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Greens bite the bullet and call for house prices to fall; Govt announcements on housing expected as soon as Thursday
20th Jan 21, 8:45am
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Greens bite the bullet and call for house prices to fall; Govt announcements on housing expected as soon as Thursday
Businesses' interest in taking out govt-backed bank loans rises, as confidence improves and the scheme's eligibility criteria are broadened
19th Jan 21, 10:20am
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Businesses' interest in taking out govt-backed bank loans rises, as confidence improves and the scheme's eligibility criteria are broadened
Susan St John makes the case for taxing a deemed rate of return on excessive real estate holdings (after a family home exemption), to redirect scarce housing resources to where they are needed most
26th Dec 20, 9:31am
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Susan St John makes the case for taxing a deemed rate of return on excessive real estate holdings (after a family home exemption), to redirect scarce housing resources to where they are needed most
Jenée Tibshraeny considers what would happen if house prices fell by nearly 20% - to where they were one year ago
23rd Dec 20, 9:00am
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Jenée Tibshraeny considers what would happen if house prices fell by nearly 20% - to where they were one year ago
The 2020 Interesties featuring the National Party, Adrian Orr, Jacinda Ardern, Donald Trump, David Seymour, NZX, Ashley Bloomfield, David Clark, Daniel Andrews, COVID-19, Judith Collins & more
20th Dec 20, 6:02am
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The 2020 Interesties featuring the National Party, Adrian Orr, Jacinda Ardern, Donald Trump, David Seymour, NZX, Ashley Bloomfield, David Clark, Daniel Andrews, COVID-19, Judith Collins & more
Govt broadens the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme and extends the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme as businesses worry about accessing credit
19th Dec 20, 11:41am
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Govt broadens the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme and extends the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme as businesses worry about accessing credit
Jenée Tibshraeny has spent the year scrutinising the seismic government and central bank interventions made to keep the economy (and house prices) afloat. She shares her observations on the NZ Everyday Investor podcast
18th Dec 20, 1:51pm
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Jenée Tibshraeny has spent the year scrutinising the seismic government and central bank interventions made to keep the economy (and house prices) afloat. She shares her observations on the NZ Everyday Investor podcast
Finance Minister Grant Robertson tells Bloomberg the Reserve Bank requesting a debt to income ratio tool doesn’t automatically translate to the Government approving it
18th Dec 20, 8:08am
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson tells Bloomberg the Reserve Bank requesting a debt to income ratio tool doesn’t automatically translate to the Government approving it
Settlement reached over Ihumātao: Crown to buy land from Fletchers for $29.9 million, Kīngitanga to provide guidance over its future
17th Dec 20, 12:01pm
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Settlement reached over Ihumātao: Crown to buy land from Fletchers for $29.9 million, Kīngitanga to provide guidance over its future
Treasury's economic outlook improves markedly from a few months ago; Expects it'll issue $20 billion less debt over four years
16th Dec 20, 1:01pm
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Treasury's economic outlook improves markedly from a few months ago; Expects it'll issue $20 billion less debt over four years
Govt to provide Wage Subsidy and new payment to businesses in event of a move up alert levels; It will also pay businesses whose staff need to stay home while they await a Covid test result
15th Dec 20, 3:04pm
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Govt to provide Wage Subsidy and new payment to businesses in event of a move up alert levels; It will also pay businesses whose staff need to stay home while they await a Covid test result
Treasury to Robertson: Spend more temporarily to boost the economy, make 'crucial' policy changes to improve living standards, consider tax hikes in the future
15th Dec 20, 11:53am
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Treasury to Robertson: Spend more temporarily to boost the economy, make 'crucial' policy changes to improve living standards, consider tax hikes in the future
With a debt-to-income ratio tool back on the table, Gareth Vaughan looks at the political and other challenges the RBNZ needs to overcome to be granted the financial stability tool
15th Dec 20, 11:47am
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With a debt-to-income ratio tool back on the table, Gareth Vaughan looks at the political and other challenges the RBNZ needs to overcome to be granted the financial stability tool
