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Homeowners are being warned mortgage rates are likely to rise further after the Reserve Bank today kept the official cash rate at 1.75 percent. Audio
Retail sales rose in the three months to December but analysts say a slowing housing market, and rising fuel prices and interest rates could curb spending. Audio
Top business stories for today with Gyles Beckford. Audio
Finance Minister Steven Joyce is warning heavily indebted borrowers to prepare for higher interest rates. Audio
Finance Minister Stephen Joyce has warned mortgage holders and would-be house buyers to keep an eye on interest rates. Audio
SBS and the Co-operative Bank -- have become the latest to raise their fixed term home loans in recent days, but all the main banks have increased their mortgage rates at least once and in some cases… Audio
The immediate market reaction to the Federal Reserve's rate rise was to send share prices on Wall Street lower and to send the U.S. dollar and interest rates higher. Audio
The United States Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in a year to counter stronger inflation pressures. Audio
The Reserve Bank is denying that Donald Trump's election is behind today's cash rate cut - but admits Mr Trump's economic plan carries risk. Audio
The Reserve Bank has cut the cost of borrowing to a record low 1.75 percent and indicated that would be the last reduction in this cycle.
The Reserve Bank has reinfored expectations it will cut interest rates next month. Audio
Inflation has hit rock bottom and prices will start to rise from here on in, an ANZ economist says.
The U.S. Federal Reserve is probably not going to be aggressive enough in raising interest rates to stop the Reserve Bank cutting another couple of times. Audio
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Audio
Surging house prices and worries over interest rates have persuaded more people it's a bad time to buy a house.
Kathryn Ryan talks to RNZ's Business Editor, Gyles Beckford, as the Reserve Bank cuts interest rates to a record low of two per cent. Audio
A cut in interest rates to a record low is considered all but certain this morning - but how much will retail banks pass on to borrowers?.
There is doubt further cuts in interest rates by the Reserve Bank will do much to help lower the dollar. The central bank wants the currency to fall and the inflation rate to rise to 2 percent… Audio
Savers are doing it tough in the low interest rate environment and should prepare for further easing, says an analyst.
An investment analyst says those on fixed incomes will have to look at riskier options - such as the sharemarket - if they are to counter falling interest rates. Audio