Days to the General Election: 23
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Fiscal policy

23rd Sep 20, 4:03pm
David Hargreaves is trying to keep tabs on Kiwis' spending and saving habits during the pandemic
David Hargreaves is trying to keep tabs on Kiwis' spending and saving habits during the pandemic
23rd Sep 20, 4:03pm
22nd Sep 20, 12:28pm
A look at how much Covid-19 support property owners are receiving through low interest rates versus what non-property owners are receiving from the Government
A look at how much Covid-19 support property owners are receiving through low interest rates versus what non-property owners are receiving from the Government
22nd Sep 20, 12:28pm
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18th Sep 20, 3:59pm
National's 16-month income tax cut could do more to boost high income earners' bank balances than get people out spending, Jenée Tibshraeny suggests
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National's 16-month income tax cut could do more to boost high income earners' bank balances than get people out spending, Jenée Tibshraeny suggests
18th Sep 20, 3:59pm
18th Sep 20, 10:00am
National walks away from debt target, committing to income tax cuts for 16 months and a temporary tax tweak to encourage businesses to invest in plant and equipment
National walks away from debt target, committing to income tax cuts for 16 months and a temporary tax tweak to encourage businesses to invest in plant and equipment
18th Sep 20, 10:00am
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17th Sep 20, 9:24pm
The two major political parties take similar big picture views around how to grow the economy, what to do about inflated house prices, debt and Reserve Bank QE
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The two major political parties take similar big picture views around how to grow the economy, what to do about inflated house prices, debt and Reserve Bank QE
17th Sep 20, 9:24pm
16th Sep 20, 1:00pm
Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
16th Sep 20, 1:00pm
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10th Sep 20, 1:31pm
Jenée Tibshraeny provides a reminder of how deep the economy's reliance on the property market goes as we ponder Labour's caution on tax
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Jenée Tibshraeny provides a reminder of how deep the economy's reliance on the property market goes as we ponder Labour's caution on tax
10th Sep 20, 1:31pm
9th Sep 20, 3:10pm
Labour campaigns on introducing new top income tax rate of 39% for income over $180k; Rules out introducing new taxes or making further increases in the next term of government
Labour campaigns on introducing new top income tax rate of 39% for income over $180k; Rules out introducing new taxes or making further increases in the next term of government
9th Sep 20, 3:10pm
5th Sep 20, 9:16am
Both major parties make pitches as responsible economic managers - Robertson stresses 'consistency, continuity and balance', Collins shuns MMT and wealth taxes
Both major parties make pitches as responsible economic managers - Robertson stresses 'consistency, continuity and balance', Collins shuns MMT and wealth taxes
5th Sep 20, 9:16am
3rd Sep 20, 2:26pm
National commits to giving all mothers a $3000 entitlement to use on health or social services and allowing parents to take paid parental leave at the same time
National commits to giving all mothers a $3000 entitlement to use on health or social services and allowing parents to take paid parental leave at the same time
3rd Sep 20, 2:26pm
3rd Sep 20, 11:19am
Author and Macquarie strategist Viktor Shvets on the impact of the Information Age and financialization, and how they are creating a different, new world
Author and Macquarie strategist Viktor Shvets on the impact of the Information Age and financialization, and how they are creating a different, new world
3rd Sep 20, 11:19am
3rd Sep 20, 10:08am
Jenée Tibshraeny argues in a changing world the Government needs to balance out the RBNZ's quantitative easing with a bottom-up approach to ensure the most needy don’t miss out
Jenée Tibshraeny argues in a changing world the Government needs to balance out the RBNZ's quantitative easing with a bottom-up approach to ensure the most needy don’t miss out
3rd Sep 20, 10:08am
2nd Sep 20, 7:49am
Shamubeel Eaqub assesses the economic picture in the context of Covid-19 and the looming election and encourages voters to engage with their local candidates
Shamubeel Eaqub assesses the economic picture in the context of Covid-19 and the looming election and encourages voters to engage with their local candidates
2nd Sep 20, 7:49am
24th Aug 20, 9:24pm
Lockdown's extended, but the wage subsidy isn't, and the PM can't confirm whether Cabinet considered a cost-benefit analysis when deciding to keep Auckland at L3
Lockdown's extended, but the wage subsidy isn't, and the PM can't confirm whether Cabinet considered a cost-benefit analysis when deciding to keep Auckland at L3
24th Aug 20, 9:24pm
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23rd Aug 20, 6:02am
TOP Leader Geoff Simmons on why the RBNZ should pay us $250/week for six months so those with debt can repay it and those without debt can splash cash
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TOP Leader Geoff Simmons on why the RBNZ should pay us $250/week for six months so those with debt can repay it and those without debt can splash cash
23rd Aug 20, 6:02am
13th Aug 20, 5:44pm
Adrian Orr on how a second Covid-19 outbreak will affect the RBNZ's QE programme, why he likes a negative OCR/term lending duo, and what the side-effects of all this stimulus could be
Adrian Orr on how a second Covid-19 outbreak will affect the RBNZ's QE programme, why he likes a negative OCR/term lending duo, and what the side-effects of all this stimulus could be
13th Aug 20, 5:44pm
13th Aug 20, 8:58am
RBNZ makes way to front load bond-buying, but recognises quantitative easing has its limits, so prepares to use a new combo of monetary policy tools
RBNZ makes way to front load bond-buying, but recognises quantitative easing has its limits, so prepares to use a new combo of monetary policy tools
13th Aug 20, 8:58am
11th Aug 20, 5:00am
Economists flag potential for quantitative easing to reach its limit if government spending and debt issuance end up being lower than forecast
Economists flag potential for quantitative easing to reach its limit if government spending and debt issuance end up being lower than forecast
11th Aug 20, 5:00am
6th Aug 20, 9:23am
Grant Robertson remains committed to reducing government debt long-term, saying Modern Monetary Theory isn't an approach he's looking to adopt
Grant Robertson remains committed to reducing government debt long-term, saying Modern Monetary Theory isn't an approach he's looking to adopt
6th Aug 20, 9:23am
4th Aug 20, 12:15pm
MMT economist Steven Hail argues that, as long as the New Zealand Government remains a monetary sovereign, there can never be a government debt crisis
MMT economist Steven Hail argues that, as long as the New Zealand Government remains a monetary sovereign, there can never be a government debt crisis
4th Aug 20, 12:15pm
Days to the General Election: 23
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