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 22 September 2016

Thursday September 22nd 2016

This week’s Overview is fairly short. We take a wee look at the way developments this week have generally been on the positive side for the NZ economy. Then we discuss the issue of freeing up cash in retirement by shifting to a location with cheaper housing, giving interested readers a link to help facilitate their search for such cheapness.

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Weekly Overview 22 September 2016 Single Column

Thursday September 22nd 2016

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Weekly Overview 15 September 2016

Thursday September 15th 2016

This week we print a handout on factors at play in the Auckland housing market as promised to a group of 350 people at a seminar in Takapuna this week. We also look again at who the people are driving the sharp turnaround in net migration flows these past four years – Kiwis basically. Increased inflows of foreigners on residence and work visas only account for one quarter of the surge.

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Weekly Overview 15 September 2016 Single Column

Thursday September 15th 2016

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Weekly Overview 8 September 2016

Thursday September 8th 2016

This week we note that adopting a pessimistic attitude following the GFC has left many people far worse off than if they had simply admitted the uncertainty and tossed a coin to decide what to do. The NZD has risen close to US 75 cents as more people acknowledge the good state of the NZ economy which we expect official data to confirm for the June quarter next week.

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