Opinion

22nd Oct 19, 4:49pm
First it was KiwiBuild, now it's Auckland's light rail that's looking increasingly shambolic; What's going on and how thin is that ice Transport Minister Phil Twyford is skating on?
First it was KiwiBuild, now it's Auckland's light rail that's looking increasingly shambolic; What's going on and how thin is that ice Transport Minister Phil Twyford is skating on?
22nd Oct 19, 4:49pm
22nd Oct 19, 12:12pm
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of the latest official global moves on cryptocurrencies - and concludes there's still a fair chance we'll end up with a dominant global cryptocurrency 'by accident'
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of the latest official global moves on cryptocurrencies - and concludes there's still a fair chance we'll end up with a dominant global cryptocurrency 'by accident'
22nd Oct 19, 12:12pm
22nd Oct 19, 10:49am
by Guest
Paola Subacchi sees current US policies fragmenting the trade and financial system that has underpinned the global economy for decades. Now the stage could be set for a devastating conflict, she says
Paola Subacchi sees current US policies fragmenting the trade and financial system that has underpinned the global economy for decades. Now the stage could be set for a devastating conflict, she says
22nd Oct 19, 10:49am
22nd Oct 19, 9:25am
Geof Mortlock argues the RBNZ Board needs to do a great deal more to demonstrate it is performing its statutory responsibility to assess the performance of the Bank and its Governor
Geof Mortlock argues the RBNZ Board needs to do a great deal more to demonstrate it is performing its statutory responsibility to assess the performance of the Bank and its Governor
22nd Oct 19, 9:25am
21st Oct 19, 9:49am
Chris Trotter argues that although democratic socialism is Labour’s official ideology, New Zealand politics lacks traditional left-wing champions like Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Chris Trotter argues that although democratic socialism is Labour’s official ideology, New Zealand politics lacks traditional left-wing champions like Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
21st Oct 19, 9:49am
20th Oct 19, 6:02am
David Hargreaves says the Government's supposed year of delivery has been a non-starter. But key decisions in the final two months of the year may set the tone for the economy in 2020
David Hargreaves says the Government's supposed year of delivery has been a non-starter. But key decisions in the final two months of the year may set the tone for the economy in 2020
20th Oct 19, 6:02am
19th Oct 19, 10:02am
Gareth Vaughan says the Reserve Bank's efforts to combat the too big to fail problem is a worthy aspect of its proposals to increase NZ banks' regulatory capital requirements
Gareth Vaughan says the Reserve Bank's efforts to combat the too big to fail problem is a worthy aspect of its proposals to increase NZ banks' regulatory capital requirements
19th Oct 19, 10:02am
19th Oct 19, 9:59am
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Brendon Harre asks if Wellington is perpetually stuck being a sleepy government town that is incapable of being entrepreneurial in its public policy making
Brendon Harre asks if Wellington is perpetually stuck being a sleepy government town that is incapable of being entrepreneurial in its public policy making
19th Oct 19, 9:59am
19th Oct 19, 9:14am
by Guest
As finance ministers gather for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual meetings, they will face no shortage of urgent matters to discuss. But they should not deflect attention from even more pressing long-term challenges
As finance ministers gather for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual meetings, they will face no shortage of urgent matters to discuss. But they should not deflect attention from even more pressing long-term challenges
19th Oct 19, 9:14am
18th Oct 19, 10:00am
Infometrics' Brad Olsen on the Govt and data protection, Stats NZ's new branch, the local elections, whether the end really is in sight for the US-China trade war and meeting global meat demand
Infometrics' Brad Olsen on the Govt and data protection, Stats NZ's new branch, the local elections, whether the end really is in sight for the US-China trade war and meeting global meat demand
18th Oct 19, 10:00am
17th Oct 19, 3:17pm
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NZIER takes issue with Keith Woodford's view that GDP understates the economic contribution of agribusiness to NZ, arguing it's only measuring what GDP is supposed to measure and excludes exports
NZIER takes issue with Keith Woodford's view that GDP understates the economic contribution of agribusiness to NZ, arguing it's only measuring what GDP is supposed to measure and excludes exports
17th Oct 19, 3:17pm
17th Oct 19, 1:21pm
Geof Mortlock says despite the RBNZ's concerns, an overlap in directors between a parent bank and its NZ subsidiary is a sound practice bringing benefits to the governance and management of risks of the NZ bank 
Geof Mortlock says despite the RBNZ's concerns, an overlap in directors between a parent bank and its NZ subsidiary is a sound practice bringing benefits to the governance and management of risks of the NZ bank 
17th Oct 19, 1:21pm
17th Oct 19, 9:14am
Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
17th Oct 19, 9:14am
16th Oct 19, 10:46am
The rural sector has enough challenges to face without being kneecapped by a government intent on appealing only to its most vocal supporters, says Allan Barber
The rural sector has enough challenges to face without being kneecapped by a government intent on appealing only to its most vocal supporters, says Allan Barber
16th Oct 19, 10:46am
16th Oct 19, 10:33am
Kevin Rudd says Australia is now heading in reverse, falling behind most developed countries, and even China, on reducing emissions and building resilience against climate change
Kevin Rudd says Australia is now heading in reverse, falling behind most developed countries, and even China, on reducing emissions and building resilience against climate change
16th Oct 19, 10:33am
15th Oct 19, 10:14am
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Zhang Jun argues that unleasing the private sector's full potential is the key to ensuring 30 more years of growth in China
Zhang Jun argues that unleasing the private sector's full potential is the key to ensuring 30 more years of growth in China
15th Oct 19, 10:14am
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14th Oct 19, 12:27pm
Agricultural GDP catches well under one quarter of the agribusiness system. As such it fails to capture the importance of agribusiness to the economy
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Agricultural GDP catches well under one quarter of the agribusiness system. As such it fails to capture the importance of agribusiness to the economy
14th Oct 19, 12:27pm
13th Oct 19, 6:02am
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
13th Oct 19, 6:02am
12th Oct 19, 11:26am
A wrap of the not so politically sexy work underway to increase the supply of houses... eventually
A wrap of the not so politically sexy work underway to increase the supply of houses... eventually
12th Oct 19, 11:26am
11th Oct 19, 10:02am
Rodney Dickens identifies the structural shift the RBNZ made during the GFC that means the effective OCR is much higher than the actual OCR, explaining why our retail interest rates are at current levels
Rodney Dickens identifies the structural shift the RBNZ made during the GFC that means the effective OCR is much higher than the actual OCR, explaining why our retail interest rates are at current levels
11th Oct 19, 10:02am

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