At its September monetary policy meeting on Wednesday, New Zealand’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), maintained its Official Cash Rate (OCR) at a historic low of 1.00%.
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September RBNZ decision
At its August monetary policy meeting on Wednesday, New Zealand’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), slashed its Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 50bps to a historic low of 1.00%, a bigger-than-expected cut. The Kiwi slumped more than a big figure to 10-month lows of 0.6445 on the big rate cut.
November RBNZ decision
The RBNZ interest rate decision is announced by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. If the RBNZ is hawkish about the inflationary outlook of the economy and raises the interest rates it is positive, or bullish, for the NZD. The RBNZ rate statement contains the explanations of their decision on interest rates and commentary about the economic conditions that influenced their decision.
The RBNZ has left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75% and says expects to keep the OCR at this level through 2019 and into 2020. RBNZ says there are both upside and downside risks to our growth and inflation projections.
What is the RBNZ
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is New Zealand's central bank. Like most central banks, the Reserve Bank is primarily a policy organisation, and exists to do three main things: formulate and implement monetary policy to maintain price stability, promote the maintenance of a sound and efficient financial system and meet the currency needs of the public.
Who is RBNZ's president?
Adrian Orr is the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He was appointed in March 2018. He is New Zealand born and bred, and primarily of Cook Island and Irish descent. Adrian graduated from the University of Waikato in 1983 with a Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Economics and Geography. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics (Distinction) from the University of Leicester, England, graduating in 1985. Adrian has also served as Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Chair of the Pacific Pension and Investment Institute.
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