Interest rate relief: To boost capacity or support demand ...

Interest rate relief: To boost capacity or support demand ...
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Cameron Bagrie
Commentators and media were quick to latch on to one message from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand chief economist Paul Conway’s speech last week: that the fight to tame inflation still has a way to go.“It’s a long way to 2%."I would add that the real battle is getting it from 4% to 2%, not 7.3% to 4.7%.The spirit of the headlines was that interest rate relief could be delayed –  not that markets are buying into it, continuing to anticipate 150 basis points of reductions in the official cash rate (OCR) over the...

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