Fiscal policy

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17th Jan 20, 12:09pm
Government gives Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities the green light to more than double its debt to $7 billion; Housing NZ to issue $2.5 billion of bonds this year
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Government gives Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities the green light to more than double its debt to $7 billion; Housing NZ to issue $2.5 billion of bonds this year
17th Jan 20, 12:09pm
16th Dec 19, 1:02pm
Economists forecast that GDP figures out this week will show growth in the September quarter came in above Reserve Bank expectations
Economists forecast that GDP figures out this week will show growth in the September quarter came in above Reserve Bank expectations
16th Dec 19, 1:02pm
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11th Dec 19, 5:09pm
S&P comfortable with Govt upping debt as economic growth eases; Economists see less need for OCR cuts; Construction sector wants detail on infrastructure spend so it can gear up; National unhappy with deficit forecast for 2020
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S&P comfortable with Govt upping debt as economic growth eases; Economists see less need for OCR cuts; Construction sector wants detail on infrastructure spend so it can gear up; National unhappy with deficit forecast for 2020
11th Dec 19, 5:09pm
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11th Dec 19, 1:00pm
Grant Robertson announces extra $6.8 billion to be allocated towards transport infrastructure; New capital spending won't get out the door until 2021; Treasury forecasts lower tax revenue and weaker economic growth
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Grant Robertson announces extra $6.8 billion to be allocated towards transport infrastructure; New capital spending won't get out the door until 2021; Treasury forecasts lower tax revenue and weaker economic growth
11th Dec 19, 1:00pm
10th Dec 19, 1:51pm
Green Party officially withdraws support for set point debt targets, saying they've 'limited the Government's scope for change'; Party's new policy says 'current approach to fiscal management embeds neoliberalism'
Green Party officially withdraws support for set point debt targets, saying they've 'limited the Government's scope for change'; Party's new policy says 'current approach to fiscal management embeds neoliberalism'
10th Dec 19, 1:51pm
3rd Dec 19, 7:01pm
Government gives itself more spending wriggle room sooner than expected, having met goal of reducing net debt to 20% of GDP
Government gives itself more spending wriggle room sooner than expected, having met goal of reducing net debt to 20% of GDP
3rd Dec 19, 7:01pm
14th Nov 19, 7:36am
'You don't have to keep shouting... I imagine it's been heard' - RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr on his calls for the Government to spend more to stimulate the economy
'You don't have to keep shouting... I imagine it's been heard' - RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr on his calls for the Government to spend more to stimulate the economy
14th Nov 19, 7:36am
6th Nov 19, 9:59am
Westpac NZ CEO David McLean doubts further OCR cuts would stimulate the economy, doesn't offer an alternative suggestion but argues this is something we should be debating
Westpac NZ CEO David McLean doubts further OCR cuts would stimulate the economy, doesn't offer an alternative suggestion but argues this is something we should be debating
6th Nov 19, 9:59am
2nd Nov 19, 6:00am
Jenée Tibshraeny on how National's outdated approach to welfare would be too disruptive for a conservative party to pull off
Jenée Tibshraeny on how National's outdated approach to welfare would be too disruptive for a conservative party to pull off
2nd Nov 19, 6:00am
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29th Oct 19, 10:47am
Retirement Commissioner considers making KiwiSaver more attractive to the self-employed by enabling members to receive government contributions of up to $2000 a year for making voluntary contributions
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Retirement Commissioner considers making KiwiSaver more attractive to the self-employed by enabling members to receive government contributions of up to $2000 a year for making voluntary contributions
29th Oct 19, 10:47am
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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