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Opinion

28th Jul 21, 12:35pm
David Hargreaves looks at the Reserve Bank's options ahead of next month's Monetary Policy Statement and whether the bank will do more to try to dampen the housing market
David Hargreaves looks at the Reserve Bank's options ahead of next month's Monetary Policy Statement and whether the bank will do more to try to dampen the housing market
28th Jul 21, 12:35pm
28th Jul 21, 10:09am
Stephen Roach worries that the recent official crackdown on tech companies will strangle the Chinese economiy's most dynamic sector
Stephen Roach worries that the recent official crackdown on tech companies will strangle the Chinese economiy's most dynamic sector
28th Jul 21, 10:09am
27th Jul 21, 2:23pm
David Hargreaves has a further crunch of the latest monthly mortgage figures and awards a chocolate fish to the investors for the biggest percentage increase in size of average mortgage this year
David Hargreaves has a further crunch of the latest monthly mortgage figures and awards a chocolate fish to the investors for the biggest percentage increase in size of average mortgage this year
27th Jul 21, 2:23pm
26th Jul 21, 12:13pm
Economist Brian Easton says a key success in Michael Cullen's time as Finance Minister was building up the capital of New Zealand
Economist Brian Easton says a key success in Michael Cullen's time as Finance Minister was building up the capital of New Zealand
26th Jul 21, 12:13pm
26th Jul 21, 9:47am
Chris Trotter argues that National cannot regain power by simply hoping for the worst
Chris Trotter argues that National cannot regain power by simply hoping for the worst
26th Jul 21, 9:47am
26th Jul 21, 8:53am
Roger J Kerr says the rapid spread of the delta strain has suddenly overshadowed any expectations that the RBNZ will act to tighten monetary policy and increase the OCR at their upcoming meeting on 18 August
Roger J Kerr says the rapid spread of the delta strain has suddenly overshadowed any expectations that the RBNZ will act to tighten monetary policy and increase the OCR at their upcoming meeting on 18 August
26th Jul 21, 8:53am
24th Jul 21, 10:27am
by Guest
David Skilling says geopolitical competition will continue to intensify, imposing costs – but also creating strong incentives for investment in innovation
David Skilling says geopolitical competition will continue to intensify, imposing costs – but also creating strong incentives for investment in innovation
24th Jul 21, 10:27am
22nd Jul 21, 1:45pm
by Guest
Eric Posner explains the implications of US President Joe Biden's executive order promoting competition in the economy
Eric Posner explains the implications of US President Joe Biden's executive order promoting competition in the economy
22nd Jul 21, 1:45pm
22nd Jul 21, 1:15pm
With rural New Zealand sensing the public policy wheels are about to fall off, Guy Trafford wonders if another 'cuppa tea' is required to get some of the developing flaws sorted out
With rural New Zealand sensing the public policy wheels are about to fall off, Guy Trafford wonders if another 'cuppa tea' is required to get some of the developing flaws sorted out
22nd Jul 21, 1:15pm
21st Jul 21, 3:01pm
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics casts an eye over the labour market, looking at the impact of automation, wage rates and more
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics casts an eye over the labour market, looking at the impact of automation, wage rates and more
21st Jul 21, 3:01pm
21st Jul 21, 9:59am
Gareth Vaughan on the limits to growth 49 years on; @boner4bitcoin & friends; will China's economy overtake the US; BoJ's 0% climate change loans & how OCR hikes will benefit the Aussie banks
Gareth Vaughan on the limits to growth 49 years on; @boner4bitcoin & friends; will China's economy overtake the US; BoJ's 0% climate change loans & how OCR hikes will benefit the Aussie banks
21st Jul 21, 9:59am
20th Jul 21, 7:00am
Time and again we've heard banks may be heading the way of the dinosaurs but they continue to thrive. Gareth Vaughan doesn't expect this to change anytime soon
Time and again we've heard banks may be heading the way of the dinosaurs but they continue to thrive. Gareth Vaughan doesn't expect this to change anytime soon
20th Jul 21, 7:00am
19th Jul 21, 12:53pm
Current and former interest.co.nz journalists discuss rising inflation, tightening monetary policy, house prices and water reforms
Current and former interest.co.nz journalists discuss rising inflation, tightening monetary policy, house prices and water reforms
19th Jul 21, 12:53pm
19th Jul 21, 10:38am
ANZ's Richard Yetsenga says higher interest rates are likely by 2023, whether borders are open or not in an analysis of Australia's position. There may be lessons for New Zealand too
