Fiscal policy

25th Apr 20, 9:31am
National's Paul Goldsmith resolute NZ needs to come out of lockdown faster; Calls for targeted wage subsidy extension or cash payments to businesses; Says financial support for households will be justified after lockdown
National's Paul Goldsmith resolute NZ needs to come out of lockdown faster; Calls for targeted wage subsidy extension or cash payments to businesses; Says financial support for households will be justified after lockdown
25th Apr 20, 9:31am
18th Apr 20, 12:24pm
Finance Minister warns we're in for a long haul; Says the govt is considering extending the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and buying stakes in big business
Finance Minister warns we're in for a long haul; Says the govt is considering extending the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and buying stakes in big business
18th Apr 20, 12:24pm
16th Apr 20, 7:40pm
Adrian Orr sees the economy making a 'sluggish' rather than a 'V-shaped' recovery; Says retail banks should lend 'courageously' but 'we need to keep open-minded to other forms of credit'
Adrian Orr sees the economy making a 'sluggish' rather than a 'V-shaped' recovery; Says retail banks should lend 'courageously' but 'we need to keep open-minded to other forms of credit'
16th Apr 20, 7:40pm
15th Apr 20, 1:56pm
Grant Robertson says we 'must not allow inequality to take hold in our recovery' as he outlines his vision for a 'reset' economy; Meanwhile the PM announces pay cuts for government ministers and public sector CEOs
Grant Robertson says we 'must not allow inequality to take hold in our recovery' as he outlines his vision for a 'reset' economy; Meanwhile the PM announces pay cuts for government ministers and public sector CEOs
15th Apr 20, 1:56pm
15th Apr 20, 7:06am
New temporary loss carry-back scheme to put cash in struggling firms' pockets; Changes to tax loss continuity rules to help firms raise capital 
New temporary loss carry-back scheme to put cash in struggling firms' pockets; Changes to tax loss continuity rules to help firms raise capital 
15th Apr 20, 7:06am
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14th Apr 20, 3:54pm
Tax relief for SMEs and support for commercial property tenants expected to be unveiled this week; Grant Robertson says Level 3 will be about 'safe economic activity'
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Tax relief for SMEs and support for commercial property tenants expected to be unveiled this week; Grant Robertson says Level 3 will be about 'safe economic activity'
14th Apr 20, 3:54pm
14th Apr 20, 12:28pm
Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
14th Apr 20, 12:28pm
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14th Apr 20, 10:31am
Treasury sees unemployment returning to normal in four years and nominal GDP in two years' time - with much more government support; Finance Minister says additional support is "well advanced"
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Treasury sees unemployment returning to normal in four years and nominal GDP in two years' time - with much more government support; Finance Minister says additional support is "well advanced"
14th Apr 20, 10:31am
8th Apr 20, 3:26pm
Brian Fallow looks at the dire economic prognosis thanks to COVID-19, and probes the key issues and options for policy makers as they look ahead to a time when the virus is under control
Brian Fallow looks at the dire economic prognosis thanks to COVID-19, and probes the key issues and options for policy makers as they look ahead to a time when the virus is under control
8th Apr 20, 3:26pm
7th Apr 20, 2:10pm
Number of workers being supported by wage subsidies surpasses a million, as payments totaling $6.6 billion are made
Number of workers being supported by wage subsidies surpasses a million, as payments totaling $6.6 billion are made
7th Apr 20, 2:10pm
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1st Apr 20, 2:54pm
Govt to announce commercial property sector support this week; Banks nearly ready to write taxpayer-backed business loans; Treasury says 'bespoke' support for big business could involve debt, equity or regulatory relief
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Govt to announce commercial property sector support this week; Banks nearly ready to write taxpayer-backed business loans; Treasury says 'bespoke' support for big business could involve debt, equity or regulatory relief
1st Apr 20, 2:54pm
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1st Apr 20, 9:06am
Treasury expects to issue $25 bln of Government Bonds in June year; says it will collaborate with the RBNZ to ensure the market functions efficiently & yields remain low
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Treasury expects to issue $25 bln of Government Bonds in June year; says it will collaborate with the RBNZ to ensure the market functions efficiently & yields remain low
1st Apr 20, 9:06am
31st Mar 20, 5:38pm
Finance Minister and RBNZ unwilling at this stage to link up directly to fund the fallout from COVID-19
Finance Minister and RBNZ unwilling at this stage to link up directly to fund the fallout from COVID-19
31st Mar 20, 5:38pm
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12th Mar 20, 12:03pm
Grant Robertson: Coronavirus emphasising need for diversification beyond China; targeted wage subsidies and tax relief for businesses on the way
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Grant Robertson: Coronavirus emphasising need for diversification beyond China; targeted wage subsidies and tax relief for businesses on the way
12th Mar 20, 12:03pm
11th Mar 20, 7:48pm
The Beehive is better placed than the RBNZ to help those affected by coronavirus, says Assistant RBNZ Governor, whose main focus is ensuring banks remain strong
The Beehive is better placed than the RBNZ to help those affected by coronavirus, says Assistant RBNZ Governor, whose main focus is ensuring banks remain strong
11th Mar 20, 7:48pm
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10th Mar 20, 6:04pm
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr puts onus on the Government to be at the frontline in the fight against coronavirus, saying monetary policy will play a "support role"
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RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr puts onus on the Government to be at the frontline in the fight against coronavirus, saying monetary policy will play a "support role"
10th Mar 20, 6:04pm
9th Mar 20, 6:22pm
Government develops wage subsidy scheme, extends travel ban, unveils new powers to quarantine ships and planes, and rules out cancelling minimum wage hikes
Government develops wage subsidy scheme, extends travel ban, unveils new powers to quarantine ships and planes, and rules out cancelling minimum wage hikes
9th Mar 20, 6:22pm
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9th Mar 20, 3:09pm
BNZ economists expect the economy to contract in the first two quarters of the year; ANZ economists call for a minimum wage freeze and for the Government to increase its debt limit by $60 billion
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BNZ economists expect the economy to contract in the first two quarters of the year; ANZ economists call for a minimum wage freeze and for the Government to increase its debt limit by $60 billion
9th Mar 20, 3:09pm
3rd Mar 20, 10:01pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson expects coronavirus to hit NZ harder than previously thought, but still prefers 'sector-specific, region-specific' government interventions to tax cuts and helicopter money
Finance Minister Grant Robertson expects coronavirus to hit NZ harder than previously thought, but still prefers 'sector-specific, region-specific' government interventions to tax cuts and helicopter money
3rd Mar 20, 10:01pm
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2nd Mar 20, 10:32am
ANZ economists see the RBNZ swooping in to stimulate the economy by cutting interest rates this month and then again in May, as the risk of a recession looms; Other bank economists call for calm and more targeted govt spending
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ANZ economists see the RBNZ swooping in to stimulate the economy by cutting interest rates this month and then again in May, as the risk of a recession looms; Other bank economists call for calm and more targeted govt spending
2nd Mar 20, 10:32am

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