Economy

8 Nov 18, 12:08pm
An independent report prepared for farmer shareholders shows a $2 billion 'opportunity cost' in foregone earnings during Fonterra's 17 years of existence; 'value-added' business returns 'significantly below' what is needed
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7 Nov 18, 11:12am
Stats NZ says unemployment rate now lowest since June 2008; Employment rate at 68.3% is highest since the series began 30 years ago; wage growth remains subdued
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6 Nov 18, 10:36am
Fonterra offering an 'indicative margin' of 1.25% to 1.35% on the new seven-year bonds
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5 Nov 18, 9:13am
Fonterra says it's considering a bond offer to raise up to $150 million that will be used 'for general corporate purposes'
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2 Nov 18, 10:00am
The top 10 trends TOP's Geoff Simmons sees driving change in the public sphere
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1 Nov 18, 5:00am
Winston Peters cites ANZ attributing its $1.99 billion profit partially to the strong economy, as the Govt comes under attack for business confidence remaining in a slump
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31 Oct 18, 1:14pm
ANZ's latest Business Outlook Survey shows shows sharp drop in intentions to construct in both residential and commercial sectors; ANZ Chief Economist says next official interest rate move is more likely to be a cut than a hike
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30 Oct 18, 9:23am
DCReport's Terry Schwadron says by choosing to lead his faction rather than the US as a whole, Donald Trump should not be surprised this results in deep division
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21 Oct 18, 6:02am
With the concept of an Auckland waterfront stadium back in the news, Gareth Vaughan argues the debate should be broadened out to include building a university
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17 Oct 18, 3:30pm
Treasury head Gabriel Maklouf says providing the new Government with advice on complex issues 'had an impact on the quality of what we could deliver' and also had an impact on the wellbeing of Treasury staff
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17 Oct 18, 2:10pm
ASB economists now see a milk price for this season of $6.25 per kilogram of milk solids, down from a previous forecast of $6.50; see farmer net earnings as about $240 million lower
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17 Oct 18, 11:08am
David Hargreaves says the NZ Super Fund's warning that we must not 'lose our nerve' in the face of short-term investment losses needs to be taken to heart by a nation still struggling to understand risk, reward and diversification
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16 Oct 18, 10:59am
Stats NZ says prices rose 0.9% in the September quarter, giving an annual inflation rate of 1.9%; economists expected just a 0.7% quarterly rise
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15 Oct 18, 11:44am
We face the apparently contradictory situation in which inflation is strongly rising and yet the Reserve Bank will keep the possibility of interest rate cuts on the table
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12 Oct 18, 5:02am
Infometrics' Gareth Kiernan sees enough speed bumps on the horizon to slow economic growth more than the market expects; says it's time for LVRs to be eased
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11 Oct 18, 10:52am
Guardians of NZ Super say 'from peak to trough' the Fund would lose over half its value in a global financial crisis - but they estimate the losses could be recouped within 20 months
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11 Oct 18, 8:48am
Peter Dunne says when the Govt Budget is in surplus, the focus comes much more onto the quality and overall value of the new spending being proposed, and that requires Ministers to make some very strong judgements
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10 Oct 18, 8:57am
Fonterra says it's now forecasting a milk price for farmers this season of between $6.25 and $6.50 per kilogram of milk solids, down from its previous forecast of $6.75
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9 Oct 18, 11:16am
David Hargreaves ponders where the turbulent forces of a falling dollar, rising fuel prices and falling business confidence may take us
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8 Oct 18, 4:20pm
Max Rashbrooke for The Spinoff attempts, as the Labour-led government approaches its first birthday, to divine whether there is a coherent ideological direction
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