Government

12th Dec 19, 2:42pm
David Hargreaves assesses the country's missed infrastructure opportunity while conceding that the Coalition has set itself up well for the election campaign next year
David Hargreaves assesses the country's missed infrastructure opportunity while conceding that the Coalition has set itself up well for the election campaign next year
12th Dec 19, 2:42pm
10th Dec 19, 10:23am
David Hargreaves looks at the astonishing change in mood across the country in the last few weeks and how that leaves us placed for next year - election year
David Hargreaves looks at the astonishing change in mood across the country in the last few weeks and how that leaves us placed for next year - election year
10th Dec 19, 10:23am
9th Dec 19, 7:51am
Roger J Kerr says the 'inevitable' unwinding of record-high short-sold positions in the Kiwi dollar is well under way and he sees further gains in the value of our currency before year-end
Roger J Kerr says the 'inevitable' unwinding of record-high short-sold positions in the Kiwi dollar is well under way and he sees further gains in the value of our currency before year-end
9th Dec 19, 7:51am
5th Dec 19, 2:43pm
ANZ economists say a 'realistic guess' is that the Government will lift its net debt to about 23% of GDP, from the current 20%, by the year 2022
ANZ economists say a 'realistic guess' is that the Government will lift its net debt to about 23% of GDP, from the current 20%, by the year 2022
5th Dec 19, 2:43pm
4th Dec 19, 10:14am
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Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says new rules will include what policyholders must disclose to insurers, making changes to allow people to more easily understand their policy, and addressing unfair contract terms
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says new rules will include what policyholders must disclose to insurers, making changes to allow people to more easily understand their policy, and addressing unfair contract terms
4th Dec 19, 10:14am
2nd Dec 19, 10:23am
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of the Government's signalled plans to have a spend-up on infrastructure
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of the Government's signalled plans to have a spend-up on infrastructure
2nd Dec 19, 10:23am
2nd Dec 19, 7:46am
Roger J Kerr says the widely forecast (though not by him) slowdown in the economy never eventuated and more positive economic news is to be expected along with an upward move in the value of the NZ dollar
Roger J Kerr says the widely forecast (though not by him) slowdown in the economy never eventuated and more positive economic news is to be expected along with an upward move in the value of the NZ dollar
2nd Dec 19, 7:46am
28th Nov 19, 9:54am
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank's decision to leave existing loan to value ratio restrictions in place means it's unlikely there will be further relaxation of the rules for at least a year
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank's decision to leave existing loan to value ratio restrictions in place means it's unlikely there will be further relaxation of the rules for at least a year
28th Nov 19, 9:54am
27th Nov 19, 2:52pm
In its latest Financial Stability Report the Reserve Bank says options to address excessive dairy debt are limited as farm sales are at historically low levels
In its latest Financial Stability Report the Reserve Bank says options to address excessive dairy debt are limited as farm sales are at historically low levels
27th Nov 19, 2:52pm
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27th Nov 19, 9:14am
Reserve Bank keeps restrictions on mortgage lending in place, noting the low interest rate environment could prompt banks to lend more to borrowers with small deposits; Governor says the Bank didn't come 'particularly close' to loosening restrictions
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Reserve Bank keeps restrictions on mortgage lending in place, noting the low interest rate environment could prompt banks to lend more to borrowers with small deposits; Governor says the Bank didn't come 'particularly close' to loosening restrictions
27th Nov 19, 9:14am
26th Nov 19, 5:59pm
Mortgage data released on the eve of the Reserve Bank's LVR restriction review suggests first home buyers wouldn't suffer if restrictions remained in place to keep investor activity at bay
Mortgage data released on the eve of the Reserve Bank's LVR restriction review suggests first home buyers wouldn't suffer if restrictions remained in place to keep investor activity at bay
26th Nov 19, 5:59pm
25th Nov 19, 8:22am
Roger J Kerr expects that the 'political protest vote' from business people against the Labour Coalition government in business confidence surveys will now dissipate
Roger J Kerr expects that the 'political protest vote' from business people against the Labour Coalition government in business confidence surveys will now dissipate
25th Nov 19, 8:22am
21st Nov 19, 5:02am
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Productivity Commission suggests improved income security to help those affected by labour-market change
Productivity Commission suggests improved income security to help those affected by labour-market change
21st Nov 19, 5:02am
18th Nov 19, 3:51pm
David Hargreaves suggests the Government's proposed changes to tenancy laws will simply make it harder for the more socially disadvantaged to get private rental accommodation
David Hargreaves suggests the Government's proposed changes to tenancy laws will simply make it harder for the more socially disadvantaged to get private rental accommodation
18th Nov 19, 3:51pm
17th Nov 19, 6:02am
This week's OCR review was the first of four key pre-Christmas announcements that will collectively have a big influence on the economy next year. David Hargreaves reads the tea leaves
This week's OCR review was the first of four key pre-Christmas announcements that will collectively have a big influence on the economy next year. David Hargreaves reads the tea leaves
17th Nov 19, 6:02am
8th Nov 19, 10:00am
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Katharine Moody on Government options for bottom trawling, pokies, synthetic nitrogen, agricultural emissions and the Billion Trees policy
Katharine Moody on Government options for bottom trawling, pokies, synthetic nitrogen, agricultural emissions and the Billion Trees policy
8th Nov 19, 10:00am
24th Oct 19, 3:48pm
New mortgage figures from the Reserve Bank show that investors had their biggest share of mortgage lending last month for a year; first home buyers are still prominent
New mortgage figures from the Reserve Bank show that investors had their biggest share of mortgage lending last month for a year; first home buyers are still prominent
24th Oct 19, 3:48pm
17th Oct 19, 10:54am
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New Zealand Taxpayers' Union economist Joe Ascroft says substantially cutting the 30% tax rate on income earned over $48,000 would send a strong message
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union economist Joe Ascroft says substantially cutting the 30% tax rate on income earned over $48,000 would send a strong message
17th Oct 19, 10:54am
16th Oct 19, 5:00am
A new survey conducted for law firm Simpson Grierson has found 77% of the businesses contacted intend to reinvest here within the next three years; Govt not seen as supportive, however
A new survey conducted for law firm Simpson Grierson has found 77% of the businesses contacted intend to reinvest here within the next three years; Govt not seen as supportive, however
16th Oct 19, 5:00am
9th Oct 19, 3:29pm
International independent research firm Capital Economics says the risks are 'skewed' to the RBNZ making more cuts, possibly into negative interest rates - 'if the Government doesn't step up it's game soon'
International independent research firm Capital Economics says the risks are 'skewed' to the RBNZ making more cuts, possibly into negative interest rates - 'if the Government doesn't step up it's game soon'
9th Oct 19, 3:29pm

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