The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin

Quarterly that explores issues related to both central banking and the New Zealand economy. On the record speeches of the Governor and Deputy Governors also featured regularly.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 4, December

Economic Impacts of Seismic Risk: Lessons for Wellington
18 October 2011 The recent earthquakes in Canterbury have provided a number of lessons that can be drawn upon to help organisations in Wellington better prepare for seismic events, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said this morning. In his...
Editor's Note
Our final issue of the Bulletin for 2011 features three articles. In the first article Emmanuel de Veirman and Michael Reddell look at consumption spending. More than 80 percent of all the income earned in New Zealand each year is spent on consumption...
Insurer Solvency Standards-Reducing Risk in a Risk Business
1 Solvency exposures that face insurers Solvency exposures are potentially faced by all insurers, to varying degrees, arising from various categories of risk. These constitute the factors included in the required minimum solvency capital and include...
Reserve Bank Releases 2010-11 Annual Report
3 October 2011 During a year of shocks and volatility, the Reserve Bank has focused on the resilience of the New Zealand economy and financial system, while staying on top of inflationary pressures, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said today....
Sudden Stops, External Debt and the Exchange Rate
Introduction New Zealand has run current account deficits for most of the last 30 years, and its net liabilities to the rest of the world are substantial by international standards, at around 75 percent of annual national income. If international...
Towards Understanding What and When Households Spent
1 Introduction Just over 80 percent of all the income earned by New Zealanders is consumed in a typical year (about three-quarters of that through goods and services purchased by households directly, and around one quarter of it delivered or undertaken...
Turbulent Global Markets Continue to Affect NZ
10 November 2011 Risks to New Zealand's economy and financial system have increased in recent months, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said today, when releasing the Bank's November 2011 Financial Stability Report. "Despite progress in reshaping...