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As US Modern Monetary Theory advocates make their case in Australia, Gareth Vaughan explains the world through their lens and how it might go down in New Zealand
24th Feb 24, 9:50am
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As US Modern Monetary Theory advocates make their case in Australia, Gareth Vaughan explains the world through their lens and how it might go down in New Zealand
Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
23rd Feb 24, 12:54pm
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Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
21st Feb 24, 6:51am
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Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
The Government asks former finance minister Bill English to review its housing agency, which faces climbing construction and debt servicing costs
18th Dec 23, 4:10pm
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The Government asks former finance minister Bill English to review its housing agency, which faces climbing construction and debt servicing costs
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International credit rating agency S&P says repealing the Affordable Water Reforms could result in local government downgrades
21st Nov 23, 3:46pm
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International credit rating agency S&P says repealing the Affordable Water Reforms could result in local government downgrades
Wellington Council votes to spend another $147m restoring a town hall but economic consultants warn it may struggle to afford it
25th Oct 23, 5:10pm
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Wellington Council votes to spend another $147m restoring a town hall but economic consultants warn it may struggle to afford it
Credit ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says NZ Post is facing 'ongoing structural decline' in its traditional business and will have reduced financial flexibility after sale of Kiwibank to the Crown
6th Oct 23, 12:36pm
Credit ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says NZ Post is facing 'ongoing structural decline' in its traditional business and will have reduced financial flexibility after sale of Kiwibank to the Crown
Treasury’s pre-election update shows little room for new spending, as National finalises its fiscal plan
12th Sep 23, 7:19pm
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Treasury’s pre-election update shows little room for new spending, as National finalises its fiscal plan
Treasury’s pre-election update says the Government will need to borrow an extra $9 billion and will have to spend less than in Budget 2023 for the foreseeable future
12th Sep 23, 1:01pm
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Treasury’s pre-election update says the Government will need to borrow an extra $9 billion and will have to spend less than in Budget 2023 for the foreseeable future
Credit rating agency S&P says Commerce Commission competition probe won't materially affect the major banks' market positions or profitability
31st Aug 23, 1:45pm
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Credit rating agency S&P says Commerce Commission competition probe won't materially affect the major banks' market positions or profitability
S&P's Martin Foo discusses NZ's current account deficit, high sovereign credit ratings, comparisons with the 2011 downgrade & more
24th May 23, 8:00am
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S&P's Martin Foo discusses NZ's current account deficit, high sovereign credit ratings, comparisons with the 2011 downgrade & more
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Credit rating agency's budget comments highlight ongoing concerns about NZ's current account deficit; Govt bond issuance revised up $20b over 4 years
18th May 23, 4:23pm
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Credit rating agency's budget comments highlight ongoing concerns about NZ's current account deficit; Govt bond issuance revised up $20b over 4 years
Martin Whetton on how overseas investors view New Zealand government debt
29th Apr 23, 3:35pm
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Martin Whetton on how overseas investors view New Zealand government debt
Government's 'Affordable Water Reform' gives councils more control but could reduce the efficiencies of scale
14th Apr 23, 8:34am
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Government's 'Affordable Water Reform' gives councils more control but could reduce the efficiencies of scale
Revamped Three Waters to create 10 water management entities in an effort to give local governments more influence over massive infrastructure upgrades
13th Apr 23, 12:24pm
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Revamped Three Waters to create 10 water management entities in an effort to give local governments more influence over massive infrastructure upgrades
S&P Global Ratings sees debt drop for councils after Three Waters reforms
1st Mar 23, 12:05pm
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S&P Global Ratings sees debt drop for councils after Three Waters reforms
S&P ponders whether price increases can combat 'endless barrage of headwinds' against the reinsurance sector, which struggles to earn its cost of capital
8th Sep 22, 12:38pm
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S&P ponders whether price increases can combat 'endless barrage of headwinds' against the reinsurance sector, which struggles to earn its cost of capital
'It’s the biggest real house price downturn we’ve had since the 1970s'
30th Aug 22, 2:51pm
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'It’s the biggest real house price downturn we’ve had since the 1970s'
Gareth Vaughan on copper's turn to shine, victims of a not so stable stablecoin, outing crypto scams, getting grain out of Ukraine & why the global food shock could last years
6th Jun 22, 9:00am
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Gareth Vaughan on copper's turn to shine, victims of a not so stable stablecoin, outing crypto scams, getting grain out of Ukraine & why the global food shock could last years
As the ANZ Group eyes splitting its bank and non-bank businesses into two, CEO Shayne Elliott, citing the example of Macquarie, sees no limit to the potential size of the non-bank group
5th May 22, 10:55am
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As the ANZ Group eyes splitting its bank and non-bank businesses into two, CEO Shayne Elliott, citing the example of Macquarie, sees no limit to the potential size of the non-bank group
S&P's Martin Foo says NZ councils have largely fared well in the Covid-era but infrastructure deficits may prove challenging
3rd Feb 22, 11:29am
by Guest
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S&P's Martin Foo says NZ councils have largely fared well in the Covid-era but infrastructure deficits may prove challenging
Evan Gunter and Abby Latour chart the advantages and pitfalls of a financial-market segment that is experiencing explosive growth
26th Oct 21, 11:31am
by Guest
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Evan Gunter and Abby Latour chart the advantages and pitfalls of a financial-market segment that is experiencing explosive growth
Jules Kortenhorst highlights new research findings showing that renewables are poised to crush fossil fuels in the market
26th Oct 21, 10:46am
by Guest
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Jules Kortenhorst highlights new research findings showing that renewables are poised to crush fossil fuels in the market
New Zealand life insurers set to continue delivering good return on equity to their shareholders, S&P Global Ratings says
9th Aug 21, 10:15am
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New Zealand life insurers set to continue delivering good return on equity to their shareholders, S&P Global Ratings says
Credit rating agency S&P says 'exceptionally strong' and 'unprecedented' NZ house price growth increases risks for banks
23rd Jul 21, 12:12pm
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Credit rating agency S&P says 'exceptionally strong' and 'unprecedented' NZ house price growth increases risks for banks