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Treasury

14th May 20, 3:05pm
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
14th May 20, 3:05pm
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14th May 20, 2:03pm
Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
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Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
14th May 20, 2:03pm
14th May 20, 8:32am
RBNZ says banks haven't been lending heaps partly because some businesses don't want more debt... yet; Meanwhile Grant Robertson eyes new ways to support medium-sized businesses as small businesses pile in for interest free loans from the IRD
RBNZ says banks haven't been lending heaps partly because some businesses don't want more debt... yet; Meanwhile Grant Robertson eyes new ways to support medium-sized businesses as small businesses pile in for interest free loans from the IRD
14th May 20, 8:32am
13th May 20, 1:01pm
Jacinda Ardern hints at what's to come in Budget 2020, saying it will prioritise supporting people to stay in their current jobs or move to new ones
Jacinda Ardern hints at what's to come in Budget 2020, saying it will prioritise supporting people to stay in their current jobs or move to new ones
13th May 20, 1:01pm
12th May 20, 1:52pm
How Thursday's Budget will provide the next wave of support for businesses and households, but won't actually hit 'reset' on our economy
How Thursday's Budget will provide the next wave of support for businesses and households, but won't actually hit 'reset' on our economy
12th May 20, 1:52pm
9th May 20, 12:22pm
RBNZ expected to double QE programme on Wednesday, but will it provide more forward guidance and signal it might - just maybe - cut the OCR before next year?
RBNZ expected to double QE programme on Wednesday, but will it provide more forward guidance and signal it might - just maybe - cut the OCR before next year?
9th May 20, 12:22pm
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7th May 20, 12:19pm
Next week's Budget to focus on strengthening the public sector, providing increasingly targeted support for households and businesses and rebuilding a new-look New Zealand
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Next week's Budget to focus on strengthening the public sector, providing increasingly targeted support for households and businesses and rebuilding a new-look New Zealand
7th May 20, 12:19pm
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6th May 20, 10:29am
RBNZ releases economic scenarios ahead of much-anticipated Monetary Policy Statement; Takes a more upbeat view than Treasury, but notes that even at Level 1 international tourism will be reduced to 10% of normal activity
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RBNZ releases economic scenarios ahead of much-anticipated Monetary Policy Statement; Takes a more upbeat view than Treasury, but notes that even at Level 1 international tourism will be reduced to 10% of normal activity
6th May 20, 10:29am
5th May 20, 4:53pm
Law professor and economist flag concerns over Cabinet excusing government departments from providing Regulatory Impact Assessments on COVID-19 policies until August 31
Law professor and economist flag concerns over Cabinet excusing government departments from providing Regulatory Impact Assessments on COVID-19 policies until August 31
5th May 20, 4:53pm
2nd May 20, 3:24pm
Jenée Tibshraeny on what was worse than Parliament mistakenly passing a law enabling taxpayers to lend billions to business
Jenée Tibshraeny on what was worse than Parliament mistakenly passing a law enabling taxpayers to lend billions to business
2nd May 20, 3:24pm
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1st May 20, 4:05pm
Government broadens Business Finance Guarantee Scheme substantially to include both agri and very small businesses; Also allows banks to write unsecured loans should they choose to do so
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Government broadens Business Finance Guarantee Scheme substantially to include both agri and very small businesses; Also allows banks to write unsecured loans should they choose to do so
1st May 20, 4:05pm
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1st May 20, 12:36pm
Govt to write "viable" small businesses loans of up to $100k depending on how many employees they have
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Govt to write "viable" small businesses loans of up to $100k depending on how many employees they have
1st May 20, 12:36pm
30th Apr 20, 4:34pm
New law enables Crown to write COVID-19-affected SMEs loans; IRD to administer the scheme; Details to be unveiled on Friday
New law enables Crown to write COVID-19-affected SMEs loans; IRD to administer the scheme; Details to be unveiled on Friday
30th Apr 20, 4:34pm
30th Apr 20, 11:33am
Experienced banker makes a case for the RBNZ following the Bank of England in directly financing the Government, as the period of peak central bank independence ends
Experienced banker makes a case for the RBNZ following the Bank of England in directly financing the Government, as the period of peak central bank independence ends
30th Apr 20, 11:33am
28th Apr 20, 8:14am
David Hargreaves says the Government's now got a very fine balancing act between supporting and stimulating the economy, including use of novel tools such as 'helicopter money'
David Hargreaves says the Government's now got a very fine balancing act between supporting and stimulating the economy, including use of novel tools such as 'helicopter money'
28th Apr 20, 8:14am
23rd Apr 20, 4:55pm
Jacinda Ardern keeps door open to possibility of cash payments to households post-lockdown as Kiwibank economists say they could be an economic 'fire starter'
Jacinda Ardern keeps door open to possibility of cash payments to households post-lockdown as Kiwibank economists say they could be an economic 'fire starter'
23rd Apr 20, 4:55pm
22nd Apr 20, 3:01pm
Kirdan Lees says the idea of lower local government rates for everyone doesn’t stack up and cutting rates would ultimately be counterproductive, leading to deferral of capital investments
Kirdan Lees says the idea of lower local government rates for everyone doesn’t stack up and cutting rates would ultimately be counterproductive, leading to deferral of capital investments
22nd Apr 20, 3:01pm
22nd Apr 20, 10:17am
Brian Fallow looks at where the Government is getting the money from for its dramatic increase in spending, concluding direct monetary financing is possible down the line
Brian Fallow looks at where the Government is getting the money from for its dramatic increase in spending, concluding direct monetary financing is possible down the line
22nd Apr 20, 10:17am
18th Apr 20, 12:24pm
Finance Minister warns we're in for a long haul; Says the govt is considering extending the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and buying stakes in big business
Finance Minister warns we're in for a long haul; Says the govt is considering extending the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and buying stakes in big business
18th Apr 20, 12:24pm
17th Apr 20, 1:04pm
The Finance Minister says finalising the design of a deposit insurance scheme is a priority, but there's no plan for it to be set up before 2023
The Finance Minister says finalising the design of a deposit insurance scheme is a priority, but there's no plan for it to be set up before 2023
17th Apr 20, 1:04pm
16th Apr 20, 8:03am
Kirdan Lees says $20 billion is the starting point of additional fiscal support that will be required from the Government for New Zealand's small and medium sized businesses
Kirdan Lees says $20 billion is the starting point of additional fiscal support that will be required from the Government for New Zealand's small and medium sized businesses
16th Apr 20, 8:03am
15th Apr 20, 7:06am
New temporary loss carry-back scheme to put cash in struggling firms' pockets; Changes to tax loss continuity rules to help firms raise capital 
New temporary loss carry-back scheme to put cash in struggling firms' pockets; Changes to tax loss continuity rules to help firms raise capital 
15th Apr 20, 7:06am
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14th Apr 20, 3:54pm
Tax relief for SMEs and support for commercial property tenants expected to be unveiled this week; Grant Robertson says Level 3 will be about 'safe economic activity'
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Tax relief for SMEs and support for commercial property tenants expected to be unveiled this week; Grant Robertson says Level 3 will be about 'safe economic activity'
14th Apr 20, 3:54pm
14th Apr 20, 12:28pm
Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
14th Apr 20, 12:28pm
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14th Apr 20, 10:31am
Treasury sees unemployment returning to normal in four years and nominal GDP in two years' time - with much more government support; Finance Minister says additional support is "well advanced"
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Treasury sees unemployment returning to normal in four years and nominal GDP in two years' time - with much more government support; Finance Minister says additional support is "well advanced"
14th Apr 20, 10:31am

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