Opinion

28 Nov 17, 2:59pm
Terry Baucher argues governments of both hues could be more honest about their use of fiscal drag & suggests income tax thresholds could be automatically adjusted for inflation each year
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28 Nov 17, 11:59am
George Friedman & Xander Snyder probe what's behind the recent rise in oil prices
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27 Nov 17, 1:17pm
New Reserve Bank figures show that despite significant falls in overall mortgage borrowing, first home buyers are very much still around and interested
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27 Nov 17, 11:16am
Roger J Kerr sees business and consumer confidence staying high amid 'just right' export conditions, but warns that the RBNZ may wait too late to signal interest rate rises
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27 Nov 17, 9:57am
Martien Lubberink takes a look at a nuanced and positive report on CoCo bank securities from the Bank for International Settlements
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24 Nov 17, 11:49am
The Tax Working Group may yet surprise us, but its brief appears to be a disappointingly shallow and obvious one aimed at achieving narrowly-defined outcomes
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24 Nov 17, 10:02am
Matt Nolan delves into poverty, looking at what it is, where it is, how to combat it, child poverty and more
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22 Nov 17, 8:42am
Jacob Shapiro warns that when the next US recession comes, it will strike with inequality at new heights, which is likely to translate into massive political change
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21 Nov 17, 11:53am
The NZ Initiative's Amy Thomasson & Sam Warburton probe a key area of spending and oversight within New Zealand's transport authorities
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20 Nov 17, 4:23pm
With new valuations recording the massive property value gains in recent years, but a new survey suggesting no price gains ahead, will large numbers of homeowners seek to cash in their profits?
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20 Nov 17, 9:30am
Roger J Kerr says the reasons for super-low interest rates no longer exist
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20 Nov 17, 6:43am
Gareth Vaughan argues Westpac's capital stuff-up demonstrates why the combination of a hands-off bank regulator and the internal models approach to regulatory capital requirements is a bad one
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18 Nov 17, 7:11am
George Friedman takes a look at Chinese authorities efforts to keep the country's burgeoning financial sector in check and highlights the extent of the challenges they face
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17 Nov 17, 10:02am
NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton on giving yourself a nudge, balancing your drinking, little rockets, the struggles of proving nonsense, councils in a knot, and goat yoga - really. Plus more...
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16 Nov 17, 9:41am
Insurance lawyer takes aim at litigious claimants who 'provide the insurance industry with ammunition, and judges with scepticism'
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15 Nov 17, 4:10pm
David Hargreaves says the hype around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is obscuring the likely huge future impact of Blockchain technology
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14 Nov 17, 9:45am
Unless we figure out how to better manage the yawning differences in incomes and outcomes, we’re going to see increasing tension and fragmentation in society, John Mauldin argues
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14 Nov 17, 9:37am
Four years after they were introduced to combat a rampant house market, the loan to value lending restrictions appear likely to be phased out soon; but how, and what happens next?
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13 Nov 17, 11:20am
Roger J Kerr is surprised how relatively few New Zealand corporate borrowers have taken advantage of conducive conditions for bond issues
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12 Nov 17, 8:21am
Sam Warburton assesses the new Government's steps to start pricing road use through fuel taxes, congestion pricing. He hopes high-value safety projects will get priority
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