Fiscal policy

7th Oct 19, 3:00pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson's presided over another strong financial year for the Crown - but he's still not expected as yet to provide the fiscal kick many are seeking for the economy
Finance Minister Grant Robertson's presided over another strong financial year for the Crown - but he's still not expected as yet to provide the fiscal kick many are seeking for the economy
7th Oct 19, 3:00pm
3rd Oct 19, 7:46am
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Larry Summers says that monetary policymakers should finally admit their impotence in the face of secular stagnation
Larry Summers says that monetary policymakers should finally admit their impotence in the face of secular stagnation
3rd Oct 19, 7:46am
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19th Sep 19, 11:02am
Kiwibank economists say monetary policy is proving ineffective without fiscal support and we need 'strong, wise and expansive fiscal policy'
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Kiwibank economists say monetary policy is proving ineffective without fiscal support and we need 'strong, wise and expansive fiscal policy'
19th Sep 19, 11:02am
16th Sep 19, 12:54pm
New Gross Domestic Product figures out this week expected to show quarterly growth of around 0.5% and annual growth of a little over 2%; such figures would be in line with RBNZ expectations
New Gross Domestic Product figures out this week expected to show quarterly growth of around 0.5% and annual growth of a little over 2%; such figures would be in line with RBNZ expectations
16th Sep 19, 12:54pm
15th Sep 19, 6:31am
Shadow Finance Minister Paul Goldsmith on how he's yet to be convinced bank conduct needs regulation, why foreign capital restrictions are counter-productive and why fiscal stimulus isn't what the economy needs
Shadow Finance Minister Paul Goldsmith on how he's yet to be convinced bank conduct needs regulation, why foreign capital restrictions are counter-productive and why fiscal stimulus isn't what the economy needs
15th Sep 19, 6:31am
27th Aug 19, 3:29pm
National's Paul Goldsmith doesn't believe 'there's a strong call' for Crown debt to be below the 20% of GDP mark it's currently at, despite National previously campaigning on reducing debt to 10%-15% of GDP by 2025
National's Paul Goldsmith doesn't believe 'there's a strong call' for Crown debt to be below the 20% of GDP mark it's currently at, despite National previously campaigning on reducing debt to 10%-15% of GDP by 2025
27th Aug 19, 3:29pm
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20th Aug 19, 3:19pm
National Leader Simon Bridges opposes proposed establishment of independent body to cost political parties' policies and scrutinise government spending; Government plans to have such a body set up in 2021 after the election
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National Leader Simon Bridges opposes proposed establishment of independent body to cost political parties' policies and scrutinise government spending; Government plans to have such a body set up in 2021 after the election
20th Aug 19, 3:19pm
15th Aug 19, 12:21pm
Why now more than ever the governing parties need to be even-keeled and evidence-based to give businesses the certainty they need to invest
Why now more than ever the governing parties need to be even-keeled and evidence-based to give businesses the certainty they need to invest
15th Aug 19, 12:21pm
20th Jul 19, 11:19am
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Central banks are the "only game in town," maintaining ultra-low interest rates in the absence of counter-cyclical fiscal policies. A new approach to macroeconomic management is needed
Central banks are the "only game in town," maintaining ultra-low interest rates in the absence of counter-cyclical fiscal policies. A new approach to macroeconomic management is needed
20th Jul 19, 11:19am
18th Jul 19, 10:28am
After years of underinvestment is fiscal stimulus the solution to New Zealand's infrastructure deficit?
After years of underinvestment is fiscal stimulus the solution to New Zealand's infrastructure deficit?
18th Jul 19, 10:28am
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20th Jun 19, 10:52am
GDP growth steady at 0.6% in March quarter off the back of higher construction activity; Figures over-shoot Reserve Bank forecasts
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GDP growth steady at 0.6% in March quarter off the back of higher construction activity; Figures over-shoot Reserve Bank forecasts
20th Jun 19, 10:52am
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19th Jun 19, 12:15pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson admits lack of faith in Treasury's immigration projections; Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf a no-show at Budget briefing
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson admits lack of faith in Treasury's immigration projections; Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf a no-show at Budget briefing
19th Jun 19, 12:15pm
17th Jun 19, 2:53pm
Economic growth expected to have slowed in March quarter; RBNZ's forecasts slightly weaker than most bank economists'; Growth expected to be largely driven by construction
Economic growth expected to have slowed in March quarter; RBNZ's forecasts slightly weaker than most bank economists'; Growth expected to be largely driven by construction
17th Jun 19, 2:53pm
5th Jun 19, 1:05pm
Wellbeing expert and former RBNZ Chair Arthur Grimes: The Government was right not to flag more borrowing in the Budget, but Treasury's approach towards wellbeing is too complex and difficult to measure 
Wellbeing expert and former RBNZ Chair Arthur Grimes: The Government was right not to flag more borrowing in the Budget, but Treasury's approach towards wellbeing is too complex and difficult to measure 
5th Jun 19, 1:05pm
1st Jun 19, 12:52pm
Jenée Tibshraeny on whether Finance Minister Grant Robertson has struck the right balance between more spending and achievable spending in Budget 2019
Jenée Tibshraeny on whether Finance Minister Grant Robertson has struck the right balance between more spending and achievable spending in Budget 2019
1st Jun 19, 12:52pm
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30th May 19, 2:58pm
Economists are concerned that Treasury hasn't incorporated recent slowing economic conditions in its forecasts and this could see the Government get into trouble in future years with its spending plans
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Economists are concerned that Treasury hasn't incorporated recent slowing economic conditions in its forecasts and this could see the Government get into trouble in future years with its spending plans
30th May 19, 2:58pm
30th May 19, 2:02pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivers $3.5 billion budget surplus; Big-ticket items include spending on rail and reducing child poverty; Higher expenses to create more debt
Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivers $3.5 billion budget surplus; Big-ticket items include spending on rail and reducing child poverty; Higher expenses to create more debt
30th May 19, 2:02pm
30th May 19, 7:33am
Economists' takes on how a wellbeing focus, slowing economic growth and tight debt targets will affect Budget 2019
Economists' takes on how a wellbeing focus, slowing economic growth and tight debt targets will affect Budget 2019
30th May 19, 7:33am
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28th May 19, 11:05am
National releases supposed government spending commitments ahead of Thursday's Budget; Says it's also been leaked the Govt's legislation programme; Finance Minister concedes some figures released are correct; Treasury investigates
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National releases supposed government spending commitments ahead of Thursday's Budget; Says it's also been leaked the Govt's legislation programme; Finance Minister concedes some figures released are correct; Treasury investigates
28th May 19, 11:05am
28th May 19, 8:05am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson doesn't believe increasing immigration will ease capacity constraints restricting the Government's infrastructure spend
Finance Minister Grant Robertson doesn't believe increasing immigration will ease capacity constraints restricting the Government's infrastructure spend
28th May 19, 8:05am

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