Sharon Zollner

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Sharon Zollner said : “Pricing intentions and cost expectations are falling – but the latter is barely off its highs, and pricing intentions are still far too high for the Reserve Bank to take comfort,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Expected cost increases eased for every sector except manufacturing and services, but outside of construction, it’s a stretch to say there’s a clear downward trend,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “More generally, pricing intentions are continuing to ease, particularly gauged by firms’ numerical estimates of what they intend to do with their prices,” ”But they are still much too high. And inflation expectations jumped back up to a fresh record high, with retailers expecting inflation of 7 per cent. If everyone else is doing it, and customers are expecting it, then the fear of losing customers as a result of passing through cost increases is much reduced. “The Reserve Bank is trying to bring that fear back by increasing consumers’ price sensitivity” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Last week they decided their foot hadn’t been on the brake all this time, it was just easing off the accelerator. Inflation expectations have always been important but now we can quantify how important,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 28, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The fall has been very orderly so far,” External link

wsau Thursday, November 24, 2022 1:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “In percentage change terms, this sounds rather drastic, but it’s still only a partial unwinding of the COVID period run-up,” External link

wsau Thursday, November 24, 2022 1:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The fall has been very orderly so far," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 24, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In percentage change terms, this sounds rather drastic, but it's still only a partial unwinding of the COVID period run-up," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 24, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The fall has been very orderly so far," External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 24, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In percentage change terms, this sounds rather drastic, but it's still only a partial unwinding of the COVID period run-up," External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 24, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "That appears to be what they now believe is unfortunately necessary to bring inflation down from what's looking like regrettably sustained highs," External link

4-traders Wednesday, November 23, 2022 8:41:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The RBNZ has already proven that it's not in the least afraid to go its own way, and the global tilt towards slower hikes is unlikely to play a significant part in the decision," External link

4-traders Friday, November 18, 2022 12:22:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The RBNZ has already proven that it's not in the least afraid to go its own way, and the global tilt towards slower hikes is unlikely to play a significant part in the decision," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 18, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The RBNZ has already proven that it's not in the least afraid to go its own way, and the global tilt towards slower hikes is unlikely to play a significant part in the decision," External link

ibtimes Friday, November 18, 2022 12:02:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner told : "We've come out of Covid...with essentially a very over-stimulated economy and housing market in particular," External link

tvnz Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner argued : “To beat inflation, they require some people to lose their jobs. That’s a comms challenge right there” External link

Stuff Friday, October 7, 2022 7:45:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The RBNZ made it clear in August it strongly intends to raise the OCR by 50 bps at the October and November meetings. The data since then has provided no compelling reason to diverge from that plan," External link

4-traders Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “At the moment inflation is much more important than it has been for a very long time,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 23, 2022 3:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The Reserve Bank published a forecast of 5% in their last monetary policy statement,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:21:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner told ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "Global food prices have risen with [Vladimir] Putin's invasion of Ukraine definitely not helping there, driving up the price of grain. Fuel prices have been higher so transport costs are higher. Shipping costs are definitely up," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “House prices will continue to decline and there’s not much in the economic outlook that will stop that,” External link

wsau Friday, September 2, 2022 1:53:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "House prices will continue to decline and there's not much in the economic outlook that will stop that," External link

ibtimes Friday, September 2, 2022 1:28:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Of course, monetary policy takes time to impact the economy, as people gradually roll on to higher fixed mortgage rates," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Of course, monetary policy takes time to impact the economy, as people gradually roll on to higher fixed mortgage rates," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:24:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The Reserve Bank here estimates that less than 1 per cent of buyers would be in a negative equity position if house prices fell like they're forecasting because house prices have risen so dramatically," External link

abc-au Saturday, August 27, 2022 1:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The Reserve Bank here estimates that less than 1 per cent of buyers would be in a negative equity position if house prices fell like they're forecasting because house prices have risen so dramatically," External link

abc-au Friday, August 26, 2022 11:01:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Of course, monetary policy takes time to feed through the economy,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 15, 2022 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We think the data has been more unfriendly on the inflation front than they expected, but not enough to tip them over into a panic. Rates have been rising here for a year, so they are well into this cycle, and they have delivered quite a lot,” External link

wsau Friday, August 12, 2022 7:12:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We think the data has been more unfriendly on the inflation front than they expected, but not enough to tip them over into a panic. Rates have been rising here for a year, so they are well into this cycle, and they have delivered quite a lot," External link

ibtimes Friday, August 12, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We think the data has been more unfriendly on the inflation front than they expected, but not enough to tip them over into a panic. Rates have been rising here for a year, so they are well into this cycle, and they have delivered quite a lot," External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 12, 2022 5:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The outlook for house-building has hit a brick wall in that there was a sharp fall in residential construction intentions. Note the fall in early 2020 was due to lockdown - it's difficult to imagine what would lead to such a rapid bounce this time," External link

nzherald Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "As long as the unemployment rate stays low, interest rates should be manageable for the vast majority of households," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:06:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The real challenge for the RBNZ is how broad-based and persistent inflation is looking, rather than the headline number itself,” “Tradables inflation could fall away quite quickly … But non-tradable inflation is likely to stay high over 2022 and into 2023 as an increasingly tight labour market generates strong wage rises” External link

theepochtimes Monday, July 18, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “the canary in the coal mine” External link

moneyweek Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "As the evidence mounts that it [lifting the cash rate] is actually working and the economy is slowing, that people are starting to lose their jobs, certainly lose confidence, then you would expect the debate about whether the Reserve Bank is doing the right thing would get louder," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's not a fun process, not nearly as pleasant or easy to explain as trying to boost growth," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 12, 2022 2:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 11, 2022 10:54:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

watoday Monday, July 11, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

smh Monday, July 11, 2022 11:28:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 11, 2022 11:26:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 11, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

theage Monday, July 11, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said ( about Monetary Policy ) : "The RBNZ is on a roll with its 50-pointers, and the data-flow since the May Monetary Policy Statement has not provided any compelling reason to diverge from that strategy," External link

ibtimes Friday, July 8, 2022 8:34:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "It's pretty unprecedented to be raising rates as house prices fall," "And not only that, raising them at double speed. But, of course, it's just an example of the same sort of thing that's going on all over the world" External link

abc-au Monday, July 4, 2022 11:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In such a supply-constrained environment, it makes sense that inflation pressures are holding up even as the activity outlook slows," "The RBNZ is unlikely to conclude it can slow the pace of hikes any time soon" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In such a supply-constrained environment, it makes sense that inflation pressures are holding up even as the activity outlook slows," "The RBNZ is unlikely to conclude it can slow the pace of hikes any time soon" External link

nzherald Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The main reason firms are so pessimistic on the outlook for profitability is not lack of demand, but rather supply-side constraints and cost pressures,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “At the moment consumers are saying times are terrible when the labour market is the tightest it’s ever been,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “At the moment consumers are saying times are terrible when the labour market is the tightest it’s ever been,” External link

Stuff Monday, May 30, 2022 9:10:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "They're playing the long game here. Entirety defensible, but a little scary if you're a coffee shop or restaurant," External link

newshub Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:34:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : “large hikes now buy flexibility later,” External link

rappler Thursday, May 26, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “While the RBNZ certainly talked tough today, we expect the [Reserve Bank] will revert to a more standard pace of tightening, of 25bp at each meeting from August onwards, as hard landing risks demand attention,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It does seem quite mean to raise interest rates when households are already under so much cost of living pressure but the Reserve Bank is playing the long game," "If we were to return to 1970s inflation then allowing that to happen wouldn't be doing households any favours at all" External link

newshub Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:50:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

bordermail Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:29:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There seems little doubt that unless something dramatic comes out of left field, the RBNZ will deliver another 50 basis point hike next week,” External link

wsau Friday, May 20, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There seems little doubt that unless something dramatic comes out of left field, the RBNZ will deliver another 50 basis point hike next week," External link

ibtimes Friday, May 20, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There seems little doubt that unless something dramatic comes out of left field, the RBNZ will deliver another 50 basis point hike next week," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 20, 2022 6:21:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “This is a highly inflationary process, given that productivity is not rising as quickly as wages,” “In turn, that would mean any benefit workers may expect from a tight labour market is simply eaten away by inflation” External link

theepochtimes Friday, May 6, 2022 5:22:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The RBNZ has a big job to do to rein in runaway inflation, and the sooner they rip into it, the lower the economic cost is likely to be," External link

nzherald Friday, April 15, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explained : "We lose migrants to Australia and backfill from the rest of the world," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Immigration NZ is suffering the same labour shortages many are. They're struggling to scale up," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explained : "We lose migrants to Australia and backfill from the rest of the world," External link

