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Global Economy

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The innovation age

As we’ve noted for some time there are some big forces in play that are increasingly chang...

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The Geo-political zoo of 2017

The global economy is still in a muddle. So it’s difficult to get a clear gauge on what wi...

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Inflation or deflation – the road ahead

Waiting for inflation is feeling increasingly like the quest for the Holy Grail, or as I a...

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January 2017 overview: Themes worth thinking about

It’s that time of the year. Media commentators are lining up to provide a “guess” (aka for...

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Why mortgage rates are set to increase

The Reserve Bank is still talking about low inflation and the potential for the OCR to dec...

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Bigger than BREXIT

The Global Financial Crisis in 2008 was centred on the world having too much debt and yet ...

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Global economic overview

I’ve literally just got back from a week of conferences in the United States....

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Why Europe is driving down fixed mortgage rates

TSB grabbed headlines in February when it came out with a 10 year fixed rate of 5.89%....

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Big economic trends you need to be aware of in 2015

With incredibly loose monetary policy implemented around the world we are going through un...

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The economic risks that lurk beneath

I'm an optimistic guy, and even I am uncomfortable with how much we are talking up our NZ ...

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Mortgage rate forecast - Why they will stay low

Whilst economists and most commentators are talking up rates I’m going to provide a differ...

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Mortgage Rates: Let the summer craziness begin

It’s hard to write about mortgages every month and keep it interesting! This month has bee...

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Our economic reality - Is there any order in chaos?

What is going on in the world at the moment is far more complex than a US budget deficit. ...

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Mortgage rate forecast: Can you hear the interest rate tom-toms?

I write this article a day after the consumer price index (CPI) inflation rate came out at...

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Mortgage Rates | Fasten your seatbelts

You need to take a macro view of interest rates to work out the future. My view?...

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I'm not participating in this recession

Apparently too few of us are depressed! We’re not taking this whole credit crisis seriousl...

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