Central Banks Bank of New Zealand


  • New Zealand's central bank cut interest rates to match a record low, but the kiwi dollar climbed on expectations the easing cycle may be ending.

  • New Zealand's dollar has climbed along with the recent bump in Asian currencies, but some analysts see the rally as just another chance to sell.

  • New Zealand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and signaled it may ease further as the economy softens, weighing the country's currency.

  • The kiwi dollar could hit 60 cents: NAB

    Ray Attrill, global co-head of FX Strategy at National Australia Bank, says the New Zealand dollar could hit 60 U.S. cents, with the country's central bank likely to cut interest rates soon.

  • Australia and New Zealand are trying different methods to cool their biggest cities' housing markets without hurting borrowers, banks and their economies.

  • The 'sweet spot' that New Zealand is aiming for

    Bill English, deputy prime minister & finance minister of New Zealand, says the country wants "sustained, moderate growth" of 3 percent over the next 2-3 years, but warns of risks from China and Australia.

  • New Zealand PM on ECB QE: Only so far it will take you

    New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, says structural reform is needed in the euro zone to boost the region's economy.

  • Oil price won't recover dramatically: New Zealand PM

    New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key says the low oil price is positive for consumers.

  • SNB move has affected kiwi: New Zealand PM

    New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, says the Swiss National Bank's move to remove the Swiss franc's euro peg has affected the kiwi, but the country's economy remains strong.

  • What is the purpose of RBNZ's fourth rate hike?

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to "re-connect" its currency with the country's key commodity exports.

  • Dairy cows at a farm operated by Synlait Milk in the town of Rakaia, around 60km from Christchurch, New Zealand

    Milk prices may unravel the popular carry trade of using currencies such as the yen or U.S. dollar to buy higher-yielding New Zealand dollar assets.

  • RBNZ seems happy with Kiwi dollar: Westpac

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has shifted its focus away from the currency to the domestic mortgage market.

  • How long will the Kiwi rally last?

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand could be prepared to weather a strong currency for some time, in exchange for control on its property sector.

  • After RBNZ, who will raise rates next?

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand became the first developed world central bank to hike interest rates on Thursday. Will other central banks follow suit? CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

  • RBNZ seen raising rates by 25 bps: Pro

    David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will likely hike interest rates on Thursday, on the back of stable economic conditions.

  • Why there's still more gains ahead for Kiwi

    Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ and Kathy Lien of BK Asset Management discuss why the Kiwi looks set for further gains after the RBNZ's hawkish statement.

  • New Zealand's central bank held its key rate at a record low and indicated it would likely stay there into 2014 because of a strong dollar, and the prospect of inflation from a pick-up in earthquake rebuilding and more active housing market.

  • RBNZ's Pause

    Fred Gibson, Associate Economist, Moody's Analytics, says New Zealand's central bank will likely start its tightening cycle in the third quarter of next year after keeping rates steady on Thursday.