The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ announced today. This is in line with the market expectations, but slightly above those of most bank economists here.
In today's email we asked whether the economy is getting closer to its increasingly hard to define "speed limit".
Unemployment's fall to a nine-year low of 4.5 percent begs the question for interest rate setters: has the economy revved so hard that it is about to generate inflation? Bernard Hickey looks under the hood and finds a higher performance engine.
In today's email we looked in detail at a landmark speech by acting Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer.
In today's email we have the latest on the coalition negotiations, look at the inflation figures, and review the SSC v Guardians of NZ Super Fund drama.
In today's email we catch up after another busy day - and night - at parliament.
In today's email, we ask what the latest poll result might mean for Labour.
1. 'Vote for the other guy'
In todays' email we look at a new report which provides a stark contrast to yesterday's NBR Rich List.
Yet again, inflation is failing to fire this year and interest rates are staying lower for longer. Bernard Hickey looks at why prices, wages and interest rates just won't, or can't, get up off the floor.