Opinion

31 Jul 18, 9:01am
Stephen Roach spells out five lessons from a decade of quantitative easing policies by central banks
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30 Jul 18, 10:05am
John Mauldin continues his 'Train Crash' series, by discussing more specific strategies that can be taken to cope with the forthcoming 'Great Reset'
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28 Jul 18, 9:10am
With no new policies to fall back on, National has become trapped in an endless cycle of just opposing anything the Government says. Jason Walls asks, is it time for a circuit breaker?
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27 Jul 18, 10:02am
Motu research analysts on starting trade wars, football, hitting a plateau in life expectancy and sports records, various office squabbles, physics envy, questions about the value of teaching, and their favourite playground for data visualisation
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27 Jul 18, 7:43am
David Hargreaves mulls whether the sudden sharp drop-off in first home buyers taking up mortgages is just a glitch or shows that people are waiting for KiwiBuild
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26 Jul 18, 10:51am
NZ Initiative's Martine Udahemuka says the benefits for employers to train apprentices need to be front and centre in the discussion on New Zealand’s approach to vocational education and training
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26 Jul 18, 10:14am
Geoff Simmons separates the 'fake' reasons from the good reasons for talking about government debt
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24 Jul 18, 10:52am
David Hargreaves suggests that if the Government is considering lifting its spending cap it should do so as a one-off and for specific infrastructure projects
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24 Jul 18, 9:50am
Will new stricter 'cartel' laws undermine buying groups and franchising territories, adding to NZ's struggles to deliver savings to consumers? Or as Duncan Webb says, deter deceptive, immoral behaviour
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23 Jul 18, 9:46am
John Mauldin continues his 'Train Crash' series, this week with some things you can do to protect yourself from the coming problems
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22 Jul 18, 9:02am
Paola Subacchi thinks China has no good options if it tries to use a strategic currency devaluation in its fight against the Trump tariffs
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22 Jul 18, 7:02am
Acting PM Winston Peters warned NZ that an economic slowdown was looming, Jason Walls says the NZ First leader now has the right to tell the country ‘I told you so’
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21 Jul 18, 10:02am
BNZ's Craig Ebert can't shake the niggle that there is a fundamental inconsistency in RBNZ policy positions. But he suspects it may be our exchange rate, rather than interest rates that will sort it out
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20 Jul 18, 10:00am
Liz Kendall and Miles Workman look at the Top 10 things keeping ANZ economists up at night, which include expensive houses, underwhelming productivity, the cost of an ageing population, anxious businesses and more
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19 Jul 18, 11:57am
HSBC’s Paul Bloxham was a New Zealand media darling for a few years, but a new global HSBC communications policy has essentially muzzled the economist, Jason Walls says
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19 Jul 18, 8:41am
David Hargreaves says the problem of KiwiSaver funds being effectively under-invested needs fixing quickly
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17 Jul 18, 12:22pm
What NZ can learn from Europe when it comes to using tax to incentivise greater electric vehicle uptake
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16 Jul 18, 4:36pm
David Hargreaves says other things need to happen first before we consider giving local government more decentralised power
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16 Jul 18, 8:39am
John Mauldin continues his 'Train Crash' series, this week with some new numbers on how big the problems are
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14 Jul 18, 10:02am
Michael Pettis explains how tariffs work and their impacts. He shows what matters are the conditions under which such policies are made. The US cannot engage in beggar-thy-neighbour policies because it cannot run a trade surplus
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