Opinion

25th Nov 20, 12:27pm
Stephen Roach points out that while a COVID-19 vaccine promises a spring of hope, a winter of despair is coming first for the US
Stephen Roach points out that while a COVID-19 vaccine promises a spring of hope, a winter of despair is coming first for the US
25th Nov 20, 12:27pm
25th Nov 20, 8:01am
Economist Brian Easton looks at housing bubbles and what we might do about them
Economist Brian Easton looks at housing bubbles and what we might do about them
25th Nov 20, 8:01am
25th Nov 20, 7:50am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says reintroducing LVR restrictions on property investors is urgently needed and the maximum LVR on investment properties should be 60% or perhaps even 50%
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says reintroducing LVR restrictions on property investors is urgently needed and the maximum LVR on investment properties should be 60% or perhaps even 50%
25th Nov 20, 7:50am
24th Nov 20, 8:35am
by Guest
Zhang Jun describes the equally important but very different roles of Shanghai and Shenzhen in China's development
Zhang Jun describes the equally important but very different roles of Shanghai and Shenzhen in China's development
24th Nov 20, 8:35am
23rd Nov 20, 2:40pm
John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics sees a Japanese style deflationary economic cycle with no growth for the United States
John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics sees a Japanese style deflationary economic cycle with no growth for the United States
23rd Nov 20, 2:40pm
23rd Nov 20, 12:01pm
Gareth Vaughan argues the Reserve Bank's COVID-19 response is tilting the playing field in favour of banks at the expense of non-bank deposit takers
Gareth Vaughan argues the Reserve Bank's COVID-19 response is tilting the playing field in favour of banks at the expense of non-bank deposit takers
23rd Nov 20, 12:01pm
23rd Nov 20, 9:00am
Upsetting New Zealand’s most significant trading partner seems like a very silly thing to do. So, why, Chris Trotter asks, did Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta do it?
Upsetting New Zealand’s most significant trading partner seems like a very silly thing to do. So, why, Chris Trotter asks, did Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta do it?
23rd Nov 20, 9:00am
21st Nov 20, 9:08am
Peter Dunne calls for a National Housing Summit to develop a single, comprehensive, integrated national housing strategy
Peter Dunne calls for a National Housing Summit to develop a single, comprehensive, integrated national housing strategy
21st Nov 20, 9:08am
20th Nov 20, 1:03pm
Until the onset of the pandemic, foreign investors increased their exposure here but only taking the level back to more traditional levels, after losing some interest in the prior three years
Until the onset of the pandemic, foreign investors increased their exposure here but only taking the level back to more traditional levels, after losing some interest in the prior three years
20th Nov 20, 1:03pm
20th Nov 20, 10:21am
Massey University's GDP Live team with the global liquidity trap, climate change, the faster than expected global recovery, why inflation may be higher than we think and a return to the old normal?
Massey University's GDP Live team with the global liquidity trap, climate change, the faster than expected global recovery, why inflation may be higher than we think and a return to the old normal?
20th Nov 20, 10:21am
20th Nov 20, 9:11am
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at why it's time for the Government to get its head out of the sand and address the distributional impacts of printing up to $128 billion
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at why it's time for the Government to get its head out of the sand and address the distributional impacts of printing up to $128 billion
20th Nov 20, 9:11am
19th Nov 20, 11:30am
by Guest
Edoardo Campanella dispels the myth that new technologies are making low-skilled labour increasingly irrelevant
Edoardo Campanella dispels the myth that new technologies are making low-skilled labour increasingly irrelevant
19th Nov 20, 11:30am
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17th Nov 20, 6:19pm
How National's call for $28 billion of newly-printed money to go into productive assets is cornering Labour politically, and sparking necessary debate over RBNZ independence
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How National's call for $28 billion of newly-printed money to go into productive assets is cornering Labour politically, and sparking necessary debate over RBNZ independence
17th Nov 20, 6:19pm
17th Nov 20, 2:49pm
David Hargreaves suggests the 30% deposit rule for investors might not be enough to rein in the current super hot housing market
David Hargreaves suggests the 30% deposit rule for investors might not be enough to rein in the current super hot housing market
17th Nov 20, 2:49pm
17th Nov 20, 11:50am
David Chaston updates our latest population data at September 2020 and looks at the forces behind our stable median age, a trend that helps keep our social contract affordable
David Chaston updates our latest population data at September 2020 and looks at the forces behind our stable median age, a trend that helps keep our social contract affordable
17th Nov 20, 11:50am
17th Nov 20, 9:02am
by Guest
IRD's Sharon Thompson responds to Terry Baucher and Andrea Black's critique of IRD's business transformation project
IRD's Sharon Thompson responds to Terry Baucher and Andrea Black's critique of IRD's business transformation project
17th Nov 20, 9:02am
16th Nov 20, 9:56am
Chris Trotter argues Labour is no longer a tradition. Rather it has become a brand – and Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson are changing it
Chris Trotter argues Labour is no longer a tradition. Rather it has become a brand – and Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson are changing it
16th Nov 20, 9:56am
15th Nov 20, 6:02am
Gareth Vaughan delves into the Reserve Bank's mandate, economic policy settings, the housing market and the type of society New Zealanders want
Gareth Vaughan delves into the Reserve Bank's mandate, economic policy settings, the housing market and the type of society New Zealanders want
15th Nov 20, 6:02am
14th Nov 20, 12:03pm
by Guest
Josep Borrell argues that autonomy, properly understood, provides the key to Europe's long-term security and prosperity
Josep Borrell argues that autonomy, properly understood, provides the key to Europe's long-term security and prosperity
14th Nov 20, 12:03pm
14th Nov 20, 9:52am
by Guest
Social Credit leader Chris Leitch says the Government should borrow from itself to fund state house building, infrastructure development, health investment, and a substantial lift in low incomes
Social Credit leader Chris Leitch says the Government should borrow from itself to fund state house building, infrastructure development, health investment, and a substantial lift in low incomes
14th Nov 20, 9:52am
14th Nov 20, 9:30am
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
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
11th Nov 20, 11:26am
David Hargreaves says the decision by the Reserve Bank to go back on its word on house lending restrictions raises questions over other commitments it has made
David Hargreaves says the decision by the Reserve Bank to go back on its word on house lending restrictions raises questions over other commitments it has made
11th Nov 20, 11:26am
11th Nov 20, 10:17am
Massey's Alison Brook investigates the current fad to decouple from globalisation. Are we about to jump from efficient but painful global settings into inefficient and even more painful policies?
Massey's Alison Brook investigates the current fad to decouple from globalisation. Are we about to jump from efficient but painful global settings into inefficient and even more painful policies?
11th Nov 20, 10:17am
11th Nov 20, 5:00am
David Chaston explains how our long run improvements in employment under various Governments, has provided the resilience to weather the current pandemic stresses better than many other important economies
David Chaston explains how our long run improvements in employment under various Governments, has provided the resilience to weather the current pandemic stresses better than many other important economies
11th Nov 20, 5:00am
9th Nov 20, 8:00am
Chris Trotter reflects on the outcome of an extraordinary US election, and delves into the cautious approach from Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson in NZ despite their big mandate
Chris Trotter reflects on the outcome of an extraordinary US election, and delves into the cautious approach from Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson in NZ despite their big mandate
9th Nov 20, 8:00am

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