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2011 OCR Dates

( The following is the Reserve Bank’s schedule for the release of its 2011 quarterly Monetary Policy Statements, the intervening Official Cash Rate announcements, and the six-monthly Financial Stability Reports.

Each Monetary Policy Statement includes within it an OCR announcement, so, as usual, in total there will be eight OCR announcements during 2011. Each announcement will be made at 9.00 am on the day concerned.

For the first time, the Bank is also adding the first six months’ dates for the following year to assist financial markets’ planning, but these 2012 dates are provisional, subject to confirmation in August 2011.


27 January OCR announcement
10 March Monetary Policy Statement
28 April OCR announcement
9 June Monetary Policy Statement
28 July OCR announcement
15 September Monetary Policy Statement
27 October OCR announcement
8 December Monetary Policy Statement


26 January OCR announcement
8 March Monetary Policy Statement
26 April OCR announcement
14 June Monetary Policy Statement

The Financial Stability Report release dates are also released for 2011 and the first half of 2012.


11 May Financial Stability Report
9 November Financial Stability Report


9 May Financial Stability Report

The Reserve Bank reserves the right to make changes to this schedule, if required, due to unexpected developments. In that unlikely event, the markets and the media will be given as much warning as possible.

Media Release on 18 August 2010 from Anthea Black, External Communications Adviser for Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ).



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