New Zealand's central bank

The Reserve Bank manages monetary policy to maintain price stability, promotes the maintenance of a sound and efficient financial system, and supplies New Zealand banknotes and coins.

30 Mar 2017
NEWS  Input sought on insurer law review
The Reserve Bank today published an issues paper for its review of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 (IPSA).
29 Mar 2017
NEWS  Bulletin article reviews business cycle
More subdued growth, due to persistent spare capacity in the global economy following the GFC, has been a key feature of the current New Zealand business cycle.
23 Mar 2017
NEWS  Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent
The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent.
07 Mar 2017
NEWS  Reserve Bank outlines plans for bank capital review
An upcoming review of the framework for banks’ capital requirements will aim to enhance the soundness and efficiency of the New Zealand banking system, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today.
02 Mar 2017
NEWS  Reserve Bank sees risks equally balanced
Risks around future Official Cash Rate movements are equally weighted, reflecting balanced risks around inflation, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today in a speech.
30 Mar 2017
BANK CONSULTATION  Review of the Insurance Prudential Supervision Act 2010
On 30 March 2017, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand published an Issues Paper on the Review for consultation. The consultation closes on 30 June 2017.
28 Mar 2017
BANK CONSULTATION  Review of the outsourcing policy for registered banks
The current outsourcing requirements date back to 2006 and apply to all locally incorporated banks whose New Zealand liabilities exceed $10 billion. The current policy is mainly focused on underpinning the provision of liquidity to the financial system in the event of stress or failure of a bank or of a service provider to a bank. While these objectives are still valid, it is good practice to review policies from time to time, in particular as the regulatory landscape has changed over the last nine years.
17 Feb 2017
BRIEFING TO THE MINISTER  2016 Briefing to the Incoming Minister
14 Feb 2017
BANK CONSULTATION  The dashboard approach to quarterly disclosure
The Dashboard is an outgrowth of the Regulatory Stocktake, and would involve publication on the website of key information on locally incorporated banks. By presenting this information in one place and in a standardised format, the Dashboard aims to enhance market discipline by making this information more accessible and facilitating comparisons across banks.
09 Feb 2017
MONETARY POLICY STATEMENT  Monetary Policy Statement for February 2017

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Upcoming events

2017

 
29 Mar 2017 Monetary Policy Challenge - last day to submit entry forms
11 May 2017 OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
31 May 2017 Financial Stability Report media conference
22 Jun 2017 OCR announcement
1 Aug 2017 Deadline for paper submission for Housing, household debt and policy
10 Aug 2017 OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
28 Sep 2017 OCR announcement
9 Nov 2017 OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
29 Nov 2017 Financial Stability Report media conference
11-12 Dec 2017 Housing, household debt and policy

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