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Fiscal policy

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
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TOP Leader Geoff Simmons calls for Housing NZ to be replaced by regional 'associations' tasked with providing both affordable and state housing
TOP's new leader Geoff Simmons on why getting 'tough on crime' is nothing but an expensive political slogan
29th Aug 18, 10:46am
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TOP's new leader Geoff Simmons on why getting 'tough on crime' is nothing but an expensive political slogan
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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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 spells out five lessons from a decade of quantitative easing policies by central banks
31st Jul 18, 9:01am
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Stephen Roach spells out five lessons from a decade of quantitative easing policies by central banks
Geoff Simmons separates the 'fake' reasons from the good reasons for talking about government debt
26th Jul 18, 10:14am
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Geoff Simmons separates the 'fake' reasons from the good reasons for talking about government debt
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says ahead of next week's Budget announcement that the Govt will be spending $10 bln more over the next five years than the previous Govt promised; Is that it? asks National's Amy Adams
10th May 18, 12:10pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says ahead of next week's Budget announcement that the Govt will be spending $10 bln more over the next five years than the previous Govt promised; Is that it? asks National's Amy Adams
Finance Minister Grant Robertson reveals the Government has freed up $1.4 billion of funding over 4 years through tax changes and reprioritising spending
1st May 18, 10:39am
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson reveals the Government has freed up $1.4 billion of funding over 4 years through tax changes and reprioritising spending
How future governments' policies and spending priorities will be shaped by both wellbeing and GDP being factored into their decision-making
21st Mar 18, 11:59am
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How future governments' policies and spending priorities will be shaped by both wellbeing and GDP being factored into their decision-making
Government questioned on incongruency between Treasury's rosy economic outlook and Winston Peters' warning of a looming crash; Bank economists say Treasury's projections are ‘somewhat of a best-case scenario’
15th Dec 17, 7:10am
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Government questioned on incongruency between Treasury's rosy economic outlook and Winston Peters' warning of a looming crash; Bank economists say Treasury's projections are ‘somewhat of a best-case scenario’
Reversal of National's tax cuts to make Government's 100 Day Plan largely cost neutral, according to Treasury's Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update
14th Dec 17, 1:03pm
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Reversal of National's tax cuts to make Government's 100 Day Plan largely cost neutral, according to Treasury's Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update
ANZ economist believes the Government may have to reprioritise some of its spending if it wants to reduce debt and reach its other fiscal targets
13th Dec 17, 7:42am
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ANZ economist believes the Government may have to reprioritise some of its spending if it wants to reduce debt and reach its other fiscal targets
Government's $339m first year fee-free tertiary education policy expected to attract 2000 additional full time students or trainees next year
5th Dec 17, 2:39pm
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Government's $339m first year fee-free tertiary education policy expected to attract 2000 additional full time students or trainees next year
Kiwibank economists say the withdrawal of global QE is expected to affect the economy the NZ economy indirectly via financial markets, both through rising longer-dated interest rates and a lower currency
4th Nov 17, 9:44am
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Kiwibank economists say the withdrawal of global QE is expected to affect the economy the NZ economy indirectly via financial markets, both through rising longer-dated interest rates and a lower currency
National, Labour and the Greens want to reduce government debt. But is it the right time for political parties to be campaigning on tightening the government’s purse strings?
20th Sep 17, 9:11am
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National, Labour and the Greens want to reduce government debt. But is it the right time for political parties to be campaigning on tightening the government’s purse strings?
Cameron Preston goes looking for magician's sleight of hand in the Government's latest Budget
19th Jun 17, 1:56pm
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Cameron Preston goes looking for magician's sleight of hand in the Government's latest Budget
James Shaw on how a Labour/Greens Government would reduce government debt while maintaining current levels of spending
24th Mar 17, 2:25pm
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James Shaw on how a Labour/Greens Government would reduce government debt while maintaining current levels of spending
Motu researchers on the political benefits of destruction, Bill's datatopia, why meddling governments make you happy, the productivity gap, the Fed and fiscal policy, scaling the depths of bad puns and more
10th Feb 17, 9:59am
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Motu researchers on the political benefits of destruction, Bill's datatopia, why meddling governments make you happy, the productivity gap, the Fed and fiscal policy, scaling the depths of bad puns and more
The challenge is to try to keep short term political quick-fixes from doing predictable long term damage, and ensure that monetary and fiscal policies work together effectively
14th Jan 17, 12:01pm
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The challenge is to try to keep short term political quick-fixes from doing predictable long term damage, and ensure that monetary and fiscal policies work together effectively
Finance Minister says Government has strong enough balance sheet to borrow billions of dollars needed to rebuild infrastructure around Kaikoura; says "funding is not an issue", although some other projects could be delayed
15th Nov 16, 4:05pm
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Finance Minister says Government has strong enough balance sheet to borrow billions of dollars needed to rebuild infrastructure around Kaikoura; says "funding is not an issue", although some other projects could be delayed
Oliver Hartwich on going to France if you want to work less, Don Brash's take on monetary policy when inflation won't budge, the economics of love, Vietnam's openness to the free market & more
27th May 16, 10:00am
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Oliver Hartwich on going to France if you want to work less, Don Brash's take on monetary policy when inflation won't budge, the economics of love, Vietnam's openness to the free market & more
Treasury reports Budget Deficit of NZ$889 mln in six months to December; NZ$92 mln more than expected; lower interest rates a factor; cash deficit also higher than expected; low inflation taking its toll
19th Feb 16, 10:36am
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Treasury reports Budget Deficit of NZ$889 mln in six months to December; NZ$92 mln more than expected; lower interest rates a factor; cash deficit also higher than expected; low inflation taking its toll
RBNZ Governor suggests Government could help boost productive capacity of economy, lift economic activity and inflation pressures by spending more on infrastructure in Auckland
10th Dec 15, 12:59pm
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RBNZ Governor suggests Government could help boost productive capacity of economy, lift economic activity and inflation pressures by spending more on infrastructure in Auckland
Bruce Wills says the high dollar is why we need policy reform to help exporters become as competitive as they can be. Your view?
7th Mar 13, 11:28am
Bruce Wills says the high dollar is why we need policy reform to help exporters become as competitive as they can be. Your view?
Bruce Wills says fiscal policy settings are to blame for the high dollar because the productive economy isn’t driving it up; it is government policy and spending choices. Your view?
3rd Mar 13, 11:09am
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Bruce Wills says fiscal policy settings are to blame for the high dollar because the productive economy isn’t driving it up; it is government policy and spending choices. Your view?
Bernard Hickey argues we will need to reunite monetary and fiscal policy under co-ordinated control if we are to find a successful path through the global 'financial repression'
7th Oct 12, 10:05am
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Bernard Hickey argues we will need to reunite monetary and fiscal policy under co-ordinated control if we are to find a successful path through the global 'financial repression'