bordermail Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:05:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Immigration NZ is suffering the same labour shortages many are. They're struggling to scale up," External link

bordermail Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:05:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explained : "We lose migrants to Australia and backfill from the rest of the world," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Immigration NZ is suffering the same labour shortages many are. They're struggling to scale up," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “If you let inflation expectations get away from you the window of opportunity to get on top of inflation without a hard landing is closed,” External link

mninews Monday, April 11, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The housing market is vulnerable, consumer confidence is on the floor and business confidence is looking wobbly, so raising rates is risky but not raising rates by 50bps is riskier,” External link

mninews Monday, April 11, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “At this stage, it’s a case of pick your poison,” External link

wsau Friday, April 8, 2022 10:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : “The RBNZ has a big job to do to rein in runaway inflation, and the sooner they rip into it, the lower the economic cost is likely to be,” External link

wsau Friday, April 8, 2022 10:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "At this stage, it's a case of pick your poison," External link

ibtimes Friday, April 8, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The New Zealand economy has been famously described as the housing market with an economy attached, it has massive implications for how households behave,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, March 25, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The RBNZ would prefer to look through oil price shocks, but right now, with inflation expectations so high and rising, they just can't," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, March 8, 2022 3:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The RBNZ would prefer to look through oil price shocks, but right now, with inflation expectations so high and rising, they just can't," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 8, 2022 2:34:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "How fast you come out of this situation and get a fair deal is to some extent going to depend on how proactive you are asking for a pay rise," "The evidence suggests that men are a bit better at that than women who wait to be told what they're worth to some extent" External link

newshub Saturday, March 5, 2022 3:51:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "Potentially the labour shortages that we've seen also mean that women are getting a chance, perhaps to do more roles where they haven't had the traditional experience that employers might think were necessary," "That's a real plus, but it's not going to suddenly change attitudes and change gender roles" External link

newshub Saturday, March 5, 2022 3:51:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Certainly the economic impacts are potentially significant,” External link

Stuff Friday, March 4, 2022 3:14:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “though every type of cost is going up” External link

Stuff Monday, February 28, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “FOMO (fear of missing out) is a common characterisation at the moment of the housing market’s ‘animal spirits’,” External link

wsau Friday, November 26, 2021 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "FOMO (fear of missing out) is a common characterisation at the moment of the housing market's 'animal spirits'," External link

newshub Friday, November 26, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "FOMO (fear of missing out) is a common characterisation at the moment of the housing market's 'animal spirits'," External link

4-traders Friday, November 26, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There’s a lot of inflation pressure out there and the need for tighter policy is self-evident,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The labour market is the tightest it has ever been and inflation pressures are intense, but on the other hand the housing market cycle is looking very mature, and there’s the small matter of COVID-19 spreading its way around the country,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The labour market is the tightest it has ever been and inflation pressures are intense, but on the other hand the housing market cycle is looking very mature, and there's the small matter of COVID spreading its way around the country," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 18, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Cost expectations (and pricing intentions) are pretty much at record highs...and they're going to do something about it," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "For now, everything is pointing to a need for higher rates," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Households have been pretty smart about inflation in the past 18 months, and what they think matters hugely for both firms’ pricing power and wage negotiations,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 29, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Auckland is hanging in there – consumer confidence actually lifted slightly over the month and is higher than the North Island excluding Auckland and Wellington,” “That makes some sense: Auckland is looking forward to easing restrictions, whereas the rest of the North Island knows Covid is on the way” External link

Stuff Friday, October 29, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Despite living week to week to some extent, firms appear to be getting on with it as best they can," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Risks around growth are to the downside, but inflation risks are to the upside. That’s awkward,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There's clearly been a deterioration in the quality growth in terms of how sustainable it is, because essentially the tourism industry used to earn as much foreign exchange as dairy did, and rather than that foriegn money coming in and spending that, we're spending borrowed money," "Obviously the wage subsidy was hugely successful, but it's left us with a legacy of Government debt, and household debt is also very high. We will have to pay the piper at some point" External link

newshub Friday, June 18, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "While the hole in GDP has been largely filled by debt-fuelled domestic activity (both household and Government debt), debt is hardly a sustainable substitute for this lost income," External link

newshub Friday, June 18, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Importers are quite comfortable with a high dollar because the equation is now better for them, and capital equipment is more affordable," External link

mninews Friday, May 28, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We expect the RBNZ will continue to strike a cautious tone and stress that considerable monetary stimulus remains appropriate and is expected to remain so for quite some time yet while the dust settles and the true economic picture becomes clearer," External link

newshub Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There is a high tolerance for inaction," External link

mninews Monday, April 19, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "These price rises are largely in tradable goods, imported goods and commodities, and that is the sort of inflation the Reserve Bank will prefer to look through if they can, it's not growth friendly so you wouldn't want to raise interest rates to head off inflation and hit growth harder," External link

newshub Monday, April 12, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The data flow is starting to soften but this is consistent with forecasts by the Reserve Bank and ANZ that harder yards lie ahead for the economy," External link

nzherald Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The data flow is starting to soften but this is consistent with forecasts by the Reserve Bank and ANZ that harder yards lie ahead for the economy," External link

nzherald Friday, April 9, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Rising costs are an economy-wide issue,” “Shipping disruptions, rising global commodity prices, the higher minimum wage, and skill shortages are creating something of a perfect storm” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner explains : "The economy picked up where it left off, only with lower interest rates, so the housing market has massively outperformed expectations," External link

abc-au Friday, April 2, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner notes : "The Reserve Bank suspended the LVR restrictions for 12 months but, in the end, they put them back on earlier than they had anticipated," "The banks themselves actually front-ran that and put them back in even earlier than that" External link

abc-au Friday, April 2, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner explains : "The economy picked up where it left off, only with lower interest rates, so the housing market has massively outperformed expectations," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner notes : "The Reserve Bank suspended the LVR restrictions for 12 months but, in the end, they put them back on earlier than they had anticipated," "The banks themselves actually front-ran that and put them back in even earlier than that" External link

abc-au Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "However, there were signs of moderation in the construction sector, with decent falls across a range of activity indicators (particularly employment), while cost pressures continue to build," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "However, there were signs of moderation in the construction sector, with decent falls across a range of activity indicators (particularly employment), while cost pressures continue to build," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There's no doubt that the RBNZ geed up the housing market with the rate cuts because there's no doubt that the cuts have driven the market, but at the same time that has created stability issues," External link

mninews Friday, March 26, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The change will put upward pressure on rents. And too-high rents are also a massive problem in many New Zealand cities," External link

4-traders Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “The point at which the central bank would ‘lose the game’ is if they print more money to buy bonds and the market focuses on the fact they have printed more money – more than that they are buying more bonds,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “That could be decades off, or it could be much sooner than that,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “You are talking about inflation-targeting losing credibility at that point. That would be a big moment in economic history,” “But it doesn’t mean it’s impossible” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “central banks have got your back” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The question asking firms about their current level of activity compared to the same month a year earlier shows the dynamics of the Covid-19 period very clearly,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The New Zealand economy is facing a large, negative income shock, and that will increasingly become evident over coming months,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The New Zealand economy is facing a large, negative income shock, and that will increasingly become evident over coming months,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "I grew up on a farm. So I do remember the farm subsidies being ripped away very suddenly and our parents telling us we could no longer afford chocolate biscuits for dessert," External link

nzherald Friday, February 5, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explique : "Nous sommes dans un environnement où les mauvaises nouvelles sont de bonnes nouvelles parce qu'elles signifient davantage de soutien," External link

challenges Friday, December 18, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explique : "Nous sommes dans un environnement où les mauvaises nouvelles sont de bonnes nouvelles parce qu'elles signifient davantage de soutien," External link

usinenouvelle Friday, December 18, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus,” External link

expressindia Friday, December 18, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus,” External link

financialexpress Friday, December 18, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus,” External link

businessday Friday, December 18, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, December 18, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 18, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : ”We should celebrate the fact that our economy is going to come out of 2020 in far better shape, cyclically and structurally, than most,” “We pulled together, stayed apart, eliminated Covid-19 twice and reaped the economic and broader wellbeing rewards” External link

Stuff Friday, December 18, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “In the New Zealand context, where Covid-19 was brought under control quickly and fiscal policy filled the income hole, the hit to the supply of goods is proving a lot more persistent than the interruption to demand,” “Inflation therefore bears watching as it holds the key to future interest rates,” External link

