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Finance Minister Bill English has described Labour leader Andrew Little's suggestion to force banks to pass on Official Cash Rate cuts to customers as a 'pretty dumb idea'. Audio
The Reserve Bank is reiterating it will cut interest rates further if consumers and businesses keep thinking low inflation is here to stay.
Finance Minister Bill English says he's not concerned most major banks are not passing on any, or all, of last week's interest rate cut.
Yesterday, the Reserve Bank lowered the Official Cash Rate by a quarter of a percent, but the four major trading banks have not immediately passed it on. Audio
New Zealand's relatively high interest rates, certainly when compared wih the rest of the developed world is proving attractive to increasing numbers of oveseas investors. Audio
The ANZ Bank has joined the club of forecasters now expecting the Reserve Bank will have to cut interest rates to support the economy in the face of weak inflation presures, a too-high currency and… Audio
HSBC Bank is offering home buyers, what it's touting as the lowest mortgage rate, seen in New Zealand in 50 years. Audio
Most of the major banks are keeping quiet on whether they'll match what's being touted as the lowest home loan rate in five decades. Audio
Most of the major banks are keeping quiet on whether they'll match what's being touted as the lowest home loan rate in five decades.
Economists are tipping the Reserve Bank will leave the cost of borrowing unchanged at a record low 2 point 5 percent this morning. Audio
The exchange rate and interest rates will fall further this year and offer some relief to farmers, according to a Westpac currency strategist's predictions.
In a little over a week the Reserve Bank will release its first interest rate statement of the year. Audio
The rock bottom official cash rate may be helping pay off the mortgage, but savers are suffering and the market remains skittish. Audio
Yesterday's cut to the OCR comes amid signs Auckland's rampant property market has plateaued and investors are looking elsewhere. Audio
The elderly and those nearing retirement are alarmed at the latest drop in the Official Cash Rate, which they say could put the squeeze on their savings. Audio
The Reserve Bank has cut the Official Cash Rate from 2.75 to 2.5 percent, in the fourth drop this year. Audio
The Reserve Bank governor, Graeme Wheeler, is expecting to leave interest rates at record lows for some time. Audio
Help is on the way for mortgage holders and businesses after the Reserve Bank cut the cost of borrowing to a record low 2 point 5 percent. Audio
The Reserve Bank has its last look at interest rates this week, with a broad expectation that the bank will deliver a quarter percentage point rate cut. Audio
The ASB Bank expects the economy to stay in a soft patch well into next year.