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23 Nov 10:03pm

New Zealand interest rate hike raises pressure on central banks over inflation

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RBNZ could lift borrowing costs to 3% by 2023, economists say, as focus shifts to policymakers in US, UK and Europe New Zealand’s central bank has lifted interest rates for the second time in as many months to 0.75%, with many forecasters expecting borrowing costs to rise to at least 2% by next year and possibly higher. In a warning signal for central banks around the world as they struggle to contain inflationary pressures, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) raised the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.75% as expected in its final policy meeting of the year on Wednesday.
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