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

Weekly Economics Video Update

20 December:

As the year draws to a close, our views on the economy are being vindicated. There is now ample evidence that government spending and low interest rates have boosted the economy. We expect creditable GDP growth will continue in 2020, although we are not getting too excited.

13 December:

There is more news showing that the economy is picking up in the fashion we have been expecting. Meanwhile, the Government’s plan to invest another $12bn in infrastructure looks sensible to us, but will reduce the need for the RBNZ to keep the OCR low.

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.