Articles tagged Stephen Toplis


The Reserve Bank of New Zealand all but dropped its tightening bias in its OCR decision on Thursday, leading economists to predict further falls in fixed mortgage rates and raising concerns that would add more fuel to house price inflation in Auckland.

ANZ's December quarter business confidence survey showed businesses were the most confident about their own outlooks since 1994 and the most confident about the economy since 1999.

Statistics NZ is scheduled to release June quarter Consumer Price Index inflation data at 10.45 am on Tuesday that is expected to show prices rose around 0.3% in the quarter and were up around 0.8% from a year ago.