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 17 May 2018

Thursday May 17th 2018

In this week’s Overview we take a quick look at the Budget then examine data showing the types of jobs showing strongest growth in numbers in recent years.


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Weekly Overview 10 May 2018

Thursday May 10th 2018

Over the six pages of this week’s Overview we first take a look at this morning’s decision by the Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged with no plans for movement until 2020.


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Weekly Overview 3 May 2018

Thursday May 3rd 2018

This week’s Overview runs to seven pages and covers yesterday’s good jobs data, the lack of wages growth acceleration, evidence suggesting builders and farmers have given up hopes of finding the staff they want, migration and tourism data, housing including interesting price growth in Canterbury and Nelson, and interest rates. Enjoy

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Weekly Overview 26 April 2018

Thursday April 26th 2018

This week we discuss issues over a wide arc stretching from the ban on offshore oil and gas drilling, impact of climate change on house prices, impact of transport changes on property prices long-term, to hiding of the truth – namely a hidden report on the immediate business impact of the Commonwealth Games, and LIMs not revealing flooding risks.

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Weekly Overview 19 April 2018

Thursday April 19th 2018

This week I take a simple look at reasons why our economy’s growth rate and jobs growth have both been so strong the past four years, in spite of the big fall in dairy prices over 2013-14.

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