Reserve Bank open to having more regard for house prices through the way it regulates banks, not through the way it conducts monetary policy; Asks for debt-to-income tools
11th Dec 20, 11:38am
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Reserve Bank open to having more regard for house prices through the way it regulates banks, not through the way it conducts monetary policy; Asks for debt-to-income tools
Sallies call for RBNZ to provide banks with guidance to help curb risk-aversion when it comes to lending against housing with alternative tenures such as progressive & co-ownership
10th Dec 20, 4:45pm
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Sallies call for RBNZ to provide banks with guidance to help curb risk-aversion when it comes to lending against housing with alternative tenures such as progressive & co-ownership
Westpac economists say the economic outcomes from unchanged interest rate settings would be 'unacceptable' to the Reserve Bank
7th Dec 20, 12:17pm
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Westpac economists say the economic outcomes from unchanged interest rate settings would be 'unacceptable' to the Reserve Bank
Gareth Vaughan on QE vs monetary financing, COVID-19 housing opportunities, crowdsourcing low interest rate advice, how a computer language controls the financial life of the world, strangled by conservative credentialism & Project Helvetia
7th Dec 20, 10:19am
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Gareth Vaughan on QE vs monetary financing, COVID-19 housing opportunities, crowdsourcing low interest rate advice, how a computer language controls the financial life of the world, strangled by conservative credentialism & Project Helvetia
Inland Revenue raises 'significant' concerns over people using trusts to avoid the new 39% income tax rate; Suggests the trustee rate be hiked; Grant Robertson open to the idea
2nd Dec 20, 5:51pm
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Inland Revenue raises 'significant' concerns over people using trusts to avoid the new 39% income tax rate; Suggests the trustee rate be hiked; Grant Robertson open to the idea
Government extends business debt hibernation scheme for 10 months, despite the wage subsidy and other support measures only seeing 15 firms use the relief in full
1st Dec 20, 6:40am
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Government extends business debt hibernation scheme for 10 months, despite the wage subsidy and other support measures only seeing 15 firms use the relief in full
Robertson says Labour wouldn't be breaking its pre-election promises on tax if it extended the bright-line test; Orr clarifies the RBNZ would like debt-to-income ratios to be added to its toolkit but this hasn't been a priority
26th Nov 20, 4:31pm
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Robertson says Labour wouldn't be breaking its pre-election promises on tax if it extended the bright-line test; Orr clarifies the RBNZ would like debt-to-income ratios to be added to its toolkit but this hasn't been a priority
The Government, not the Reserve Bank, will have to tackle New Zealand's many housing-related issues
26th Nov 20, 10:13am
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The Government, not the Reserve Bank, will have to tackle New Zealand's many housing-related issues
Adrian Orr indicates he might put the onus back on Grant Robertson to do more on housing affordability, including by looking at tax
26th Nov 20, 8:00am
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Adrian Orr indicates he might put the onus back on Grant Robertson to do more on housing affordability, including by looking at tax
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says reintroducing LVR restrictions on property investors is urgently needed and the maximum LVR on investment properties should be 60% or perhaps even 50%
25th Nov 20, 7:50am
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Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says reintroducing LVR restrictions on property investors is urgently needed and the maximum LVR on investment properties should be 60% or perhaps even 50%
Economists expect the RBNZ to respond to government pressure over house prices by restricting bank lending; Financial markets now see lower odds of a negative OCR in 2021
25th Nov 20, 6:58am
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Economists expect the RBNZ to respond to government pressure over house prices by restricting bank lending; Financial markets now see lower odds of a negative OCR in 2021
Adrian Orr to consider Grant Robertson's call for the RBNZ to take account of house prices, but says: 'Our monetary policy actions have been, and will continue to be, effective in supporting the economy'
24th Nov 20, 5:38pm
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Adrian Orr to consider Grant Robertson's call for the RBNZ to take account of house prices, but says: 'Our monetary policy actions have been, and will continue to be, effective in supporting the economy'