Stuff Friday, December 18, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus," External link

wsau Friday, December 18, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “In the New Zealand context, where Covid-19 was brought under control quickly and fiscal policy filled the income hole, the hit to the supply of goods is proving a lot more persistent than the interruption to demand,” “Inflation therefore bears watching as it holds the key to future interest rates,” External link

Stuff Friday, December 18, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “It’s an important part of making a negative OCR effective,” External link

bloomberg Sunday, November 8, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Job security and employment are an important part of any economic recovery... there are always trade-offs. The interests of people who have jobs now and those who want to get a job are not always perfectly aligned,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “In the worst case scenario they all fall over at once when interest rates rise, and then you have got a real recession on your hands,” External link

Stuff Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Most people probably think we’re not looking at too much of a change from what we’ve had so far,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Fiscal and monetary policy are certainly working their magic. But come year end, far fewer firms will be supported by wage subsidies, and the loss of tourists will be more sorely felt. But for now, things appear to be firmly in the 'could be worse' basket," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Delivering net economic stimulus this way absolutely can be done," External link

wsau Friday, September 18, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Delivering net economic stimulus this way absolutely can be done," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 18, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Delivering net economic stimulus this way absolutely can be done,” External link

news18 Friday, September 18, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "A third of economic activity simply wasn’t possible for a time: quarter two GDP should certainly mark the bottom," External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's not great for humanity, but quite good for New Zealand's export prices," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The wage subsidies are rolling off from about now onwards, which reveal the true state of the labour market," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The different restrictions across regions and the roadblocks in and out of Auckland (traffic over the Bombay Hills halved) mean there's going to be significantly more 'noise' in the traffic data this month than in actual economic activity," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “If you’re worried that you might end up in a situation with at least social distancing and at worst lockdown, then that’s quite a challenging environment for business confidence,” External link

Stuff Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "A net-zero percent think it's a good time to buy a major household item, down 5, suggesting the vigorous post-lockdown bounce in retail spending will peter out quite rapidly," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "This is directly at odds with both anecdotal and data showing a remarkably vigorous bounce-back in spending, particularly on big-ticket items," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "The global economy is in strife and our doors are shut to international tourists and students: our national income is now lower and while it won't hit people evenly, it will hurt," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “But [that] doesn’t necessarily tell us much about the economy will settle once the involuntary savings from lockdown and the overseas holiday budgets have been spent,” “There are essentially three distinct economic shocks going on: the lockdown and the rebound from it, the impact from the closed border; and the deterioration in the economies of our trading partners. The fact that the economy has rebounded quickly from lockdown doesn’t actually tell you much about how the other shocks will play out. The only thing I’m certain about forecasting is unusually high volatility in the data” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Bounces are fun, but this one has probably nearly run its course,” “The economic pain arising from the closed border and sharply weaker global growth is yet to be fully felt” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The [Reserve Bank) has ruled out changing the OCR and there's no need to adjust qualitative easing yet," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "The trend is gently downward and at present I see no reason for that to change," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner told : "There's a 5 percent hole in the economy where tourism used to be. There's a lot of jobs and a lot of income that is missing," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The upshot is that retailers will continue to do it tough well beyond the COVID-19 disruptions," External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We should celebrate our success in beating back COVID-19, but the wreckage lies all around us. "The loss of jobs in international tourism, in particular, is a hole that won’t be filled easily or quickly. We see elevated unemployment affecting household sentiment and spending for a long time yet,” External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's 8.8 per cent of employment, even though 5.8 per cent of GDP is direct tourism," External link

Stuff Monday, May 25, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's 8.8 per cent of employment, even though 5.8 per cent of GDP is direct tourism," External link

Stuff Monday, May 25, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "At the end of 2022, we have the unemployment rate at 5.7 percent," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "We'll see downward pressure on house prices and rents [and] fewer renovations," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "The household debt level relative to incomes is about the same as it was going into [the 2008-2009] recession and this shock is bigger for the economy," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "At the end of 2022, we have the unemployment rate at 5.7 percent," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "We'll see downward pressure on house prices and rents [and] fewer renovations," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "The household debt level relative to incomes is about the same as it was going into [the 2008-2009] recession and this shock is bigger for the economy," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Unlike most of the world, because of the success of our lockdown we now have a shot at just a regular horrible recession,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 18, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Unlike most of the world, because of the success of our lockdown we now have a shot at just a regular horrible recession,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 18, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Unlike most of the world, because of the success of our lockdown we now have a shot at just a regular horrible recession,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We certainly should bear it (debt level) in mind," External link

newshub Friday, May 15, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "unlike like most of the world" External link

Stuff Friday, May 15, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Risks are skewed towards QE being expanded in time, and we would not rule out OCR cuts into negative territory next year,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “It’s very difficult to tell,” External link

bloomberg Monday, May 11, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Job security has taken a huge hit, as have household incomes, so discretionary spending will be well down even once we leave lockdown,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Job security has taken a huge hit, as have household incomes, so discretionary spending will be well down even once we leave lockdown,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There is an enormous risk that they will oscillate in and out of various levels of lockdown and you just need to look at the damage done by these lockdowns to know that you really only want to do this once,” External link

smh Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There is an enormous risk that they will oscillate in and out of various levels of lockdown and you just need to look at the damage done by these lockdowns to know that you really only want to do this once,” External link

watoday Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There is an enormous risk that they will oscillate in and out of various levels of lockdown and you just need to look at the damage done by these lockdowns to know that you really only want to do this once,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There is an enormous risk that they will oscillate in and out of various levels of lockdown and you just need to look at the damage done by these lockdowns to know that you really only want to do this once,” External link

theage Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "Some types of spending, such as dinner out, are just lost. People won't eat out five times a week to make up for not dining out during the lockdown," External link

Stuff Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "Some types of spending, such as dinner out, are just lost. People won't eat out five times a week to make up for not dining out during the lockdown," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Times are grim. We've never seen such a broad economic shock strike with such ferocity. Firms are right to be alarmed. Both fiscal and policy are leaping into action, but a severe recession is guaranteed," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Consumers usually only feel the impact of global shocks with a long lag, but this one has come rushing to their door at bewildering speed," External link

newshub Friday, March 27, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "There was a sharp hit in the desire to spend, despite house price expectations still holding up, but with households now in lockdown and non-essential businesses closed, the hit to retail is obviously going to be much, much larger than this," External link

newshub Friday, March 27, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "COVID-19 is the everyone, everywhere, everything, all-at-once shock, and we are going to get economic data the likes of which we have never seen," External link

newshub Friday, March 27, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in uncharted territory economically,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "So the fear is of contagion in the broad bond market, and the potential to ripple into the credit market at a time which risk spreads have been very narrow as all this cheap money has been sloshing round for a decade," External link

Stuff Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It is encouraging that firms are not slamming on the brakes any harder at this point," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We cannot keep up to date with our forecasts but I am pretty sure the next edition [of forecasts] will be less positive than the ones before and that is going to be the ongoing habit," External link

newshub Monday, March 9, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "we are rapidly passing the point where central banks responding could conceivably damage confidence" External link

Stuff Monday, March 2, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "When the facts change, we change our minds. And the facts are changing fast," "The economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is now looking impossible for RBNZ to look through, as it becomes clear it won't be brief" External link

newstalkzb Monday, March 2, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But already, these forecasts are looking out of date, given the spread of the virus since then, the presence of the virus in New Zealand, established community outbreaks in the US, and the violent sell-off in global financial markets," "A sharper global slowdown is on the cards" External link

newstalkzb Monday, March 2, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "When the facts change, we change our minds. And the facts are changing fast," "The economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is now looking impossible for RBNZ to look through, as it becomes clear it won't be brief" External link

nzherald Monday, March 2, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But already, these forecasts are looking out of date, given the spread of the virus since then, the presence of the virus in New Zealand, established community outbreaks in the US, and the violent sell-off in global financial markets," "A sharper global slowdown is on the cards" External link

nzherald Monday, March 2, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “This is a highly fluid situation and estimated impacts are extremely uncertain,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "A temporary shock lends itself to a sharp recovery, but there's a risk the slowdown is more prolonged," "If that risk materialises, the RBNZ and Government are likely to respond, but for now, the RBNZ can afford to be patient and see how things evolve," External link

