Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

Tony Alexander

Welcome to the online library we have created for placing reports and specialised commentaries too large or detailed to go into our flagship publication the BNZ Weekly Overview.

What’s New

Weekly Overview 19 October 2017

Thursday October 19th 2017

NZ is to have a Labour-NZ First coalition government with support on confidence and supply from the Greens. General policy orientation will shift slightly toward a bit more state intervention and environmental concerns with some changes to RBNZ operations unlikely to actually alter implementation of either monetary or prudential policies. We will have to wait a few days until a document is released outlining policies agreed on then watch the next three years as support from the Greens is sought for every piece of legislation the new government wishes to pass.


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Weekly Overview October 5 2017

Thursday October 5th 2017

Nothing much to report this week as we await a new government – still.

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Weekly Overview 28 September 2017

Thursday September 28th 2017

Data have told us nothing much new this week and the Reserve Bank leaving the official cash rate unchanged was no surprise. So we take a look at NZ First policies.

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Weekly Overview 21 September 2017

Thursday September 21st 2017

This week we note the economy’s 0.8% growth during the June quarter, consider the impact in financial markets of Saturday’s outcome, and reiterate again to first home buyers the way some things have turned in their favour recently.

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Weekly Overview 14 September 2017

Thursday September 14th 2017

This week I’ve been on the road giving talks so the Overview is embarrassingly short at not even one page of text and it is only really relevant to residential real estate agents wondering what their sales revenue might look like in a year’s time.

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