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NZ Official Cash Rate reduced to 3.25%
The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 3.25 percent. Growth in the global economy remains moderate. Data on economic activity in the US, China and Australia has been mixed, although there has been some improvement in the euro area and Japan. Volatility in financial markets has increased. The New Zealand economy is growing at an annual rate around three percent, supported by low interest rates, high net migration and construction activity, and the decline in fuel prices. However, the fall in export commodity prices that began in mid-2014 is proving more pronounced. The weaker ... (full story)