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Economists critical of Government's decision to temporarily cut fuel taxes and halve public transport fares, calling the move a 'short-term band aid'
17th Mar 22, 3:42pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Economists critical of Government's decision to temporarily cut fuel taxes and halve public transport fares, calling the move a 'short-term band aid'
Misery index favours Australia for the first time in 10 years - increased NZ living costs have 'turned the dial'
16th Mar 22, 11:18am
by Toby Allen
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Misery index favours Australia for the first time in 10 years - increased NZ living costs have 'turned the dial'
Monthly jobs growth accelerated in November, continuing the surprising resilience of the previous 10 months
12th Jan 22, 4:16pm
by Toby Allen
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Monthly jobs growth accelerated in November, continuing the surprising resilience of the previous 10 months
We look ahead to how 2022 might look for your household budget, Covid-19, climate change measures and the hospitality and tourism industries
2nd Dec 21, 10:07am
by Toby Allen
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We look ahead to how 2022 might look for your household budget, Covid-19, climate change measures and the hospitality and tourism industries
With the end of what might've felt like a year of treading water nigh, we look at what 2022 may hold for housing, interest rates and the Kiwi dollar
1st Dec 21, 11:46am
by Toby Allen
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With the end of what might've felt like a year of treading water nigh, we look at what 2022 may hold for housing, interest rates and the Kiwi dollar
With interest rates rising for the first time in a long time, what will this mean for those with mortgages, especially borrowers who haven't experienced rising interest rates before?
10th Nov 21, 3:13pm
by Toby Allen
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With interest rates rising for the first time in a long time, what will this mean for those with mortgages, especially borrowers who haven't experienced rising interest rates before?
Pricing pressures are currently stronger across provincial centers, with headline regional inflation higher in provincial areas, rather than in the major metro areas
30th Oct 21, 10:26am
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Pricing pressures are currently stronger across provincial centers, with headline regional inflation higher in provincial areas, rather than in the major metro areas
Infometrics' Brad Olsen points out that labour market pressures are leading to employer job poaching which in turn raises pay expectations, and in turn again means pay rate differences between industries matter
28th Jul 21, 1:15pm
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Infometrics' Brad Olsen points out that labour market pressures are leading to employer job poaching which in turn raises pay expectations, and in turn again means pay rate differences between industries matter
What we export as a nation shapes us considerably. It influences the skills we develop, how the countryside looks, and how other countries view us. We should then be very aware of what regions they come from, as it shapes our entire landscape
1st May 21, 9:16am
by Guest
What we export as a nation shapes us considerably. It influences the skills we develop, how the countryside looks, and how other countries view us. We should then be very aware of what regions they come from, as it shapes our entire landscape
Infometrics' Brad Olsen points out that we import three times more chocolate than we export, but our exports are growing fast again. Wellington is the centre of our chocolate industry
4th Apr 21, 7:01am
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Infometrics' Brad Olsen points out that we import three times more chocolate than we export, but our exports are growing fast again. Wellington is the centre of our chocolate industry
Otago, Canterbury, and Auckland posted large falls in employment in November, with female and youth job losses becoming more pronounced
11th Jan 21, 2:20pm
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Otago, Canterbury, and Auckland posted large falls in employment in November, with female and youth job losses becoming more pronounced
Economics forecaster Infometrics says renewed house price rises are a side-effect of the Reserve Bank's efforts to stimulate the economy
15th Oct 20, 6:00pm
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Economics forecaster Infometrics says renewed house price rises are a side-effect of the Reserve Bank's efforts to stimulate the economy
Infometrics says we should look to the 1930s for a solution to help the economy recover from a COVID-19 recession by building more state houses
7th May 20, 10:29am
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Infometrics says we should look to the 1930s for a solution to help the economy recover from a COVID-19 recession by building more state houses
Infometric's Gareth Kiernan sees a massive hit to growth, then some sort of recovery and reasons for cautious optimism
28th Mar 20, 9:50am
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Infometric's Gareth Kiernan sees a massive hit to growth, then some sort of recovery and reasons for cautious optimism
Infometric's Gareth Kiernan warns our public policy managers that Japan's malaise is the result of doing 'whatever is necessary' to keep economic pain away from voters, and shying away from essential reforms in the face of an ageing population
22nd Jan 20, 12:44pm
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Infometric's Gareth Kiernan warns our public policy managers that Japan's malaise is the result of doing 'whatever is necessary' to keep economic pain away from voters, and shying away from essential reforms in the face of an ageing population
Infometrics' Brad Olsen on the low stocks of housing for sale, the importance of mum and dad, the rise of rents, the rise of people needing housing assistance and what next after the Decade of Housing?
