Reserve Bank of New Zealand Raised Rates 50 Basis Points to Help Reduce Risks of Rising Inflation Expectations.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised its Official Cash Rate by 50 bps to 1.00%, as expected. The RBNZ also left the door open to another similar large increase at its next meeting in May. central bank will not reinvest QE proceeds and bond holdings will begin decreasing by NZD5 billion per year in July. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised the cash rate to 1.5% from 1.0%. The follows quarter-percentage-point increases at each of its October, November … Continue reading “Reserve Bank of New Zealand Raised Rates 50 Basis Points to Help Reduce Risks of Rising Inflation Expectations.”

The World More Benevolent Since Covid, Nordic Countries Still the Happiest

Happiness is something that should never be underrated. Finland and Denmark ranked as the happiest and second-happiest lands, and the top eight were all in northern Europe. It is true one’s version of happiness is different to another, be it cultural or luck. With the drums of war beating loudly through Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Middle East with Iran, Syria and Yemen all vulnerable or in conflict. Afghanistan, Lebanon and Zimbabwe are the unhappiest, as war-torn and impoverished … Continue reading “The World More Benevolent Since Covid, Nordic Countries Still the Happiest”

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Raised Rate 25 Basis Points as Expected, Will Not Reinvest QE Proceeds

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised its Official Cash Rate by 25 bps to 1.00%, as expected. The central bank will not reinvest QE proceeds and bond holdings will begin decreasing by NZD5 billion per year in July. Reserve Bank of New Zealand raise its Official Cash Rate from 0.75% to 1.00% The rise in the official cash rate comes after last quarter’s which was the first since 2014 when the OCR hit a post-GFC peak of 3.5 per … Continue reading “Reserve Bank of New Zealand Raised Rate 25 Basis Points as Expected, Will Not Reinvest QE Proceeds”

Reserve Bank Of New Zealand TWI Re-Weighting Sees Chinese Yuan Higher and Australian Dollar Lower

The RBNZ released it’s annual re-weighting of the Trade-Weighted Index (TWI) Thursday to take effect on Friday 10 December 2021. The Chinese yuan weighting rose from 0.2348 to 0.2704. Australian dollar weighting fell from 0.1871 to 0.1729. The TWI is a measure of the value of the New Zealand dollar relative to the currencies of New Zealand’s major trading partners. There are 17 currencies included in the TWI and each currency is weighted using the country’s two-way goods and services … Continue reading “Reserve Bank Of New Zealand TWI Re-Weighting Sees Chinese Yuan Higher and Australian Dollar Lower”

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Raised Rate 25 Basis Points as Expected

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised its Official Cash Rate from 0.50% to 0.75% as expected as capacity pressures have continued to tighten. RBNZ says headline CPI inflation is expected to measure above 5 percent. Reserve Bank of New Zealand raise its Official Cash Rate from 0.50% to 0.75% The rise in the official cash rate comes after last month’s which was the first since 2014 when the OCR hit a post-GFC peak of 3.5 per cent. RBNZ projections … Continue reading “Reserve Bank of New Zealand Raised Rate 25 Basis Points as Expected”

New Zealand To Issue Sovereign Green Bonds To Support Climate Transition

New Zealand government announced it’d be issuing a ‘green bond’ to fund low-emission or environmental projects such as renewable energy or reforestation, have increasingly become part of climate financing around the world including the UK, Germany and France. The ‘green bonds’ are issued at lower interest rates (relative to conventional govt bonds) to money managed by sustainable funds & those with ESG (environment, social and sustainability) mandates. In 2020 the global green bond market reached a cumulative issuance milestone of … Continue reading “New Zealand To Issue Sovereign Green Bonds To Support Climate Transition”

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Raised Rate 25 Basis Points With Cost Pressures More Persistent

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised its Official Cash Rate from 0.25% to 0.5% as expected. Despite the persistent Delta variant outbreak expectations cost pressures are becoming more persistent. The move follows Mexico and Brazil Raising Rates.

Unintended Consequences – New Zealand Commodity Prices Jump as Beef Prices Soar 19%

The New Zealand ANZ commodity price index rose 4.3% in November, up sharply from a 1.2% gain in October. The rise was the larget gain since September 2016. Beef prices soared 19% m/m pressured by overseas supply constraints.

The Lands of the Free -Scandinavia, Canada, Netherlands and Australia

The drums of war  are loud in the Middle East with Iran, Syria and Yemen  all vulnerable or in conflict. With the historic meeting between North Korea and the US to confirm the ending of nuclear weapons in the zone, what is Freedom and who are the most free?