Stuff Monday, February 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Forestry sends a larger percentage of it's output to China than any other industry: it has five times the exposure it did in 2003," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "How serious the impact is depends on whether the disruption is [short] or longer-term," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But momentum appears to be stabilising, and it now looks more likely that the economy will be able to generate growth around trend over the medium term, despite headwinds," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But momentum appears to be stabilising, and it now looks more likely that the economy will be able to generate growth around trend over the medium term, despite headwinds," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The survey wasn't without its sour notes: expected availability of credit fell to its lowest level in at least 10 years," "There were some signs of incipient inflation pressure, with costs, pricing intentions, and inflation expectations all modestly higher" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The survey wasn't without its sour notes: expected availability of credit fell to its lowest level in at least 10 years," "There were some signs of incipient inflation pressure, with costs, pricing intentions, and inflation expectations all modestly higher" External link

nzherald Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The overall decision is in line with previous proposals to increase the overall amount of bank equity, but some aspects are softer,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The overall decision is in line with previous proposals to increase the overall amount of bank equity, but some aspects are softer,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "The improvement in the ANZ Business Outlook survey this month was broad and consistent," "The significant easing in both interest rates and the exchange rate is clearly working its way through the economy, and the remarkable resilience of New Zealand's commodity prices is providing an invaluable buffer to the world's woes" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "It is important to note that the activity indicators across the survey remain subdued," "Headwinds for businesses persist: credit availability, capacity constraints, elevated costs, uncertainty, vigorous competition, high household debt, and the awkward fact that our biggest trading partners appear to be in a spot of macroeconomic bother" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "We continue to expect growth in the New Zealand economy to trough shortly and increase – albeit gradually – from here," "Growth bottoming out around 2 per cent would be a pretty good outcome. Firms have clearly been deeply concerned about the outlook, not without cause, and this has dampened investment and employment this year" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “So far, the strategy seems to be ‘we haven’t got many bullets, let’s use them proactively’,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Dairy prices, both current and future are looking really strong [and] meat prices are going gangbusters, thanks to the swine fever in China," "Slowing global growth, [coupled] with New Zealand's commodity prices going up makes for a forecasting conundrum" External link

newshub Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But The Reserve Bank can't allow the housing market off its leash as there are financial stability concerns with doing so," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "This gradual but prolonged economic slowdown is at risk of ceasing to be about data and starting to become about people," External link

newshub Monday, September 30, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We expect that the 50bp OCR cut delivered in August will filter through to consumers in time which should lift confidence, as long as the labour market holds up," External link

nzherald Friday, August 30, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The income-earning backbone of the New Zealand economy is actually in pretty good shape. But nonetheless, firm sentiment, surveyed employment and investment intentions are consistent with heading into recession," External link

newshub Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The proportion of our goods exports going to that market has gone up more than five-fold in a decade, and for some commodities - such as logs and wool - is now about half [of our exports]," External link

newshub Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Today's bold move will result in lower retail borrowing rates that should support investment and the housing market, but there will be offsetting impacts on the incomes and therefore spending of savers, and one also can't rule out a perversely negative impact on confidence of what might look to some like a crisis-type response," "There are two schools of thought when nearly out of ammunition: hide behind a rock and preserve it, or charge," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Today's bold move will result in lower retail borrowing rates that should support investment and the housing market, but there will be offsetting impacts on the incomes and therefore spending of savers, and one also can't rule out a perversely negative impact on confidence of what might look to some like a crisis-type response," "There are two schools of thought when nearly out of ammunition: hide behind a rock and preserve it, or charge," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says ( about Adrian Orr ) : "This is the second time that (Mr Orr) has surprised the market with a sharply dovish tilt," External link

smh Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says ( about Adrian Orr ) : "This is the second time that (Mr Orr) has surprised the market with a sharply dovish tilt," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says ( about Adrian Orr ) : "This is the second time that (Mr Orr) has surprised the market with a sharply dovish tilt," External link

theage Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The main red flag in the survey is residential building intentions. These fell sharply yet again," "The signal is no longer isolated to this one data series – employment intentions in the construction sector also fell" External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "May versus August for the first cut is a line-ball call, given the definitiveness of the RBNZ's change of stance yesterday" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We think the economy is going to muddle along, but it's not going to accelerate this year," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner saying : "Clearly the economy is stretched at the moment, but it does appear that momentum has waned markedly over the last six months" External link

newshub Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "This data is volatile but residential intentions are trending down while commercial intentions are back in the black after being negative in June to October last year," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In our view, growth this year will fail to accelerate to the degree that the Reserve Bank forecasts, with it gradually becoming clear that more monetary stimulus will be needed to generate a sustained lift in inflation," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Business sentiment indicators appear to be reflecting factors other than turnover/activity at the moment," External link

nzherald Friday, December 21, 2018 3:11:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "it does represent a downside risk" External link

nzherald Monday, December 10, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Markets have generally shrugged off US political risks up until now, but that is perhaps getting a little harder to do," External link

nzherald Monday, December 4, 2017 12:40:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "The subject I loved at school was computer studies," External link

nzherald Friday, December 1, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The economy is at a delicate juncture as migration, construction and housing run out of steam as growth drivers," "Commodity prices are strong (notwithstanding that recent dairy auctions have been softer) and a fiscal boost will come through in time, but at such times of transition, sentiment is more vulnerable and a hiatus adds to the prospect of growth wobbles. It is crucial the policy landscape is clarified as soon as possible to provide firms and consumers the certainty they need to make optimal economic decisions" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The NZD/USD remained in its new, lower range overnight," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:22:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "While a little stronger overnight, in large part due to a modestly weaker USD, the kiwi is ultimately in consolidation mode right now, and that is something that is likely to persist for a while yet," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 31, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "While a little stronger overnight, in large part due to a modestly weaker USD, the kiwi is ultimately in consolidation mode right now, and that is something that is likely to persist for a while yet," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:05:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "the rout continues. While the pace of the move lower now argues for a period of consolidation, and even a bounce, the technical picture is threatening to look quite bearish," External link

nzherald Friday, October 27, 2017 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "continues to indicate strong economic momentum and is certainly suggesting fear is no handbrake on the economy at present," External link

nzherald Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The question is whether consumers are putting their money where their mouth is. We suspect the 'truth' for consumption may lie somewhere in between very high surveyed confidence and weak electronic card spending data (which does not cover the full gamut of consumption)," External link

nzherald Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "While the local focus is obviously election-related, and we suspect ongoing uncertainty will at least cap the upside until (there is) more clarity, we were reminded overnight of far bigger forces shaping currency direction, namely that the US Fed still plans to 'get on with it'," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It was a classic case of expecting one thing, but the opposite playing out, with the market wrongly positioned into the latest political poll," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "show debate about timing of the next rate hike but broad agreement regarding starting balance sheet rundown 'soon', leaving September in play for an announcement on the (conditional) timing of it," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Enough has changed that the bank's previous soft easing bias is no longer appropriate," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 9, 2017 1:13:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "USD strength was the overriding feature of the night's trading," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:51:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It could be that we are approaching the peak of the economic cycle," External link

Stuff Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:49:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It is a concern in that the region clearly still has a housing shortage. But it's quite understandable as well," "They are basically flat out in the construction sector. There are hardly any workers or cranes to be found, and in addition to that it's getting harder to get finance for big projects" External link

rnzi Monday, December 19, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner expliqué : "Le marché a bon espoir de voir la Banque centrale européenne (BCE) prolonger son programme de rachats d'actifs pour les six prochains mois" External link

romandie Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

reuters Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:24:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : “The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It’s perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

reuters Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : “The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It’s perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

reuters Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:20:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "I don't think there were many surprises for us, though they particularly acknowledged the international risks, " External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, November 10, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "I don't think there were many surprises for us, though they particularly acknowledged the international risks, " External link

smh Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "I don't think there were many surprises for us, though they particularly acknowledged the international risks, " External link

smh Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "I don't think there were many surprises for us, though they particularly acknowledged the international risks," External link

reuters Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner indiqué : "Les marchés pourraient se retourner en cas de statistiques positives sur l'emploi" External link

romandie Friday, September 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "something about implied higher odds for a cut in November," External link

cnbc Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "something about implied higher odds for a cut in November," External link

reuters Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:10:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's real activity that's happening as opposed to a measure of sentiment," "Firms may or may not follow through on their intentions, whereas this is stuff that's actually happening" External link

reuters Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The sharp fall in July represents a poor start to the third quarter, though it is only one month of three," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 9, 2016 3:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Optimism is rising that this event won't be the catalyst for global market volatility," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Optimism is rising that this event won't be the catalyst for global market volatility," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:55:00 AM EAT



