Squeeze on household finances continues

The pressure on household finances remains significant. Although the Official Cash…

29 Apr 2024 Weekly Commentary

The RBNZ can’t shake off the strength in domestic inflation

Inflation in New Zealand has been dropping back as domestic demand has cooled…

22 Apr 2024 Weekly Commentary

Staying the course – again!

The highlight of the past week was the RBNZ’s April Monetary Policy Review…

15 Apr 2024 Weekly Commentary

NZ CPI preview, Q1 2024

We expect that New Zealand consumer prices will rise by 0.8% in the March…

12 Apr 2024 Economic data and RBNZ

RBNZ Monetary Policy Review, Apr 2024

The RBNZ left the OCR at 5.5% as expected. The record of the meeting states…

10 Apr 2024 Economic data and RBNZ

No shift in stance expected from the RBNZ

We expect the RBNZ will kick for touch at this Wednesday’s Monetary Policy Review…

08 Apr 2024 Weekly Commentary

Preview of RBNZ Monetary Policy Review, Apr 2024

We expect the RBNZ will leave the OCR at 5.5% at its April Policy Review…

03 Apr 2024 Economic data and RBNZ

NZ Dairy Update

Dairy prices recovered by 2.8% in today’s auction. Price increases were broad-based...

03 Apr 2024 Agri

Return to fiscal surplus delayed again

Westpac New Zealand’s data on spending via Westpac issued debit and credit card…

02 Apr 2024 Weekly Commentary

Retail Spending Pulse

The rapid increase in retail spending that we saw last year has given way to…

28 Mar 2024 Economic data and RBNZ

Down but not out

The domestic focus for markets last week was the release of the admittedly dated…

25 Mar 2024 Weekly Commentary

NZ GDP review, Q4 2023

GDP contracted by 0.1% in the December quarter, slightly below market…

21 Mar 2024 Economic data and RBNZ