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Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
21st Dec 21, 11:30am
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Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
Treasury has announced it's having a major review of its macroeconomic policy framework. Brian Easton sees 'old framework' approaches hampering that review
20th Dec 21, 9:55am
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Treasury has announced it's having a major review of its macroeconomic policy framework. Brian Easton sees 'old framework' approaches hampering that review
Treasury slashes its debt issuance forecast, but commits to keeping a cash buffer of at least $15 billion
15th Dec 21, 1:08pm
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Treasury slashes its debt issuance forecast, but commits to keeping a cash buffer of at least $15 billion
Budget 2022 to be a whopper, with Grant Robertson saying he'll allocate a record sum to support the Government's health reforms
15th Dec 21, 1:02pm
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Budget 2022 to be a whopper, with Grant Robertson saying he'll allocate a record sum to support the Government's health reforms
How Treasury and the Reserve Bank could work together to remove billions of dollars from the financial system
13th Dec 21, 3:05pm
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How Treasury and the Reserve Bank could work together to remove billions of dollars from the financial system
Economist Brian Easton says legitimate pressures on government spending suggest we are going to have to raise total tax revenue or suffer a poorer quality New Zealand
13th Dec 21, 8:38am
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Economist Brian Easton says legitimate pressures on government spending suggest we are going to have to raise total tax revenue or suffer a poorer quality New Zealand
Treasury's 'surprising' finding: While house price growth widens the gap between owners and nonowners, it decreases inequality overall
17th Nov 21, 3:09pm
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Treasury's 'surprising' finding: While house price growth widens the gap between owners and nonowners, it decreases inequality overall
Views mixed on whether investor demand for sustainable debt will be high enough for the Government to charge a 'greemium' when it issues green bonds next year
17th Nov 21, 7:46am
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Views mixed on whether investor demand for sustainable debt will be high enough for the Government to charge a 'greemium' when it issues green bonds next year
NZ Government to enter the sustainable debt market by issuing Green Bonds from late-2022
12th Nov 21, 5:00am
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NZ Government to enter the sustainable debt market by issuing Green Bonds from late-2022
Treasury & RBNZ say the government will eventually have to consider raising taxes or cutting expenditure to prepare for the next crisis
17th Oct 21, 8:43am
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Treasury & RBNZ say the government will eventually have to consider raising taxes or cutting expenditure to prepare for the next crisis
Accounts show NZ economy performed well before the Delta outbreak, thanks in part to seismic amounts of fiscal and monetary stimulus
12th Oct 21, 1:01pm
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Accounts show NZ economy performed well before the Delta outbreak, thanks in part to seismic amounts of fiscal and monetary stimulus
Government tops up Covid-19 fund by $7 billion, having already put aside $62 billion for the response since the start of the pandemic
16th Sep 21, 12:38pm
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Government tops up Covid-19 fund by $7 billion, having already put aside $62 billion for the response since the start of the pandemic
Government to borrow $3 billion in 30-year bond issue after receiving more than $12 billion worth of investor interest
14th Sep 21, 1:57pm
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Government to borrow $3 billion in 30-year bond issue after receiving more than $12 billion worth of investor interest
A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
14th Sep 21, 1:43pm
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A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
Government to borrow up to $3 billion in 30-year bond issue, which will be its longest-term debt on issue
13th Sep 21, 11:02am
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Government to borrow up to $3 billion in 30-year bond issue, which will be its longest-term debt on issue
Delta sees Government empowered to spend billions more than what was budgeted for this year; Too early to say how much of the new contingency will be used and whether more debt will be required
9th Sep 21, 1:41pm
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Delta sees Government empowered to spend billions more than what was budgeted for this year; Too early to say how much of the new contingency will be used and whether more debt will be required
Government payments to businesses total $1.26 billion since the start of this lockdown, as the Wage Subsidy supports 28% of those in paid work
31st Aug 21, 7:20pm
Government payments to businesses total $1.26 billion since the start of this lockdown, as the Wage Subsidy supports 28% of those in paid work
Grant Robertson confident the Government won't need to borrow more to pay for this lockdown - for now; We take a closer look at the numbers
25th Aug 21, 12:30pm
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Grant Robertson confident the Government won't need to borrow more to pay for this lockdown - for now; We take a closer look at the numbers
Treasury sees cashed-up property investors swooping into the market more than owner-occupiers if the interest deductibility tax change slows house price growth - as is expected
6th Aug 21, 1:55pm
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Treasury sees cashed-up property investors swooping into the market more than owner-occupiers if the interest deductibility tax change slows house price growth - as is expected
An NZ Everyday Investor podcast episode ft. Jenée Tibshraeny on the Treasury's evolving approach towards debt, the drivers of inflation, whether people will be spooked by an interest rate hike, and more
12th Jul 21, 1:29pm
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An NZ Everyday Investor podcast episode ft. Jenée Tibshraeny on the Treasury's evolving approach towards debt, the drivers of inflation, whether people will be spooked by an interest rate hike, and more
Government pushes ahead with revamped $8.7 billion NZ Upgrade Programme despite officials warning of unclear costs/benefits and 'light touch' governance
9th Jul 21, 4:36pm
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Government pushes ahead with revamped $8.7 billion NZ Upgrade Programme despite officials warning of unclear costs/benefits and 'light touch' governance
The Treasury warns the Government needs to start looking at the tax, health and superannuation systems, as an ageing population is set to send the country's debt too far north
5th Jul 21, 7:08pm
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The Treasury warns the Government needs to start looking at the tax, health and superannuation systems, as an ageing population is set to send the country's debt too far north
ANZ strategist argues QE has done its job, so the Reserve Bank should wind back its bond-buying ahead of hiking the OCR
4th Jul 21, 6:59am
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ANZ strategist argues QE has done its job, so the Reserve Bank should wind back its bond-buying ahead of hiking the OCR
Finance Minister wants more research done on the winners & losers of low interest rates, but can't say whether having this info last year would've seen him implement different policies
29th Jun 21, 5:53pm
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Finance Minister wants more research done on the winners & losers of low interest rates, but can't say whether having this info last year would've seen him implement different policies
Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh sees room for government spending to do more to support the economy in this structurally low interest rate environment
23rd Jun 21, 6:37pm
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Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh sees room for government spending to do more to support the economy in this structurally low interest rate environment