The Reserve Bank has just extended the low interest rate track for another year until well into 2020.
Business confidence fell to a five year low as winter began and it wasn't just because managers were politically biased. Bernard Hickey argues it's time the Government reacted to this cooling with a debt-funded construction stimulus and interest rate cuts.
New Zealand's economy and Government is under new management, but Bernard Hickey sees little real change so far in monetary or fiscal policy under Grant Robertson and Adrian Orr.
New Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has given the economy the thumbs up in his first monetary policy statement, and received praise in return for his relaxed and upfront style.
In this morning's email we looked at how, and why, Labour is keen not to scare the business horses.
In today's email we find a landmine for the incoming Reserve Bank governor to defuse.
In today's email we asked whether the economy is getting closer to its increasingly hard to define "speed limit".
In this morning's email we dig into the detail of Acting Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer's first MPS and press conference and what it might mean for new Finance Minister Grant Robertson's reform plans.
New Finance Minister Grant Robertson faces a tough time convincing existing Reserve Bank staff that they can run the economy hotter to get unemployment below four percent, at least for now.
In today's email we take a deep dive into the Reserve Bank governor's final new conference.