Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

The BNZ Weekly Overview is sent out each Thursday night to over 28,000 subscribers. The publication covers the latest data on the NZ economy, the housing market, interest rates, and foreign exchange.

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Weekly Overview 16 February 2017

Thursday February 16th 2017

This week we remind people about the demographic factors which are a key driving force behind the growth in Auckland including things such as Auckland having the youngest population of all NZ regions, and the median age falling half a year between 2014 and 2016. Aging population? Not yet in our biggest city. We also do a recap of the factors which allowed New Zealand to undertake vital reforms from 1984-92 in fits and starts but which don’t exist elsewhere.

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