Video updates

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

Weekly Economics Video Update

14 February:

Daily new cases of Coronavirus are diminishing. Anything could happen, but the smart money in financial markets is now betting that the virus will fade. Meanwhile, the RBNZ has gone to an on hold OCR outlook, but we still see scope for a cut later in the year. 

7 February:

It looks as though coronavirus is going to knock the New Zealand economy back quite sharply in the short run. However, so long as quarantine is lifted within a couple of months there will be a rapid recovery and little lasting economic damage. 

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.