Opinions

13 Feb 16, 8:48am
Harbour Asset Management argues an equity bear market's not likely because interest rates and bond yields are too low
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12 Feb 16, 10:05am
Siah Hwee Ang on China's impossible trinity, multinationals & India, Korea Inc 2.0, Foxconn & Sharp, China's customized McDonald's burgers & more
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10 Feb 16, 11:48am
Bernard's Top 10: The problem with CoCos; Deutsche Bank's astonishingly high leverage; How long will China's currency reserves last?; The problem of China's unpaid migrant workers; Get rid of the big notes; Clarke and Dawe on Europe's debt crisis
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9 Feb 16, 9:32am
Siah Hwee Ang says despite its economic slowdown, China will still be the top contributor to the world’s economic growth in the coming years
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9 Feb 16, 9:08am
Roger J Kerr has no problem with the RBNZ reminding everyone that the markets’ interpretation of monetary policy intentions or settings is sometimes off beam and not helpful to what the RBNZ is trying to do
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8 Feb 16, 5:01am
Oliver Hartwich argues free university education is the reverse of income redistribution and a regressive policy
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7 Feb 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey suggests removing cash and adopting a blockchain-type system for transactions and savings accounts that is set up and hosted by the central bank to combat deflation, tax evasion and crime
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6 Feb 16, 12:02pm
Chris Green responds to the RBNZ's criticism of 'some commentators advocating mechanistic rate cuts'; says RBNZ seeing inflationary ghosts and has systematic upward bias; ignoring rise in real interest rates and tightening relative to other central banks
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5 Feb 16, 11:20am
David Chaston on market movements and their drivers, assets & debt, unemployment & wages, solar wars, falling interest rates & inequality, negative interest rates & banks, Dilbert & more
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4 Feb 16, 10:43am
Dave Grimmond says the proposal is overly generous, but does have merit - though possibly for different reasons to those thought of by Labour
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4 Feb 16, 5:03am
George Friedman sees banking problems that need to be solved in Europe & Asia with the fear of loss of deposits 'stalking countries'
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2 Feb 16, 8:45am
Siah Hwee Ang says the Chinese New Year is the perfect time to cash in on not-to-be-missed business opportunities
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1 Feb 16, 9:32am
The NZ Initiative's Jenesa Jeram critiques Oxfam’s claims about global wealth inequality, arguing they're misleading with its claims about the economic system 'even more insidious'
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1 Feb 16, 8:31am
Roger J Kerr says high and rising inflation favour borrowers over savers and that is not what the economy needs
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1 Feb 16, 5:02am
Plugging the anti-money laundering loophole should be the key plank of combating misuse of the financial service providers register
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31 Jan 16, 5:02am
The Big Short reminds us all what hubris about over-valued housing looks like. Bernard Hickey looks at whether Auckland's property perma-bulls are as guilty now as the US ones were in 2005-06
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29 Jan 16, 12:32pm
Bernard's Top 10: The losers are revolting; China's capital flight; The big invoicing scam; China's impossible trinity vs US$3 trln of reserves; The winner-takes-all economy; How Robots will drive interest rates lower; Clarke and Dawe
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29 Jan 16, 9:44am
Gareth Vaughan suggests ANZ's Asia-Pacific Kaumātua David Hisco will need to keep a close eye on home pastures too
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29 Jan 16, 5:03am
Gareth Morgan says what China does with its surplus needs to change fast if it’s to stop fuelling capital flight
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28 Jan 16, 2:58pm
David Hargreaves thinks if the RBNZ is indeed forced into cutting interest rates it will seek some trade-offs
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