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Grant Robertson

Questions raised over how EQC reduced its estimated Canterbury quake claims cost by $455m; Grant Robertson suggests EQC's sweeping future costs under the rug
30th Oct 15, 2:48pm
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Questions raised over how EQC reduced its estimated Canterbury quake claims cost by $455m; Grant Robertson suggests EQC's sweeping future costs under the rug
Labour's Grant Robertson calls for employment to be a core objective of monetary policy
28th Oct 15, 12:36pm
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Labour's Grant Robertson calls for employment to be a core objective of monetary policy
MFAT says TPP effectively prevents future ban on foreign buying of property; TPP rules also apply to non-TPP countries such as China; TPP also doubles threshold for Overseas Investment Act rules; Labour worried
7th Oct 15, 11:03am
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MFAT says TPP effectively prevents future ban on foreign buying of property; TPP rules also apply to non-TPP countries such as China; TPP also doubles threshold for Overseas Investment Act rules; Labour worried
Finance Minister says inevitable that NZ Super Fund will make big losses at some point; criticises fund for wanting billions more to manage; says NZ Super gap will be filled by 15 yrs of spending restraint
24th Sep 15, 2:56pm
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Finance Minister says inevitable that NZ Super Fund will make big losses at some point; criticises fund for wanting billions more to manage; says NZ Super gap will be filled by 15 yrs of spending restraint
Government blocks sale of Lochinver to Shanghai Pengxin on grounds any benefits aren't substantial and identifiable
17th Sep 15, 10:26am
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Government blocks sale of Lochinver to Shanghai Pengxin on grounds any benefits aren't substantial and identifiable
English agrees high migration, particularly of students and those on working holidays, has suppressed wage inflation; but sees migration flattening and says real wage growth stronger than elsewhere
15th Sep 15, 6:41pm
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English agrees high migration, particularly of students and those on working holidays, has suppressed wage inflation; but sees migration flattening and says real wage growth stronger than elsewhere
Finance Minister not worried by China's devaluation of yuan and talk of currency wars; also confident of good Chinese consumer demand; takes swipe at economists seeking to 'out-gloom' each other
12th Aug 15, 3:50pm
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Finance Minister not worried by China's devaluation of yuan and talk of currency wars; also confident of good Chinese consumer demand; takes swipe at economists seeking to 'out-gloom' each other
Finance Minister rejects calls for fiscal stimulus in the face of latest dairy slump; says GDP growth softening to 2.0-2.5%, but says automatic stabilisers of lower OCR and NZ$ is best response for now
11th Aug 15, 11:29am
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Finance Minister rejects calls for fiscal stimulus in the face of latest dairy slump; says GDP growth softening to 2.0-2.5%, but says automatic stabilisers of lower OCR and NZ$ is best response for now
Further large falls in dairy prices have economists predicting that the Reserve Bank will need to make more extensive cuts to official interest rates in response
2nd Jul 15, 8:44am
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Further large falls in dairy prices have economists predicting that the Reserve Bank will need to make more extensive cuts to official interest rates in response
Largest KiwiSaver provider reports massive drop in new enrolments after Government axing of $1000 kick-start; says Govt needs 'no-surprises' policy
24th Jun 15, 11:30am
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Largest KiwiSaver provider reports massive drop in new enrolments after Government axing of $1000 kick-start; says Govt needs 'no-surprises' policy
Despite some signs of stabilising dairy prices, economists see any chance of a sharp rebound in returns as a 'distant prospect'
20th May 15, 9:30am
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Despite some signs of stabilising dairy prices, economists see any chance of a sharp rebound in returns as a 'distant prospect'
Labour's Grant Robertson lists 4 areas he thinks should be the focus of the Budget, says the Government is 'tinkering and sitting on the sidelines'
15th May 15, 11:57am
