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A catch-up with the minister who believes the RBNZ is largely to blame for the recent spike in house prices, and is responding by making investors pay more tax and allowing for more densification
23rd Oct 21, 6:32am
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A catch-up with the minister who believes the RBNZ is largely to blame for the recent spike in house prices, and is responding by making investors pay more tax and allowing for more densification
Gary Hughes says perhaps the AML/CFT Statutory Review is a prime opportunity to remind policy-makers that small steps can be taken to ‘right-size’ the rules for local conditions
18th Oct 21, 10:43am
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Gary Hughes says perhaps the AML/CFT Statutory Review is a prime opportunity to remind policy-makers that small steps can be taken to ‘right-size’ the rules for local conditions
Gary Hughes provides a roadmap for navigating the Ministry of Justice AML/CFT Statutory Review
16th Oct 21, 9:35am
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Gary Hughes provides a roadmap for navigating the Ministry of Justice AML/CFT Statutory Review
Having central bank digital currencies is a great idea. It's also fraught with difficulties including how to protect banks
7th Oct 21, 8:57am
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Having central bank digital currencies is a great idea. It's also fraught with difficulties including how to protect banks
The Reserve Bank says, in the 'extreme' stablecoins could see the majority of transactions taking place in our economy occurring outside the domestic banking system
2nd Oct 21, 9:43am
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The Reserve Bank says, in the 'extreme' stablecoins could see the majority of transactions taking place in our economy occurring outside the domestic banking system
RBNZ says a digital version of the Kiwi dollar would both support the value-anchor role of central bank money, and support its ability to act as a fair and equal way to pay and save
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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RBNZ says a digital version of the Kiwi dollar would both support the value-anchor role of central bank money, and support its ability to act as a fair and equal way to pay and save
Our central bank says emerging trends in the monetary system pose opportunities to stimulate innovation to enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders - but also pose credible threats to the stability and functioning of the monetary system
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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Our central bank says emerging trends in the monetary system pose opportunities to stimulate innovation to enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders - but also pose credible threats to the stability and functioning of the monetary system
Reserve Bank says it wants to ensure that our central bank money remains a stable value anchor for the monetary system and available as a fair and equal way to pay and save
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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Reserve Bank says it wants to ensure that our central bank money remains a stable value anchor for the monetary system and available as a fair and equal way to pay and save
Bank for International Settlements pushes central banks to get cracking with central bank digital currencies as Moody's warns they could be a credit negative for banks
13th Sep 21, 3:30pm
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Bank for International Settlements pushes central banks to get cracking with central bank digital currencies as Moody's warns they could be a credit negative for banks
At the risk of ending up with egg on his face, Gareth Vaughan weighs in with some views on the Covid-19 pandemic
27th Aug 21, 10:24am
At the risk of ending up with egg on his face, Gareth Vaughan weighs in with some views on the Covid-19 pandemic
Is the Reserve Bank's focus on the moveable feast of maximum sustainable employment appropriate, or could something like a government job guarantee be a better way of dealing with unemployment?
15th Aug 21, 6:01am
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Is the Reserve Bank's focus on the moveable feast of maximum sustainable employment appropriate, or could something like a government job guarantee be a better way of dealing with unemployment?
Bill Emmott explains why Japan will not, and should not, heed the alarmists calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympic Games
10th Jul 21, 9:16am
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Bill Emmott explains why Japan will not, and should not, heed the alarmists calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympic Games
Reserve Bank to consult on, and test the perceived benefits and challenges of, a central bank digital currency
30th Jun 21, 10:48am
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Reserve Bank to consult on, and test the perceived benefits and challenges of, a central bank digital currency
The nuts and bolts of how central bank digital currencies might operate and what they might mean
27th May 21, 6:27am
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The nuts and bolts of how central bank digital currencies might operate and what they might mean
Girol Karacaoglu says the 2021 Budget presents a historic opportunity to start implementing a fresh public policy programme, different from what NZ has pursued for the past 40 years
9th Apr 21, 9:14am
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Girol Karacaoglu says the 2021 Budget presents a historic opportunity to start implementing a fresh public policy programme, different from what NZ has pursued for the past 40 years
Bank for International Settlements paper argues an approach combining financial regulation, competition policy and data privacy is required for regulating big tech's push into financial services
18th Mar 21, 10:08am
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Bank for International Settlements paper argues an approach combining financial regulation, competition policy and data privacy is required for regulating big tech's push into financial services
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics shares his experiences of the big Texas winter storm and reflects on what it means for the economy when people have to go without the likes of electricity and indoor plumbing
26th Feb 21, 10:21am
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Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics shares his experiences of the big Texas winter storm and reflects on what it means for the economy when people have to go without the likes of electricity and indoor plumbing
Bill Emmott considers why even poor Asian countries have outperformed the West in responding to the virus
30th Dec 20, 9:55am
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Bill Emmott considers why even poor Asian countries have outperformed the West in responding to the virus
ANZ housing report says urgent action is needed to make housing more affordable including ramping up supply and curbing immigration
16th Dec 20, 7:24am
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ANZ housing report says urgent action is needed to make housing more affordable including ramping up supply and curbing immigration
Gareth Vaughan charts his journey as a witness in a Financial Markets Authority court case against a New Zealand registered company and its NZ resident director
9th Dec 20, 5:00am
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Gareth Vaughan charts his journey as a witness in a Financial Markets Authority court case against a New Zealand registered company and its NZ resident director
Paul Conway argues innovation and new policy thinking are required if New Zealand's to emerge from the COVID crisis with a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
14th Nov 20, 9:30am
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Paul Conway argues innovation and new policy thinking are required if New Zealand's to emerge from the COVID crisis with a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
Gareth Vaughan taps into the thoughts of MMT economist Steven Hail, ex-RBNZ assistant governor John McDermott, and ANZ's head of research Richard Yetsenga on monetary policy and other COVID era economic issues
25th Oct 20, 6:00am
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Gareth Vaughan taps into the thoughts of MMT economist Steven Hail, ex-RBNZ assistant governor John McDermott, and ANZ's head of research Richard Yetsenga on monetary policy and other COVID era economic issues
Arthur Grimes wants to see clear accountabilities in place for achieving clearly defined wellbeing targets whoever leads the government after October's election
16th Sep 20, 9:39am
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Arthur Grimes wants to see clear accountabilities in place for achieving clearly defined wellbeing targets whoever leads the government after October's election
Shamubeel Eaqub assesses the economic picture in the context of Covid-19 and the looming election and encourages voters to engage with their local candidates
2nd Sep 20, 7:49am
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Shamubeel Eaqub assesses the economic picture in the context of Covid-19 and the looming election and encourages voters to engage with their local candidates
Alison Brook argues the COVID-19 crisis offers the opportunity for New Zealand to reorientate to a 'new normal' that will enable it to shrug off the decades of poor productivity and create sustainable growth
13th Aug 20, 12:33pm
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Alison Brook argues the COVID-19 crisis offers the opportunity for New Zealand to reorientate to a 'new normal' that will enable it to shrug off the decades of poor productivity and create sustainable growth