Fiscal policy

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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23rd May 19, 9:34am
Government to give itself more wriggle room to spend, as Finance Minister announces 20% debt/GDP target will be replaced by a broader target of 15%-25% from 2021; National says it's thrown in the towel
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Government to give itself more wriggle room to spend, as Finance Minister announces 20% debt/GDP target will be replaced by a broader target of 15%-25% from 2021; National says it's thrown in the towel
23rd May 19, 9:34am
15th May 19, 12:06pm
The NZ economy may have been coined the 'rockstar' economy in 2014, but not everyone benefited from this growth, says the Finance Minister as he explains how his 'wellbeing budget' aims to change this
The NZ economy may have been coined the 'rockstar' economy in 2014, but not everyone benefited from this growth, says the Finance Minister as he explains how his 'wellbeing budget' aims to change this
15th May 19, 12:06pm
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14th May 19, 1:05pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson announces $1 bln of government spending will be reprioritised in Budget 2019, including $197 mln freed up due to lower than expected tertiary enrolment numbers
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson announces $1 bln of government spending will be reprioritised in Budget 2019, including $197 mln freed up due to lower than expected tertiary enrolment numbers
14th May 19, 1:05pm
2nd May 19, 4:18pm
Gabriel Makhlouf to leave Treasury to become Ireland's central bank Governor; Grant Robertson says his legacy will be his work underpinning NZ's first 'Wellbeing Budget'
Gabriel Makhlouf to leave Treasury to become Ireland's central bank Governor; Grant Robertson says his legacy will be his work underpinning NZ's first 'Wellbeing Budget'
2nd May 19, 4:18pm
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16th Apr 19, 12:41pm
Pressure on Robertson to borrow more to stimulate the economy mounts, as debt gets cheaper, the effectiveness of interest rate cuts diminishes, and credit rating agencies remain happy
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Pressure on Robertson to borrow more to stimulate the economy mounts, as debt gets cheaper, the effectiveness of interest rate cuts diminishes, and credit rating agencies remain happy
16th Apr 19, 12:41pm
8th Apr 19, 12:14pm
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr says as central banks continue grappling with the impacts of the Global Financial Crisis, governments could be doing more to help
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr says as central banks continue grappling with the impacts of the Global Financial Crisis, governments could be doing more to help
8th Apr 19, 12:14pm
19th Jan 19, 9:00am
Why five months into the 2019 financial year none of the $90 million Treasury had set aside for KiwiBuild had been touched
Why five months into the 2019 financial year none of the $90 million Treasury had set aside for KiwiBuild had been touched
19th Jan 19, 9:00am
16th Dec 18, 8:29am
Treasury cuts forecasts of govt spending on KiwiBuild in recognition of private investment; Flags govt exposure to a property market downturn
Treasury cuts forecasts of govt spending on KiwiBuild in recognition of private investment; Flags govt exposure to a property market downturn
16th Dec 18, 8:29am
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13th Dec 18, 1:03pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson's wellbeing budget to smash silos between government departments
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson's wellbeing budget to smash silos between government departments
13th Dec 18, 1:03pm
12th Dec 18, 7:52am
Capacity constraints, prudence and wellbeing set to feature in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update and Budget Policy Statement on Thursday
Capacity constraints, prudence and wellbeing set to feature in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update and Budget Policy Statement on Thursday
12th Dec 18, 7:52am
4th Dec 18, 5:29pm
Treasury releases the first version of its Living Standards Framework Dashboard that will help inform Grant Robertson's 'Wellbeing Budget'
Treasury releases the first version of its Living Standards Framework Dashboard that will help inform Grant Robertson's 'Wellbeing Budget'
4th Dec 18, 5:29pm
12th Oct 18, 5:02am
Infometrics' Gareth Kiernan sees enough speed bumps on the horizon to slow economic growth more than the market expects; says it's time for LVRs to be eased
Infometrics' Gareth Kiernan sees enough speed bumps on the horizon to slow economic growth more than the market expects; says it's time for LVRs to be eased
12th Oct 18, 5:02am
5th Sep 18, 10:31am
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Steven Joyce: 'Our government is currently rearranging, often negatively, not one or two but nearly every aspect of microeconomic policy'
Steven Joyce: 'Our government is currently rearranging, often negatively, not one or two but nearly every aspect of microeconomic policy'
5th Sep 18, 10:31am
5th Sep 18, 5:00am
TOP Leader Geoff Simmons calls for Housing NZ to be replaced by regional 'associations' tasked with providing both affordable and state housing
TOP Leader Geoff Simmons calls for Housing NZ to be replaced by regional 'associations' tasked with providing both affordable and state housing
5th Sep 18, 5:00am
29th Aug 18, 10:46am
TOP's new leader Geoff Simmons on why getting 'tough on crime' is nothing but an expensive political slogan
TOP's new leader Geoff Simmons on why getting 'tough on crime' is nothing but an expensive political slogan
29th Aug 18, 10:46am
28th Aug 18, 9:57am
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Stephen Roach says as China shifts to a consumption-based economy, it will become less willing to finance American deficits. A lack of savings will expose the US painfully just as its budget deficits explode
Stephen Roach says as China shifts to a consumption-based economy, it will become less willing to finance American deficits. A lack of savings will expose the US painfully just as its budget deficits explode
28th Aug 18, 9:57am

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