Opinion

Boom, and then the lockdown

Cameron Bagrie
Wed, 06 Oct 2021

Boom, and then the lockdown
The anecdotes on the ground are clear; lockdown is starting to hurt and the impact on cashflow is only just starting. (Image: Getty)
Cameron Bagrie
Wed, 06 Oct 2021
What is the least regret?  We can see more inflation pressure (no official cash rate hike today and temporarily prolonging support to an economy in lockdown for an uncertain time) or lessening support and hike in response to inflation with the economy nonetheless being battered in an uncertain length lockdown. Markets are saying definitively, it is going to be the latter.A least regret strategy has been at the epicentre of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) approach.Least regret is about responding to uncertainties, and th...

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