Last decision review
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) said that it would leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75% in a decision that was widely expected, stating that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period.
Following its decision to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75%, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) published its updated forecasts, with key highlights, via Reuters.
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 chair?
Neil Quigley’s term as Chair is effective from 23 September 2016. Professor Quigley is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waikato, and has previously held roles as a Professor of Economics and senior manager at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He was first appointed to the Reserve Bank Board in 2010.
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The World Interest Rates Table
The World Interest Rates Table reflects the current interest rates of the main countries around the world, set by their respective Central Banks. Rates typically reflect the health of individual economies, as in a perfect scenario, Central Banks tend to rise rates when the economy is growing and therefore instigate inflation.