17th Jan 20, 10:02am
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Infometrics' Brad Olsen on the low stocks of housing for sale, the importance of mum and dad, the rise of rents, the rise of people needing housing assistance and what next after the Decade of Housing?
Gareth Kiernan says the housing market failure has caused a large undersupply in some regions, especially Auckland, but a surplus in others, especially Christchurch, and the surplus regions are vulnerable to a sharp price correction
24th Oct 19, 6:28am
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Gareth Kiernan says the housing market failure has caused a large undersupply in some regions, especially Auckland, but a surplus in others, especially Christchurch, and the surplus regions are vulnerable to a sharp price correction
Infometrics' Brad Olsen on the Govt and data protection, Stats NZ's new branch, the local elections, whether the end really is in sight for the US-China trade war and meeting global meat demand
18th Oct 19, 10:00am
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Infometrics' Brad Olsen on the Govt and data protection, Stats NZ's new branch, the local elections, whether the end really is in sight for the US-China trade war and meeting global meat demand
Infometrics shows that council debt levels have been rising over the last decade and are scheduled to rise further in the next decade as revenues are insufficient for replacement projects, let alone growth projects
26th Sep 19, 8:00am
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Infometrics shows that council debt levels have been rising over the last decade and are scheduled to rise further in the next decade as revenues are insufficient for replacement projects, let alone growth projects
Infometrics makes the map that shows how the rest of the nation's urban areas compare with Auckland, where one in three New Zealanders live
31st Aug 19, 9:20am
by Guest
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Infometrics makes the map that shows how the rest of the nation's urban areas compare with Auckland, where one in three New Zealanders live
Pressure on the Government to do its bit to stimulate the economy likely to increase, with the Reserve Bank expected to cut interest rates even lower
4th Aug 19, 6:31am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Pressure on the Government to do its bit to stimulate the economy likely to increase, with the Reserve Bank expected to cut interest rates even lower
Infometrics' Brad Olsen on all signs pointing down for the OCR, why cuts won't stimulate the economy enough, boosting the housing market, a below zero OCR may be closer than we think and why fiscal policy needs to take the driver's seat - fast
2nd Aug 19, 10:00am
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Infometrics' Brad Olsen on all signs pointing down for the OCR, why cuts won't stimulate the economy enough, boosting the housing market, a below zero OCR may be closer than we think and why fiscal policy needs to take the driver's seat - fast
Infometrics' Nick Brunsdon points out that the secret to building more houses seems to be building them smaller. A compositional shift is behind the reversal of the trend
25th Jul 19, 5:00am
by Guest
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Infometrics' Nick Brunsdon points out that the secret to building more houses seems to be building them smaller. A compositional shift is behind the reversal of the trend
Jenée Tibshraeny on whether Finance Minister Grant Robertson has struck the right balance between more spending and achievable spending in Budget 2019
1st Jun 19, 12:52pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Jenée Tibshraeny on whether Finance Minister Grant Robertson has struck the right balance between more spending and achievable spending in Budget 2019
Brad Olsen of Infometrics says it’s increasingly difficult to make heads or tails of Statistics NZ's new migration numbers, and even harder to trust them
21st Mar 19, 7:45am
by Guest
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Brad Olsen of Infometrics says it’s increasingly difficult to make heads or tails of Statistics NZ's new migration numbers, and even harder to trust them