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About the same.
24% (53 votes)
Better off.
22% (48 votes)
Much worse off.
20% (44 votes)
Much better off.
19% (42 votes)
Worse off.
16% (35 votes)
Total voters: 222

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The spillover effects of China’s urbanisation Business
02 Sep 14, 9:34am
Siah Hwee Ang 1
Professor Ang shows how China's urbanisation process is creating an easier path for New Zealand companies to focus their marketing energies, avoiding being swallowed up in the mega-cities
GDP growth outlook being revised down Opinion
01 Sep 14, 4:05pm
Roger J Kerr 7
Roger J Kerr sees a sharp slowdown coming, probably with inflation. He says borrowers should fix, investors should stay short
'Robust demand in the household sector' News
01 Sep 14, 4:55pm
Guest 2
Treasury reviews the August economic indicators; expects dairy prices to recover, labour markets to tighten, and stabilisation in the housing markets
Monday's Top 10 Opinion
01 Sep 14, 11:02am
David Chaston 9
A better carbon tax; cars as fat cells; Kiwi cows to China; spike in consumer credit demand; the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation; the less you know, the more you make; Dilbert & more
Kiwibank grows credit card marketshare Personal Finance
01 Sep 14, 3:27pm
Gareth Vaughan 1
Helped by Air NZ airports cards, Kiwibank grows credit card marketshare by 40 basis points

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