Opinions

25 Jun 16, 1:08pm
Ewen McCann looks at rising house prices as a symptom of deeper policy issues, which we must deal with first if we are to tame the rising distortions
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24 Jun 16, 5:21pm
Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens ponders what Brexit might mean for NZ, now sees August OCR cut as much more likely
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24 Jun 16, 2:10pm
Bernard's Top 10: Is a US recession coming?; NZ's awful productivity performance; Our just as awful export sector; Why are consumers so worried about the future?; Clarke and Dawe; John Oliver on Brexit
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23 Jun 16, 11:55am
The Government's desire to keep pumping the economy with a flow of immigrants is increasingly at odds with Auckland's housing shortage
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23 Jun 16, 11:02am
EY's Tori Sullivan argues introducing the modern equivalents of a town crier and the stocks so the public can throw rotten fruit at some corporate taxpayers isn't the way to improve our tax system
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22 Jun 16, 10:02am
Siah Hwee Ang on RCEP, China's bad Apple, India's drug habits, South Korea's women trouble, a Mickey Mouse business in China, Singaporean students' Starbucks fix & more
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20 Jun 16, 11:32am
Roger J Kerr says the 'risk-off' investor mode continues to drive yields lower
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20 Jun 16, 10:08am
Terry Baucher disagrees with Simon Swallow, does not think the new regime for the taxation of foreign super is fair, nor the IRD's response
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20 Jun 16, 9:22am
NZ Initiative's Martine Udahemuka says the key for parents is to be able to find out which school and teacher will be the most effective for their child
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19 Jun 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey details a scenario where a $1.5 mln median house price is possible for Auckland by 2018 and sets out five ways to stop that happening
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18 Jun 16, 7:34am
Geoff Simmons says the bright line test is not restraining the property market - only a Comprehensive Capital Income Tax will, he claims
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17 Jun 16, 9:58am
Selena Eaqub on Auckland houses, the slowing emerging markets miracle, the expanding rich, universal basic income, inequality, Brexit, robots and education
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17 Jun 16, 8:22am
We could again very soon be confronted by our powerlessness in the face of global upheavals
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16 Jun 16, 1:38pm
Ron Pol explores barriers and opportunities facing the Shewan ‘review’ of NZ foreign trusts
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15 Jun 16, 10:40am
Kerry McDonald analyses the many challenges the country faces and concludes we need effective leadership and recognition that good policy, in a sound strategic framework, is critical
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15 Jun 16, 10:38am
Grant Duncan calls for ACC to be extended as originally intended to cover major health issues not caused in employment. The reaching of full funding sustainability opens the option
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14 Jun 16, 12:25pm
Shaun Twaddle says the demographic shift of fewer young people in a time of expanded labour demand will result in better opportunities in the service sector
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13 Jun 16, 11:06am
Terry Baucher argues now is a good time to address unintended consequences through a full review of the tax rules for trusts
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12 Jun 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey says the Government should listen to Treasury's advice that a surge of low skilled migrants could stunt productivity and wage growth
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10 Jun 16, 10:02am
Motu Research analysts look at food stamps, technology and productivity, Brexit and migration, taxing the poor, Presidential campaign myths, and more...
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