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Labour's Grant Robertson lists 4 areas he thinks should be the focus of the Budget, says the Government is 'tinkering and sitting on the sidelines'
RBNZ agrees on need for better data on foreign buyers; Labour says LVR restrictions on Auckland landlords clears way for foreign cash buyers to scoop up properties; Wheeler downplays rent fears
13th May 15, 4:17pm
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RBNZ agrees on need for better data on foreign buyers; Labour says LVR restrictions on Auckland landlords clears way for foreign cash buyers to scoop up properties; Wheeler downplays rent fears
Fonterra now expects milk price of just $4.50 for current season, down from $4.70; dividend forecast unchanged
30th Apr 15, 9:20am
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Fonterra now expects milk price of just $4.50 for current season, down from $4.70; dividend forecast unchanged
RBNZ scotches talk it may develop new Macro-Prudential measures to control Auckland house price inflation; says Auckland now a supply problem
11th Dec 14, 3:08pm
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RBNZ scotches talk it may develop new Macro-Prudential measures to control Auckland house price inflation; says Auckland now a supply problem
Rose Patterson cheers Labour's attempt to carve out a space relevant to the world we live in, but says they must be open to some different ideas
9th Dec 14, 5:00am
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Rose Patterson cheers Labour's attempt to carve out a space relevant to the world we live in, but says they must be open to some different ideas
New Labour Leader Andrew Little chooses Grant Robertson as Finance Spokesman; Little talks up wealth taxes and KiwiBuild, but talks down Capital Gains Tax
24th Nov 14, 1:11pm
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New Labour Leader Andrew Little chooses Grant Robertson as Finance Spokesman; Little talks up wealth taxes and KiwiBuild, but talks down Capital Gains Tax
Labour Party elects Andrew Little as leader; he has been sceptical about Labour's plans for Capital Gains Tax and later eligibility for NZ Superannuation
18th Nov 14, 2:02pm
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Labour Party elects Andrew Little as leader; he has been sceptical about Labour's plans for Capital Gains Tax and later eligibility for NZ Superannuation
David Cunliffe withdraws from Labour leadership race; says supports Andrew Little's candidacy; Race left to Robertson, Little, Parker and possibly Shearer
13th Oct 14, 2:53pm
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David Cunliffe withdraws from Labour leadership race; says supports Andrew Little's candidacy; Race left to Robertson, Little, Parker and possibly Shearer
Electoral Commission says National loses 1 seat to go to 60 after counting of special votes; Green up 1 to 14; Other parties unchanged
4th Oct 14, 2:27pm
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Electoral Commission says National loses 1 seat to go to 60 after counting of special votes; Green up 1 to 14; Other parties unchanged
Labour plans leadership vote through late October, early November; result on Nov 18; Full review due after vote; Meanwhile, caucus eats itself
2nd Oct 14, 9:08am
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Labour plans leadership vote through late October, early November; result on Nov 18; Full review due after vote; Meanwhile, caucus eats itself
Cunliffe accuses 'beltway babes' of plotting 'backroom deals'; Robertson says Cunliffe 'watching too much West Wing'; Parker has no confidence in Cunliffe and position 'untenable
30th Sep 14, 1:39pm
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Cunliffe accuses 'beltway babes' of plotting 'backroom deals'; Robertson says Cunliffe 'watching too much West Wing'; Parker has no confidence in Cunliffe and position 'untenable
National announces deals with ACT's Seymour and United Future's Dunne as Labour's Robertson bids for leadership
29th Sep 14, 9:08am
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National announces deals with ACT's Seymour and United Future's Dunne as Labour's Robertson bids for leadership
David Cunliffe resigns as Labour leader, but says will contest wider leadership vote by party members, caucus and unions
27th Sep 14, 2:37pm
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David Cunliffe resigns as Labour leader, but says will contest wider leadership vote by party members, caucus and unions
Election 2014 - Party Policies - Economic Development
25th Jul 14, 4:51pm
Election 2014 - Party Policies - Economic Development