Lockdown is a concern, but less concerned than would have been last year.
Country is in a very good position to maintain economic momentum.
Clear reduction is to be lifting cash rate.
Lockdown has given time for pause.
Concern is around supply capacity.
Expects rolling periods of disruption from covid.
Would need to significantly different outcomes on demand to change policy path.
House prices are above sustainable levels.
NZD/USD keeps its recovery mode intact on upbeat comments from Governor Orr, currently trading at 0.6938, up 0.20% on the day.
The pair hit nine-month lows of 0.6870 on RBNZ’s hawkish hold but quickly rebounded.
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