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Entry from January 19, 2015
Rock Star Economy

A country is said to have a “rock star economy” (or “rockstar economy") when the economy is famously successful, like a rock star. The term “rock star economy” was popularized by Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist at HSBC (Australia). on CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia on January 5, 2014. Bloxham said that New Zealand would have a “rock star economy” in 2014.

“Sweden a rock star economy?” was cited on Twitter on June 29, 2011. Bloxham had previously used the teem “rock star” in 2013, before the CNBC interview.


Twitter
Emil Björnskär
‏@EmilBjornskar
Sweden a rock star economy? http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/five-economic-lessons-from-sweden-the-rock-star-of-the-recovery/2011/06/21/AGyuJ3iH_story.html
4:35 AM - 29 Jun 2011

stuff.co.nz
Booming economy will have downside
JAMES WEIR
Last updated 05:00 18/10/2013
The economy is primed to move into “rock star” status among developed countries with potential growth of more than 3 per cent, based on latest robust consumer and business confidence surveys.
(...)
ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie said they were still circumspect about whether New Zealand could achieve such strong growth of 4 per cent, implied by the latest confidence surveys. It was doubtful the “supply side” of the economy could deliver such rates “without blowing a gasket”.

“However, one thing is clear. Anything around or slightly north of 3 per cent growth would put New Zealand among the strongest performers in the OECD next year. It’s been a long time since New Zealand can claim such rock star status” he said.

Twitter
Ganesh Ahirao
‏@GaneshAhirao
NZ jobs up 53,600 on last year. Jobs in Akld 55,600 up.  So jobs in Rest of NZ down 2,000.  Don’t you just love our rock star economy?
5:11 PM - 5 Nov 2013

The New Zealand Herald
Fed to restrain flying NZ dollar
By Jamie Gray
5:30 AM Thursday Jan 2, 2014
(...)
HSBC’s Bloxham said NZ had emerged as a “rock star” economy among the OECD.

“I don’t think you are going to see any downward pressure on the economy any time soon.

CNBC.com
This will be the ‘rock star’ economy of 2014
Ansuya Harjani | @Ansuya_H
Sunday, 5 Jan 2014 | 10:43 PM ET
New Zealand will be the “rock star” economy of 2014, with growth set to outpace most of its developed markets peers, according to HSBC, a stark contrast with neighboring Australia, which is struggling to maintain economic momentum.

“We think New Zealand will be the rock star economy of 2014. Growth is going to pick up pretty solidly this year,” Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, told CNBC Asia’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.

Twitter
CNBCWorld
‏@CNBCWorld
“New Zealand will be rock-star economy in 2014 due to low interest rates, high dairy prices lifting income & rebuilding of Canterbury.” HSBC
4:59 PM - 5 Jan 2014

Twitter
Martyn Bradbury
‏@CitizenBomber
I’m not sure praying for another natural disaster to rebuild from is much of a ‘rockstar economy’, it’s more a ‘shitty pub karaoke economy’
2:26 PM - 7 Jan 2014

Twitter
d.a.v.e
‏@caffeine_addict
yes we have a rock star economy. Rock stars often die early these days - the rest just underperform..
6:53 PM - 18 Apr 2014

Twitter
David MacGregor
‏@joegreenz
Next time someone says ‘rockstar economy’ think addiction. Dairy is our China White…
12:11 AM - 6 Sep 2014

3News (New Zealand)
Is New Zealand a rock star economy?
Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 8:00 p.m.
What issues are most important to you this election? Housing, living costs, transport?

No matter what they are, it all comes back to the strength of the economy. Back in January an Australian economist told the world New Zealand was shaping up to be “the rock star economy” of the year.

But is it really going great guns - and does it feel like you’ve had your share?

Economist Shamubeel Yakub - who’s getting pretty tired of the rock star metaphor - says the economy is doing “okay” but nowhere near as strong as some of those kinds of headlines would suggest.

The New Zealand Herald
HSBC: Rock star economy to keep performing
10:16 AM Tuesday Jan 20, 2015
Paul Bloxham, the HSBC economist who coined the phrase ‘rock star economy’ for New Zealand’s economic growth last year, is forecasting the country will remain one of the strongest performing developed economies in 2015.

Posted by Barry Popik
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