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The performance and outlook for currencies, equities and interest rates on international markets, as well as key central bank announcements.

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Markets Monthly

An up-to-date overview of the previous month’s themes in global financial markets. It contains key central bank decisions, plus meaningful insights into price movements in significant equity and money markets.

Kiwi Dollar Barometer

This quarterly report tracks exposure to foreign exchange risk for exporters, importers and exporter/importers by surveying businesses with an annual turnover of at least NZ$1 million.  It also surveys businesses’ expectations for the NZD/USD and their hedging plans for managing risk while surveying a range of topical issues in the foreign exchange markets.

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All enquiries from the media should be directed to our economics team:

Nick Tuffley

ASB Chief Economist

Since starting out in 1997 as an economist, it's fair to say Nick has seen a few hair-raising moments over the years, including the Asian Financial Crisis and the Global Financial Crisis.

One of Nick's strengths is his ability to communicate complex ideas in a readily understandable and entertaining way.  He thrives on helping people understand the economic environment to help enrich the quality of their business or personal life. He’s proud to lead a team that has won two Forecast Accuracy Awards from Consensus Economics, and has a strong track record with their Official Cash Rate and dairy price forecasts. 

Nick grew up in Christchurch and graduated with a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury.  He learned his economic ropes at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand before a long stint as a Senior Economist at Westpac, and joined ASB as Chief Economist in 2007.

Kim Mundy

Economist

Kim focuses on the subjects that have the ability to impact most people daily - the housing market, mortgage interest rates and inflation. She forecasts, analyses and provides insight into what these topics mean to readers: the pros and cons for particular mortgage rate options, housing affordability, or how to prepare for inflation. Kim is the author for ASB's Home Loan Rate Report, Home Economics and Housing Confidence Survey.

Kim joined ASB in early 2015 after working as an Economic Consultant. She also interned with the New Zealand Treasury while completing her BA/BCom (1st class honours) in Economics, Statistics and Politics.

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