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18 July 2024

Inflation tracking as hoped, market still anticipating OCR fall in November

Weak economic data continues to pour in, and with the latest inflation figures coming in lower than expected, it looks increasingl...

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12 July 2024

Despite no change to OCR, signs suggest we're edging closer to rate falls

The OCR has remained unchanged this week, but it's not all bad news as the RBNZ shares its prediction that inflation should be bac...

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05 July 2024

Market changes its tune on future of interest rates amid weak economic data

The numbers all point to recession, and now the market is increasingly expecting rate falls by the end of the year. So, what will ...

21 June 2024

Pressure ramping up for RBNZ to start dropping interest rates

Consumer and business confidence have both fallen in the last month, taking us to near-historic lows. But more weak economic data means the case is growing for a drop in interest rates.

14 June 2024

Strong US economy pushes up wholesale rates, but mortgage rates unchanged

The US economy has continued to perform strongly, but it's a different story in other markets around the world—including NZ. So when might interest rates start to come down again?

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07 June 2024

Stability returns to interest rates; one-year terms still recommended

The delivery of promised tax cuts will be welcome news to many, but will it be enough to make a tangible difference in the current cost-of-living crisis for Kiwi households?

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29 May 2024

A week of big news in interest rates and the New Zealand housing market

On the same day as the OCR announcement, the government announced the axing of the first home grant. So what does this mean for first home buyers?

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