Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.
Chief Economist Dominick Stephens presents economic insights in this two-minute weekly video.
The Reserve Bank is widely tipped to raise its cash rate to 2.75% next Thursday - its first rate hike since July 2010.
Fonterra’s upgrade of its milk price forecast was one more reflection of strong demand for New Zealand's major export commodities.
The New Zealand housing market is clearly in slowdown mode.
In many respects the economy is evolving as expected. However, extremely high commodity export prices are a new twist on an old theme.
Chief Economist Dominick Stephens presents economic insights in this bite-sized monthly video updates.
We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.
The current dairy season is shaping up as a record breaker. Meanwhile the RBNZ is poised to start raising interest rates soon.
The current boom in global prices for many New Zealand export products is fundamentally different to the 2007/08 episode, and is likely to prove longer-lasting.
Farmers are experiencing great returns, but rising interest rates will be a thorn in the side next year.
Despite the lacklustre global economy, New Zealand exporters are enjoying high prices for their products. Could this be the benefit of the Free Trade Agreement with China showing through?
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