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Five charts explain why rates are set to rise

Andy Fyers
Fri, 16 Jul 2021

A slew of economic indicators are pointing to looming inflation. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Andy Fyers
Fri, 16 Jul 2021
Forget the negative official cash rate, interest rate hikes are now imminent, with bank economists falling over themselves to bring forward their forecasts for an increase.After reading the tea leaves from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s monetary policy review on Wednesday, all four major banks said they now anticipate an increase in August – assuming a continuation of stronger than expected economic data.ASB even decided to get in early and increased their mortgage rates.Previous RBNZ forecasts had the first hikes occurring in Se...

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Wake Up Call: Covid testing for the Auckland border
Staff reporters | Fri, 17 Sep 2021

 Sites have been set up near border crossings for workers to pick up and drop off saliva tests.

Bar owner borrowed $30k to cover wage subsidy delays
Michael Andrew | Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Shaneel Sudhakar faced a 22-day delay in payment of the wage subsidy.

Bridgecorp’s death knell a timely warning
Paul McBeth | Fri, 17 Sep 2021

A new generation of investors would do well to wander through the corporate graveyard of yesteryear.

Demand driven change an easier route to carbon reduction

Taking a demand-driven approach to carbon reduction will naturally bring us into line with government targets.

Kiwi security technology leading the world

Businesses must take advantage of our home-grown, world-leading, internationally-valued cyber defence systems to manage risk.