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Economist Brian Easton examines the evolution of our Covid policy looking through a war lens
29th Nov 21, 9:04am
Economist Brian Easton examines the evolution of our Covid policy looking through a war lens
The housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
24th Nov 21, 3:20pm
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The housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
Economist Brian Easton asks: Why is there so much local opposition to the Three Waters restructuring?
15th Nov 21, 11:22am
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Economist Brian Easton asks: Why is there so much local opposition to the Three Waters restructuring?
With the economic situation looking particularly tricky, David Hargreaves wonders if the Reserve Bank needs to give itself more options as it mulls the final interest rate review of the year
15th Nov 21, 8:50am
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With the economic situation looking particularly tricky, David Hargreaves wonders if the Reserve Bank needs to give itself more options as it mulls the final interest rate review of the year
Gloom and doom predictions about the house market last year couldn't have been more wrong - but now the rising interest rates provide a new risk of an entirely different nature
9th Nov 21, 2:02pm
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Gloom and doom predictions about the house market last year couldn't have been more wrong - but now the rising interest rates provide a new risk of an entirely different nature
The Government will pay up to 90% of losses on festivals that are cancelled
9th Nov 21, 11:09am
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The Government will pay up to 90% of losses on festivals that are cancelled
Economist Brian Easton asks: What is the Three Waters restructuring actually about?
8th Nov 21, 9:17am
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Economist Brian Easton asks: What is the Three Waters restructuring actually about?
Productivity Commission says NZ governments need to - ahead of time - build the assets and infrastructure that are required to prepare for and support a growing population
8th Nov 21, 7:33am
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Productivity Commission says NZ governments need to - ahead of time - build the assets and infrastructure that are required to prepare for and support a growing population
Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
3rd Nov 21, 11:05am
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Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
Reserve Bank analysis suggests that as interest rates 'normalise' and supply continues to enter the market over the coming years, house prices are likely come under pressure to realign with fundamental values
2nd Nov 21, 12:08pm
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Reserve Bank analysis suggests that as interest rates 'normalise' and supply continues to enter the market over the coming years, house prices are likely come under pressure to realign with fundamental values
This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
1st Nov 21, 10:51am
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This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
Economist Brian Easton has a crunch of minimum wages facts and thinking
1st Nov 21, 8:31am
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Economist Brian Easton has a crunch of minimum wages facts and thinking
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $6.9 billion of mortgages were advanced - which is just $400 mln short of a then record total recorded in September last year
27th Oct 21, 3:39pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $6.9 billion of mortgages were advanced - which is just $400 mln short of a then record total recorded in September last year
Economist Brian Easton says if we want to minimise the impact of the Covid virus we are going to have to think about social class
26th Oct 21, 8:07am
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Economist Brian Easton says if we want to minimise the impact of the Covid virus we are going to have to think about social class
Economist Brian Easton says the elimination of Covid strategy is not so much defeated but changing circumstances means that policy has to evolve
11th Oct 21, 10:59am
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Economist Brian Easton says the elimination of Covid strategy is not so much defeated but changing circumstances means that policy has to evolve
Forsyth Barr analysts see it as increasingly unlikely that the Government will be able to maintain the current closed border settings through our summer; vaccination level may only reach 73% of the population
11th Oct 21, 9:33am
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Forsyth Barr analysts see it as increasingly unlikely that the Government will be able to maintain the current closed border settings through our summer; vaccination level may only reach 73% of the population
David Hargreaves says all the language is around further interest rate rises - but his crystal ball is looking very murky when it comes to our now Covid-hit economy
6th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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David Hargreaves says all the language is around further interest rate rises - but his crystal ball is looking very murky when it comes to our now Covid-hit economy
NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
5th Oct 21, 10:55am
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NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
4th Oct 21, 11:31am
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The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
Economist Brian Easton examines a Rogernome's defence of the policies
4th Oct 21, 8:16am
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Economist Brian Easton examines a Rogernome's defence of the policies
The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week
27th Sep 21, 2:52pm
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The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week
Economist Brian Easton says not all neoliberals are the same, as a comparison ranging from Don Giovanni to Geneva School ordoliberals shows
27th Sep 21, 8:28am
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Economist Brian Easton says not all neoliberals are the same, as a comparison ranging from Don Giovanni to Geneva School ordoliberals shows
Latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey shows the second highest number of first home buyers ever in the June quarter - but with fewer borrowing on high LVRs
23rd Sep 21, 8:44am
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Latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey shows the second highest number of first home buyers ever in the June quarter - but with fewer borrowing on high LVRs
David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
21st Sep 21, 2:16pm
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David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
Economist Brian Easton reviews the policy issues that Labour is facing and the ministers undertaking them
20th Sep 21, 8:51am
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Economist Brian Easton reviews the policy issues that Labour is facing and the ministers undertaking them