Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

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Economy to Escape Unscathed This Time Around

Thursday August 8th 2013

The Events surrounding Fonterra caused some brief weakness in the NZD which has not persisted against the greenback or Aussie dollar but has left our currency down for the week against other currencies. The interest rate impact was minimal and it looks like this time around there will be no measurable hit to the economy as such.

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NZ Growth Outlook Ratcheting Upward

Thursday August 1st 2013

Prospects for NZ growth keep improving and as forecasts get revised up so too will expectations for monetary policy tightening be brought forward in time and extra upward pressure accrue for the NZ dollar.

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Weekly Overview July 11

Thursday July 11th 2013

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Weekly Overview July 4

Thursday July 4th 2013

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Weekly Overview – June 27

Thursday June 27th 2013

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June 20 Weekly Overview

Thursday June 20th 2013

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Weekly Overview June 13

Thursday June 13th 2013

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Weekly Overview June 6

Thursday June 6th 2013

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Weekly Overview May 30 full pdf

Thursday May 30th 2013

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Weekly Overview May 23 – Full pdf

Thursday May 23rd 2013

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