Entries by Gulnara Nolan

Central banks and large scale asset purchases 

With COVID-19 causing concerns, the RBNZ announced to cut the official cash rate to 0.25% on 16 March.  Given this the OCR is at a low level now- leading to open consideration of other potential “unconventional tools” such as Large Scale Asset Purchases (LSAP) or more commonly termed as Quantitative Easing.  With this now taking […]

Why is International Womens Day important?

Yesterday in New Zealand (and today, the 8th of March, around much of the world) it is International Womens Day. I was brought up in the Soviet Union, and so this is a day that was always seen as very important – in fact it is a national holiday. International Womens Day was established at […]