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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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Property Market Update - February 2011

2011 is shaping up to be an interesting year. In my opinion mortgage rates don't need to i...

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Banking and the jaws of death

The "Jaws of Death" is how accountants affectionately describe declining revenue and incre...

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Prediction: Bank economist vs Pikelet the pig

On Campbell Live tonight they were searching for an animal to be our oracle for the Rugby ...

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Mortgage Rates | Forecast after July OCR

My personal view is the official cash rate (OCR) should not increase....

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NZ Property | Where to for house prices?

Will property prices fall in New Zealand? Is now a good time to buy? Is property a good in...

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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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Mortgage Rates | Rates on the increase

Short-term fixed mortgage rates have started to increase in anticipation of a June increas...

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