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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
29th Mar 21, 5:23pm
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
Dairy company Synlait says it is 'continuing to experience significant uncertainty' within its business; has 'proactively engaged' with bankers to increase leverage ratios on its covenants
29th Mar 21, 11:08am
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Dairy company Synlait says it is 'continuing to experience significant uncertainty' within its business; has 'proactively engaged' with bankers to increase leverage ratios on its covenants
Roger J Kerr says the Govt's 'draconian' tax change around housing has 'dramatically eliminated' the prospect of New Zealand's monetary stimulus being unwound ahead of Australia
29th Mar 21, 8:34am
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Roger J Kerr says the Govt's 'draconian' tax change around housing has 'dramatically eliminated' the prospect of New Zealand's monetary stimulus being unwound ahead of Australia
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests that for the US, if the pandemic is a trilogy Part I is finishing
27th Mar 21, 9:58am
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests that for the US, if the pandemic is a trilogy Part I is finishing
Economist Brian Easton says migration patterns provide further evidence that wellbeing is not simply measured by income
22nd Mar 21, 9:06am
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Economist Brian Easton says migration patterns provide further evidence that wellbeing is not simply measured by income
Roger J Kerr says the Government's purported 'shovel ready' projects to replace the loss of activity in the tourism sector have not happened and don't look like happening any time soon
22nd Mar 21, 8:44am
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Roger J Kerr says the Government's purported 'shovel ready' projects to replace the loss of activity in the tourism sector have not happened and don't look like happening any time soon
Treasury says the Government's targeted fiscal response to COVID-19 complemented the RBNZ's monetary response; Says the impact of low interest rates on inequality is unknown
21st Mar 21, 6:31am
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Treasury says the Government's targeted fiscal response to COVID-19 complemented the RBNZ's monetary response; Says the impact of low interest rates on inequality is unknown
The economy went into reverse again in the last quarter of 2020 with a fall that was bigger than expected by the Reserve Bank and by bank economists; second recession looms
18th Mar 21, 11:03am
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The economy went into reverse again in the last quarter of 2020 with a fall that was bigger than expected by the Reserve Bank and by bank economists; second recession looms
Dairy co-operative Fonterra has improved 'normalised' profit by 43% and paid a dividend of 5c but says the second half of the year will be affected by the rising costs of dairy products
17th Mar 21, 9:02am
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Dairy co-operative Fonterra has improved 'normalised' profit by 43% and paid a dividend of 5c but says the second half of the year will be affected by the rising costs of dairy products
Fonterra farmers have given a resounding thumbs down to any suggestion of bringing outside shareholders into the dairy co-operative
15th Mar 21, 3:40pm
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Fonterra farmers have given a resounding thumbs down to any suggestion of bringing outside shareholders into the dairy co-operative
It's a toss of a coin as to whether the New Zealand economy grew or contracted in the December quarter - but either way our recovery from lockdown has been impressive
15th Mar 21, 12:14pm
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It's a toss of a coin as to whether the New Zealand economy grew or contracted in the December quarter - but either way our recovery from lockdown has been impressive
Economist Brian Easton says social philosophy in New Zealand is muddled and incomplete
15th Mar 21, 10:27am
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Economist Brian Easton says social philosophy in New Zealand is muddled and incomplete
Roger J Kerr says the Aussie Government is decisive while our Government makes announcements about future announcements; an NZ win in the America's Cup won't necessarily spark a Kiwi dollar rally
15th Mar 21, 8:46am
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Roger J Kerr says the Aussie Government is decisive while our Government makes announcements about future announcements; an NZ win in the America's Cup won't necessarily spark a Kiwi dollar rally
Struggling companies, artificially propped up by benign lending practices and government support, who cannot pay down the principal on their debt will drain resources from the economy, will slow the recovery and dampen our sluggish productivity growth
13th Mar 21, 9:31am
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Struggling companies, artificially propped up by benign lending practices and government support, who cannot pay down the principal on their debt will drain resources from the economy, will slow the recovery and dampen our sluggish productivity growth
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics delves into the impact COVID-19 has had on the US jobs market
13th Mar 21, 9:16am
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Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics delves into the impact COVID-19 has had on the US jobs market
IMF suggests the Government targets investors with a stamp duty or more comprehensive capital gains tax
12th Mar 21, 1:28pm
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IMF suggests the Government targets investors with a stamp duty or more comprehensive capital gains tax
Statistics New Zealand says seasonally-adjusted electronic card spending dropped 3.2% in February - and in actual terms was 8.1% lower than in February 2020
10th Mar 21, 12:25pm
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Statistics New Zealand says seasonally-adjusted electronic card spending dropped 3.2% in February - and in actual terms was 8.1% lower than in February 2020
Bill English takes aim at central banks for overcooking their responses to COVID-19 in fear of repeating mistakes made during the Global Financial Crisis
10th Mar 21, 10:00am
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Bill English takes aim at central banks for overcooking their responses to COVID-19 in fear of repeating mistakes made during the Global Financial Crisis
Economist Brian Easton asks: How can we can make wellbeing at the centre of public policy if we don't measure it?
8th Mar 21, 9:11am
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Economist Brian Easton asks: How can we can make wellbeing at the centre of public policy if we don't measure it?
Roger J Kerr says forex investors and traders are focused on the US dollar and not keen to buy the NZ currency at such high levels
8th Mar 21, 8:27am
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Roger J Kerr says forex investors and traders are focused on the US dollar and not keen to buy the NZ currency at such high levels
David Hargreaves hopes that Fonterra's excellent recent work to recover its position won't be blown off course by the pressure higher milk costs will put on its margins
5th Mar 21, 1:23pm
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David Hargreaves hopes that Fonterra's excellent recent work to recover its position won't be blown off course by the pressure higher milk costs will put on its margins
Consumer Affairs Minister says $352 mln has been returned for Covid-cancelled overseas travel
4th Mar 21, 10:41am
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Consumer Affairs Minister says $352 mln has been returned for Covid-cancelled overseas travel
Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
4th Mar 21, 9:52am
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Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
Westpac economists raise their farmgate milk price forecast to $7.90, while ANZ economists lift their pick to $7.70; both prices are well ahead of Fonterra's own forecast
3rd Mar 21, 12:49pm
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Westpac economists raise their farmgate milk price forecast to $7.90, while ANZ economists lift their pick to $7.70; both prices are well ahead of Fonterra's own forecast
Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson
1st Mar 21, 2:08pm
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Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson