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Is The New Zealand Property Market Affordable For All?

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 2:53 pm | Kalkine

Summary The affordability crisis in the property market seems to have worsened for Kiwi home buyers. Building consents rose above the 50,000-mark in the 12 months leading up to March 2020. The increased leverage gained by buyers has not equally seeped ... More >>

Three Factors Making New Zealand’s Return To Normalcy Slower

Monday, 2 May 2022, 5:27 pm | Kalkine

Summary A range of market forces is disrupting New Zealand’s path to economic recovery. Inflation has increased cost-of-living pressures in the country, making economic disparity wider among the wealthier and low-income sections. The tourism ... More >>

What Are NZ Policymakers Doing To Curb High Inflation?

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 6:36 pm | Kalkine

Summary The Russia-Ukraine war has escalated the ongoing inflation problem by disrupting the global supply-chain ecosystem. The latest cash rate hike by the New Zealand central bank was the steepest among all, with a jump of 50 basis points. The government has ... More >>

Why Is Brain Drain Phenomenon Making Headlines In New Zealand?

Friday, 22 April 2022, 3:23 pm | Kalkine

Though the brain drain phenomenon is not new to New Zealanders, it has once again made headlines in the country as young Kiwis are jetting off overseas. The term brain drain is used to define those individuals who wish to leave the country, appalled ... More >>

How Are Inflation Expectations Shaping Up In New Zealand?

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 6:10 pm | Kalkine

Summary A range of global market forces has lifted inflation expectations in New Zealand. The RBNZ has embraced aggressive monetary policy tightening by raising the cash rate by 50 basis points. The central bank intends to maintain low and stable ... More >>

Is New Zealand Returning To Its Pre-Pandemic Settings?

Friday, 15 April 2022, 5:50 am | Kalkine

Summary New Zealand appears to be gradually returning to normalcy post the COVID-19 outbreak. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand recently conducted its fourth rate hike, taking the official cash rate to 1.50%. Reopening of international borders and easing ... More >>

Three Sectors Shining In The New Zealand Economy

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 4:44 pm | Kalkine

Highlights Technology-based businesses seem to be shaping a better future for New Zealanders. It remains to be seen how well the latest trade initiatives with Vietnam and UAE will help New Zealand strengthen its agriculture sector. A further boost ... More >>

Is The Property Market Boom Over In New Zealand?

Friday, 8 April 2022, 5:41 am | Kalkine

Summary Property prices seem to be taking a breather in New Zealand following a massive boom during the pandemic. The CoreLogic report suggests that property values have declined in Wellington and Hamilton. Interested homebuyers seem to be waiting ... More >>

What To Expect Next From NZ Interest Rates?

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 4:41 pm | Kalkine

Summary The Russia-Ukraine war has aggravated inflationary pressures for households and worsened supply-side disruptions. Interest rate rises could mean further uncertainty for households, especially for those with high debt levels. The fear of missing out ... More >>

What's The Buzz Around NZ's Rental Crisis?

Friday, 1 April 2022, 6:01 pm | Kalkine

Summary The demand for rental housing has increased considerably in New Zealand due to sky-high property prices. Many residents have been living under emergency housing after the sale of their rental homes. There is a need for tenant-friendly ... More >>

What's The Buzz Around NZ's Rental Crisis?

Friday, 1 April 2022, 6:00 pm | Kalkine

Summary The demand for rental housing has increased considerably in New Zealand due to sky-high property prices. Many residents have been living under emergency housing after the sale of their rental homes. There is a need for tenant-friendly ... More >>

How Is The Mortgage Lending Scenario Shifting In New Zealand?

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 6:58 pm | Kalkine

Highlights The NZ housing sector has observed high volatility due to rising interest rates. The amount of mortgage lending has decreased over the past few months, signalling a slowdown in housing demand. Any further interest rate hikes could lower housing ... More >>

Is The New Zealand Economy Staring At Stagflation?

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 6:18 am | Kalkine

Highlights Speculations are rife that the NZ economy might be facing stagflation amidst slow economic growth and elevated inflation. The current oil price shock stemming from the Russia-Ukraine war has prompted experts to believe that stagflation is underway. ... More >>

Three Factors Uplifting Confidence In New Zealand Economy

Monday, 21 March 2022, 7:12 pm | Kalkine

Highlights Most economies have been directly impacted by global supply chain disruptions, including New Zealand. The economic growth data for December 2021 quarter showed a remarkable improvement over the September 2021 quarter. As international travel ... More >>

How Is New Zealand’s Economy Faring Amidst Russia-Ukraine Conflict?

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 4:22 pm | Kalkine

Summary New Zealand has been observing some improvement in its economic indicators over recent days. The momentum gained towards the 2021 end seems to be helping the economy stay resilient in the following months. Some green shoots are gleaming in ... More >>

How Can International Sanctions On Russia Impact The NZ Economy?

Friday, 11 March 2022, 7:03 pm | Kalkine

Summary The ripple effects of international sanctions imposed on Russia are being felt across the globe, including New Zealand. Russia is one of the biggest oil suppliers globally, which ships a large proportion of oil to European countries.  ... More >>

Have Interest Rate Hikes In New Zealand Brought Forth Any Changes?

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 7:25 pm | Kalkine

Summary Policy action has unfolded in the form of several closely timed interest rate hikes in New Zealand within a short span.  The immediate effect of an interest rate hike has been felt across the forex market in the New Zealand dollar.  ... More >>

How Is New Zealand Responding To Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine?

Friday, 4 March 2022, 4:15 pm | Kalkine

Summary Several countries have extended their support to Ukraine through humanitarian aid, including New Zealand. New Zealand announced travel bans and restrictions on exports to the Russian military as a retaliatory measure. The domestic country is ... More >>

Will 2022 Bring Back Normalcy In The New Zealand Economy?

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 6:16 pm | Kalkine

Highlights New Zealand is currently facing global headwinds in the form of pandemic-induced lockdowns and supply chain disruptions. The escalating Russia-Ukraine conflict has aggravated inflationary concerns. Lack of skilled labour and highly restrictive government ... More >>

How Can New Zealand Recover Its Lost Supply-Chain Strength?

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 9:32 pm | Kalkine

Summary Supply-side constraints have been affecting businesses worldwide in the form of rising prices and delayed shipments.  A growing concern has been the lack of a skilled workforce, especially in sectors such as yield harvesting.  Government ... More >>