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 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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Weekly Overview 7 September 2017

Thursday September 7th 2017

Opinion polls show near equal party vote support for National and Labour. As Labour offer change from the National government economic management of the past nine years we analyse their policies this week in the areas of monetary, fiscal, housing, workplace, and immigration.

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Weekly Overview 31 August 2017

Thursday August 31st 2017

This week we consider what happened in the economy when Labour were elected to power in 1999 after an extended period of a National government. We then consider nuclear war, LVRs, and question the four decade-long common way of talking about the NZ dollar in terms of it trending inexorably down long-term and needing to fall. Enjoy!

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Weekly Overview 24 August 2017

Thursday August 24th 2017

I am offshore speaking at a conference this week and time has not permitted anything more than a simple one page look at this week’s migration number. So you may as well skip this week’s Overview.

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