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Weekly Overview

Learn more about the housing market, interest rates, and foreign economies in Tony Alexander's weekly overview. This weekly publication is designed to help Kiwi business people and householders make informed financial decisions. Read the latest weekly overview – or catch up on last week's.

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Confidence Survey

Will the economy will get better, worse or stay the same over the next 12 months? Each month, our Chief Economist, Tony Alexander, asks this question to subscribers of his weekly overview. Read Tony's summary of their responses in the latest Confidence Survey – or download a past issue.

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BNZ Markets Outlook

Get the latest news on the New Zealand economy and global markets in our weekly BNZ Markets Outlook. Each issue covers a range of topics, including domestic interest rates, the foreign exchange market and upcoming events.

In this week's Markets Outlook

Monday, 23 November 2015

The Good and the Not So Good

  • Net immigration hitting new highs
  • Hefty tourist arrivals via China most of all
  • Concrete output keeps levelling off, for now
  • October’s trade more weighted to dairy drag
  • Household saving turning (more) negative

We have a real mixture of New Zealand themes to talk about again this week, covering the good and the not so good. Even within the new record highs posted for net immigration there is inferred added heat on the housing market but upward pressure on the unemployment rate too. The burgeoning tourist arrival numbers, however, are nothing but a pressure on the economy’s resources.

Read the full Markets Outlook