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Opinion

12th May 21, 1:48pm
As long as interest rates don't rise appreciably, our housing market should be fine. Probably. But inflation is the wild card. Potentially very wild
As long as interest rates don't rise appreciably, our housing market should be fine. Probably. But inflation is the wild card. Potentially very wild
12th May 21, 1:48pm
12th May 21, 9:59am
Gareth Vaughan on a parody of a parody; Viktor Shvets, crypto-mania & leverage; Grant Robertson & Jacinda Ardern's CGT 'rift'; Biden's bond vigilante demons; and how the 1% live
Gareth Vaughan on a parody of a parody; Viktor Shvets, crypto-mania & leverage; Grant Robertson & Jacinda Ardern's CGT 'rift'; Biden's bond vigilante demons; and how the 1% live
12th May 21, 9:59am
10th May 21, 9:33am
Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
10th May 21, 9:33am
10th May 21, 8:27am
Roger J Kerr says there are a number of handbrakes adversely impacting on the NZ economy
Roger J Kerr says there are a number of handbrakes adversely impacting on the NZ economy
10th May 21, 8:27am
9th May 21, 6:01am
Productivity improvements are hard. But research shows than the biggest gains can be had by simply “catching up” with existing best practices. A missing collective aspiration to be better, to trying harder, is holding us back
Productivity improvements are hard. But research shows than the biggest gains can be had by simply “catching up” with existing best practices. A missing collective aspiration to be better, to trying harder, is holding us back
9th May 21, 6:01am
8th May 21, 10:48am
by Guest
Koichi Hamada examines the conflicting economic and political pressures that the Biden administration must navigate on immigration policy
Koichi Hamada examines the conflicting economic and political pressures that the Biden administration must navigate on immigration policy
8th May 21, 10:48am
5th May 21, 8:04am
The Climate Change Commission's Rod Carr details how & why NZ needs to make fundamental changes to transition to a thriving, climate-resilient, low emissions economy
The Climate Change Commission's Rod Carr details how & why NZ needs to make fundamental changes to transition to a thriving, climate-resilient, low emissions economy
5th May 21, 8:04am
4th May 21, 6:30pm
ANALYSIS: How can Grant Robertson prepare a budget if he doesn't know how much of the $62 billion ring-fenced for COVID-19 has been spent?
ANALYSIS: How can Grant Robertson prepare a budget if he doesn't know how much of the $62 billion ring-fenced for COVID-19 has been spent?
4th May 21, 6:30pm
4th May 21, 2:14pm
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
4th May 21, 2:14pm
3rd May 21, 9:22am
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
3rd May 21, 9:22am
3rd May 21, 8:35am
Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
3rd May 21, 8:35am
3rd May 21, 8:30am
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
3rd May 21, 8:30am
3rd May 21, 8:20am
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
3rd May 21, 8:20am
2nd May 21, 8:56am
by Guest
Nancy Qian argues that the media's focus on aggregate income obscures how poor China remains
Nancy Qian argues that the media's focus on aggregate income obscures how poor China remains
2nd May 21, 8:56am
2nd May 21, 7:58am
An insight into how the Parliamentary Press Gallery works, and assessment of what that means for the public 
An insight into how the Parliamentary Press Gallery works, and assessment of what that means for the public 
2nd May 21, 7:58am
1st May 21, 11:56am
by Guest
With Auckland's Central Rail Link projects looking like a huge cost disaster and the first light rail project mired in inaction, Brendon Harre looks for alternatives in light rail to do more transit for less money
With Auckland's Central Rail Link projects looking like a huge cost disaster and the first light rail project mired in inaction, Brendon Harre looks for alternatives in light rail to do more transit for less money
1st May 21, 11:56am
1st May 21, 9:46am
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr lays out the five things we need to ace to get our economy match-fit for the post-pandemic era. None will be easy but all are achievable
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr lays out the five things we need to ace to get our economy match-fit for the post-pandemic era. None will be easy but all are achievable
1st May 21, 9:46am
27th Apr 21, 8:00am
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr says New Zealand banks need to show courage by supporting banking services and remittances to the South Pacific
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr says New Zealand banks need to show courage by supporting banking services and remittances to the South Pacific
27th Apr 21, 8:00am
27th Apr 21, 5:00am
Gareth Vaughan delves into the detail of sweeping new powers proposed for the Reserve Bank, and explains why the Government wants to move regulation of deposit takers in this direction
Gareth Vaughan delves into the detail of sweeping new powers proposed for the Reserve Bank, and explains why the Government wants to move regulation of deposit takers in this direction
27th Apr 21, 5:00am
26th Apr 21, 8:47am
Chris Trotter takes a look at our relationship with Anzac Day and wonders whether it could be caught up by changes in the teaching of New Zealand history
Chris Trotter takes a look at our relationship with Anzac Day and wonders whether it could be caught up by changes in the teaching of New Zealand history
26th Apr 21, 8:47am
25th Apr 21, 8:59am
Stephen Roach explains why he expected a double-dip US recession this year, and why that call now lies in tatters
Stephen Roach explains why he expected a double-dip US recession this year, and why that call now lies in tatters
25th Apr 21, 8:59am
25th Apr 21, 6:31am
John Mauldin says the new era we're entering will bring challenges as well as opportunities, and it's time to think about changing your game if you're still playing the old one
John Mauldin says the new era we're entering will bring challenges as well as opportunities, and it's time to think about changing your game if you're still playing the old one
25th Apr 21, 6:31am
24th Apr 21, 9:54am
Alison Brook wonders if our slow rollout of vaccine protection is just extending the economic pain for the people working in our tourism and education sectors in an unnecessary way
Alison Brook wonders if our slow rollout of vaccine protection is just extending the economic pain for the people working in our tourism and education sectors in an unnecessary way
24th Apr 21, 9:54am
20th Apr 21, 8:50am
Nouriel Roubini joins the great inflation debate by highlighting the neglected threat of persistent negative supply shocks
Nouriel Roubini joins the great inflation debate by highlighting the neglected threat of persistent negative supply shocks
20th Apr 21, 8:50am
19th Apr 21, 11:59am
Economist Brian Easton has a quick look at what may be some of the key strategic issues the government might be thinking through in a run up to a wellbeing budget
Economist Brian Easton has a quick look at what may be some of the key strategic issues the government might be thinking through in a run up to a wellbeing budget
19th Apr 21, 11:59am

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