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...
Mortgage rates | no spring specials in sight, what’s in store for summer?
Costs for banks to borrow money have decreased. Added with the higher lending rates they provide, can banks afford to start cutting their own lending rates?
Is another OCR hike needed to tame inflation?
Some forecasters believe the Reserve Bank will need to raise the official cash rate from the 5.5% level they took it to in May. But is another hike really as necessary as some make it out to be?
Once bitten, twice shy
While the annual inflation rate came in lower than anticipated at 5.6%, the Reserve Bank is unlikely to ease monetary policy anytime soon — and until wage growth heads back down to 3.5%, they may not even consider it. So what does this mean for Kiwi?
Is the easing of monetary policy still a distant dream?
On October 4 the Reserve Bank will announce the outcome of their next review of the official cash rate. Have they changed their minds about monetary policy in their battle against inflation?