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Bernard is a senior contributing editor of Until September 30, 2012 he was the managing editor. He worked for 18 years for Reuters, the FT Group and Fairfax as a financial journalist and editor. He is now the publisher of Hive News.
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Bernard's Top 10 at 10

'At some point this is going to snap'; Corporates stash the cash; The madness of share buy-backs; The flawed shareholder-driven model; Dilbert

NZ First up to 8% in Roy Morgan poll

National, NZ First up in Roy Morgan poll; Support for Winston as PM up to 9.1%; National eyes new welfare reforms; US owner blocks access to high country tourism business

Dotcom bombs his 'Moment of Truth'

Dotcom fails to reveal proof Key conspired with Hollywood; Key denies Snowden claim of mass surveillance on Southern Cross Cable; Harawira may lose to Davis 

Russel pitches for Interest voters

Russel Norman talks about quantitative easing and argues for a capital gains tax, irrigation charges, swimmable rivers and a carbon tax in this Election Double Shot with Bernard Hickey

Labour wants Sovereign Wealth Fund

Labour plans new "NZ Inc" Sovereign Wealth Fund; KiwiShare for SOEs; Funded by NZ$100 mln/yr in SOE dividends and higher oil, gas royalties; Key rejects GCSB claim 

The temptation of inequality

Bernard Hickey reckons New Zealand needs to invest in protecting its corruption-free reputation against the pressures of income inequality

David pitches for Interest voters

Labour's David Parker argues for new monetary policy, compulsory KiwiSaver, a Capital Gains Tax and a turnover tax on Google and Facebook

Polls show race tightening a week out

National down in polls; NZ First solidly over 5%, may hit 10%; Conservative under 5%; Peters seen as 'Kingmaker' in knife-edge result; Key rules out last-minute deal for Craig  

How to think about fixed vs floating

Bernard Hickey looks at how to think about whether to fix or float and what bank economists are saying about interest rates now the RBNZ is 'on pause'

What the RBNZ decision means

Bernard Hickey looks at what the RBNZ's decision to pause OCR hikes (maybe until mid-2015) means for mortgage rates & house prices

National down to 46% in TVNZ poll

National down 4% to 46% in TVNZ poll, while Labour down 1% to 25% and Green up 3% to 14%; Winston edging closer to National; Green electric car plan

RBNZ less concerned about migration

RBNZ says net migration may not boost house price inflation and economy as much as first thought; more short term workers and fewer departures are factors

RBNZ lowers forecast rate track

RBNZ holds at 3.5%; reduces forecast interest rate peak by 50 bps to 4.7% by 2017; warns NZ$ "unjustified, unsustainable."; NZ$ drops under 82 USc; Economists extend rate pause views

Housing land supply inquiry launched

Productivity Commission to launch inquiry into how councils regulate for land supply for housing; will focus on high growth areas; look at planning, funding for water & transport

Dotcom teases 'big reveal' on Key

Dotcom says will reveal the 'sordid workings of Hollywood' in John Key's Government; Winston Peters suggests NZ First's coalition terms

Bill pitches for Interest voters

English says 1st home buyers are unlikely to see a repeat of the big windfall capital gains seen by Baby Boomers; National's investment-led approach set for extension to Health, Education

Winston pitches for Interest voters

Bernard Hickey interviews NZ First Leader Winston Peters in the first Election Double Shot. Peters argues for a new monetary policy, foreign buyer controls and migration limits

National's tax cut plan a 'fizzer'

National criticised for vague and small plans for tax cuts that may be replaced by debt repayment; Labour/BERL vs Fed Farmers/NZIER on CGT

National eyes small tax cuts, ACC levy cuts

Resilient in the polls despite 'Dirty Politics', National unveils small tax cuts, ACC levy cuts, and goes fishing for votes with new fishing parks; ACT fears 'Frankenstein'

Switch to Flick?

Bernard Hickey looks at whether Flick Electric could use new technology and raw market signals to 'do a Trade Me' on the electricity industry