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7 Mar 14, 10:31am
Alex's Top 10: A million new home owners only know crisis rates; Blessed be the short sellers; EU debt deflation; Forward guidance; Bird and Fortune
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8 Nov 13, 11:16am
Alex's Top 10: Blame ze Germans; Draghi cuts; Highest property taxes in the world; Will England have a navy in two years' time? Catch up
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20 Dec 12, 10:51am
Economy grows at half expected pace in Sept qtr; Revisions show June qtr growth cut in half; NZ did have double-dip recession in 2010; But annual growth highest in 4 yrs
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19 Dec 12, 10:53am
NZ current account deficit narrows to 4.7% of GDP in Sept qtr from June, but more imports this year means more paid to rest of world than a year ago
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19 Dec 12, 10:05am
Odds on NZ taxpayers helping fund more European sovereign bailouts via the International Monetary Fund have increased, Treasury says
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18 Dec 12, 12:39pm
Treasury lowers govt's forecast for 2014/15 surplus to NZ$66 mln from NZ$197 mln on Budget day; Debt Management Office increases debt programme
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18 Dec 12, 11:16am
Govt to hike petrol taxes and road user charges 9 cents over three years to pay for 'roads of national significance'
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18 Dec 12, 10:54am
Supreme Court grants leave for Maori Council to appeal High Court ruling that govt's asset sales decisions can't be reviewed
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18 Dec 12, 9:04am
Ross Asset Management liquidators have big task deciding whether investors who received money before collapse can keep it
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17 Dec 12, 5:00pm
PwC to liquidate Ross Asset Management companies; Warns 'premature to assume anything at this stage in regards to third party recoveries'
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17 Dec 12, 12:20pm
NZIER consensus forecasts show growth to be lower, OCR on hold til end of 2013, unemployment to stay high next year, NZ$ to keep rising
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17 Dec 12, 8:38am
PM Key says goal for 2013 is to reduce unemployment rate; Acknowledges NZers "cut us a fair bit of slack" due to headwinds
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14 Dec 12, 1:06pm
NZ needs to look at decumulation in retirement income debate, expat economist says; 'How do you convince retirees to start selling down their homes?'
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13 Dec 12, 5:19am
Ex-Cabinet Minister turned OECD official Simon Upton highlights range of risks facing NZ economy over 40yrs including global warming, pollution, pandemics, war, financial crises, deficits...
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12 Dec 12, 11:10am
Former Finance Minister Cullen gives three ways to manage Super costs; Tax KiwiSaver withdrawals; Form of income testing; Super levy
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11 Dec 12, 4:29pm
High Court rules govt decision to sell shares in four energy SOEs in partial-privatisation programme not reviewable
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11 Dec 12, 3:02pm
Could universal KiwiSaver be used for monetary policy means, former Finance Minister Cullen asks
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11 Dec 12, 9:08am
Housing affordability a looming retirement income crisis, retiring Retirement Commissioner Crossan says
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7 Dec 12, 10:51am
Cost of upgrading NZ's 15,000-25,000 earthquake-prone buildings between NZ$2 bln and NZ$12 bln, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment estimates
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6 Dec 12, 12:47pm
Reserve Bank hikes NZ$ forecast - TWI to stay above 71 into 2015; Says NZ$ higher than it wants; 'Due partly to major economy QE, NZ's relatively good prospects'
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