growth

2 Feb 19, 10:02am
The KiwiSaver results are in for the December 2018 quarter and we review how high market volatility affected our retirement savings accounts, with a detailed look at Default funds
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31 Jan 19, 11:51am
Gareth Kiernan says a strong services sector in Auckland helps the region grab the top growth spot. South Canterbury's Waimate suddenly jumps into contention too with a dairy boost
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19 Jan 19, 8:54am
In 2018 Donald Trump finally turned his protectionist words into action by imposing sweeping tariffs on imports from allies and adversaries alike. While the use of tariffs to protect domestic industry is not new, attacks on the larger trading system are
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19 Jan 19, 8:27am
A Beijing professor says a catastrophic outcome in the China-US trade relationship is unlikely, so long as the US faces facts. They must recognise that trying to contain China economically will not solve their problems at home
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3 Jan 19, 9:46am
Yu Yongding argues that the Chinese government should pursue monetary and fiscal expansion to stabilise GDP growth and prevent the current slowdown from being excessively sharp
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10 Nov 18, 9:58am
Quian Liu says the response to the 2008 economic crisis relied far too much on monetary stimulus, and far too little structural reform. The next crisis could come soon – and include large-scale military conflict
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3 Nov 18, 10:16am
Yu Yongding thinks that the trade war with the US will help the Chinese economy complete its necessary rebalancing, giving cover for Xi to make unpopular but necessary reforms
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31 Oct 18, 1:14pm
ANZ's latest Business Outlook Survey shows shows sharp drop in intentions to construct in both residential and commercial sectors; ANZ Chief Economist says next official interest rate move is more likely to be a cut than a hike
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27 Oct 18, 10:02am
We review the performance of KiwiSaver growth funds and find our previous expectation they might struggle quite wrong. Results are on an upswing again
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25 Oct 18, 7:58am
Our comprehensive review of moderate KiwiSaver fund regular savings returns as at September 30, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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16 Oct 18, 10:59am
Stats NZ says prices rose 0.9% in the September quarter, giving an annual inflation rate of 1.9%; economists expected just a 0.7% quarterly rise
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15 Oct 18, 11:44am
We face the apparently contradictory situation in which inflation is strongly rising and yet the Reserve Bank will keep the possibility of interest rate cuts on the table
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14 Oct 18, 5:02am
Despite recent market volatility most KiwiSavers should be happy with their investment. Now is not the time to be cutting and running or you will miss the benefits of long term investing. Even default funds are doing better
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9 Oct 18, 11:16am
David Hargreaves ponders where the turbulent forces of a falling dollar, rising fuel prices and falling business confidence may take us
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3 Oct 18, 3:09pm
David Hargreaves ponders whether the bottoming levels of business confidence are really pointing to a substantial economic slowdown
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26 Sep 18, 1:37pm
ANZ says latest results of its Business Outlook Survey suggest that while 'the economy may have hit a pothole, the wheels are not falling off'
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30 Aug 18, 3:50pm
David Hargreaves says the Government may need a real business-friendly symbolic gesture to stop the country heading into a self-induced downturn
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29 Aug 18, 2:01pm
Paper for UN sustainable development project sets out why and how the ways energy, transport, food and housing are produced and consumed should be transformed
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20 Aug 18, 7:50am
BNZ’s Head of Research Stephen Toplis is clearly not as optimistic as the Reserve Bank or the Government when it comes to NZ’s future growth – but why?
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8 Aug 18, 9:56am
Grant Robertson plays down business confidence concerns and says ‘New Zealand is a good place to do business’
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