06 Sep 2021 Weekly Commentary

Delta won’t deter RBNZ

New Zealand is making progress on getting the Delta variant outbreak under control…

30 Aug 2021 Weekly Commentary

I get knocked down, but I get up again

New Zealand is now into its second week of lockdown. And although no-one knows...

23 Aug 2021 Weekly Commentary

Well, that escalated quickly

It’s been a dramatic week for the New Zealand economy with strict lockdown...

16 Aug 2021 Weekly Commentary

Back to “normal”

It’s now very clear that the RBNZ can start to remove last year’s emergency stimulus...

09 Aug 2021 Weekly Commentary

Too hot to hold

With unemployment dropping back to its pre-Covid lows and wage growth accelerating…

02 Aug 2021 Weekly Commentary

Delta force

The continuing spread of the Delta variant globally and related popping of the travel…

29 Jul 2021 Economic data and RBNZ

NZ labour market preview, Q2 2021

We expect the June quarter unemployment rate to fall to 4.4%...

26 Jul 2021 Weekly Commentary

It’s freedom Jim, but not as we know it

The world remains locked in a race between vaccines and variants. Parts of the world...

21 Jul 2021 Agri

NZ Dairy Update

Dairy auction prices dipped overnight. The overnight price drop follows…

19 Jul 2021 Weekly Commentary

Stand by for action

We now expect the Reserve Bank to increase the OCR at its 18 August…

16 Jul 2021 Economic data and RBNZ

NZ CPI review, Q2 2021 and OCR forecast update

We expect that the RBNZ will increase the cash rate by 0.25 ppts at the time…

15 Jul 2021 Housing

Home Truths

The housing market remained strong in June, though it’s not running…