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.

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Weekly Overview 15 December 2016

Thursday December 15th 2016

Welcome to the last Weekly Overview for 2016. The first for 2017 will appear in late-January. Merry Christmas.

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Weekly Overview 8 December 2016

Thursday December 8th 2016

The Overview is short at just three pages this week as we head into the Christmas break. We mention the good fiscal numbers announced by NZ Treasury this afternoon then note the easing in the Auckland housing market revealed by monthly Barfoot and Thompson data. Nothing much new really with no obvious implications of the change in Prime Minister..

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BNZ Confidence Survey December 2016

Tuesday December 6th 2016

Our final BNZ Confidence Survey for 2016 has produced responses showing the economy is maintaining strong momentum heading into 2017. Tourism, construction, engineering, forestry, ICT and retail are all strong. Farming is getting better with recent dairy price rises though production is down. Only two respondents in horticulture expressed any concern about the level of the NZD. Lending restrictions have slowed residential real estate.

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Weekly Overview 1 December 2016

Thursday December 1st 2016

Rather than comment on data this week we have a run-through of some of the bigger points and explanations of trends which we have focussed on in recent times. Enjoy.

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Weekly Overview 24 November 2016

Thursday November 24th 2016

This week, apart from doing what everyone else is doing at the moment – guessing at what the US election outcome means – we give some reminders on our housing view and take a look at banking sector dependency in NZ on the savings of foreigners (page 4).

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