Government spending

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11th Dec 19, 5:09pm
S&P comfortable with Govt upping debt as economic growth eases; Economists see less need for OCR cuts; Construction sector wants detail on infrastructure spend so it can gear up; National unhappy with deficit forecast for 2020
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S&P comfortable with Govt upping debt as economic growth eases; Economists see less need for OCR cuts; Construction sector wants detail on infrastructure spend so it can gear up; National unhappy with deficit forecast for 2020
11th Dec 19, 5:09pm
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11th Dec 19, 1:00pm
Grant Robertson announces extra $6.8 billion to be allocated towards transport infrastructure; New capital spending won't get out the door until 2021; Treasury forecasts lower tax revenue and weaker economic growth
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Grant Robertson announces extra $6.8 billion to be allocated towards transport infrastructure; New capital spending won't get out the door until 2021; Treasury forecasts lower tax revenue and weaker economic growth
11th Dec 19, 1:00pm
3rd Dec 19, 7:01pm
Government gives itself more spending wriggle room sooner than expected, having met goal of reducing net debt to 20% of GDP
Government gives itself more spending wriggle room sooner than expected, having met goal of reducing net debt to 20% of GDP
3rd Dec 19, 7:01pm
30th Nov 19, 10:28am
Crown company borrows money for infrastructure from Crown entity at rate of 5.37% for the sake of keeping debt off government books, when the Government could've issued bonds at 3%
Crown company borrows money for infrastructure from Crown entity at rate of 5.37% for the sake of keeping debt off government books, when the Government could've issued bonds at 3%
30th Nov 19, 10:28am
14th Nov 19, 7:36am
'You don't have to keep shouting... I imagine it's been heard' - RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr on his calls for the Government to spend more to stimulate the economy
'You don't have to keep shouting... I imagine it's been heard' - RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr on his calls for the Government to spend more to stimulate the economy
14th Nov 19, 7:36am
12th Sep 19, 3:27pm
Capacity constraints in the New Zealand economy would hinder any future fiscal stimulus plans according to S&P Global Ratings
Capacity constraints in the New Zealand economy would hinder any future fiscal stimulus plans according to S&P Global Ratings
12th Sep 19, 3:27pm
27th Aug 19, 3:29pm
National's Paul Goldsmith doesn't believe 'there's a strong call' for Crown debt to be below the 20% of GDP mark it's currently at, despite National previously campaigning on reducing debt to 10%-15% of GDP by 2025
National's Paul Goldsmith doesn't believe 'there's a strong call' for Crown debt to be below the 20% of GDP mark it's currently at, despite National previously campaigning on reducing debt to 10%-15% of GDP by 2025
27th Aug 19, 3:29pm
27th Jul 19, 9:45am
High Court appeals line up against Auckland's potential East-West Link motorway even though the government hasn't publicly confirmed how, when or if it will be built
High Court appeals line up against Auckland's potential East-West Link motorway even though the government hasn't publicly confirmed how, when or if it will be built
27th Jul 19, 9:45am
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30th May 19, 2:58pm
Economists are concerned that Treasury hasn't incorporated recent slowing economic conditions in its forecasts and this could see the Government get into trouble in future years with its spending plans
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Economists are concerned that Treasury hasn't incorporated recent slowing economic conditions in its forecasts and this could see the Government get into trouble in future years with its spending plans
30th May 19, 2:58pm
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
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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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
12th Feb 19, 11:03am
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) re-evaluating Auckland’s much maligned East-West Link (EWL) motorway project
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) re-evaluating Auckland’s much maligned East-West Link (EWL) motorway project
12th Feb 19, 11:03am
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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
10th Oct 18, 6:48am
Westpac economist Michael Gordon argues capacity constraints are restricting government spending more than its debt rules
Westpac economist Michael Gordon argues capacity constraints are restricting government spending more than its debt rules
10th Oct 18, 6:48am
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9th Oct 18, 1:11pm
The Crown's tax take has grown quicker than its expenses, putting the Government in a position better than forecast in the Budget, debt target reached 4 years early
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The Crown's tax take has grown quicker than its expenses, putting the Government in a position better than forecast in the Budget, debt target reached 4 years early
9th Oct 18, 1:11pm
18th Sep 18, 7:22am
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NZ Initiative report suggests up to one dollar in three of NZ general government spending is wasteful, representing about 13% of GDP, or $20,000 per household annually
NZ Initiative report suggests up to one dollar in three of NZ general government spending is wasteful, representing about 13% of GDP, or $20,000 per household annually
18th Sep 18, 7:22am
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17th May 18, 2:14pm
Treasury halves forecast progress for KiwiBuild; Government to borrow to build 5,800 new public houses over four years
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Treasury halves forecast progress for KiwiBuild; Government to borrow to build 5,800 new public houses over four years
17th May 18, 2:14pm
17th May 18, 2:01pm
More than half of new spending goes to rebuilding public services and almost half of that is focused on health – Treasury’s GDP forecasts are optimistic at 3% over the next three years
More than half of new spending goes to rebuilding public services and almost half of that is focused on health – Treasury’s GDP forecasts are optimistic at 3% over the next three years
17th May 18, 2:01pm

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