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29 Aug 15, 11:23am
Susan Guthrie claims we need to start thinking quickly about the effects on New Zealand of China’s economy
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29 Aug 15, 10:46am
Peter Nunns notes people say they want more transport choices. Neighborhood density opens up those choices. He also suggests expecting people to make an effort to travel will make us healthier. Your view?
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28 Aug 15, 10:34am
Oliver Hartwich on doom and gloom in the global economy and the Donald Trump effect
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26 Aug 15, 12:34pm
Bernard's Top 10: QE 4?; China's new US$101 bln lending spree; Peak globalisation?; Is Mr Market right about China; Clarke and Dawe; John Oliver
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24 Aug 15, 9:17am
Roger J Kerr sees a potential double-whammy interest rate risk with NZ Govt bond yields rising from 3.25% to over 4.75% over the next year
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24 Aug 15, 9:04am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says the Huntly power station decision endorses the current market-based electricity structure by showing that prices are the best means to determine the allocation of resources
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23 Aug 15, 6:55am
Bernard Hickey asks why Aucklanders are so reluctant to let their Council borrow to invest when they themselves are borrowing and betting on Auckland's growth
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22 Aug 15, 11:44am
Gareth Morgan says the reasons for the Government owning a farming enterprise have passed and it needs to sell out - and concentrate on being an active, non-conflicted regulator
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22 Aug 15, 9:15am
Khyaati Acharya wonders if society's drive to reduce risk actually increases risk-taking behaviour, suppressing 'consequences' from choice
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22 Aug 15, 8:55am
DairyNZ's John Luxton says the major TPP players are holding their dairy consumers to ransom and "Japan and Canada should leave the talks"
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21 Aug 15, 10:04am
Matt Nolan on 10 ways we can look at the New Zealand job and labour markets
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19 Aug 15, 1:36pm
Bernard's Top 10: Jeremy Corbyn's idea of a 'People's Quantitative Easing'; Could TPP cut dairy access?; John Oliver on our flag debate
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18 Aug 15, 4:41pm
Shaun Twaddle shows how other regions can garner the benefits Auckland is getting from attracting students to study locally
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18 Aug 15, 3:37pm
Andrew Hooker accuses EQC of being either incompetant or conniving, in giving Canterbury quake claimants under-valued repair estimates
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18 Aug 15, 2:52pm
Elizabeth Kerr looks at a low stress P2P model where you have time to go and make yourself a cocktail
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17 Aug 15, 1:54pm
Roger J Kerr sees no return to a 2.5% OCR, with the current low interest rates "as good as it gets for borrowers", and a fourth OCR cut probably not warranted
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17 Aug 15, 12:00pm
Siah Hwee Ang says the devaluation of China's currency could impact Chinese student & tourism numbers coming to NZ
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17 Aug 15, 10:55am
John Bolton argues the RBNZ's 70% Auckland LVR policy is a headless chicken moment. Focusing on affordability & debt servicing would've been better
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17 Aug 15, 10:03am
Terry Baucher finds many families grappling with the EMTR problem; says Universal Basic Income one obvious alternative
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16 Aug 15, 7:25am
China may have fired the first shots in a currency war that unbalances the automatic stabilisers that were just starting to power New Zealand's export rebound
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