Government

8th Jun 20, 9:21am
Roger J Kerr says once crisis reactions settle, the underlying economic fundamentals always come through and ultimately determine exchange rate value and direction
Roger J Kerr says once crisis reactions settle, the underlying economic fundamentals always come through and ultimately determine exchange rate value and direction
8th Jun 20, 9:21am
4th Jun 20, 2:02pm
Government says the 'end is in sight' for high-cost lenders and truck shops who trap the vulnerable in debt
Government says the 'end is in sight' for high-cost lenders and truck shops who trap the vulnerable in debt
4th Jun 20, 2:02pm
4th Jun 20, 9:08am
Peter Dunne says the Government and health authorities know that the public acquiescence achieved during lockdown was a moment in time unlikely to be achievable to the same extent again if future circumstances warrant it
Peter Dunne says the Government and health authorities know that the public acquiescence achieved during lockdown was a moment in time unlikely to be achievable to the same extent again if future circumstances warrant it
4th Jun 20, 9:08am
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4th Jun 20, 8:54am
Temporary amendment to Property Law Act will require 'a fair reduction' in rent where a business has suffered a loss of revenue because of COVID-19
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Temporary amendment to Property Law Act will require 'a fair reduction' in rent where a business has suffered a loss of revenue because of COVID-19
4th Jun 20, 8:54am
1st Jun 20, 9:42am
Roger J Kerr assesses where the NZD stands at a time of great trade and political turbulence, and reckons the sudden re-emergence of inflation risk is a real concern
Roger J Kerr assesses where the NZD stands at a time of great trade and political turbulence, and reckons the sudden re-emergence of inflation risk is a real concern
1st Jun 20, 9:42am
28th May 20, 8:33am
Peter Dunne says the Government will be worried that soon public concern about the social and economic impact of Covid19 - already sharply on the rise - will overtake support for the approach the Government has taken so far
Peter Dunne says the Government will be worried that soon public concern about the social and economic impact of Covid19 - already sharply on the rise - will overtake support for the approach the Government has taken so far
28th May 20, 8:33am
26th May 20, 3:30pm
Monthly mortgage borrowing more than halved in April compared with the previous month, according to new Reserve Bank figures
Monthly mortgage borrowing more than halved in April compared with the previous month, according to new Reserve Bank figures
26th May 20, 3:30pm
25th May 20, 8:36am
Roger J Kerr says there is no plan for the future in NZ and there appears to be little recognition by the Ardern Government that you must get the best entrepreneurial and risk-taking business folk in the room to transform good ideas into bold action
Roger J Kerr says there is no plan for the future in NZ and there appears to be little recognition by the Ardern Government that you must get the best entrepreneurial and risk-taking business folk in the room to transform good ideas into bold action
25th May 20, 8:36am
21st May 20, 11:25am
David Hargreaves says the next few months will be a big test for the banks - and how the banks react is likely to be long-remembered by the public
David Hargreaves says the next few months will be a big test for the banks - and how the banks react is likely to be long-remembered by the public
21st May 20, 11:25am
21st May 20, 9:45am
Peter Dunne says regardless of the winner, the public will be asking whether a party as divided as it is can present itself as a credible, united team with a coherent and focused plan when the election comes round in just 17 weeks
Peter Dunne says regardless of the winner, the public will be asking whether a party as divided as it is can present itself as a credible, united team with a coherent and focused plan when the election comes round in just 17 weeks
21st May 20, 9:45am
14th May 20, 3:05pm
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
14th May 20, 3:05pm
13th May 20, 5:21pm
The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
13th May 20, 5:21pm
13th May 20, 3:11pm
Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
13th May 20, 3:11pm
6th May 20, 1:50pm
David Hargreaves says the Government now needs to trust the people and let the economy be opened up again otherwise the unseen costs could be very high
David Hargreaves says the Government now needs to trust the people and let the economy be opened up again otherwise the unseen costs could be very high
6th May 20, 1:50pm
6th May 20, 11:01am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
6th May 20, 11:01am
29th Apr 20, 3:37pm
New figures show the banks wrote out the biggest amount for mortgages in a March last month since 2016; first home buyers had a pre-lockdown surge
New figures show the banks wrote out the biggest amount for mortgages in a March last month since 2016; first home buyers had a pre-lockdown surge
29th Apr 20, 3:37pm
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28th Apr 20, 11:44am
The Swedish private equity company looking to terminate its deal to buy Metlifecare says that the retirement village operator will be adversely affected by the virus over the next three financial years
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The Swedish private equity company looking to terminate its deal to buy Metlifecare says that the retirement village operator will be adversely affected by the virus over the next three financial years
28th Apr 20, 11:44am
28th Apr 20, 8:14am
David Hargreaves says the Government's now got a very fine balancing act between supporting and stimulating the economy, including use of novel tools such as 'helicopter money'
David Hargreaves says the Government's now got a very fine balancing act between supporting and stimulating the economy, including use of novel tools such as 'helicopter money'
28th Apr 20, 8:14am
23rd Apr 20, 9:06am
Peter Dunne says next week’s events will set off a further process of major adjustment for the government, just as it will for every other New Zealander
Peter Dunne says next week’s events will set off a further process of major adjustment for the government, just as it will for every other New Zealander
23rd Apr 20, 9:06am
20th Apr 20, 10:58am
Roger J Kerr says New Zealand has an opportunity to get an advantage from the current adversity. We have done it before. It just requires brave/bold leadership and execution  
Roger J Kerr says New Zealand has an opportunity to get an advantage from the current adversity. We have done it before. It just requires brave/bold leadership and execution  
20th Apr 20, 10:58am
16th Apr 20, 9:00am
Peter Dunne says making the case for an early resumption of Parliament after the lockdown ends should be a no-brainer for the National Party
Peter Dunne says making the case for an early resumption of Parliament after the lockdown ends should be a no-brainer for the National Party
16th Apr 20, 9:00am
13th Apr 20, 10:17am
Roger J Kerr says earlier tough medicine will lead to an earlier economic recovery and that the Aussie dollar will benefit from Chinese recovery stimulus - as will we
Roger J Kerr says earlier tough medicine will lead to an earlier economic recovery and that the Aussie dollar will benefit from Chinese recovery stimulus - as will we
13th Apr 20, 10:17am
9th Apr 20, 9:11am
Peter Dunne says the way the government has approached the pandemic crisis has effectively side-lined NZ First and the Greens and left them largely irrelevant
Peter Dunne says the way the government has approached the pandemic crisis has effectively side-lined NZ First and the Greens and left them largely irrelevant
9th Apr 20, 9:11am
8th Apr 20, 10:53am
In what could be a taste of things to come, an overseas buyer is seeking to walk away from an agreed deal to buy one of the country's largest retirement village operators
In what could be a taste of things to come, an overseas buyer is seeking to walk away from an agreed deal to buy one of the country's largest retirement village operators
8th Apr 20, 10:53am
7th Apr 20, 2:34pm
We have to hope that our fairly shallow pool of investment funds is able to support New Zealand businesses in the tough times ahead
We have to hope that our fairly shallow pool of investment funds is able to support New Zealand businesses in the tough times ahead
7th Apr 20, 2:34pm

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