ANZ's Richard Yetsenga says higher interest rates are likely by 2023, whether borders are open or not in an analysis of Australia's position. There may be lessons for New Zealand too
19th Jul 21, 10:38am
19th Jul 21, 10:08am
New Zealand owes the newly-formed Free Speech Union a debt of gratitude for commissioning Curia Research to find out exactly where the country stands on the Government’s Hate Speech proposals, says Chris Trotter
New Zealand owes the newly-formed Free Speech Union a debt of gratitude for commissioning Curia Research to find out exactly where the country stands on the Government’s Hate Speech proposals, says Chris Trotter
19th Jul 21, 10:08am
19th Jul 21, 8:11am
Roger J Kerr doesn't see an August OCR hike, seeing stresses building in our regional economies with no overheating, and speculators ready to bet that the NZD is too high especially against the AUD
Roger J Kerr doesn't see an August OCR hike, seeing stresses building in our regional economies with no overheating, and speculators ready to bet that the NZD is too high especially against the AUD
19th Jul 21, 8:11am
18th Jul 21, 11:02am
by Guest
Brendon Harré says we need to transition from concrete and steel to wood for construction, and not only is that starting, the engineering basis for building commercial structures is already developed
Brendon Harré says we need to transition from concrete and steel to wood for construction, and not only is that starting, the engineering basis for building commercial structures is already developed
18th Jul 21, 11:02am
18th Jul 21, 6:01am
David Hargreaves has for some time been fretting over our 30% house price inflation bender. The events of the past week have not made him feel any better
David Hargreaves has for some time been fretting over our 30% house price inflation bender. The events of the past week have not made him feel any better
18th Jul 21, 6:01am
17th Jul 21, 9:32am
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Otmar Issing worries that central banks are ignoring potential new sources of upward price pressures and uncertainty
Otmar Issing worries that central banks are ignoring potential new sources of upward price pressures and uncertainty
17th Jul 21, 9:32am
17th Jul 21, 9:21am
Guy Trafford sees the farmer protests as a reaction to a hugely well-funded Government unable to meet its own standards, and expecting others to achieve Government's hard policy goals with little support. It's a two-faced approach that may backfire
Guy Trafford sees the farmer protests as a reaction to a hugely well-funded Government unable to meet its own standards, and expecting others to achieve Government's hard policy goals with little support. It's a two-faced approach that may backfire
17th Jul 21, 9:21am
15th Jul 21, 11:38am
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Tony Veal says the recent glowing publicity about Iceland's success with a 4 day work week has been seriously oversold, doesn't actually involve a 4 day week, and just takes the 8 hour day to 7 or 7.5
Tony Veal says the recent glowing publicity about Iceland's success with a 4 day work week has been seriously oversold, doesn't actually involve a 4 day week, and just takes the 8 hour day to 7 or 7.5
15th Jul 21, 11:38am
14th Jul 21, 4:08pm
The Reserve Bank has swapped its dove clothes for hawkish attire - while we will all now be watching economic data like hawks over the next few weeks to see if the RBNZ is likely to kick off Official Cash Rate hikes as soon as August
The Reserve Bank has swapped its dove clothes for hawkish attire - while we will all now be watching economic data like hawks over the next few weeks to see if the RBNZ is likely to kick off Official Cash Rate hikes as soon as August
14th Jul 21, 4:08pm
13th Jul 21, 3:05pm
Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
13th Jul 21, 3:05pm
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12th Jul 21, 1:29pm
An NZ Everyday Investor podcast episode ft. Jenée Tibshraeny on the Treasury's evolving approach towards debt, the drivers of inflation, whether people will be spooked by an interest rate hike, and more
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An NZ Everyday Investor podcast episode ft. Jenée Tibshraeny on the Treasury's evolving approach towards debt, the drivers of inflation, whether people will be spooked by an interest rate hike, and more
12th Jul 21, 1:29pm
12th Jul 21, 9:43am
How does a commercial enterprise enforce a legal right against an ever-expanding body of human resistance, without the conflict escalating well beyond its original causes?
How does a commercial enterprise enforce a legal right against an ever-expanding body of human resistance, without the conflict escalating well beyond its original causes?
12th Jul 21, 9:43am

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