RaboResearch - Economic Research

Economic Report

Asia-Pacific: agricultural perspectives

Asia Pacific is a decisive component in the global food chain. Asia’s large and growing population and rising incomes will continue to drive demand for food, agricultural commodities and resources. But Asia cannot produce enough to support itself.

Economic Report

Asia-Pacific: can Asia’s convergence story continue?

Demographics will provide headwinds in the developed countries of APAC and China, and tailwinds in South Asia. While total factor productivity growth has fallen, the innovation outlook for the APAC region is still relatively favourable.

Country Report

New Zealand: continuing stress in dairy and housing sector

The economic growth outlook has worsened due to less favorable global outlook, which keeps key commodity prices low. The risk of a sharp correction of house prices in Auckland has induced the government to implement additional macro-prudential measures.

Country Report

Country Report New Zealand

Economic growth is slowly decelerating in New Zealand due to prolonged low commodity prices. Low milk prices put a strain on the dairy sector. Meanwhile, the RBNZ in general softened its LTV restrictions, but tightened it for the Auckland area.

Country Report

Country Report New Zealand

New Zealand experiences relatively strong, domestic-driven, economic growth. A major risk to the outlook is the current deterioration of the terms-of-trade. Meanwhile, the central bank slowed down the potentially overheating housing market.

Economic Comment

Nieuw-Zeeland: wederom verhoging van beleidsrente (Dutch)

De centrale bank van Nieuw-Zeeland (RBNZ) heeft op 12 juni de beleidsrente voor de derde keer in vier maanden tijd met 25 basispunten verhoogd naar 3,25%. Het is niet te verwachten dat andere geavanceerde landen snel zullen volgen.

Country Report

Country Report New Zealand

New Zealand suffers from a persistent gap between savings and investment. Growth is currently gaining momentum, but this is mainly credit-driven. House prices are increasing fast and the necessary deleveraging process has been put into reverse.

Country Report

Country Report New Zealand

Economic growth slowed down in 2012. Going forward, activity is expected to pick up only slowly in 2013. Long-run growth prospects remain weak, caused by the aging population and subdued labour productivity growth in the services sector.

Country Report

New Zealand (Country report)

Economic and financial developments in New Zealand have continued to be impacted by the aftershocks from the 4 September 2010 Canterbury earthquake. Absent further disruptions, rebuilding should support the economic recovery in the years to come.