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Sharon Zollner said : “Pricing intentions and cost expectations are falling – but the latter is barely off its highs, and pricing intentions are still far too high for the Reserve Bank to take comfort,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Expected cost increases eased for every sector except manufacturing and services, but outside of construction, it’s a stretch to say there’s a clear downward trend,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “More generally, pricing intentions are continuing to ease, particularly gauged by firms’ numerical estimates of what they intend to do with their prices,” ”But they are still much too high. And inflation expectations jumped back up to a fresh record high, with retailers expecting inflation of 7 per cent. If everyone else is doing it, and customers are expecting it, then the fear of losing customers as a result of passing through cost increases is much reduced. “The Reserve Bank is trying to bring that fear back by increasing consumers’ price sensitivity” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Last week they decided their foot hadn’t been on the brake all this time, it was just easing off the accelerator. Inflation expectations have always been important but now we can quantify how important,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 28, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The fall has been very orderly so far,” External link

wsau Thursday, November 24, 2022 1:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “In percentage change terms, this sounds rather drastic, but it’s still only a partial unwinding of the COVID period run-up,” External link

wsau Thursday, November 24, 2022 1:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The fall has been very orderly so far," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 24, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In percentage change terms, this sounds rather drastic, but it's still only a partial unwinding of the COVID period run-up," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 24, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The fall has been very orderly so far," External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 24, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In percentage change terms, this sounds rather drastic, but it's still only a partial unwinding of the COVID period run-up," External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 24, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "That appears to be what they now believe is unfortunately necessary to bring inflation down from what's looking like regrettably sustained highs," External link

4-traders Wednesday, November 23, 2022 8:41:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The RBNZ has already proven that it's not in the least afraid to go its own way, and the global tilt towards slower hikes is unlikely to play a significant part in the decision," External link

4-traders Friday, November 18, 2022 12:22:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The RBNZ has already proven that it's not in the least afraid to go its own way, and the global tilt towards slower hikes is unlikely to play a significant part in the decision," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 18, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The RBNZ has already proven that it's not in the least afraid to go its own way, and the global tilt towards slower hikes is unlikely to play a significant part in the decision," External link

ibtimes Friday, November 18, 2022 12:02:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner told : "We've come out of Covid...with essentially a very over-stimulated economy and housing market in particular," External link

tvnz Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner argued : “To beat inflation, they require some people to lose their jobs. That’s a comms challenge right there” External link

Stuff Friday, October 7, 2022 7:45:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The RBNZ made it clear in August it strongly intends to raise the OCR by 50 bps at the October and November meetings. The data since then has provided no compelling reason to diverge from that plan," External link

4-traders Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “At the moment inflation is much more important than it has been for a very long time,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 23, 2022 3:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The Reserve Bank published a forecast of 5% in their last monetary policy statement,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:21:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner told ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "Global food prices have risen with [Vladimir] Putin's invasion of Ukraine definitely not helping there, driving up the price of grain. Fuel prices have been higher so transport costs are higher. Shipping costs are definitely up," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “House prices will continue to decline and there’s not much in the economic outlook that will stop that,” External link

wsau Friday, September 2, 2022 1:53:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "House prices will continue to decline and there's not much in the economic outlook that will stop that," External link

ibtimes Friday, September 2, 2022 1:28:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Of course, monetary policy takes time to impact the economy, as people gradually roll on to higher fixed mortgage rates," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Of course, monetary policy takes time to impact the economy, as people gradually roll on to higher fixed mortgage rates," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:24:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The Reserve Bank here estimates that less than 1 per cent of buyers would be in a negative equity position if house prices fell like they're forecasting because house prices have risen so dramatically," External link

abc-au Saturday, August 27, 2022 1:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The Reserve Bank here estimates that less than 1 per cent of buyers would be in a negative equity position if house prices fell like they're forecasting because house prices have risen so dramatically," External link

abc-au Friday, August 26, 2022 11:01:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Of course, monetary policy takes time to feed through the economy,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 15, 2022 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We think the data has been more unfriendly on the inflation front than they expected, but not enough to tip them over into a panic. Rates have been rising here for a year, so they are well into this cycle, and they have delivered quite a lot,” External link

wsau Friday, August 12, 2022 7:12:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We think the data has been more unfriendly on the inflation front than they expected, but not enough to tip them over into a panic. Rates have been rising here for a year, so they are well into this cycle, and they have delivered quite a lot," External link

ibtimes Friday, August 12, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We think the data has been more unfriendly on the inflation front than they expected, but not enough to tip them over into a panic. Rates have been rising here for a year, so they are well into this cycle, and they have delivered quite a lot," External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 12, 2022 5:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The outlook for house-building has hit a brick wall in that there was a sharp fall in residential construction intentions. Note the fall in early 2020 was due to lockdown - it's difficult to imagine what would lead to such a rapid bounce this time," External link

nzherald Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "As long as the unemployment rate stays low, interest rates should be manageable for the vast majority of households," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:06:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The real challenge for the RBNZ is how broad-based and persistent inflation is looking, rather than the headline number itself,” “Tradables inflation could fall away quite quickly … But non-tradable inflation is likely to stay high over 2022 and into 2023 as an increasingly tight labour market generates strong wage rises” External link

theepochtimes Monday, July 18, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “the canary in the coal mine” External link

moneyweek Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "As the evidence mounts that it [lifting the cash rate] is actually working and the economy is slowing, that people are starting to lose their jobs, certainly lose confidence, then you would expect the debate about whether the Reserve Bank is doing the right thing would get louder," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's not a fun process, not nearly as pleasant or easy to explain as trying to boost growth," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 12, 2022 2:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 11, 2022 10:54:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

watoday Monday, July 11, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

smh Monday, July 11, 2022 11:28:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 11, 2022 11:26:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 11, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We’ve had a bigger housing boom [than Australia] … so in that regard, we’re cruising for a bigger bruising if the labour market falls,” “But [so far] it couldn’t have happened in a more orderly fashion … they have to fall 30 per cent to be where they were before COVID in 2020” External link

theage Monday, July 11, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said ( about Monetary Policy ) : "The RBNZ is on a roll with its 50-pointers, and the data-flow since the May Monetary Policy Statement has not provided any compelling reason to diverge from that strategy," External link

ibtimes Friday, July 8, 2022 8:34:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "It's pretty unprecedented to be raising rates as house prices fall," "And not only that, raising them at double speed. But, of course, it's just an example of the same sort of thing that's going on all over the world" External link

abc-au Monday, July 4, 2022 11:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In such a supply-constrained environment, it makes sense that inflation pressures are holding up even as the activity outlook slows," "The RBNZ is unlikely to conclude it can slow the pace of hikes any time soon" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In such a supply-constrained environment, it makes sense that inflation pressures are holding up even as the activity outlook slows," "The RBNZ is unlikely to conclude it can slow the pace of hikes any time soon" External link

nzherald Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The main reason firms are so pessimistic on the outlook for profitability is not lack of demand, but rather supply-side constraints and cost pressures,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “At the moment consumers are saying times are terrible when the labour market is the tightest it’s ever been,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “At the moment consumers are saying times are terrible when the labour market is the tightest it’s ever been,” External link

Stuff Monday, May 30, 2022 9:10:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "They're playing the long game here. Entirety defensible, but a little scary if you're a coffee shop or restaurant," External link

newshub Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:34:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : “large hikes now buy flexibility later,” External link

rappler Thursday, May 26, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “While the RBNZ certainly talked tough today, we expect the [Reserve Bank] will revert to a more standard pace of tightening, of 25bp at each meeting from August onwards, as hard landing risks demand attention,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It does seem quite mean to raise interest rates when households are already under so much cost of living pressure but the Reserve Bank is playing the long game," "If we were to return to 1970s inflation then allowing that to happen wouldn't be doing households any favours at all" External link

newshub Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:50:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

bordermail Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There are good reasons to get another solid hike under the belt," "CPI inflation at 6.9 per cent is obviously well beyond the pale" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:29:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There seems little doubt that unless something dramatic comes out of left field, the RBNZ will deliver another 50 basis point hike next week,” External link

wsau Friday, May 20, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There seems little doubt that unless something dramatic comes out of left field, the RBNZ will deliver another 50 basis point hike next week," External link

ibtimes Friday, May 20, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There seems little doubt that unless something dramatic comes out of left field, the RBNZ will deliver another 50 basis point hike next week," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 20, 2022 6:21:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “This is a highly inflationary process, given that productivity is not rising as quickly as wages,” “In turn, that would mean any benefit workers may expect from a tight labour market is simply eaten away by inflation” External link

theepochtimes Friday, May 6, 2022 5:22:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The RBNZ has a big job to do to rein in runaway inflation, and the sooner they rip into it, the lower the economic cost is likely to be," External link

nzherald Friday, April 15, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explained : "We lose migrants to Australia and backfill from the rest of the world," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Immigration NZ is suffering the same labour shortages many are. They're struggling to scale up," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explained : "We lose migrants to Australia and backfill from the rest of the world," External link

