ housing market - 13 February 2015
NZ Local Knowledge - 11 February 2015
Stronger than it looks- Q4 labour market review - 4 February 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 4 February 2015
Wage growth to remain soft - Q4 labour market preview -  30 January 2015
A new phase - RBNZ OCR review, January 2015 - 29 January 2015
A new tack - RBNZ OCR preview - 22 January 2015
The tables have turned - NZ Consumer Price Index review, Q4 2014 - 21 January 2015
Fortnightly Agri Update - 21 January 2015
Sweet spot – NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, December 2014 - 20 January 2015
Q4 Employment Confidence January 2015 - 19 January 2015
Lower and lower - NZ Consumer Price Index preview, Q4 2014 - 15 January 2015

Deeper insights

In-depth reviews of topical issues.

2014

Great expectations - What drives the New Zealand dollar - 2 October 2014
NZ labour force participation - In or out - 9 September 2014
Where should we build now? Housing supply and the construction outlook in regions of New Zealand - 26 March 2014

2013

New Zealand's neutral OCR: a moving feast - 22 October 2013
Eye on the horizon - longer-term economic forecasts for New Zealand - 17 October 2013
Sleeping beauty is awake - an update on the NZ tourism sector - 24 September 2013
Lowering the boom - RBNZ restricts high-LVR lending - 20 August 2013
Hair of the Dog - 10 June 2013
Drought, Chinese Mums, and the price of milk - 16 April 2013
Where should we build? - 19 March 2013
Tool time - 4 March 2013
A season of two halves - 1 March 2013
Realities of NZD intervention - 22 February 2013
When rising tides don’t lift all boats - 20 February 2013

2012

President Obama and the Fiscal Cliff - 12 November 2012
Gentlemen's agreement - 18 September 2012
Delever me? - 11 September 2012
Save us! - 20 August 2012
Rebuilding a City - 16 August 2012
Eurogeddon - 3 July 2012
New man at the helm - 26 June 2012
Nice for now - 27 March 2012
Three points of a triangle - 19 March 2012
Time to fix - 2 March 2012
Changing the watch - 1 February 2012

2011

The construction sector: past, present and future - 14 December 2011
NZD/AUD model update - 9 December 2011
The turning Tide - 23 November 2011
National Employment indicator - 30 August 2011
Digesting Dairy Prices - 18 August 2011
Ear to the ground - 10 August 2011
US Fiscal Folly - 4 August 2011
Disasters in history - 8 July 2011
A matter of Exchange - 24 June 2011
Forestry Sector Overview - 10 June 2011
Shape of things to come - 7 March 2011

2010

Why so glum? - 15 December 2010
Raising interest - 28 September 2010
Shaky Isles - 6 September 2010
Crossing the line - 23 August 2010
Being effective - 17 August 2010
Neutral about neutral - 16 August 2010
A matter of interest - 12 August 2010
Before and after - 9 August 2010
House prices - further to fall - 2 July 2010
Ease the squeeze, please - 25 June 2010
The big GST step - 12 February 2010
Sectoral performance - 15 January 2010

2009

Tax and house prices - 16 December 2009
Split fortunes - 4 December 2009
This time is different - 25 November 2009
Housing encore - 12 November 2009
Buffet or buffer - 24 September 2009
No need to get cross - 15 September 2009
Getting more for your money - 20 August 2009
The return of HEW - 10 August 2009
When cash is not currency - 10 August 2009
Funding it tough - 23 June 2009
Flu jab - 18 June 2009
The money tree - 17 April 2009
A changing climate - 4 March 2009

2008

Big bang vs creationism - 13 October 2008
Long life milk - 5 September 2008
Nation building - 4 September 2008
Housing Equity withdrawal and its impact - 16 May 2008
NZ housing demand / supply balance - 28 April 2008
Falling net migration - 1 April 2008
The rules have changed - 14 February 2008
The grass will be greener - 9 January 2008

2007

Housing down, but inflation not out - 3 December 2007
Outlook for NZ house prices - 15 November 2007
NZD/AUD forecasting model - 19 October 2007
Converting milk to cashflow - 7 September 2007
Finance Company Stakeout - 3 September 2007
When greed turns to fear - 17 August 2007
You can't always get what you want - 20 July 2007
Creaming it - 15 May 2007
House values: shifting foundations - 8 May 2007
Monetary policy: would you like fries with that? - 5 April 2007
Bubble, Schmubble - 16 March 2007
Rent apart - 6 March 2007
Household debt: why it has soared - 16 February 2007
Taxing times (and mortgages) - 9 February 2007
The will to work - 31 January 2007

2006

NZ Labour market: purging the excesses - 6 December 2006
Great Expectations - 16 November 2006
Inflation Expectations and the OCR - 16 October 2006
A misleading rev counter - 9 October 2006

 

NZ Occasional Papers

NZD/AUD forecasting model - October 2007
Submission to monetary policy inquiry 2007 - July 2007
Labour force participation in NZ - January 2007
NZ inflation expectations - January 2007
A Global Interest Rate Model - September 2002
Explaining the NZ-Australian exchange rate - April 2002
Trans-tasman interest rates - August 2001
Saving and investment in NZ - June 2001

 

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