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After years of underinvestment is fiscal stimulus the solution to New Zealand's infrastructure deficit?
18th Jul 19, 10:28am
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After years of underinvestment is fiscal stimulus the solution to New Zealand's infrastructure deficit?
PM English bats away questions on what the govt might do with surplus cash; Tax cuts are just one of the choices it has; Infrastructure, population growth and debt pressures still have front seats
13th Mar 17, 7:36pm
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PM English bats away questions on what the govt might do with surplus cash; Tax cuts are just one of the choices it has; Infrastructure, population growth and debt pressures still have front seats
Questions raised over how EQC reduced its estimated Canterbury quake claims cost by $455m; Grant Robertson suggests EQC's sweeping future costs under the rug
30th Oct 15, 2:48pm
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Questions raised over how EQC reduced its estimated Canterbury quake claims cost by $455m; Grant Robertson suggests EQC's sweeping future costs under the rug
ACC reaches milestone earning enough money to meet the future costs of injuries that have already occurred
7th Oct 15, 4:41pm
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ACC reaches milestone earning enough money to meet the future costs of injuries that have already occurred
RBNZ makes near-record surplus off the back of falling NZD; pays Crown $510 million dividend; questions what if there's an Auckland housing market correction
28th Sep 15, 3:40pm
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RBNZ makes near-record surplus off the back of falling NZD; pays Crown $510 million dividend; questions what if there's an Auckland housing market correction
NZ's most popular health insurer makes surplus of $5.8m; increases premiums but maintains high payout rate
11th Sep 15, 11:26am
NZ's most popular health insurer makes surplus of $5.8m; increases premiums but maintains high payout rate
Here's a collection of some of the political and business comments offered on the Budget announcement
21st May 15, 2:25pm
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Here's a collection of some of the political and business comments offered on the Budget announcement
Treasury lowers govt's forecast for 2014/15 surplus to NZ$66 mln from NZ$197 mln on Budget day; Debt Management Office increases debt programme
18th Dec 12, 12:39pm
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Treasury lowers govt's forecast for 2014/15 surplus to NZ$66 mln from NZ$197 mln on Budget day; Debt Management Office increases debt programme
Finance Minister English 'a wee bit less worried' about outlook for Australian, Chinese economies; Govt surplus target a 'challenge'
4th Dec 12, 11:34am
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Finance Minister English 'a wee bit less worried' about outlook for Australian, Chinese economies; Govt surplus target a 'challenge'
NZ needs to focus on competitive advantages, PM Key says; Defends surplus track; Notes Reserve Bank would be cutting OCR if growth outlook bad
19th Nov 12, 3:44pm
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NZ needs to focus on competitive advantages, PM Key says; Defends surplus track; Notes Reserve Bank would be cutting OCR if growth outlook bad
As Treasury reaches out, external panel questions 20% debt target, notes Cullen-era surpluses required for a decade
2nd Nov 12, 1:49pm
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As Treasury reaches out, external panel questions 20% debt target, notes Cullen-era surpluses required for a decade
KiwiRail write-downs push govt deficit to worse position than expected in May Budget in year to June, govt financials show
10th Oct 12, 11:41am
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KiwiRail write-downs push govt deficit to worse position than expected in May Budget in year to June, govt financials show
China slowdown could hit govt's surplus track, PM Key says; 'But advice still shows 2014/15 target can be reached'
7th Sep 12, 1:33pm
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China slowdown could hit govt's surplus track, PM Key says; 'But advice still shows 2014/15 target can be reached'
Govt would have to balance calls for cut in company tax rate against quest for surplus, English says, as Australian business tax review eyes cut to 25%, below NZ's 28%
14th Aug 12, 1:04pm
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Govt would have to balance calls for cut in company tax rate against quest for surplus, English says, as Australian business tax review eyes cut to 25%, below NZ's 28%
NZ Govt still on track for 2014/15 surplus, despite prospect of 'subdued world growth, or even recession,' PM Key says; 'World is now a different place'
16th Jul 12, 10:07am
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NZ Govt still on track for 2014/15 surplus, despite prospect of 'subdued world growth, or even recession,' PM Key says; 'World is now a different place'
NZ's low public debt means govt has scope to delay 2014/15 surplus, IMF says; Global economy, widening current account are risks
8th Jun 12, 8:58am
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NZ's low public debt means govt has scope to delay 2014/15 surplus, IMF says; Global economy, widening current account are risks
English welcomes NZ$ fall, Key eyes effect of EU downturn on China following anti-austerity Greek, French and German election results
8th May 12, 4:19pm
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English welcomes NZ$ fall, Key eyes effect of EU downturn on China following anti-austerity Greek, French and German election results
Govt tax take in nine months to March NZ$1.6 bln lower than pre-election forecast, but Treasury sees boost over next quarter
8th May 12, 9:44am
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Govt tax take in nine months to March NZ$1.6 bln lower than pre-election forecast, but Treasury sees boost over next quarter
Shearer says Labour will delay policy to immediately start contributions to Cullen Fund until govt can afford it; Likes Super at 67 policy
4th May 12, 8:37am
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Shearer says Labour will delay policy to immediately start contributions to Cullen Fund until govt can afford it; Likes Super at 67 policy
Budget 2012 forecasts will show 2014/15 surplus, PM Key says; Govt eyes student loans, better targeting of financial assistance
1st May 12, 12:35pm
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Budget 2012 forecasts will show 2014/15 surplus, PM Key says; Govt eyes student loans, better targeting of financial assistance
Budget 2012 will have implications for some Kiwis, but not slash and burn; Key says, as govt looks for NZ$640 mln spending plug
30th Apr 12, 5:57pm
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Budget 2012 will have implications for some Kiwis, but not slash and burn; Key says, as govt looks for NZ$640 mln spending plug
NZ not set to follow UK back into recession because of government austerity, PM Key says; 'We've done it the Keynesian way'
30th Apr 12, 8:05am
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NZ not set to follow UK back into recession because of government austerity, PM Key says; 'We've done it the Keynesian way'
Govt sticks to surplus track despite latest projections showing NZ$1 bln deterioration in 2014/15 balance from NZ$370 mln surplus to NZ$640 mln deficit
26th Apr 12, 12:59pm
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Govt sticks to surplus track despite latest projections showing NZ$1 bln deterioration in 2014/15 balance from NZ$370 mln surplus to NZ$640 mln deficit
Govt still open to convention centre deal if taxpayer funds are required, but preferred option is if Sky City pays the lot, PM Key says
23rd Apr 12, 5:16pm
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Govt still open to convention centre deal if taxpayer funds are required, but preferred option is if Sky City pays the lot, PM Key says
Govt can't commit to reviewing parental leave once surplus comes because of commitments to public service, super fund, debt repayments
13th Apr 12, 9:34am
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Govt can't commit to reviewing parental leave once surplus comes because of commitments to public service, super fund, debt repayments