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The latest from Senior journalist Jenny Ruth

Jenny has been a financial journalist for more than 37 years. She has covered everything from listed companies to economics for outlets including the Australian Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Radio NZ and National Business Review. Jenny was the New Zealand Shareholders’ Association business journalist of the year for 2018.

Politics and sob stories for first-home buyers
Jenny Ruth | Mon, 27 Sep 2021

In the end, higher interest rates are probably the only thing that will moderate house price inflation, but that also means clobbering the covid-hit rest of the economy.