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Opinion

5th May 21, 8:04am
The Climate Change Commission's Rod Carr details how & why NZ needs to make fundamental changes to transition to a thriving, climate-resilient, low emissions economy
The Climate Change Commission's Rod Carr details how & why NZ needs to make fundamental changes to transition to a thriving, climate-resilient, low emissions economy
5th May 21, 8:04am
4th May 21, 6:30pm
ANALYSIS: How can Grant Robertson prepare a budget if he doesn't know how much of the $62 billion ring-fenced for COVID-19 has been spent?
ANALYSIS: How can Grant Robertson prepare a budget if he doesn't know how much of the $62 billion ring-fenced for COVID-19 has been spent?
4th May 21, 6:30pm
4th May 21, 2:14pm
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
4th May 21, 2:14pm
3rd May 21, 9:22am
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
3rd May 21, 9:22am
3rd May 21, 8:35am
Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
3rd May 21, 8:35am
3rd May 21, 8:30am
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
3rd May 21, 8:30am
3rd May 21, 8:20am
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
3rd May 21, 8:20am
2nd May 21, 8:56am
by Guest
Nancy Qian argues that the media's focus on aggregate income obscures how poor China remains
Nancy Qian argues that the media's focus on aggregate income obscures how poor China remains
2nd May 21, 8:56am
2nd May 21, 7:58am
An insight into how the Parliamentary Press Gallery works, and assessment of what that means for the public 
An insight into how the Parliamentary Press Gallery works, and assessment of what that means for the public 
2nd May 21, 7:58am
1st May 21, 11:56am
by Guest
With Auckland's Central Rail Link projects looking like a huge cost disaster and the first light rail project mired in inaction, Brendon Harre looks for alternatives in light rail to do more transit for less money
With Auckland's Central Rail Link projects looking like a huge cost disaster and the first light rail project mired in inaction, Brendon Harre looks for alternatives in light rail to do more transit for less money
1st May 21, 11:56am
1st May 21, 9:46am
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr lays out the five things we need to ace to get our economy match-fit for the post-pandemic era. None will be easy but all are achievable
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr lays out the five things we need to ace to get our economy match-fit for the post-pandemic era. None will be easy but all are achievable
1st May 21, 9:46am
27th Apr 21, 8:00am
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr says New Zealand banks need to show courage by supporting banking services and remittances to the South Pacific
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr says New Zealand banks need to show courage by supporting banking services and remittances to the South Pacific
27th Apr 21, 8:00am
27th Apr 21, 5:00am
Gareth Vaughan delves into the detail of sweeping new powers proposed for the Reserve Bank, and explains why the Government wants to move regulation of deposit takers in this direction
Gareth Vaughan delves into the detail of sweeping new powers proposed for the Reserve Bank, and explains why the Government wants to move regulation of deposit takers in this direction
27th Apr 21, 5:00am
26th Apr 21, 8:47am
Chris Trotter takes a look at our relationship with Anzac Day and wonders whether it could be caught up by changes in the teaching of New Zealand history
Chris Trotter takes a look at our relationship with Anzac Day and wonders whether it could be caught up by changes in the teaching of New Zealand history
26th Apr 21, 8:47am
25th Apr 21, 8:59am
Stephen Roach explains why he expected a double-dip US recession this year, and why that call now lies in tatters
Stephen Roach explains why he expected a double-dip US recession this year, and why that call now lies in tatters
25th Apr 21, 8:59am
25th Apr 21, 6:31am
John Mauldin says the new era we're entering will bring challenges as well as opportunities, and it's time to think about changing your game if you're still playing the old one
John Mauldin says the new era we're entering will bring challenges as well as opportunities, and it's time to think about changing your game if you're still playing the old one
25th Apr 21, 6:31am
24th Apr 21, 9:54am
Alison Brook wonders if our slow rollout of vaccine protection is just extending the economic pain for the people working in our tourism and education sectors in an unnecessary way
Alison Brook wonders if our slow rollout of vaccine protection is just extending the economic pain for the people working in our tourism and education sectors in an unnecessary way
24th Apr 21, 9:54am
20th Apr 21, 8:50am
Nouriel Roubini joins the great inflation debate by highlighting the neglected threat of persistent negative supply shocks
Nouriel Roubini joins the great inflation debate by highlighting the neglected threat of persistent negative supply shocks
20th Apr 21, 8:50am
19th Apr 21, 11:59am
Economist Brian Easton has a quick look at what may be some of the key strategic issues the government might be thinking through in a run up to a wellbeing budget
Economist Brian Easton has a quick look at what may be some of the key strategic issues the government might be thinking through in a run up to a wellbeing budget
19th Apr 21, 11:59am
19th Apr 21, 8:45am
Roger J Kerr says the contrast between the current US and New Zealand economic trends is stark, worrying and negative for the NZ dollar
Roger J Kerr says the contrast between the current US and New Zealand economic trends is stark, worrying and negative for the NZ dollar
19th Apr 21, 8:45am
19th Apr 21, 8:00am
Chris Trotter asks whether the Government’s proposed 'cure for hate speech is worse than the complaint
Chris Trotter asks whether the Government’s proposed 'cure for hate speech is worse than the complaint
19th Apr 21, 8:00am
18th Apr 21, 9:39am
Mariana Mazzucato calls for a return to mission-oriented public-sector procurement and leadership in the common interest
Mariana Mazzucato calls for a return to mission-oriented public-sector procurement and leadership in the common interest
18th Apr 21, 9:39am
18th Apr 21, 6:01am
A deep dive into what's causing wholesale electricity prices to soar and manufacturers curtail production
A deep dive into what's causing wholesale electricity prices to soar and manufacturers curtail production
18th Apr 21, 6:01am
17th Apr 21, 11:56am
by Guest
Diane Coyle highlights the risks of entrusting more decisions to machine-learning and artificial-intelligence systems
Diane Coyle highlights the risks of entrusting more decisions to machine-learning and artificial-intelligence systems
17th Apr 21, 11:56am
17th Apr 21, 9:50am
by Guest
Yu Yongding explains why the authorities in China should not rush to tighten their fiscal and monetary stance
Yu Yongding explains why the authorities in China should not rush to tighten their fiscal and monetary stance
17th Apr 21, 9:50am

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