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Shadow Board recommends no change to the OCR in November

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media Release, 10 am Monday, 27 November 2023 Read more

The silent transition: Understanding the impacts of menopause in New Zealand workplaces

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NZIER’s QSBO shows improved business confidence and significant easing in labour shortages - Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, October 2023

Media release, 3 October 2023 NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion Read more

Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank hold the OCR at 5.50 percent in October

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media Release, 10 am Monday, 2 October 2023 Read more

State highway network investments: Assessing the wider economic benefits

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NZIER Consensus Forecasts point to subdued growth for the two years ahead - September 2023

The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts show subdued economic growth over the next two years. Annual average GDP growth is forecast to slow to 0.4 percent in the year to March 2024 before recovering to just 1.1 percent in 2025. Higher interest rates are starting to dampen demand as the i … Read more

How congruent is Budget 2023 with New Zealand’s climate commitments? NZIER Insight 108

In this Insight, we assess the degree to which Budget 2023 is consistent with New Zealand’s climate change commitments. This initial approach includes central government budget spending, tax expenditure and any major regulatory changes. We intend it to be an annual exercise, with our … Read more

Slowing global demand clouds New Zealand’s growth outlook - Quarterly Predictions, September 2023

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media Release, 29 August 2023 Read more

Annual report 2023

NZIER's 2023 annual report. Read more

Shadow Board recommends the OCR should remain at 5.5 percent in August

Most Shadow Board members recommend that the Reserve Bank keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 5.50 percent in the upcoming August Monetary Policy Statement. The impacts of previous interest rate increases are still flowing through to the household sector, which should help to reduce … Read more

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