Productivity

25 Sep 18, 7:45am
John Mauldin says it will take a long time to see how the US-China trade confrontation shakes out, and meantime we’ll see both sides alternately throwing and absorbing punches and the winner could even be a third party that may not exist yet
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24 Sep 18, 7:32am
The NZ Initiative's Bryce Wilkinson says the electorate, not just politicians, must accept blame for irresponsible government spending
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17 Sep 18, 9:30am
John Mauldin relates some short stories about positive events in China, which demonstrate that China has good news, and even some fabulously great news, much of it quite compelling
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12 Sep 18, 10:21am
Bankers' Association Acting CEO Antony Buick-Constable rejects suggestions banks are not playing their part in the construction sector and says bank lending to the sector is at its highest since the GFC
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10 Sep 18, 9:18am
John Mauldin delves deep into China and concludes that if it’s possible for a centrally planned economy to achieve sustainable long-term growth, China will be the one to do it
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16 Aug 18, 3:48pm
New data reveals construction sector bosses are pessimistic about the future, but Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says he has an ‘action plan’
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14 Aug 18, 2:30pm
Kerry McDonald details why he believes New Zealand must hold a Royal Commission into the policy failures of successive governments since the Millennium
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14 Aug 18, 5:00am
Simon Bridges on how he would take up John Key's challenge to identify new economic drivers to replace strong migration and house price growth if he was in government
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9 Aug 18, 10:50am
ANZ Chief Economist Sharon Zollner looks at the detail of the country's slumping business confidence and what this might mean for the economy
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6 Aug 18, 4:06pm
ANZ economists expect building industry to 'muddle through' at still-high activity levels, but it's not an easy road ahead
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20 Jul 18, 10:00am
Liz Kendall and Miles Workman look at the Top 10 things keeping ANZ economists up at night, which include expensive houses, underwhelming productivity, the cost of an ageing population, anxious businesses and more
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19 Jul 18, 9:17am
Infometrics is expecting GDP growth of roughly 2% a year until 2021 – 1% under Treasury’s forecast – and the regions are expected to do the economic heavy lifting
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18 Jul 18, 12:26pm
ANZ economists suggest that our expensive housing is affecting the economy's productive potential
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15 Jul 18, 7:51am
How too many SMEs, cooperatives and immigrants are contributing to NZ's productivity woes
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13 Jul 18, 10:17am
Productivity is low for reasons that are hard to explain. But maybe we have been looking at the 'problem' in the wrong way - perhaps our historical benchmark was unique and can't be repeated
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6 Jul 18, 10:00am
Henry Lynch on the foreign buyer data debacle, how chatbots are channelling customers, the Australian banking sector, the FIFA’s World Cup strange connection to toilets, and the meaning of life
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25 Jun 18, 1:45pm
Grant Robertson says Fonterra needs to be focusing more on the value-add side of its business
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23 Jun 18, 9:11am
A fresh approach to personal savings is the only way to stop our slide into inequality and low productivity, argues Robert MacCulloch
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22 Jun 18, 10:00am
Canterbury University's Tom Coupé looks at the economics and finance of the FIFA World Cup, including how big the audience is, bank analysts turning their sights on game prediction, workers throwing sickies, money and more
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21 Jun 18, 4:44pm
Finance Minister and Opposition Finance Spokeswoman spar in Parliament after economic growth in the first quarter of the year comes in at a lacklustre 0.5%, with no movement on per capita GDP
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