bordermail Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:05:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Immigration NZ is suffering the same labour shortages many are. They're struggling to scale up," External link

bordermail Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:05:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explained : "We lose migrants to Australia and backfill from the rest of the world," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Immigration NZ is suffering the same labour shortages many are. They're struggling to scale up," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “If you let inflation expectations get away from you the window of opportunity to get on top of inflation without a hard landing is closed,” External link

mninews Monday, April 11, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The housing market is vulnerable, consumer confidence is on the floor and business confidence is looking wobbly, so raising rates is risky but not raising rates by 50bps is riskier,” External link

mninews Monday, April 11, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “At this stage, it’s a case of pick your poison,” External link

wsau Friday, April 8, 2022 10:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : “The RBNZ has a big job to do to rein in runaway inflation, and the sooner they rip into it, the lower the economic cost is likely to be,” External link

wsau Friday, April 8, 2022 10:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "At this stage, it's a case of pick your poison," External link

ibtimes Friday, April 8, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The New Zealand economy has been famously described as the housing market with an economy attached, it has massive implications for how households behave,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, March 25, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The RBNZ would prefer to look through oil price shocks, but right now, with inflation expectations so high and rising, they just can't," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, March 8, 2022 3:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The RBNZ would prefer to look through oil price shocks, but right now, with inflation expectations so high and rising, they just can't," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 8, 2022 2:34:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "How fast you come out of this situation and get a fair deal is to some extent going to depend on how proactive you are asking for a pay rise," "The evidence suggests that men are a bit better at that than women who wait to be told what they're worth to some extent" External link

newshub Saturday, March 5, 2022 3:51:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "Potentially the labour shortages that we've seen also mean that women are getting a chance, perhaps to do more roles where they haven't had the traditional experience that employers might think were necessary," "That's a real plus, but it's not going to suddenly change attitudes and change gender roles" External link

newshub Saturday, March 5, 2022 3:51:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Certainly the economic impacts are potentially significant,” External link

Stuff Friday, March 4, 2022 3:14:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “though every type of cost is going up” External link

Stuff Monday, February 28, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “FOMO (fear of missing out) is a common characterisation at the moment of the housing market’s ‘animal spirits’,” External link

wsau Friday, November 26, 2021 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "FOMO (fear of missing out) is a common characterisation at the moment of the housing market's 'animal spirits'," External link

newshub Friday, November 26, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "FOMO (fear of missing out) is a common characterisation at the moment of the housing market's 'animal spirits'," External link

4-traders Friday, November 26, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There’s a lot of inflation pressure out there and the need for tighter policy is self-evident,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The labour market is the tightest it has ever been and inflation pressures are intense, but on the other hand the housing market cycle is looking very mature, and there’s the small matter of COVID-19 spreading its way around the country,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The labour market is the tightest it has ever been and inflation pressures are intense, but on the other hand the housing market cycle is looking very mature, and there's the small matter of COVID spreading its way around the country," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 18, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Cost expectations (and pricing intentions) are pretty much at record highs...and they're going to do something about it," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "For now, everything is pointing to a need for higher rates," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Households have been pretty smart about inflation in the past 18 months, and what they think matters hugely for both firms’ pricing power and wage negotiations,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 29, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Auckland is hanging in there – consumer confidence actually lifted slightly over the month and is higher than the North Island excluding Auckland and Wellington,” “That makes some sense: Auckland is looking forward to easing restrictions, whereas the rest of the North Island knows Covid is on the way” External link

Stuff Friday, October 29, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Despite living week to week to some extent, firms appear to be getting on with it as best they can," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Risks around growth are to the downside, but inflation risks are to the upside. That’s awkward,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There's clearly been a deterioration in the quality growth in terms of how sustainable it is, because essentially the tourism industry used to earn as much foreign exchange as dairy did, and rather than that foriegn money coming in and spending that, we're spending borrowed money," "Obviously the wage subsidy was hugely successful, but it's left us with a legacy of Government debt, and household debt is also very high. We will have to pay the piper at some point" External link

newshub Friday, June 18, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "While the hole in GDP has been largely filled by debt-fuelled domestic activity (both household and Government debt), debt is hardly a sustainable substitute for this lost income," External link

newshub Friday, June 18, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Importers are quite comfortable with a high dollar because the equation is now better for them, and capital equipment is more affordable," External link

mninews Friday, May 28, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We expect the RBNZ will continue to strike a cautious tone and stress that considerable monetary stimulus remains appropriate and is expected to remain so for quite some time yet while the dust settles and the true economic picture becomes clearer," External link

newshub Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There is a high tolerance for inaction," External link

mninews Monday, April 19, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "These price rises are largely in tradable goods, imported goods and commodities, and that is the sort of inflation the Reserve Bank will prefer to look through if they can, it's not growth friendly so you wouldn't want to raise interest rates to head off inflation and hit growth harder," External link

newshub Monday, April 12, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The data flow is starting to soften but this is consistent with forecasts by the Reserve Bank and ANZ that harder yards lie ahead for the economy," External link

nzherald Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The data flow is starting to soften but this is consistent with forecasts by the Reserve Bank and ANZ that harder yards lie ahead for the economy," External link

nzherald Friday, April 9, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Rising costs are an economy-wide issue,” “Shipping disruptions, rising global commodity prices, the higher minimum wage, and skill shortages are creating something of a perfect storm” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner explains : "The economy picked up where it left off, only with lower interest rates, so the housing market has massively outperformed expectations," External link

abc-au Friday, April 2, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner notes : "The Reserve Bank suspended the LVR restrictions for 12 months but, in the end, they put them back on earlier than they had anticipated," "The banks themselves actually front-ran that and put them back in even earlier than that" External link

abc-au Friday, April 2, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner explains : "The economy picked up where it left off, only with lower interest rates, so the housing market has massively outperformed expectations," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner notes : "The Reserve Bank suspended the LVR restrictions for 12 months but, in the end, they put them back on earlier than they had anticipated," "The banks themselves actually front-ran that and put them back in even earlier than that" External link

abc-au Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "However, there were signs of moderation in the construction sector, with decent falls across a range of activity indicators (particularly employment), while cost pressures continue to build," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "However, there were signs of moderation in the construction sector, with decent falls across a range of activity indicators (particularly employment), while cost pressures continue to build," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "There's no doubt that the RBNZ geed up the housing market with the rate cuts because there's no doubt that the cuts have driven the market, but at the same time that has created stability issues," External link

mninews Friday, March 26, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The change will put upward pressure on rents. And too-high rents are also a massive problem in many New Zealand cities," External link

4-traders Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “The point at which the central bank would ‘lose the game’ is if they print more money to buy bonds and the market focuses on the fact they have printed more money – more than that they are buying more bonds,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “That could be decades off, or it could be much sooner than that,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “You are talking about inflation-targeting losing credibility at that point. That would be a big moment in economic history,” “But it doesn’t mean it’s impossible” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “central banks have got your back” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The question asking firms about their current level of activity compared to the same month a year earlier shows the dynamics of the Covid-19 period very clearly,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The New Zealand economy is facing a large, negative income shock, and that will increasingly become evident over coming months,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The New Zealand economy is facing a large, negative income shock, and that will increasingly become evident over coming months,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "I grew up on a farm. So I do remember the farm subsidies being ripped away very suddenly and our parents telling us we could no longer afford chocolate biscuits for dessert," External link

nzherald Friday, February 5, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explique : "Nous sommes dans un environnement où les mauvaises nouvelles sont de bonnes nouvelles parce qu'elles signifient davantage de soutien," External link

challenges Friday, December 18, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner explique : "Nous sommes dans un environnement où les mauvaises nouvelles sont de bonnes nouvelles parce qu'elles signifient davantage de soutien," External link

usinenouvelle Friday, December 18, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus,” External link

expressindia Friday, December 18, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus,” External link

financialexpress Friday, December 18, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus,” External link

businessday Friday, December 18, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, December 18, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 18, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : ”We should celebrate the fact that our economy is going to come out of 2020 in far better shape, cyclically and structurally, than most,” “We pulled together, stayed apart, eliminated Covid-19 twice and reaped the economic and broader wellbeing rewards” External link

Stuff Friday, December 18, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “In the New Zealand context, where Covid-19 was brought under control quickly and fiscal policy filled the income hole, the hit to the supply of goods is proving a lot more persistent than the interruption to demand,” “Inflation therefore bears watching as it holds the key to future interest rates,” External link

Stuff Friday, December 18, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We are in an environment now where bad news is good news because it means more stimulus," External link

wsau Friday, December 18, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “In the New Zealand context, where Covid-19 was brought under control quickly and fiscal policy filled the income hole, the hit to the supply of goods is proving a lot more persistent than the interruption to demand,” “Inflation therefore bears watching as it holds the key to future interest rates,” External link

