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Retail sales fall, but no implications for monetary policy

Retail sales fall, but no implications for monetary policy
Wellington, June 14 NZPA - Retail sales fell by 0.3 percent in April as department store sales fell 3.3 percent, but economists see no need for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) to adjust monetary policy.

Produce Growers Say GST Increase Will Hurt

Produce Growers Say GST Increase Will Hurt
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Fruit and vegetable growers fear they will be the losers if a plan to increase GST goes ahead. The Government is expected to raise GST to 15 percent as part of a package of tax changes to be announced in the May budget.

How Much Prices Would Go Up Under A GST Rise

How Much Prices Would Go Up Under A GST Rise
Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - If the Government hiked GST from 12.5 percent to 15 percent, it would drive up prices by 2.2 percent. This would mean the following price increases: * Filling up a medium sized car with petrol - $95.15 to $97.24;

Paymark Notes "Slight" Rise In Spending In July

Wellington, Aug 10 NZPA - A "slight" rise in spending last month was recorded by the country's largest processor of retail electronic transactions. The $3.48 billion spent across the Paymark network during July was up 1.1 percent from a year earlier.

NZers Waiting For Sales And Buying Cheaper Grocery Brands

NZers Waiting For Sales And Buying Cheaper Grocery Brands
Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - Waiting for sales and buying cheaper brands of groceries are the two most common changes New Zealanders made to their spending habits during the recession, a new survey shows.

Food Price Rise Lowest In Year, Still Up 6.8% In Year To May

Food Price Rise Lowest In Year, Still Up 6.8% In Year To May
Wellington, June 12 NZPA - Food price inflation has increased at its lowest rate for a year, but has still risen 6.8 percent in the year to May. Food prices rose 7.6 percent in the year to April and 8.6 percent in the year to March 2009, Statistics New Zealand said.

Electronic Card Spending Rises In May

Electronic Card Spending Rises In May
Wellington, June 10 NZPA - Electronic card spending rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in May, with increases in consumables which include food, liquor and pharmacy goods having a major impact.

Proposed Mobile Termination Rates Too High, Regulator Says

Proposed Mobile Termination Rates Too High, Regulator Says
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Mobile termination rates being proposed by Vodafone and Telecom are "significantly" higher than the Commerce Commission thinks they should be. The rates are the amount mobile phone companies charge other carriers to terminate calls on their networks.

Government Pumps Up Petrol Price Nationwide

By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, March 16 NZPA - The whole country will soon find itself funding Auckland's roads after the Government today announced it would increase the national petrol tax and can regional fuel taxes.

Retail Figures Suggest NZers Being Cautious

Retail Figures Suggest NZers Being Cautious
Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - New retail figures indicate New Zealanders are being cautious about how they spend the extra money coming from falls in petrol prices and mortgage rates, and from tax cuts.

Consumer Spending For First Two Weeks Of December "Flat"

Consumer Spending For First Two Weeks Of December "Flat"
Wellington, Dec 17 NZPA - Consumer spending for the first two weeks of December is just 1.7 percent ahead of last year at $1.76 billion, figures from electronics transactions firm Paymark show.

Vegetables Drive Fall In Food Price

Vegetables Drive Fall In Food Price
Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Lower prices for fruit and vegetables were behind a decrease in food prices of 0.3 percent in the October 2008 month, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Myth That House Prices Never Fall May Be Shattering

By Simon Louisson of NZPA Wellington, June 13 NZPA - The Economist magazine recently unkindly recalled former US Fed chairman Alan Greenspan's prediction that house prices "have rarely fallen and certainly not by much".

Families Feeling The Pinch As Cost Of Living Soars

An increasing number of families are feeling the pain of high mortgage rates and the soaring cost of living, reports published today show.

Will Food Prices Ever Come Down? Consumers Ask

By Catherine Harris of NZPA Wellington, April 7 NZPA - As households feel the pinch from rising food costs, consumers may well be asking under their breath if prices are ever coming down.

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