We follow the economic events and trends that affect New Zealand.
Price rise expectations spread
US jobless claims fall. US producer prices jump. Canada producer prices leap. commodity price rises take a breather. Aussie inflation expectations ignore global moves.
Rising inflation undermines asset valuations
US inflation leaps. US budget deficit stabilises. Commodity prices rise further. China debt growth less than expected. EU data lackluster. Wall Street slips.
Inflation risk dawns on equity investors
US job openings rise. Another huge UST debt issue. German sentiment jumps. China's population at turning point. Australia gets big-spending budget.
Commodity boom stokes inflation fears
Commodity prices jump. US inflation expectations rise. Trucking costs jump. Chinese steelmakers raise prices. Aussie NAB business confidence high.
China gets a hand up from US strength
China's expansion gains momentum. US non-farm payrolls disappoint. US productivity jumps. UK disunited. Aussie house values surge.
Commodity prices gain momentum
US labour market improves sharply. Canada house prices to rise sharply. commodity prices up everywhere. China tries to be tough on Uighur critics.