Video updates

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

Weekly Economics Video Update

15 February:

The Reserve Bank downgraded its OCR guidance, but was surprisingly upbeat on the economy in its guidance. The RBNZ may have to recalibrate once more at its next meeting.

8 February:

Recent data has confirmed that the New Zealand economy lost momentum in late-2018, raising questions in financial markets about the possibility of an OCR cut. We expect the economy will regather momentum in 2019, meaning no move in the OCR is required.  

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.

8 February:

New Zealand’s agriculture sector has been enjoying good growing conditions, reasonable prices on international markets, and an average exchange rate – a rare combination that meant a positive start to the New Year.

7 December:

The days of dairy’s reign as king of the New Zealand agri scene seem numbered. However, horticulture appears to be in the ascendancy now.