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2 August 2021 - Competition among firms for labour heats up, and so too has our regional heat map.
26 July 2021 - What’s temporary and what’s structural when it comes to inflation and employment?
19 July 2021 - Price rises are quickly picking up pace. The RBNZ must hike before inflation boils over.
12 July 2021 - The Kiwi Inflation rate may hit 3%. The RBNZ’s mandates are met, at least temporarily.
5 July 2021 - The global economy is healing from covid, but inflation and a rush to lock in low interest rates threatens rising mortgage rates.
28 June 2021 - Covid calls in once again, but it appears to have only been a fleeting visit.
21 June 2021 - A belter of a GDP number wakes up markets to OCR hikes next year.
14 June 2021 - Kiwi purchasing power at record highs, as we (likely) avoid a double dip recession.
7 June 2021 - Central banks think about thinking about responding to reflation.
31 May 2021 - Return of the track. We hoped it would be back. Kiwi dollar given a jetpack.
24 May 2021 - Fiscal prudence on full display and partially punchy pricing ahead of the RBNZ's May meeting.
17 May - Crikey! Those Aussies know how to spend it.
10 May 2021 - NZ’s labour market, boldly going where others have yet to return.
27 April 2021 - Inflation could Rise Up above target. But price pressures will eventually Fade Away.
21 April 2021 - Only the beginning. Headline inflation will spike, but core inflation remains subdued.
12 April 2021 - Policy settings are unlikely to change. The RBNZ’s review to be a stepping stone to May.
6 April 2021 - A concerted effort to vaccinate should ensure no one bursts our travel bubble.
29 March 2021 - Tackling housing supply with demand measures.
22 March 2021 - Creating one bubble and avoiding another.
15 March 2021 - Turbulence before take-off, but the Kiwi economy is ultimately on a recovery trajectory.
8 March 2021 - Good news outweighs bad, and rates are rising.
1 March 2021 - Another lockdown, another RBNZ statement, and another market tantrum.
22 February 2021 - Regulators, mount up.
15 February 2021 - Here we go again. Covid lockdowns and reflation trades consume headlines.
9 February 2021 - We're watching the vaccine roll-out, as our economy heals remarkably well.
1 February 2021 - That's not yours it's mine.
25 January 2021 - We’re growing in confidence.
18 January 2021 - Like Yin and Yang, the NZ and global economy.