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NZ government debt

Government to borrow $3 billion in 30-year bond issue after receiving more than $12 billion worth of investor interest
14th Sep 21, 1:57pm
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Government to borrow $3 billion in 30-year bond issue after receiving more than $12 billion worth of investor interest
Government to borrow up to $3 billion in 30-year bond issue, which will be its longest-term debt on issue
13th Sep 21, 11:02am
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Government to borrow up to $3 billion in 30-year bond issue, which will be its longest-term debt on issue
Grant Robertson confident the Government won't need to borrow more to pay for this lockdown - for now; We take a closer look at the numbers
25th Aug 21, 12:30pm
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Grant Robertson confident the Government won't need to borrow more to pay for this lockdown - for now; We take a closer look at the numbers
The RBNZ's own much-watched Survey of Expectations has revealed another lift in the anticipated level of inflation in two years' time from 2.05% to 2.27%
12th Aug 21, 3:10pm
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The RBNZ's own much-watched Survey of Expectations has revealed another lift in the anticipated level of inflation in two years' time from 2.05% to 2.27%
Gareth Vaughan on whether Grant Robertson & Jacinda Ardern have the courage to follow their Aussie & US counterparts, and the whacky world of cryptocurrencies
20th May 21, 9:59am
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Gareth Vaughan on whether Grant Robertson & Jacinda Ardern have the courage to follow their Aussie & US counterparts, and the whacky world of cryptocurrencies
Influential RBNZ survey shows inflation is now expected to be approaching 2% in two years' time, while negative interest rates are now no longer anticipated
9th Feb 21, 3:32pm
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Influential RBNZ survey shows inflation is now expected to be approaching 2% in two years' time, while negative interest rates are now no longer anticipated
Treasury unit issues $4 billion New Zealand government bond after receiving more than $18 billion worth of interest from investors
28th Oct 20, 3:08pm
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Treasury unit issues $4 billion New Zealand government bond after receiving more than $18 billion worth of interest from investors
Gareth Vaughan strives to spark a 21st century conversation on government debt, urging our politicians to leave the ghost of Rob Muldoon behind and focus on the real challenges New Zealand faces today
6th Oct 20, 11:56am
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Gareth Vaughan strives to spark a 21st century conversation on government debt, urging our politicians to leave the ghost of Rob Muldoon behind and focus on the real challenges New Zealand faces today
In a sign of these COVID times, the government's bond issuance has ramped up dramatically but the interest to be paid on the borrowing hasn't
15th Sep 20, 5:03pm
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In a sign of these COVID times, the government's bond issuance has ramped up dramatically but the interest to be paid on the borrowing hasn't
Influential RBNZ survey sees house price falls over the next 12 months of a little over 1%; expectations of inflation have recovered from the record lows seen the in last survey
6th Aug 20, 3:51pm
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Influential RBNZ survey sees house price falls over the next 12 months of a little over 1%; expectations of inflation have recovered from the record lows seen the in last survey
Tony Burton reminds us that while Covid-19 loads us up on public debt, there is little that is 'kind' about repaying debt. But it is what has to be done for kindness to be more than a gesture
31st May 20, 11:20am
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Tony Burton reminds us that while Covid-19 loads us up on public debt, there is little that is 'kind' about repaying debt. But it is what has to be done for kindness to be more than a gesture
Brian Fallow looks at whether it's fair to burden future taxpayers with a huge public debt while failing to address the cost of an ageing population
19th May 20, 11:24am
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Brian Fallow looks at whether it's fair to burden future taxpayers with a huge public debt while failing to address the cost of an ageing population
Raf Manji argues we must forget about government debt to GDP targets and run deficits to make up for a contracting economy
18th May 20, 9:26am
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Raf Manji argues we must forget about government debt to GDP targets and run deficits to make up for a contracting economy
S&P says its positive outlook on NZ's credit ratings are supported by the expectation deficits may not peak as high, or be big for as long as the Budget suggests
14th May 20, 3:33pm
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S&P says its positive outlook on NZ's credit ratings are supported by the expectation deficits may not peak as high, or be big for as long as the Budget suggests
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
14th May 20, 3:05pm
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We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
14th May 20, 2:03pm
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Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
The onset of the Covid-19 crisis has sent expectations of inflation over the next two years plummeting to new lows in a new influential RBNZ survey; house price drop of nearly 5.5% seen in next year
7th May 20, 3:22pm
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The onset of the Covid-19 crisis has sent expectations of inflation over the next two years plummeting to new lows in a new influential RBNZ survey; house price drop of nearly 5.5% seen in next year
Brian Fallow looks at where the Government is getting the money from for its dramatic increase in spending, concluding direct monetary financing is possible down the line
22nd Apr 20, 10:17am
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Brian Fallow looks at where the Government is getting the money from for its dramatic increase in spending, concluding direct monetary financing is possible down the line
Brian Fallow looks at the dire economic prognosis thanks to COVID-19, and probes the key issues and options for policy makers as they look ahead to a time when the virus is under control
8th Apr 20, 3:26pm
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Brian Fallow looks at the dire economic prognosis thanks to COVID-19, and probes the key issues and options for policy makers as they look ahead to a time when the virus is under control
ANZ New Zealand economists call for RBNZ quantitative easing 'in the ballpark of' $15 billion to $20 billion annually to soothe financial markets and ease bank funding costs
19th Mar 20, 11:05am
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ANZ New Zealand economists call for RBNZ quantitative easing 'in the ballpark of' $15 billion to $20 billion annually to soothe financial markets and ease bank funding costs
Annual government bond programme increased by $3 billion and Treasury Bill issuance increasing $1 billion as government unveils coronavirus economic support package
17th Mar 20, 2:38pm
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Annual government bond programme increased by $3 billion and Treasury Bill issuance increasing $1 billion as government unveils coronavirus economic support package
Benje Patterson explores the key contributors to private sector debt, as well as basic rules of thumb to put this debt in context
21st Nov 19, 12:03pm
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Benje Patterson explores the key contributors to private sector debt, as well as basic rules of thumb to put this debt in context
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says government's strong financial position provides 'the space for further opportunities to strengthen our economy as is necessary'
8th Oct 19, 1:06pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says government's strong financial position provides 'the space for further opportunities to strengthen our economy as is necessary'
Benje Patterson says Finance Minister Grant Robertson could stimulate the economy by targeting tax cuts at lower income households via a cash handout
19th Sep 19, 1:25pm
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Benje Patterson says Finance Minister Grant Robertson could stimulate the economy by targeting tax cuts at lower income households via a cash handout
ANZ chief economist Sharon Zollner now expects the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates three times before the end of 2019 to combat a global and domestic environment 'turning sour'
6th Aug 19, 9:50am
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ANZ chief economist Sharon Zollner now expects the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates three times before the end of 2019 to combat a global and domestic environment 'turning sour'