Opinions

27 May 16, 10:00am
Oliver Hartwich on going to France if you want to work less, Don Brash's take on monetary policy when inflation won't budge, the economics of love, Vietnam's openness to the free market & more
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26 May 16, 3:45pm
Terry Baucher says IRD's new computer system is a winner and smokers and carbon emitters are the losers in an underwhelming Budget
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26 May 16, 2:14pm
Elizabeth Kerr looks deep inside Budget 2016 to find...not much. There's big new taxes for smokers, but nothing for wage earners. IRD's computer builders are winners, but there's not much for housing
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26 May 16, 11:04am
Siah Hwee Ang says it’s time for a more targeted approach to international partnerships
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25 May 16, 10:24am
Cam Preston argues insurers are running out of steam in the Canterbury rebuild/repair marathon, with AMI set to be the largest taxpayer bailout in NZ history
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23 May 16, 3:25pm
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank has a great opportunity to catch the markets out with a surprise interest rate cut next month
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23 May 16, 10:31am
Seamus Donegan asks if the litigious approach to Canterbury earthquakes would really get the best outcomes
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23 May 16, 10:01am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says whatever your views on foreign investors, the bare fact is that the cure to New Zealand’s housing crisis is supply
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22 May 16, 5:02am
New Zealand's risk-averse savers would dearly love to invest in infrastructure bonds to fund Auckland's growth. The Auckland Council and the Government should help make that happen
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21 May 16, 7:31am
Geoff Simmons wants answers to three questions before abolishing Auckland’s city limit
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21 May 16, 7:02am
David Lupton says we need appropriate charges for infrastructure and services so the choices people make do not impose financial burdens on others
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20 May 16, 10:04am
Alex Johnston on how Auckland's housing crisis is creating 'angry birds', apartments and housing affordability, 'Big Oil' the new 'Big Tobacco' and ANZ's investment in fossil fuels
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19 May 16, 4:00pm
The US Federal Reserve's apparent determination to raise American interest rates next month may well encourage the Reserve Bank here to hold fire on any more cuts
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19 May 16, 9:06am
Our central bank's starting to resemble an eccentric scientist, with macro-prudential tools its chemistry set. The worry is that too many ingredients will get mixed together with unpredictable results, says David Hargreaves
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17 May 16, 11:51am
Insurance lawyer argues the brute force of litigation is what's necessary to get insurers to play ball settling the remaining outstanding Canterbury quake claims
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17 May 16, 9:51am
Brad Olsen call for student loan repayments to start only after study is completed, and then at a higher rate. These changes would make it easier for students to survive without affecting the loan repayment flow
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16 May 16, 1:39pm
Roger J Kerr ponders where the catalysts will come from to start interest rates rising again
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16 May 16, 10:27am
Bell Gully says court ruling means lenders ought to assess which of their costs are closely connected to the activities they charge fees for
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15 May 16, 5:02am
Circle August 19 and November 30 in your 2016 calendars because decisions on those days by the Auckland Council and the Reserve Bank respectively could determine house prices, interest rates, the Kiwi dollar and mortgage lending limits for years to come
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14 May 16, 8:48am
Geoff Simmons has been thinking about the LINZ data and says it supports the idea of taxing all housing because rules and exemptions will just be exploited by the wealthy
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