OCR rise tipped within a year Aucklandâ€™s hot property market and signs the Kiwi dollar may have come off the boil are still not enough to force the Reserve Bank governorâ€™s hand this week, economists say. 22-07-2013 more >>
Migration turnaround likely to underpin housing market The housing market recovery is likely to be underpinned by a turn-around in net migration from the second half of this year and into next.
The Department of Labour is predicting annual net migration will go from a net inflow of just below 4,000 people in the year ended June last year to an outflow of about 4,000 in the near term before turning back to a net inflow of about 6,000 in mid to late 2012 and early 2013. 02-02-2012 more >>
Bollard spooks market Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard spooked financial markets slightly into thinking he may raise interest rates sooner than they had anticipated although, as expected, he's left rates unchanged for now. 27-10-2011 more >>