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Fiscal policy

Treasury & RBNZ say the government will eventually have to consider raising taxes or cutting expenditure to prepare for the next crisis
17th Oct 21, 8:43am
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Treasury & RBNZ say the government will eventually have to consider raising taxes or cutting expenditure to prepare for the next crisis
Accounts show NZ economy performed well before the Delta outbreak, thanks in part to seismic amounts of fiscal and monetary stimulus
12th Oct 21, 1:01pm
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Accounts show NZ economy performed well before the Delta outbreak, thanks in part to seismic amounts of fiscal and monetary stimulus
Government tops up Covid-19 fund by $7 billion, having already put aside $62 billion for the response since the start of the pandemic
16th Sep 21, 12:38pm
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Government tops up Covid-19 fund by $7 billion, having already put aside $62 billion for the response since the start of the pandemic
A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
14th Sep 21, 1:43pm
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A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
Delta sees Government empowered to spend billions more than what was budgeted for this year; Too early to say how much of the new contingency will be used and whether more debt will be required
9th Sep 21, 1:41pm
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Delta sees Government empowered to spend billions more than what was budgeted for this year; Too early to say how much of the new contingency will be used and whether more debt will be required
Crown to top up National Land Transport Fund with a $2 billion loan, contributing towards a record $24.3 billion of infrastructure investment being planned for the next 3 years
7th Sep 21, 12:14pm
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Crown to top up National Land Transport Fund with a $2 billion loan, contributing towards a record $24.3 billion of infrastructure investment being planned for the next 3 years
Finance Minister Grant Robertson believes the policy response to this Covid-19 outbreak won't exacerbate inequality, although he still wants house prices to keep rising, but at a slower rate
3rd Sep 21, 8:30am
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson believes the policy response to this Covid-19 outbreak won't exacerbate inequality, although he still wants house prices to keep rising, but at a slower rate
Finance Minister Grant Robertson pressures banks to waive contactless payment fees, is unsupportive of National's commercial rent subsidy proposal, and says a pilot for re-opening the border may be delayed
2nd Sep 21, 1:59pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson pressures banks to waive contactless payment fees, is unsupportive of National's commercial rent subsidy proposal, and says a pilot for re-opening the border may be delayed
Yu Yongding predicts that, even with looser fiscal and monetary policy, China's economic performance will disappoint
26th Aug 21, 11:27am
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Yu Yongding predicts that, even with looser fiscal and monetary policy, China's economic performance will disappoint
Grant Robertson confident the Government won't need to borrow more to pay for this lockdown - for now; We take a closer look at the numbers
25th Aug 21, 12:30pm
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Grant Robertson confident the Government won't need to borrow more to pay for this lockdown - for now; We take a closer look at the numbers
Peter Redward argues the case for aggressive Official Cash Rate hikes isn’t as compelling as it might seem, especially with the threat of an outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 lurking menacingly
10th Aug 21, 9:36am
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Peter Redward argues the case for aggressive Official Cash Rate hikes isn’t as compelling as it might seem, especially with the threat of an outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 lurking menacingly
Journalists have a yarn about immigration settings being in flux, who will feel the pinch of tighter mortgage lending restrictions, and next Wednesday's big interest rate decision
9th Aug 21, 1:21pm
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Journalists have a yarn about immigration settings being in flux, who will feel the pinch of tighter mortgage lending restrictions, and next Wednesday's big interest rate decision
Reserve Bank concedes its annual house price growth forecasts have been off by an average of 5.2 percentage points over the past decade
4th Aug 21, 5:23pm
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Reserve Bank concedes its annual house price growth forecasts have been off by an average of 5.2 percentage points over the past decade
Jenée Tibshraeny argues the Government can't ignore inequality bubbling away, with the poor to pay the price for making the wealthy wealthier
29th Jul 21, 11:33am
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Jenée Tibshraeny argues the Government can't ignore inequality bubbling away, with the poor to pay the price for making the wealthy wealthier
Current and former interest.co.nz journalists discuss rising inflation, tightening monetary policy, house prices and water reforms
19th Jul 21, 12:53pm
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Current and former interest.co.nz journalists discuss rising inflation, tightening monetary policy, house prices and water reforms
An NZ Everyday Investor podcast episode ft. Jenée Tibshraeny on the Treasury's evolving approach towards debt, the drivers of inflation, whether people will be spooked by an interest rate hike, and more
12th Jul 21, 1:29pm
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An NZ Everyday Investor podcast episode ft. Jenée Tibshraeny on the Treasury's evolving approach towards debt, the drivers of inflation, whether people will be spooked by an interest rate hike, and more
The Treasury warns the Government needs to start looking at the tax, health and superannuation systems, as an ageing population is set to send the country's debt too far north
5th Jul 21, 7:08pm
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The Treasury warns the Government needs to start looking at the tax, health and superannuation systems, as an ageing population is set to send the country's debt too far north
Finance Minister wants more research done on the winners & losers of low interest rates, but can't say whether having this info last year would've seen him implement different policies
29th Jun 21, 5:53pm
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Finance Minister wants more research done on the winners & losers of low interest rates, but can't say whether having this info last year would've seen him implement different policies
Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh sees room for government spending to do more to support the economy in this structurally low interest rate environment
23rd Jun 21, 6:37pm
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Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh sees room for government spending to do more to support the economy in this structurally low interest rate environment
Interest deductibility centre court, as the back and forth between the Government and Reserve Bank over mortgage lending restrictions plays out in the background
17th Jun 21, 3:45pm
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Interest deductibility centre court, as the back and forth between the Government and Reserve Bank over mortgage lending restrictions plays out in the background
Yu Yongding urges China's leaders to pursue more expansionary monetary and fiscal policies
17th Jun 21, 9:39am
by Guest
Yu Yongding urges China's leaders to pursue more expansionary monetary and fiscal policies
Current and former interest.co.nz journalists sit down for a chat about the news of the week and some of the classics - housing and interest rates
13th Jun 21, 5:35pm
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Current and former interest.co.nz journalists sit down for a chat about the news of the week and some of the classics - housing and interest rates
Revenue Minister David Parker says demands for tax cuts aren't as 'realistic or responsible' as they might've been pre-COVID
11th Jun 21, 1:40pm
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Revenue Minister David Parker says demands for tax cuts aren't as 'realistic or responsible' as they might've been pre-COVID
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
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Westpac economists say the Government's current fiscal stance may be far less stimulatory than was portrayed in the Budget
Those from within the banking world don't see problems with the RBNZ having to keep buying bonds on the back of its LSAP programme; But an academic worries NZ's headed for a train wreck
6th Jun 21, 6:01am
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Those from within the banking world don't see problems with the RBNZ having to keep buying bonds on the back of its LSAP programme; But an academic worries NZ's headed for a train wreck