Opinions

27 May 15, 2:06pm
Latest RBNZ figures suggest new lending restrictions could have a significant impact
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27 May 15, 1:31pm
Bernard's Top 10: 'Roger, Ruth and Me'; Where did the productivity growth go?; Our (still) over-valued currency; When the robots start fishing; Dilbert; John Oliver and the end of the world
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26 May 15, 5:15pm
A plethora of cool sounding companies are raising money from the public, but is crowdfunding the new wild west for investors?
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26 May 15, 11:35am
Dave Grimmond likes the Budget 2015 drive to tackle child poverty by focusing resources on those under 6 to try and head off later costly interventions
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25 May 15, 4:43pm
Catherine Leining makes the case for not following but doing ourselves what the major economies should be doing: major transformational change to using less carbon
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25 May 15, 9:20am
Professor Siah Hwee Ang sees the online route into China as holding much promise for exporters
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25 May 15, 8:56am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp finds that charity doesn't begin at home when it comes to regulating those who provide it in this country
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24 May 15, 6:04am
Bill English and John Key are taking money off the rich and giving it to the poor in Budget 2015 as part of National's investment-led approach to cut welfare spending over the very long run
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22 May 15, 3:56pm
Bernard's Top 10: 'An incredible orgy of spending' (on art); The weight of (China's) money is coming; Don't worry about the robots; Clarke and Dawe on tit for tat politics; Dilbert
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21 May 15, 2:33pm
Terry Baucher finds a few surprises in Budget 2015 around Working For Families Tax credits, KiwiSaver and a brand new levy on tourists
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20 May 15, 11:47am
Low rates allow low repayments. So do longer terms. But neither seem rational. Irrational expectations of long term capital gains keep the structure together
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19 May 15, 5:03am
The one thing missing in all the debate about Auckland housing has been cold hard facts about just who is buying the houses
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18 May 15, 9:42pm
Gareth Morgan argues the Government’s 'Capital Gains Tax' is too little, too late
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18 May 15, 11:45am
The panicky measures by the Government to address the Auckland house market may have some unintended consequences, but should provide at least a little breathing space
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18 May 15, 11:29am
Terry Baucher says the Government's new property tax moves may introduce more confusion to an already confused landscape
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18 May 15, 9:09am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says the future for urban transportation lies with the car - albeit an updated version
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17 May 15, 5:03am
Bernard Hickey congratulates the Reserve Bank on its more targeted and more regional LVR policy, but says it needs more help from the Government on the demand side
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16 May 15, 8:48am
Rodney Dickens looks at whether low CPI inflation justifies OCR cuts?
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16 May 15, 6:04am
Benje Patterson wonders why requiring banks to hold more capital for property investor lending isn't a policy action that is being used
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15 May 15, 10:13am
Kirdan Lees on the benefits of Seattle, Klippa - Swedish for cut, art vs science, Latin America's hangover, millennials & baby boomers, it isn't 1987, the UK election, Dilbert & more
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