Opinion

23 Oct 18, 9:50am
Stephen Roach points to global and domestic factors aligning to push up US prices faster than the Fed may expect, vexing everyone in an interconnected world
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22 Oct 18, 10:58am
Fathom Consulting's Andrew Harris channels Beatles songs to explain why understanding the Beveridge Curve is key what labour economics is all about
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22 Oct 18, 9:16am
Nikko's Peter Monson takes a look at China's milk powder scandal through an ESG lens to see what it takes to find investment opportuniity in these types of scandals
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21 Oct 18, 7:41am
Unlike the worsening average OECD situation, New Zealand is making small progress with child poverty. But it's not enough by miles. We need to rid ourselves of vanity projects and focus on this core, urgent problem
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21 Oct 18, 6:02am
With the concept of an Auckland waterfront stadium back in the news, Gareth Vaughan argues the debate should be broadened out to include building a university
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20 Oct 18, 7:11am
Jami-Lee Ross staying in Parliament is a nightmare for National but a lifeline for Simon Bridges - at this stage, says Jenée Tibshraeny
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19 Oct 18, 10:00am
Former Green MP and responsible investment advocate Barry Coates on the top 10 ways climate change and sustainability are changing our economic outlook
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18 Oct 18, 10:59am
David Hargreaves suggests that if we want to get something positive out of this week's National Party meltdown, we should urgently consider changes to the way our political parties are funded
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17 Oct 18, 3:00pm
EY's Matthew Hanley argues the Government should consider the design of a potential digital equalisation tax
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17 Oct 18, 11:08am
David Hargreaves says the NZ Super Fund's warning that we must not 'lose our nerve' in the face of short-term investment losses needs to be taken to heart by a nation still struggling to understand risk, reward and diversification
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17 Oct 18, 10:25am
Rodney Dickens says warning bells are starting to ring over the level of new tourism and hotel building. The risk is for a substantial overshoot
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15 Oct 18, 11:44am
We face the apparently contradictory situation in which inflation is strongly rising and yet the Reserve Bank will keep the possibility of interest rate cuts on the table
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11 Oct 18, 1:47pm
There's some expectation the Reserve Bank might loosen mortgage lending restrictions next month - but the 'evidence' either supportive or against such a move is is not definitive
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11 Oct 18, 8:48am
Peter Dunne says when the Govt Budget is in surplus, the focus comes much more onto the quality and overall value of the new spending being proposed, and that requires Ministers to make some very strong judgements
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9 Oct 18, 11:16am
David Hargreaves ponders where the turbulent forces of a falling dollar, rising fuel prices and falling business confidence may take us
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9 Oct 18, 10:39am
Murray Grimwood, aka interest.co.nz commentator Power Down Kiwi, says NZ needs a strategic plan with all-party political support to achieve energy resilience
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8 Oct 18, 4:20pm
Max Rashbrooke for The Spinoff attempts, as the Labour-led government approaches its first birthday, to divine whether there is a coherent ideological direction
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6 Oct 18, 11:38am
An affluent Chinese middle class will demand innovation in food safety, smarter food production and distribution. Food technology provides a huge opportunity to invest and shape a sustainability farming future
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6 Oct 18, 10:21am
Joanna Davies makes the case for bucking tradition (which is based on some very dodgy values) and keeping her surname after she is married
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5 Oct 18, 9:13am
Do authoritarian rulers deliver better economic results? Jayato Ghosh says Asia’s autocrats, from India to the Philippines, are presiding over increasingly fragile states and even more vulnerable economies
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