Opinion

22nd Aug 19, 9:26am
Peter Dunne says the 'half-baked' plan for Treasury to do the independent financial scrutiny of political party promises in next year's election should be ruled out altogether
Peter Dunne says the 'half-baked' plan for Treasury to do the independent financial scrutiny of political party promises in next year's election should be ruled out altogether
22nd Aug 19, 9:26am
20th Aug 19, 2:40pm
David Chaston calls out the PM for a populist outburst that isn't backed up by the facts at the petrol pump. The largest cost component of fuel is tax now taking almost half the discounted price paid
David Chaston calls out the PM for a populist outburst that isn't backed up by the facts at the petrol pump. The largest cost component of fuel is tax now taking almost half the discounted price paid
20th Aug 19, 2:40pm
20th Aug 19, 2:18pm
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Jared Dillian of Mauldin Economics argues negative rates are not an aberration and could become a semi-permanent feature of finance
Jared Dillian of Mauldin Economics argues negative rates are not an aberration and could become a semi-permanent feature of finance
20th Aug 19, 2:18pm
20th Aug 19, 8:46am
David Hargreaves says Fonterra needs to articulate a plan for how it will get back on its feet quickly - or NZ's dairy industry could be imperilled
David Hargreaves says Fonterra needs to articulate a plan for how it will get back on its feet quickly - or NZ's dairy industry could be imperilled
20th Aug 19, 8:46am
18th Aug 19, 6:16am
After reviewing all banks' interest rate changes since the RBNZ's surprise 50 basis points OCR cut, we calculate how much has benefited borrowers, and how much has been retained for savers
After reviewing all banks' interest rate changes since the RBNZ's surprise 50 basis points OCR cut, we calculate how much has benefited borrowers, and how much has been retained for savers
18th Aug 19, 6:16am
18th Aug 19, 6:02am
David Hargreaves says with the Official Cash Rate now quickly moving towards zero we will all need to know as soon as possible what alternative weapons the Reserve Bank proposes wielding to shape monetary policy
David Hargreaves says with the Official Cash Rate now quickly moving towards zero we will all need to know as soon as possible what alternative weapons the Reserve Bank proposes wielding to shape monetary policy
18th Aug 19, 6:02am
17th Aug 19, 9:49am
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As more workers have fallen behind, the idea that principles of equitable, broadly shared growth and meritocracy will drive an economy ceases to be reality, says Alexander Friedman. He declares the American Dream dead; but a new one can emerge
As more workers have fallen behind, the idea that principles of equitable, broadly shared growth and meritocracy will drive an economy ceases to be reality, says Alexander Friedman. He declares the American Dream dead; but a new one can emerge
17th Aug 19, 9:49am
16th Aug 19, 10:00am
Andrea Black on: Progressive or not? Tax efficiency still lives, or does it? Having capital gains taxation without a capital gains tax and what happened to the tax advocate?
Andrea Black on: Progressive or not? Tax efficiency still lives, or does it? Having capital gains taxation without a capital gains tax and what happened to the tax advocate?
16th Aug 19, 10:00am
15th Aug 19, 12:21pm
Why now more than ever the governing parties need to be even-keeled and evidence-based to give businesses the certainty they need to invest
Why now more than ever the governing parties need to be even-keeled and evidence-based to give businesses the certainty they need to invest
15th Aug 19, 12:21pm
14th Aug 19, 10:34am
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Many crucial questions about economic progress remain unanswered and others have not yet been properly posed, Diane Coyle argues, despite work on the impact of new technologies, the economics of innovation, and the quality of management
Many crucial questions about economic progress remain unanswered and others have not yet been properly posed, Diane Coyle argues, despite work on the impact of new technologies, the economics of innovation, and the quality of management
14th Aug 19, 10:34am
14th Aug 19, 10:23am
Mercer's David Scobie says while for many investors cash has still not ascended the throne, for some it can play a useful positioning role in an investment portfolio
Mercer's David Scobie says while for many investors cash has still not ascended the throne, for some it can play a useful positioning role in an investment portfolio
14th Aug 19, 10:23am
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12th Aug 19, 8:27am
Chris Trotter deconstructs the arguments used by eco warriors and questions how much they grasp the origins of the coal industry and its predecessors
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Chris Trotter deconstructs the arguments used by eco warriors and questions how much they grasp the origins of the coal industry and its predecessors
12th Aug 19, 8:27am
11th Aug 19, 3:41pm
Rodney Dickens says the Reserve Bank used dubious assertions to justify its aggressive rate cut. He says this is a misguided pro-growth experiment, much like the same one a decade ago
Rodney Dickens says the Reserve Bank used dubious assertions to justify its aggressive rate cut. He says this is a misguided pro-growth experiment, much like the same one a decade ago
11th Aug 19, 3:41pm
11th Aug 19, 11:02am
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Why should China bow to a US that treats it as an enemy? By treating international trade as a zero-sum game in which the US makes its own rules, the Americans have weakened the incentive for countries to engage in policy cooperation
Why should China bow to a US that treats it as an enemy? By treating international trade as a zero-sum game in which the US makes its own rules, the Americans have weakened the incentive for countries to engage in policy cooperation
11th Aug 19, 11:02am
10th Aug 19, 12:35pm
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Despite seeming unlikely right now, ultimately both America and China might see some advantage in taking currency conflict off the table, in the hope of preventing wider damage to themselves and others
Despite seeming unlikely right now, ultimately both America and China might see some advantage in taking currency conflict off the table, in the hope of preventing wider damage to themselves and others
10th Aug 19, 12:35pm
10th Aug 19, 9:23am
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The standard account of China’s economic rise focuses on its state capitalism, whereby the government, endowed with huge assets, can pursue a wide-ranging industrial policy and intervene to mitigate risks. This explanation is wrong
The standard account of China’s economic rise focuses on its state capitalism, whereby the government, endowed with huge assets, can pursue a wide-ranging industrial policy and intervene to mitigate risks. This explanation is wrong
10th Aug 19, 9:23am
9th Aug 19, 10:03am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on benefits of interpersonal trust, macro-political benefits, who do we trust, the wallet drop experiment and how policy can enhance trust
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on benefits of interpersonal trust, macro-political benefits, who do we trust, the wallet drop experiment and how policy can enhance trust
9th Aug 19, 10:03am
8th Aug 19, 10:52am
David Chaston looks at the impact of the rate cuts announced by banks so far, and what will be required to pass through all of the RBNZ OCR cut. He sees returns to savers in the crosshairs of bank interest rate strategies
David Chaston looks at the impact of the rate cuts announced by banks so far, and what will be required to pass through all of the RBNZ OCR cut. He sees returns to savers in the crosshairs of bank interest rate strategies
8th Aug 19, 10:52am
8th Aug 19, 8:58am
Peter Dunne says questions are being asked whether NZ First is reverting to type and is it about to bring about a fracture within the government to allow it to differentiate itself, and perhaps recover its support, in time for the election
Peter Dunne says questions are being asked whether NZ First is reverting to type and is it about to bring about a fracture within the government to allow it to differentiate itself, and perhaps recover its support, in time for the election
8th Aug 19, 8:58am
2nd Aug 19, 10:00am
With interest rates down and seemingly heading ever lower, David Hargreaves ponders how long the remarkable restraint being shown by the New Zealand public will last for
With interest rates down and seemingly heading ever lower, David Hargreaves ponders how long the remarkable restraint being shown by the New Zealand public will last for
2nd Aug 19, 10:00am

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