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Another week of very weak economic data supports our call for a record low in the OCR of 2.0%
We are fast approaching the peak pace of construction work in Canterbury... when the pace of building activity starts to ease off, economic growth will slow.
It looks as though the summer drought had a less severe impact on the rural economy than initially feared... but as drought fears have subsided, dairy prices have come under renewed downward pressure.
New Zealand consumers are in fine form, food and fuel prices are nudging higher again, and dairy prices are rising in response to drought.
With low inflation making their dollars go further, and amid signs of a housing market revival, consumers are spending up.
The US Federal Reserve sounds more prepared to lift interest rates, while the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is less prepared to do so. The result has been a drop in the New Zealand dollar vis-a-vis the US dollar.
China's economic recovery may be faltering.
The Reserve Bank left the OCR on hold at 3.5% this week, but changed its judgements about how economic growth affects inflation.
Financial markets have overreacted to the soft-patch in New Zealand's data, creating a great opportunities for borrowers to fix their interest rates.
The economic upturn has now spread to all regions of New Zealand
The New Zealand housing market is clearly in slowdown mode.