Why there's no need to increase the official cash rate
One major bank’s forecasters have predicted that the Reserve Bank will raise their current 5.5% official cash rate to 6.0% in the ...
Reserve Bank still strongly opposed to big reductions in interest rates
The Reserve Bank still appears to remain staunchly opposed to any sizable reductions in mortgage interest rates. That said, it is ...
Inflation still too high for monetary policy to ease
Even though the December inflation numbers came out lower than expected, at 4.7% it is still too far way from the 1% - 3% target r...
Monetary policy tightening may finally have peaked
The Reserve Bank conducted their regular review of New Zealand’s official cash rate this week and rather than increase it by the widely expected 0.25% they took it up by 0.5%.
The sting from inflation and monetary policy continues
There remains massive uncertainty regarding where inflation is headed in this unique post-pandemic environment. So when will it really end?
OCR continues to rise despite recent weather events
Following the recent flooding some people were of the opinion that recession would be guaranteed, and the need existed to at least stop raising interest rates if not cut them. However the OCR continues to rise, despite pleas from the public.
Should Kiwis expect the worst case scenario for mortgage rates?
How long will it take for central banks to be confident that inflation is under control and that sending an easing signal is safe?