17 Feb 2021 Economic data and RBNZ

RBNZ MPS preview, Feb 2020

We expect the RBNZ will leave its monetary policy settings unchanged at next week's...

17 Feb 2021 Agri

NZ Dairy Update

Dairy prices continue to bounce higher, rising for the seventh consecutive auction...

16 Feb 2021 Economic Overview

Economic Overview: One swallow does not a summer make

There has been a palpable shift in the mood around New Zealand. Businesses have...

15 Feb 2021 Weekly Commentary

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in

New Zealand has been pushed back into lockdown following the discovery of three...

09 Feb 2021 Weekly Commentary

Back to work

New Zealand economic data continues to beat expectations by a wide margin...

03 Feb 2021 Agri

NZ Dairy Update

Dairy prices are on a roll, rising for the sixth consecutive auction. Notably, milk fat...

03 Feb 2021 Economic data and RBNZ

NZ labour market review, Q4 2020

The unemployment rate fell to 4.9% in the December quarter, a much stronger result...

02 Feb 2021 Weekly Commentary

Caught on the hop

China is leading a global growth recovery. The speed of the recovery has surprised...

29 Jan 2021 Economic data and RBNZ

NZ labour market preview, Q4 2020

We expect the unemployment rate to rise to 5.6% in the December quarter...

25 Jan 2021 Weekly Commentary

Culling the OCR cuts

With the economy weathering the Covid storm and the housing market hot, we have...

22 Jan 2021 Economic data and RBNZ

NZ CPI review, Q4 2020 – No bargains this Christmas

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose 0.5% in the December quarter, a much stronger...

21 Jan 2021 Economic data and RBNZ

Update to Westpac’s OCR forecast – Enough is enough

We now expect the OCR to remain on hold for the foreseeable future (previously we...