Stuff Friday, December 18, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “It’s an important part of making a negative OCR effective,” External link

bloomberg Sunday, November 8, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Job security and employment are an important part of any economic recovery... there are always trade-offs. The interests of people who have jobs now and those who want to get a job are not always perfectly aligned,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : “In the worst case scenario they all fall over at once when interest rates rise, and then you have got a real recession on your hands,” External link

Stuff Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Most people probably think we’re not looking at too much of a change from what we’ve had so far,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Fiscal and monetary policy are certainly working their magic. But come year end, far fewer firms will be supported by wage subsidies, and the loss of tourists will be more sorely felt. But for now, things appear to be firmly in the 'could be worse' basket," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Delivering net economic stimulus this way absolutely can be done," External link

wsau Friday, September 18, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Delivering net economic stimulus this way absolutely can be done," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 18, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Delivering net economic stimulus this way absolutely can be done,” External link

news18 Friday, September 18, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "A third of economic activity simply wasn’t possible for a time: quarter two GDP should certainly mark the bottom," External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's not great for humanity, but quite good for New Zealand's export prices," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The wage subsidies are rolling off from about now onwards, which reveal the true state of the labour market," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The different restrictions across regions and the roadblocks in and out of Auckland (traffic over the Bombay Hills halved) mean there's going to be significantly more 'noise' in the traffic data this month than in actual economic activity," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “If you’re worried that you might end up in a situation with at least social distancing and at worst lockdown, then that’s quite a challenging environment for business confidence,” External link

Stuff Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "A net-zero percent think it's a good time to buy a major household item, down 5, suggesting the vigorous post-lockdown bounce in retail spending will peter out quite rapidly," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "This is directly at odds with both anecdotal and data showing a remarkably vigorous bounce-back in spending, particularly on big-ticket items," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "The global economy is in strife and our doors are shut to international tourists and students: our national income is now lower and while it won't hit people evenly, it will hurt," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “But [that] doesn’t necessarily tell us much about the economy will settle once the involuntary savings from lockdown and the overseas holiday budgets have been spent,” “There are essentially three distinct economic shocks going on: the lockdown and the rebound from it, the impact from the closed border; and the deterioration in the economies of our trading partners. The fact that the economy has rebounded quickly from lockdown doesn’t actually tell you much about how the other shocks will play out. The only thing I’m certain about forecasting is unusually high volatility in the data” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Bounces are fun, but this one has probably nearly run its course,” “The economic pain arising from the closed border and sharply weaker global growth is yet to be fully felt” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The [Reserve Bank) has ruled out changing the OCR and there's no need to adjust qualitative easing yet," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "The trend is gently downward and at present I see no reason for that to change," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner told : "There's a 5 percent hole in the economy where tourism used to be. There's a lot of jobs and a lot of income that is missing," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The upshot is that retailers will continue to do it tough well beyond the COVID-19 disruptions," External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We should celebrate our success in beating back COVID-19, but the wreckage lies all around us. "The loss of jobs in international tourism, in particular, is a hole that won’t be filled easily or quickly. We see elevated unemployment affecting household sentiment and spending for a long time yet,” External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's 8.8 per cent of employment, even though 5.8 per cent of GDP is direct tourism," External link

Stuff Monday, May 25, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's 8.8 per cent of employment, even though 5.8 per cent of GDP is direct tourism," External link

Stuff Monday, May 25, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "At the end of 2022, we have the unemployment rate at 5.7 percent," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "We'll see downward pressure on house prices and rents [and] fewer renovations," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "The household debt level relative to incomes is about the same as it was going into [the 2008-2009] recession and this shock is bigger for the economy," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "At the end of 2022, we have the unemployment rate at 5.7 percent," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "We'll see downward pressure on house prices and rents [and] fewer renovations," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "The household debt level relative to incomes is about the same as it was going into [the 2008-2009] recession and this shock is bigger for the economy," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Unlike most of the world, because of the success of our lockdown we now have a shot at just a regular horrible recession,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 18, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Unlike most of the world, because of the success of our lockdown we now have a shot at just a regular horrible recession,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 18, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Unlike most of the world, because of the success of our lockdown we now have a shot at just a regular horrible recession,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We certainly should bear it (debt level) in mind," External link

newshub Friday, May 15, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "unlike like most of the world" External link

Stuff Friday, May 15, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Risks are skewed towards QE being expanded in time, and we would not rule out OCR cuts into negative territory next year,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “It’s very difficult to tell,” External link

bloomberg Monday, May 11, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Job security has taken a huge hit, as have household incomes, so discretionary spending will be well down even once we leave lockdown,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “Job security has taken a huge hit, as have household incomes, so discretionary spending will be well down even once we leave lockdown,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There is an enormous risk that they will oscillate in and out of various levels of lockdown and you just need to look at the damage done by these lockdowns to know that you really only want to do this once,” External link

smh Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There is an enormous risk that they will oscillate in and out of various levels of lockdown and you just need to look at the damage done by these lockdowns to know that you really only want to do this once,” External link

watoday Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There is an enormous risk that they will oscillate in and out of various levels of lockdown and you just need to look at the damage done by these lockdowns to know that you really only want to do this once,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “There is an enormous risk that they will oscillate in and out of various levels of lockdown and you just need to look at the damage done by these lockdowns to know that you really only want to do this once,” External link

theage Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "Some types of spending, such as dinner out, are just lost. People won't eat out five times a week to make up for not dining out during the lockdown," External link

Stuff Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "Some types of spending, such as dinner out, are just lost. People won't eat out five times a week to make up for not dining out during the lockdown," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Times are grim. We've never seen such a broad economic shock strike with such ferocity. Firms are right to be alarmed. Both fiscal and policy are leaping into action, but a severe recession is guaranteed," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Consumers usually only feel the impact of global shocks with a long lag, but this one has come rushing to their door at bewildering speed," External link

newshub Friday, March 27, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "There was a sharp hit in the desire to spend, despite house price expectations still holding up, but with households now in lockdown and non-essential businesses closed, the hit to retail is obviously going to be much, much larger than this," External link

newshub Friday, March 27, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner added : "COVID-19 is the everyone, everywhere, everything, all-at-once shock, and we are going to get economic data the likes of which we have never seen," External link

newshub Friday, March 27, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “We are in uncharted territory economically,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "So the fear is of contagion in the broad bond market, and the potential to ripple into the credit market at a time which risk spreads have been very narrow as all this cheap money has been sloshing round for a decade," External link

Stuff Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It is encouraging that firms are not slamming on the brakes any harder at this point," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We cannot keep up to date with our forecasts but I am pretty sure the next edition [of forecasts] will be less positive than the ones before and that is going to be the ongoing habit," External link

newshub Monday, March 9, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "we are rapidly passing the point where central banks responding could conceivably damage confidence" External link

Stuff Monday, March 2, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "When the facts change, we change our minds. And the facts are changing fast," "The economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is now looking impossible for RBNZ to look through, as it becomes clear it won't be brief" External link

newstalkzb Monday, March 2, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But already, these forecasts are looking out of date, given the spread of the virus since then, the presence of the virus in New Zealand, established community outbreaks in the US, and the violent sell-off in global financial markets," "A sharper global slowdown is on the cards" External link

newstalkzb Monday, March 2, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "When the facts change, we change our minds. And the facts are changing fast," "The economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is now looking impossible for RBNZ to look through, as it becomes clear it won't be brief" External link

nzherald Monday, March 2, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But already, these forecasts are looking out of date, given the spread of the virus since then, the presence of the virus in New Zealand, established community outbreaks in the US, and the violent sell-off in global financial markets," "A sharper global slowdown is on the cards" External link

nzherald Monday, March 2, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “This is a highly fluid situation and estimated impacts are extremely uncertain,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "A temporary shock lends itself to a sharp recovery, but there's a risk the slowdown is more prolonged," "If that risk materialises, the RBNZ and Government are likely to respond, but for now, the RBNZ can afford to be patient and see how things evolve," External link

