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Grant Robertson

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14th May 20, 2:03pm
Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
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Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
14th May 20, 2:03pm
14th May 20, 8:32am
RBNZ says banks haven't been lending heaps partly because some businesses don't want more debt... yet; Meanwhile Grant Robertson eyes new ways to support medium-sized businesses as small businesses pile in for interest free loans from the IRD
RBNZ says banks haven't been lending heaps partly because some businesses don't want more debt... yet; Meanwhile Grant Robertson eyes new ways to support medium-sized businesses as small businesses pile in for interest free loans from the IRD
14th May 20, 8:32am
12th May 20, 1:52pm
How Thursday's Budget will provide the next wave of support for businesses and households, but won't actually hit 'reset' on our economy
How Thursday's Budget will provide the next wave of support for businesses and households, but won't actually hit 'reset' on our economy
12th May 20, 1:52pm
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11th May 20, 4:21pm
NZ to move to Level 2 on Thursday; businesses can re-open; social gatherings limited to 10 people and restricted to 2 hours per venue in most cases
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NZ to move to Level 2 on Thursday; businesses can re-open; social gatherings limited to 10 people and restricted to 2 hours per venue in most cases
11th May 20, 4:21pm
11th May 20, 7:46am
Roger J Kerr says movement away from the American dollar should increase as more people realise the US economy has been hit harder for longer by the pandemic
Roger J Kerr says movement away from the American dollar should increase as more people realise the US economy has been hit harder for longer by the pandemic
11th May 20, 7:46am
9th May 20, 12:22pm
RBNZ expected to double QE programme on Wednesday, but will it provide more forward guidance and signal it might - just maybe - cut the OCR before next year?
RBNZ expected to double QE programme on Wednesday, but will it provide more forward guidance and signal it might - just maybe - cut the OCR before next year?
9th May 20, 12:22pm
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7th May 20, 1:45pm
PM: A move to Level 2 could be phased in; Gatherings limited to 100 people; Domestic travel allowed; Retail, hospitality and beauty businesses can open under restrictions
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PM: A move to Level 2 could be phased in; Gatherings limited to 100 people; Domestic travel allowed; Retail, hospitality and beauty businesses can open under restrictions
7th May 20, 1:45pm
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7th May 20, 12:19pm
Next week's Budget to focus on strengthening the public sector, providing increasingly targeted support for households and businesses and rebuilding a new-look New Zealand
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Next week's Budget to focus on strengthening the public sector, providing increasingly targeted support for households and businesses and rebuilding a new-look New Zealand
7th May 20, 12:19pm
6th May 20, 11:01am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
6th May 20, 11:01am
5th May 20, 4:53pm
Law professor and economist flag concerns over Cabinet excusing government departments from providing Regulatory Impact Assessments on COVID-19 policies until August 31
Law professor and economist flag concerns over Cabinet excusing government departments from providing Regulatory Impact Assessments on COVID-19 policies until August 31
5th May 20, 4:53pm
2nd May 20, 3:24pm
Jenée Tibshraeny on what was worse than Parliament mistakenly passing a law enabling taxpayers to lend billions to business
Jenée Tibshraeny on what was worse than Parliament mistakenly passing a law enabling taxpayers to lend billions to business
2nd May 20, 3:24pm
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1st May 20, 4:05pm
Government broadens Business Finance Guarantee Scheme substantially to include both agri and very small businesses; Also allows banks to write unsecured loans should they choose to do so
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Government broadens Business Finance Guarantee Scheme substantially to include both agri and very small businesses; Also allows banks to write unsecured loans should they choose to do so
1st May 20, 4:05pm
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1st May 20, 12:36pm
Govt to write "viable" small businesses loans of up to $100k depending on how many employees they have
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Govt to write "viable" small businesses loans of up to $100k depending on how many employees they have
1st May 20, 12:36pm
30th Apr 20, 11:33am
Experienced banker makes a case for the RBNZ following the Bank of England in directly financing the Government, as the period of peak central bank independence ends
Experienced banker makes a case for the RBNZ following the Bank of England in directly financing the Government, as the period of peak central bank independence ends
30th Apr 20, 11:33am
22nd Apr 20, 10:17am
Brian Fallow looks at where the Government is getting the money from for its dramatic increase in spending, concluding direct monetary financing is possible down the line
Brian Fallow looks at where the Government is getting the money from for its dramatic increase in spending, concluding direct monetary financing is possible down the line
22nd Apr 20, 10:17am
20th Apr 20, 10:58am
Roger J Kerr says New Zealand has an opportunity to get an advantage from the current adversity. We have done it before. It just requires brave/bold leadership and execution  
Roger J Kerr says New Zealand has an opportunity to get an advantage from the current adversity. We have done it before. It just requires brave/bold leadership and execution  
20th Apr 20, 10:58am
18th Apr 20, 12:24pm
Finance Minister warns we're in for a long haul; Says the govt is considering extending the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and buying stakes in big business
Finance Minister warns we're in for a long haul; Says the govt is considering extending the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and buying stakes in big business
18th Apr 20, 12:24pm
17th Apr 20, 1:04pm
The Finance Minister says finalising the design of a deposit insurance scheme is a priority, but there's no plan for it to be set up before 2023
The Finance Minister says finalising the design of a deposit insurance scheme is a priority, but there's no plan for it to be set up before 2023
17th Apr 20, 1:04pm
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16th Apr 20, 1:22pm
Level 3 guidance: Work from home if possible, businesses can open premises but can't interact with customers face-to-face, regional travel highly limited, children up to Year 10 can go to school
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Level 3 guidance: Work from home if possible, businesses can open premises but can't interact with customers face-to-face, regional travel highly limited, children up to Year 10 can go to school
16th Apr 20, 1:22pm
16th Apr 20, 5:00am
In the fifth and final part of a series on New Zealand's retail payment systems Gareth Vaughan lays out a roadmap for regulating the retail payments sector and outlines why this should be done
In the fifth and final part of a series on New Zealand's retail payment systems Gareth Vaughan lays out a roadmap for regulating the retail payments sector and outlines why this should be done
16th Apr 20, 5:00am
15th Apr 20, 1:56pm
Grant Robertson says we 'must not allow inequality to take hold in our recovery' as he outlines his vision for a 'reset' economy; Meanwhile the PM announces pay cuts for government ministers and public sector CEOs
Grant Robertson says we 'must not allow inequality to take hold in our recovery' as he outlines his vision for a 'reset' economy; Meanwhile the PM announces pay cuts for government ministers and public sector CEOs
15th Apr 20, 1:56pm
15th Apr 20, 7:06am
New temporary loss carry-back scheme to put cash in struggling firms' pockets; Changes to tax loss continuity rules to help firms raise capital 
New temporary loss carry-back scheme to put cash in struggling firms' pockets; Changes to tax loss continuity rules to help firms raise capital 
15th Apr 20, 7:06am
15th Apr 20, 7:02am
Struggling commercial tenants and mortgage holders given more time to sort their affairs before landlords and lenders swoop in 
Struggling commercial tenants and mortgage holders given more time to sort their affairs before landlords and lenders swoop in 
15th Apr 20, 7:02am
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14th Apr 20, 3:54pm
Tax relief for SMEs and support for commercial property tenants expected to be unveiled this week; Grant Robertson says Level 3 will be about 'safe economic activity'
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Tax relief for SMEs and support for commercial property tenants expected to be unveiled this week; Grant Robertson says Level 3 will be about 'safe economic activity'
14th Apr 20, 3:54pm
14th Apr 20, 12:28pm
Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
14th Apr 20, 12:28pm

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