Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.

Weekly Economics Video Update

23 August:

This week we take a look at the RBNZ’s options in the unlikely event that it cuts the OCR all the way to zero and the economy still requires further stimulus.

16 August:

Our view that lower interest rates will shore up flagging economic growth might sound optimistic, but it is not. Rescuing growth in this way is going to deepen the imbalances and risks in the New Zealand economy.

Monthly Agri Economic Insights

We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.

2 August:

The forestry downturn has intensified, and that is going to cost jobs. But in the meantime, beef and lamb returns have improved and are expected to improve further.

5 July:

Global prices for dairy and forestry are dropping away, but for beef and lamb prices are rising. Both trends have a wee way to run yet.