Stuff Monday, February 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Forestry sends a larger percentage of it's output to China than any other industry: it has five times the exposure it did in 2003," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "How serious the impact is depends on whether the disruption is [short] or longer-term," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But momentum appears to be stabilising, and it now looks more likely that the economy will be able to generate growth around trend over the medium term, despite headwinds," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But momentum appears to be stabilising, and it now looks more likely that the economy will be able to generate growth around trend over the medium term, despite headwinds," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The survey wasn't without its sour notes: expected availability of credit fell to its lowest level in at least 10 years," "There were some signs of incipient inflation pressure, with costs, pricing intentions, and inflation expectations all modestly higher" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner noted : "The survey wasn't without its sour notes: expected availability of credit fell to its lowest level in at least 10 years," "There were some signs of incipient inflation pressure, with costs, pricing intentions, and inflation expectations all modestly higher" External link

nzherald Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The overall decision is in line with previous proposals to increase the overall amount of bank equity, but some aspects are softer,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “The overall decision is in line with previous proposals to increase the overall amount of bank equity, but some aspects are softer,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "The improvement in the ANZ Business Outlook survey this month was broad and consistent," "The significant easing in both interest rates and the exchange rate is clearly working its way through the economy, and the remarkable resilience of New Zealand's commodity prices is providing an invaluable buffer to the world's woes" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "It is important to note that the activity indicators across the survey remain subdued," "Headwinds for businesses persist: credit availability, capacity constraints, elevated costs, uncertainty, vigorous competition, high household debt, and the awkward fact that our biggest trading partners appear to be in a spot of macroeconomic bother" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "We continue to expect growth in the New Zealand economy to trough shortly and increase – albeit gradually – from here," "Growth bottoming out around 2 per cent would be a pretty good outcome. Firms have clearly been deeply concerned about the outlook, not without cause, and this has dampened investment and employment this year" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : “So far, the strategy seems to be ‘we haven’t got many bullets, let’s use them proactively’,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Dairy prices, both current and future are looking really strong [and] meat prices are going gangbusters, thanks to the swine fever in China," "Slowing global growth, [coupled] with New Zealand's commodity prices going up makes for a forecasting conundrum" External link

newshub Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "But The Reserve Bank can't allow the housing market off its leash as there are financial stability concerns with doing so," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "This gradual but prolonged economic slowdown is at risk of ceasing to be about data and starting to become about people," External link

newshub Monday, September 30, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We expect that the 50bp OCR cut delivered in August will filter through to consumers in time which should lift confidence, as long as the labour market holds up," External link

nzherald Friday, August 30, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The income-earning backbone of the New Zealand economy is actually in pretty good shape. But nonetheless, firm sentiment, surveyed employment and investment intentions are consistent with heading into recession," External link

newshub Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The proportion of our goods exports going to that market has gone up more than five-fold in a decade, and for some commodities - such as logs and wool - is now about half [of our exports]," External link

newshub Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Today's bold move will result in lower retail borrowing rates that should support investment and the housing market, but there will be offsetting impacts on the incomes and therefore spending of savers, and one also can't rule out a perversely negative impact on confidence of what might look to some like a crisis-type response," "There are two schools of thought when nearly out of ammunition: hide behind a rock and preserve it, or charge," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Today's bold move will result in lower retail borrowing rates that should support investment and the housing market, but there will be offsetting impacts on the incomes and therefore spending of savers, and one also can't rule out a perversely negative impact on confidence of what might look to some like a crisis-type response," "There are two schools of thought when nearly out of ammunition: hide behind a rock and preserve it, or charge," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says ( about Adrian Orr ) : "This is the second time that (Mr Orr) has surprised the market with a sharply dovish tilt," External link

smh Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says ( about Adrian Orr ) : "This is the second time that (Mr Orr) has surprised the market with a sharply dovish tilt," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says ( about Adrian Orr ) : "This is the second time that (Mr Orr) has surprised the market with a sharply dovish tilt," External link

theage Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The main red flag in the survey is residential building intentions. These fell sharply yet again," "The signal is no longer isolated to this one data series – employment intentions in the construction sector also fell" External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "May versus August for the first cut is a line-ball call, given the definitiveness of the RBNZ's change of stance yesterday" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "We think the economy is going to muddle along, but it's not going to accelerate this year," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner saying : "Clearly the economy is stretched at the moment, but it does appear that momentum has waned markedly over the last six months" External link

newshub Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "This data is volatile but residential intentions are trending down while commercial intentions are back in the black after being negative in June to October last year," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "In our view, growth this year will fail to accelerate to the degree that the Reserve Bank forecasts, with it gradually becoming clear that more monetary stimulus will be needed to generate a sustained lift in inflation," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Business sentiment indicators appear to be reflecting factors other than turnover/activity at the moment," External link

nzherald Friday, December 21, 2018 3:11:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "it does represent a downside risk" External link

nzherald Monday, December 10, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Markets have generally shrugged off US political risks up until now, but that is perhaps getting a little harder to do," External link

nzherald Monday, December 4, 2017 12:40:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner says : "The subject I loved at school was computer studies," External link

nzherald Friday, December 1, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The economy is at a delicate juncture as migration, construction and housing run out of steam as growth drivers," "Commodity prices are strong (notwithstanding that recent dairy auctions have been softer) and a fiscal boost will come through in time, but at such times of transition, sentiment is more vulnerable and a hiatus adds to the prospect of growth wobbles. It is crucial the policy landscape is clarified as soon as possible to provide firms and consumers the certainty they need to make optimal economic decisions" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The NZD/USD remained in its new, lower range overnight," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:22:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "While a little stronger overnight, in large part due to a modestly weaker USD, the kiwi is ultimately in consolidation mode right now, and that is something that is likely to persist for a while yet," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 31, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "While a little stronger overnight, in large part due to a modestly weaker USD, the kiwi is ultimately in consolidation mode right now, and that is something that is likely to persist for a while yet," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:05:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "the rout continues. While the pace of the move lower now argues for a period of consolidation, and even a bounce, the technical picture is threatening to look quite bearish," External link

nzherald Friday, October 27, 2017 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "continues to indicate strong economic momentum and is certainly suggesting fear is no handbrake on the economy at present," External link

nzherald Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The question is whether consumers are putting their money where their mouth is. We suspect the 'truth' for consumption may lie somewhere in between very high surveyed confidence and weak electronic card spending data (which does not cover the full gamut of consumption)," External link

nzherald Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "While the local focus is obviously election-related, and we suspect ongoing uncertainty will at least cap the upside until (there is) more clarity, we were reminded overnight of far bigger forces shaping currency direction, namely that the US Fed still plans to 'get on with it'," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:57:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It was a classic case of expecting one thing, but the opposite playing out, with the market wrongly positioned into the latest political poll," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:03:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "show debate about timing of the next rate hike but broad agreement regarding starting balance sheet rundown 'soon', leaving September in play for an announcement on the (conditional) timing of it," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Enough has changed that the bank's previous soft easing bias is no longer appropriate," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 9, 2017 1:13:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "USD strength was the overriding feature of the night's trading," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:51:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It could be that we are approaching the peak of the economic cycle," External link

Stuff Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:49:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It is a concern in that the region clearly still has a housing shortage. But it's quite understandable as well," "They are basically flat out in the construction sector. There are hardly any workers or cranes to be found, and in addition to that it's getting harder to get finance for big projects" External link

rnzi Monday, December 19, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner expliqué : "Le marché a bon espoir de voir la Banque centrale européenne (BCE) prolonger son programme de rachats d'actifs pour les six prochains mois" External link

romandie Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

reuters Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:24:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : “The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It’s perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

reuters Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:47:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : “The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It’s perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner wrote : "The Trump-related move in fixed income has been very strong while information flow about the path of economic policy has not been. It's perhaps not surprising then that the rates market took a breather," External link

reuters Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:20:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "I don't think there were many surprises for us, though they particularly acknowledged the international risks, " External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, November 10, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "I don't think there were many surprises for us, though they particularly acknowledged the international risks, " External link

smh Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "I don't think there were many surprises for us, though they particularly acknowledged the international risks, " External link

smh Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "I don't think there were many surprises for us, though they particularly acknowledged the international risks," External link

reuters Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner indiqué : "Les marchés pourraient se retourner en cas de statistiques positives sur l'emploi" External link

romandie Friday, September 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "something about implied higher odds for a cut in November," External link

cnbc Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "something about implied higher odds for a cut in November," External link

reuters Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:10:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "It's real activity that's happening as opposed to a measure of sentiment," "Firms may or may not follow through on their intentions, whereas this is stuff that's actually happening" External link

reuters Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "The sharp fall in July represents a poor start to the third quarter, though it is only one month of three," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 9, 2016 3:30:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Optimism is rising that this event won't be the catalyst for global market volatility," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sharon Zollner said : "Optimism is rising that this event won't be the catalyst for global market volatility," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:55:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
economist25.42%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
senior economist73.45%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
économiste0.56%FR12/08/201608/12/2016
chef0.56%FR09/02/201602/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Sharon ZollnerEN97.83%
Sharon ZollnerFR2.17%


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