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10th Jun 21, 8:31am
The Government has extended work visas for 10,000 people already in the New Zealand and will allow 200 more dairy workers and 50 vets into the country
The Government has extended work visas for 10,000 people already in the New Zealand and will allow 200 more dairy workers and 50 vets into the country
10th Jun 21, 8:31am
9th Jun 21, 1:57pm
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the country now has enough freezers to store four million doses of vaccine at any one time
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the country now has enough freezers to store four million doses of vaccine at any one time
9th Jun 21, 1:57pm
8th Jun 21, 4:01pm
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the vaccination programme for the wider population is 'on track'
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the vaccination programme for the wider population is 'on track'
8th Jun 21, 4:01pm
8th Jun 21, 2:49pm
Westpac economists say the Government's current fiscal stance may be far less stimulatory than was portrayed in the Budget
Westpac economists say the Government's current fiscal stance may be far less stimulatory than was portrayed in the Budget
8th Jun 21, 2:49pm
7th Jun 21, 9:59am
Economist Brian Easton wonders whether we have a boringly benign economy, or one going through a concerning climacteric?
Economist Brian Easton wonders whether we have a boringly benign economy, or one going through a concerning climacteric?
7th Jun 21, 9:59am
3rd Jun 21, 8:00am
A crunch of bank lending figures over the past 20 years shows an ever increasing share of bank-borrowed money is going into houses rather than businesses or agriculture
A crunch of bank lending figures over the past 20 years shows an ever increasing share of bank-borrowed money is going into houses rather than businesses or agriculture
3rd Jun 21, 8:00am
31st May 21, 3:46pm
The surge in mortgage borrowing in the second half of 2020 saw annual growth in the total amount of mortgages outstanding in New Zealand top 11% - the highest figure since March 2008
The surge in mortgage borrowing in the second half of 2020 saw annual growth in the total amount of mortgages outstanding in New Zealand top 11% - the highest figure since March 2008
31st May 21, 3:46pm
31st May 21, 8:39am
Economist Brian Easton says if you know the answer to how much public debt New Zealand should bear, you do not understand the issue
Economist Brian Easton says if you know the answer to how much public debt New Zealand should bear, you do not understand the issue
31st May 21, 8:39am
31st May 21, 8:28am
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank has made 'heroic' assumptions about the strength of NZ GDP growth and has failed to address potential risks
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank has made 'heroic' assumptions about the strength of NZ GDP growth and has failed to address potential risks
31st May 21, 8:28am
26th May 21, 3:26pm
April mortgage borrowing has slowed, but is still running at historically high levels; first home buyers have strongly increased their share of the borrowing, while investor figures are down
April mortgage borrowing has slowed, but is still running at historically high levels; first home buyers have strongly increased their share of the borrowing, while investor figures are down
26th May 21, 3:26pm
25th May 21, 2:44pm
David Hargreaves doubts any NZ Government will resolve the vexed migration issue till it first forms a proper population policy
David Hargreaves doubts any NZ Government will resolve the vexed migration issue till it first forms a proper population policy
25th May 21, 2:44pm
24th May 21, 9:58am
Economist Brian Easton asks: Do some offshore trends presage the future of New Zealand politics?
Economist Brian Easton asks: Do some offshore trends presage the future of New Zealand politics?
24th May 21, 9:58am
24th May 21, 8:42am
Roger J Kerr says the Labour Government are implementing their ideological programmes without any real understanding of the drivers at the coalface of the economy
Roger J Kerr says the Labour Government are implementing their ideological programmes without any real understanding of the drivers at the coalface of the economy
24th May 21, 8:42am
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20th May 21, 3:23pm
Treasury concedes that the Government's changes to housing policy will result in slower economic recovery and 'prolong the period of monetary support needed'
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Treasury concedes that the Government's changes to housing policy will result in slower economic recovery and 'prolong the period of monetary support needed'
20th May 21, 3:23pm
17th May 21, 8:57am
Roger J Kerr, who says the Robertson 'wellbeing' Budget will be all about re-distributing the pie rather than growing the pie, offers his thoughts about what should be in the Budget
Roger J Kerr, who says the Robertson 'wellbeing' Budget will be all about re-distributing the pie rather than growing the pie, offers his thoughts about what should be in the Budget
17th May 21, 8:57am
10th May 21, 8:27am
Roger J Kerr says there are a number of handbrakes adversely impacting on the NZ economy
Roger J Kerr says there are a number of handbrakes adversely impacting on the NZ economy
10th May 21, 8:27am
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5th May 21, 11:06am
Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the March quarter from 4.9% in December - beating market expectations
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Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the March quarter from 4.9% in December - beating market expectations
5th May 21, 11:06am
4th May 21, 2:14pm
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
4th May 21, 2:14pm
3rd May 21, 11:34am
Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
3rd May 21, 11:34am
3rd May 21, 9:22am
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
3rd May 21, 9:22am
3rd May 21, 8:35am
Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
3rd May 21, 8:35am
3rd May 21, 8:20am
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
3rd May 21, 8:20am
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
26th Apr 21, 8:36am
Roger J Kerr points out where the US dollar is heading, seeing a stronger period ahead. He also sees cracks appearing in overstretched speculative markets
Roger J Kerr points out where the US dollar is heading, seeing a stronger period ahead. He also sees cracks appearing in overstretched speculative markets
26th Apr 21, 8:36am
21st Apr 21, 2:58pm
ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
21st Apr 21, 2:58pm

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