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

Weekly Economics Video Update

9 April:

Markets have been buoyed by the reduction in new Covid-19 cases, but there is still a risk that the Level 4 lockdown will be extended. That would be very costly, but much better than a failed lockdown. Meanwhile, the Australian Government’s credit rating has been put on negative watch, a reminder that New Zealand needs to be careful.

3 April:

The Government’s economic rescue will cause its debt to reach 40% of GDP, but the Reserve Bank will buy most of the new bonds. This week’s video explains why...

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.

4 October:

Chinese demand for New Zealand’s agricultural exports has held up better than expected, even as the wider economy has been hurt by the trade war with the US. 

6 September:

The Interim Climate Change Commission has recommended how to bring agriculture within New Zealand’s effort to become a low-carbon economy. This month we discuss the implications for farmers.