John Key

22 Aug 16, 3:46pm
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UMR poll finds 60% of Aucklanders over 18 would prefer house prices fell a bit or dramatically; 63% of NZers want lower house prices; 55% of home owners would like lower prices; 85% of Aucklanders see housing crisis
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8 Aug 16, 7:12pm
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PM expects banks to be good corporate citizens and pass on all of OCR in full if they can; Key deflects calls for migration review; says migration needed with 5.2% unemployment; says RBNZ has flexibility with inflation target, but can use LVRs and cut OCR
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27 Jul 16, 7:29pm
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Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
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26 Jul 16, 3:34pm
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The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The currency is still ruling all returns from our products but supply shortages are helping to drive demand
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21 Jul 16, 9:00am
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ANZ CEO David Hisco argues several levers must be pulled to take heat out of the property market and put the NZ economy on a firmer footing
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20 Jul 16, 3:09pm
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The Reserve Bank's decision to bring forward implementation of the new round of LVR restrictions gives it the edge over the Government in the game of chess that the two parties are playing
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20 Jul 16, 12:00pm
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Gareth Vaughan looks at why even the Third Coming of the RBNZ's high-LVR restrictions on home loans is merely fiddling around the fringes of the housing bubble
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19 Jul 16, 1:59pm
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Property Institute suggests political interference in the Reserve Bank's plans to introduce new LVR restrictions for property investors
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17 Jul 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey challenges the knee-jerk idea that a big fall in Auckland house prices would automatically kill the economy and destroy the banks
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12 Jul 16, 10:17am
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Key says via phone call from London that decision to stop taking dividend from Housing NZ as 'a bit semantic'; says commentators increasingly accept Govt's 'comprehensive' housing plan'; says Labour plan not new or startling
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11 Jul 16, 10:30am
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RBNZ's Spencer toughens call for review of migration settings; English says RBNZ doesn't have detailed understanding of tax and migration policy, and may have missed recent moves
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10 Jul 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey says politicians of all colours failed the Arthur Grimes test this week because they favoured the short term interests of speculators and developers over the longer term interests of families living in their own homes
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9 Jul 16, 7:02am
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Geoff Simmons argues that intensification is the thorn that must be grasped for sake of the future of Auckland
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8 Jul 16, 6:16pm
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Key doubles down on instruction to RBNZ to move faster on LVRs, despite RBNZ speech saying it will only tighten LVR rules by end of 2016; Key also rejects RBNZ suggestion for migration review
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5 Jul 16, 2:33pm
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Key says expects RBNZ to take extra measures to limit lending to rental property investors in Auckland and other high growth areas; RBNZ to speak on Thursday on housing market and Macro-Prudential policy
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5 Jul 16, 2:00pm
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Ron Pol concedes defeat and leaves parting gift of policy suggestions beyond the Shewan report
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4 Jul 16, 6:58pm
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PM says Arthur Grimes' call to build 150,000 new houses in Auckland to produce a 'supply shock' that drives prices down 40% is a 'crazy idea'; says home owners don't want equity values to fall; says it would hurt banks
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4 Jul 16, 10:57am
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Building Minister says Cabinet considering granting compulsory acquisition powers for Urban Development Authorities; initially says could be used to combat land-bankers, but then back-tracks; Reaction mixed
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3 Jul 16, 12:33pm
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Central Government to create temporary fund to pay for roads and pipes in high growth cities such as Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga, Hamilton and Queenstown; Councils will have to repay funds or buy back infrastructure after houses built
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28 Jun 16, 10:30am
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Ron Pol cheers John Shewan's report on foreign trust disclosure, says with him exercising the nuclear option the government's choices are now stark
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27 Jun 16, 10:29am
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PM doesn't see OCR cut on August 11 more likely after Brexit vote; says RBNZ still forecasting 3%-plus growth; Wheeler still has buffer, but Brexit no reason to cut by itself, he says; New FTA needed with UK post Brexit
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21 Jun 16, 11:30am
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What the government does not need to know about you if you're a non-resident trying to set up a NZ foreign trust or company
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21 Jun 16, 7:27am
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Much work and key decisions still ahead as government looks to roll out phase 2 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act
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20 Jun 16, 10:35am
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PM says Govt looking at creating urban development authorities to allow developers to build both horizontal infrastructure and buildings and then recover money through development contributions; Chinese developers interested, he says
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13 Jun 16, 11:06am
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Terry Baucher argues now is a good time to address unintended consequences through a full review of the tax rules for trusts
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