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February 17 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 18 February 2011, 10:35 am | BNZ Weekly

This week we have learnt nothing of startling importance regarding the current state of the NZ economy or where we think we are headed. Retail trade data for the December quarter were very weak and they just confirm what we already know regarding consumers ... More >>

February 3 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 4 February 2011, 11:58 am | BNZ Weekly

We are running our first confidence survey of the year this week so if time permits please click on the link and let us know if you think the economy will get better or worse in the coming year. If possible also pen a sentence specifying what industry ... More >>

Final BNZ Weekly Overview 2010, 16 December

Friday, 17 December 2010, 2:09 pm | BNZ Weekly

Welcome to the last Weekly Overview for 2010. The next issue will appear in the middle of January. Merry Christmas to everyone and many thanks to those who have responded to our survey during the year and given feedback on the things they are seeing in ... More >>

Welcome to the December 9 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 10 December 2010, 10:30 am | BNZ Weekly

This morning the Reserve Bank left the official cash rate unchanged at 3.0% which was no surprise. But they have shifted their expectation for the next rate rise out a few months to June and so have we. Weak manufacturing and construction data received ... More >>

November 18 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 19 November 2010, 9:40 am | BNZ Weekly

We have not learnt much new about the NZ economy over the past week apart from some reasonable strength in retailing spending during the September quarter which was probably due mainly to pre-GST increase buying. Most attention in the finance world ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 5 November 2010, 10:03 am | BNZ Weekly

This week we are once again running our monthly survey, so if time permits please click on the URL below and let us know if you think the economy will get better or worse over the coming year. In addition let us know how things are in your industry ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 12 February 2010, 10:34 am | BNZ Weekly

Many thanks to those who responded to our survey last week. The results were sent out on Tuesday and showed that the recovery in NZ’s economy is extremely patchy with some sectors such as construction producing good results for some companies ... More >>

January 28 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Thursday, 28 January 2010, 5:19 pm | BNZ Weekly

The week has been relatively quiet with regard to information on the New Zealand economy. Data have emerged showing both households and businesses avoiding borrowing, while credit card spending fell away late last year. The highlight was this morning’s ... More >>

First issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview for 2010

Friday, 22 January 2010, 10:34 am | BNZ Weekly

Last year was all about moving away from a Depression scenario and growth appearing here and overseas. Responding to the absence of a dire outlook we saw some massive shifts in asset prices with medium to long term borrowing costs jumping back up, ... More >>

Last issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview - 2009

Thursday, 10 December 2009, 5:53 pm | BNZ Weekly

The end of the year is almost upon us and because I am on leave next week this will be the last WO edition for 2009. So this week we take a look at the things we feel we have done a good job on this year – the housing market and interest rates – ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview - November 19 2009

Friday, 20 November 2009, 10:24 am | BNZ Weekly

Last week we looked at how some sectors of the economy are still shrinking and why one could therefore not describe the upturn as robust. This week we look at factors which have the capacity to boost our economy by near 2.5% next year and 3.5% over ... More >>

November 12 2009 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 13 November 2009, 9:56 am | BNZ Weekly

This week we look through the data releases of the past couple of months and conclude that although the economy is growing, the upturn is still relatively weak with some important sectors – exports and business investment – showing no upturns outside ... More >>

October 29 2009 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 30 October 2009, 12:25 pm | BNZ Weekly

Helped by more dovish than expected comments from the RBNZ this morning, a fall in the Aussie dollar, and a bout of global jitters, the NZD has fallen three cents from a week ago to near US 72.5 cents. The chances are the decline is temporary and will ... More >>

October 15 2009 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 16 October 2009, 10:31 am | BNZ Weekly

This week we have learnt that retail sending rose a stronger than expected 1.2% in August, house prices rose a stronger than expected 1.9% in September, and consumer prices rose 1.3% during the September quarter rather than the 0.8% rise which had ... More >>

October 8 2009 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 9 October 2009, 9:48 am | BNZ Weekly

This week the NZD has traded above US 74 cents, driven higher by continuing willingness of investors to embrace risky assets, riding the coat-tails of an Aussie dollar boosted by monetary policy tightening and a falling unemployment rate, plus some weakness ... More >>

October 1 2009 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 2 October 2009, 9:43 am | BNZ Weekly

This week we are once again running our monthly confidence survey. If time permits please click on the URL below and let us know whether you feel the economy will be better in a year’s time or worse. Also, let us know what is happening in your industry ... More >>

September 24 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 25 September 2009, 11:17 am | BNZ Weekly

The NZD traded briefly above 73 cents this week driven higher by the official ending of the country’s recession, better than expected current account data, and Fonterra’s bigger than expected payout revision. While the NZD seems to have got ahead of the ... More >>

Home loan affordability deteriorates

Friday, 18 September 2009, 2:40 pm | BNZ Weekly

Rising house prices and interest rates combined in August to weaken home loan affordability to its worst level in 2009, the BNZ Home Loan Affordability measure shows. More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview - September 10 2009

Friday, 11 September 2009, 10:52 am | BNZ Weekly

It was no surprise this morning that the Reserve Bank left their cash rate at 2.5%, and also no surprise that they said they currently plan leaving it there until “..the latter part of 2010.” We don’t think they will be able to wait that long given ... More >>

September 3 2009 issue of the BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 4 September 2009, 9:40 am | BNZ Weekly

This is the first issue for the month so we are once again running our monthly survey. If time permits please click on the url below and let us know if you feel the economy will get better or worse over the coming year. And if possible let us know what your ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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