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UPDATE: Four new community cases of COVID-19, including an Auckland City Hospital nurse - all linked to Tuesday's case
17th Aug 21, 2:42pm
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UPDATE: Four new community cases of COVID-19, including an Auckland City Hospital nurse - all linked to Tuesday's case
Jarden analysts calculate about $350 mln to $500 mln of Air New Zealand's $1.5 bln Govt loan facility may be left by the time the airline undertakes a capital raising next year
17th Aug 21, 1:27pm
Jarden analysts calculate about $350 mln to $500 mln of Air New Zealand's $1.5 bln Govt loan facility may be left by the time the airline undertakes a capital raising next year
Is the Reserve Bank's focus on the moveable feast of maximum sustainable employment appropriate, or could something like a government job guarantee be a better way of dealing with unemployment?
15th Aug 21, 6:01am
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Is the Reserve Bank's focus on the moveable feast of maximum sustainable employment appropriate, or could something like a government job guarantee be a better way of dealing with unemployment?
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options in the long-running saga that has been the Reserve Bank's quest for a debt-to-income measure for the housing market
11th Aug 21, 12:11pm
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David Hargreaves looks at some of the options in the long-running saga that has been the Reserve Bank's quest for a debt-to-income measure for the housing market
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
Reserve Bank concedes its annual house price growth forecasts have been off by an average of 5.2 percentage points over the past decade
4th Aug 21, 5:23pm
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Reserve Bank concedes its annual house price growth forecasts have been off by an average of 5.2 percentage points over the past decade
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he moved as quickly as was responsible to give the Reserve Bank new tools to restrict banks' mortgage lending
3rd Aug 21, 2:47pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he moved as quickly as was responsible to give the Reserve Bank new tools to restrict banks' mortgage lending
The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
3rd Aug 21, 2:40pm
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The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
Chris Leitch argues that returning to economic orthodoxy is like going back to the horse and cart
3rd Aug 21, 9:56am
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Chris Leitch argues that returning to economic orthodoxy is like going back to the horse and cart
Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
3rd Aug 21, 9:25am
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Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
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
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
David Hargreaves sifts through the array of remedies targeted at the runaway housing market and tries to assess how it is going so far
23rd Jun 21, 8:30am
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David Hargreaves sifts through the array of remedies targeted at the runaway housing market and tries to assess how it is going so far
Interest deductibility centre court, as the back and forth between the Government and Reserve Bank over mortgage lending restrictions plays out in the background
17th Jun 21, 3:45pm
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Interest deductibility centre court, as the back and forth between the Government and Reserve Bank over mortgage lending restrictions plays out in the background
The RBNZ finally gets conditional agreement from the Finance Minister for debt serviceability tools, but the initial one it's able to use is likely to be one pushed by the bank lobby group
17th Jun 21, 10:30am
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The RBNZ finally gets conditional agreement from the Finance Minister for debt serviceability tools, but the initial one it's able to use is likely to be one pushed by the bank lobby group
The Reserve Bank does seem set to get a debt-to-income ratio measure in its macro-prudential toolkit - but at a much higher level than it earlier contemplated
16th Jun 21, 12:34pm
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The Reserve Bank does seem set to get a debt-to-income ratio measure in its macro-prudential toolkit - but at a much higher level than it earlier contemplated
Finance Minister agrees 'in-principle' to give RBNZ debt-to-income tools; Consensus yet to be reached on how the impact on first-home buyers would be minimised
16th Jun 21, 10:29am
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Finance Minister agrees 'in-principle' to give RBNZ debt-to-income tools; Consensus yet to be reached on how the impact on first-home buyers would be minimised
What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
10th Jun 21, 4:51pm
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What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee emphasises importance of RBNZ monitoring the impact of technological innovation on the NZ dollar
9th Jun 21, 10:40am
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Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee emphasises importance of RBNZ monitoring the impact of technological innovation on the NZ dollar
$6 billion cost blowout prompts major changes to the Government's transport plans; Upgrades to Mill Road, SH1 between Whangarei and Port Marsden, and the Takitimu North project affected
4th Jun 21, 10:11am
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$6 billion cost blowout prompts major changes to the Government's transport plans; Upgrades to Mill Road, SH1 between Whangarei and Port Marsden, and the Takitimu North project affected
Grant Robertson considers RBNZ advice on new tools to potentially restrict mortgage lending; Jenée Tibshraeny doesn't see changes in the immediate future, but believes financial stability will take centre stage
26th May 21, 8:00am
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Grant Robertson considers RBNZ advice on new tools to potentially restrict mortgage lending; Jenée Tibshraeny doesn't see changes in the immediate future, but believes financial stability will take centre stage
Budget 2021 - Summary of all tax collections
25th May 21, 10:42am
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Budget 2021 - Summary of all tax collections
The only real question, after Thursday’s Budget, is: How long will it take National to realise how profoundly the political game has been – and is being – transformed by Covid and Climate Change? Socialism is no longer a dirty word
24th May 21, 9:17am
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The only real question, after Thursday’s Budget, is: How long will it take National to realise how profoundly the political game has been – and is being – transformed by Covid and Climate Change? Socialism is no longer a dirty word
Roger J Kerr says the Labour Government are implementing their ideological programmes without any real understanding of the drivers at the coalface of the economy
24th May 21, 8:42am
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Roger J Kerr says the Labour Government are implementing their ideological programmes without any real understanding of the drivers at the coalface of the economy
Jenée Tibshraeny argues this is the opportune time to raise benefits, with homeowners happy, business confidence high and the pre-election battle for 'middle NZ' still a wee way off
23rd May 21, 6:01am
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Jenée Tibshraeny argues this is the opportune time to raise benefits, with homeowners happy, business confidence high and the pre-election battle for 'middle NZ' still a wee way off