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Welcome to the Reserve Bank media room. This is the first point of contact for journalists looking for news releases, comment from the Bank, speeches or information regarding press conferences.

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.
14 Feb 2017
NEWS  RBNZ to continue engagement on Dashboard proposal
The Reserve Bank will continue to engage with stakeholders about its proposed ‘Dashboard’ approach to quarterly disclosure for locally incorporated banks.
14 Feb 2017
NEWS  Reserve Bank senior adviser receives Central Banking Award for Economics
Reserve Bank senior adviser, Leo Krippner, has won a prestigious international economics award for his work on yield curve modelling with a lower bound for interest rates.
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
21 Dec 2016
BANK CONSULTATION  Dual registration policy for small foreign banks
The dual registration policy for small foreign banks consultation proposes a way to assess whether these banks may be permitted to ‘dual-register’, simultaneously operating a local branch alongside a subsidiary.

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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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