RBNZ to buy $30b of govt bonds in latest economic support

By Rebecca Howard | Mon, 23 Mar 2020


The Reserve Bank will move to the next, unprecedented stage of emergency support for the New Zealand economy in response to the covid-19 virus global crisis, committing to buy $30 billion of government bonds over the next 12 months.The central bank had promised that its next move would be quantitative easing - a way of pumping new money into the economy by buying debt from the government - after cutting the official cash rate to a historic low of 0.25 percent just a week ago.“The negative economic implications of the coronavirus outbreak have c...