New Zealand's central bank

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

28 Apr 2016
NEWS  Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.25 percent
The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.25 percent.
27 Apr 2016
NEWS  IMF to assess how NZ's financial institutions are prudentially regulated and supervised
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is preparing to assess the way that financial institutions are prudentially regulated and supervised, a report says in the Reserve Bank Bulletin published today.
26 Apr 2016
NEWS  New Zealand's new $5 note wins international banknote award
New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition.
18 Apr 2016
NEWS  SIA to supply new settlement system
The Reserve Bank has signed a contract with SIA to implement and support a new real-time gross settlement system (RTGS) that will replace the current Exchange Settlement Account System (ESAS).
14 Apr 2016
NEWS  Reserve Bank takes action after investigation confirms leak
An independent investigation has confirmed that highly sensitive and valuable market information on the March Official Cash Rate (OCR) cut decision was leaked by a journalist ahead of the official release, the Reserve Bank said today.

Coming up

11 May 2016 Financial Stability Report and media conference
9 Jun 2016
OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
11 Aug 2016
OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference

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