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New Zealand’s economic expansion is getting a little long in the tooth; fiscal policy and the terms of trade are the two main factors that look set to keep growth ticking along, according to analysts at ANZ.

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“This week, we take a look at the make-up and the robustness of the current record high in the terms of trade. In short: it’s encouragingly diversified by good, but less so by market. Looked at individually, the global supply-demand balance for our main commodities looks price supportive, even though it appears global growth is past its peak. But if a more marked slowdown were to emerge, history suggests our commodity prices are likely to go down together.”

“The week ahead brings reads on both business and consumer confidence, as well as consents, the terms of trade, and the RBNZ’s latest take on financial stability risks.”