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1 Jul 15, 1:18pm
Bernard's Top 10: Interest rates stuck in the muck?; RBNZ's 2014 hikes compared to Fed's premature 1937 hike; Will Greece's contagion spread east?; John Oliver; Clarke and Dawe
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30 Jun 15, 3:07pm
Key says Government won't add to NZ$30 million of support given to Rio Tinto to keep Tiwai Pt open
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29 Jun 15, 11:36am
Key, English defend possibility that Queensland-based housing charity could buy quarter of state houses up for sale; Labour, NZ First say move 'desperate' and social housing reforms now a 'farce'
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28 Jun 15, 5:02am
Auckland's housing market faces a perfect storm of rising demand and supply shortages. A flood of investment from China into new homes could do the trick
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26 Jun 15, 1:13pm
Treasury criticises RBNZ's new high LVR limit on Auckland property investors; says it should have focused more on systemic risk than house prices; concerned about late notice
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24 Jun 15, 1:21pm
Bernard's Top 10: The 2002 inflection point for NZ house prices; The Melbourne and Sydney property bubbles; Clarke and Dawe; Mad, mad CEO pay; John Oliver; Clarke and Dawe
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23 Jun 15, 1:58pm
English says hopes final Unitary Plan will allow Auckland to meet its housing growth needs from both greenfields and densification on brownfields land
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22 Jun 15, 9:04pm
PM says NZ already in early talks with China to improve FTA after Australia signs its Free Trade deal with China; Key says not much extra dairy access in current version of TPP
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21 Jun 15, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey says a 'negotiated settlement' of the Productivity Commission's 'prescription for shared pain' on the Auckland housing issue would be preferable, or else...
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18 Jun 15, 5:56pm
Bernard Hickey looks at whether to fix or float and how long to fix when the Reserve Bank is cutting interest rates and targeting Auckland property investors
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18 Jun 15, 11:02am
Stats NZ reports GDP rose 0.2% in March qtr after biggest fall in farming output since Sept 2010; Economists had forecast 0.6% growth
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17 Jun 15, 3:58pm
Finance Minister cautious on Productivity Commission's idea for Urban Development Authority with power to compulsorily buy land; open to congestion charging; against Govt paying rates
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17 Jun 15, 2:06pm
Bernard's Top 10: The ghost houses of Auckland; What's the point of the TPP if even dairy exporters don't see much benefit?; Even the IMF and OECD now want inequality addressed; Clarke and Dawe; John Oliver
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16 Jun 15, 1:04pm
Labour Leader says Key should sack Nick Smith from Building and Housing portfolios after controversy over Auckland land sales plan
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15 Jun 15, 10:33am
Iwi plan High Court challenge to Government's plan to redesignate NZTA and Education land in Auckland to avoid Treaty provisions on offering to iwi first; Smith surprised
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14 Jun 15, 6:03am
Bernard Hickey argues the OECD report calling for more intense housing development around central Auckland should be the wake-up call for a Densification Accord between the Govt and the Council
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10 Jun 15, 1:49pm
Bernard's Top 10: Why the OECD wants NZ to increase the dole, to tax land bankers, to impose congestion charges and share the revenues with Councils; Clarke and Dawe; John Oliver
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9 Jun 15, 1:45pm
Treasury reports NZ$448 mln OBEGAL Budget surplus in 10 mths to April; English says outlook a bit better; surplus in 2014/15 possible again; 'will be a close run thing'
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8 Jun 15, 10:25pm
Key, English reject Labour's WOF-style proposal for Healthy Homes Guarantee, but government sources say minimum standards for insulation and smoke alarms being prepared
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7 Jun 15, 5:01am
Bernard Hickey calls on the Government to accelerate the 2nd phase of its stalled money laundering rules to help it dampen Auckland's property fire
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