sign up log in
Want to go ad-free? Find out how, here.

Economy

Economist Brian Easton says the 2021 budget was work-in-progress in the war on poverty. Much more is required
14th Jun 21, 8:40am
9
Economist Brian Easton says the 2021 budget was work-in-progress in the war on poverty. Much more is required
Roger J Kerr says the US dollar has seemingly broken out of its shackles of recent weeks
14th Jun 21, 8:19am
3
Roger J Kerr says the US dollar has seemingly broken out of its shackles of recent weeks
BNZ economists now expect a 0.8% rise in GDP for the March quarter against the Reserve Bank's expectation of a -0.6% fall. They currently forecast inflation of 3% 'but evidence is gathering to move this higher'
10th Jun 21, 11:27am
13
BNZ economists now expect a 0.8% rise in GDP for the March quarter against the Reserve Bank's expectation of a -0.6% fall. They currently forecast inflation of 3% 'but evidence is gathering to move this higher'
Westpac economists say the Government's current fiscal stance may be far less stimulatory than was portrayed in the Budget
8th Jun 21, 2:49pm
13
Westpac economists say the Government's current fiscal stance may be far less stimulatory than was portrayed in the Budget
Economist Brian Easton wonders whether we have a boringly benign economy, or one going through a concerning climacteric?
7th Jun 21, 9:59am
12
Economist Brian Easton wonders whether we have a boringly benign economy, or one going through a concerning climacteric?
The speed of the US economic recovery slower than what financial markets expected, says Roger J Kerr. But the expected strength will come, and force the Fed's hand to raise interest rates and therefore the USD
7th Jun 21, 7:43am
5
The speed of the US economic recovery slower than what financial markets expected, says Roger J Kerr. But the expected strength will come, and force the Fed's hand to raise interest rates and therefore the USD
Alison Brook finds that rising anger at the shortage of houses and soaring housing wealth inequality will mean that public officials will have no choice but to address the housing affordability crisis that almost no homeowner wants to solve
5th Jun 21, 9:46am
124
Alison Brook finds that rising anger at the shortage of houses and soaring housing wealth inequality will mean that public officials will have no choice but to address the housing affordability crisis that almost no homeowner wants to solve
Jenée Tibshraeny joins Sharesies co-founders Leighton Roberts and Sonya Williams for a Budget and Monetary Policy Statement debrief
3rd Jun 21, 4:26pm
15
Jenée Tibshraeny joins Sharesies co-founders Leighton Roberts and Sonya Williams for a Budget and Monetary Policy Statement debrief
Economist Brian Easton says if you know the answer to how much public debt New Zealand should bear, you do not understand the issue
31st May 21, 8:39am
19
Economist Brian Easton says if you know the answer to how much public debt New Zealand should bear, you do not understand the issue
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank has made 'heroic' assumptions about the strength of NZ GDP growth and has failed to address potential risks
31st May 21, 8:28am
5
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank has made 'heroic' assumptions about the strength of NZ GDP growth and has failed to address potential risks
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests if your investment thesis assumes a sustained global boom as the virus fades, you might want to think again
28th May 21, 10:49am
20
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests if your investment thesis assumes a sustained global boom as the virus fades, you might want to think again
The RBNZ is picking international and domestic factors causing rising costs for businesses and consumers to ease this year. Will it be right?
28th May 21, 10:17am
56
The RBNZ is picking international and domestic factors causing rising costs for businesses and consumers to ease this year. Will it be right?
New Productivity Commission report shows New Zealanders work harder yet produce far less than workers in other OECD countries
27th May 21, 6:27am
by Guest
60
New Productivity Commission report shows New Zealanders work harder yet produce far less than workers in other OECD countries
RBNZ makes hawkish tilt, warning mortgage holders to be wary of debt serviceability while keeping monetary conditions loose
26th May 21, 8:10pm
78
RBNZ makes hawkish tilt, warning mortgage holders to be wary of debt serviceability while keeping monetary conditions loose
Westpac senior agri economist Nathan Penny says Fonterra's reduction of milk price forecast for the current season is 'anticlimactic'
26th May 21, 11:00am
1
Westpac senior agri economist Nathan Penny says Fonterra's reduction of milk price forecast for the current season is 'anticlimactic'
Fonterra has trimmed its milk price forecast for the current season slightly and sees 'significant pressure on earnings' in the last quarter of the financial year
26th May 21, 9:05am
2
Fonterra has trimmed its milk price forecast for the current season slightly and sees 'significant pressure on earnings' in the last quarter of the financial year
Super-strong retail sales figures for the March quarter have got economists rethinking their thoughts that the country is experiencing a 'double dip' recession
25th May 21, 11:10am
17
Super-strong retail sales figures for the March quarter have got economists rethinking their thoughts that the country is experiencing a 'double dip' recession
New Zealand's only oil refining company is pressing ahead with plans to convert its Northland refinery into an import terminal after reaching agreements with Z Energy
25th May 21, 9:50am
27
New Zealand's only oil refining company is pressing ahead with plans to convert its Northland refinery into an import terminal after reaching agreements with Z Energy
Economist Brian Easton asks: Do some offshore trends presage the future of New Zealand politics?
24th May 21, 9:58am
13
Economist Brian Easton asks: Do some offshore trends presage the future of New Zealand politics?
Dairy company Synlait says it has been given a waiver on its banking covenants for the current financial year as it continues to be hit by ongoing shipping delays
24th May 21, 9:33am
2
Dairy company Synlait says it has been given a waiver on its banking covenants for the current financial year as it continues to be hit by ongoing shipping delays
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
26
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
Grant Robertson delivers a 'peak Labour Party' Budget, committing to spending more than expected, including on benefit increases
20th May 21, 2:00pm
231
Grant Robertson delivers a 'peak Labour Party' Budget, committing to spending more than expected, including on benefit increases
Grant Robertson goes into Budget 2021 with options. The questions are: Will he boost benefits and how much more infrastructure investment can the economy deliver on?
19th May 21, 7:20pm
52
Grant Robertson goes into Budget 2021 with options. The questions are: Will he boost benefits and how much more infrastructure investment can the economy deliver on?
ASB economists now see a milk price for farmers next year of $8.20 per kilogram of milk solids, which if achieved would be the second best price ever
19th May 21, 2:47pm
3
ASB economists now see a milk price for farmers next year of $8.20 per kilogram of milk solids, which if achieved would be the second best price ever
Keith Woodford says the Fonterra capital proposals will make the forward journey more difficult, running counter to the intent
19th May 21, 8:33am
10
Keith Woodford says the Fonterra capital proposals will make the forward journey more difficult, running counter to the intent