Opinion

5 Jul 18, 4:27pm
The Government's willingly put itself under enormous pressure by inviting registrations for KiwiBuild houses - and getting loads of responses - at such an early stage
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5 Jul 18, 2:52pm
Are young people that earn decent salaries too privileged to be thrown a bone by the Government? Jenée Tibshraeny thinks not
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5 Jul 18, 1:54pm
As NZ regulators investigate banks' conduct & culture they should take a leaf out of ASIC's book and probe the credit card market too, Gareth Vaughan argues
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5 Jul 18, 10:32am
Paul Buchanan points out New Zealand is facing a very tough choice between our security interests and our economic interests, and that choice may have to be made very soon
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5 Jul 18, 5:00am
Rodney Dickens checks how reliable economic forecasters' employment growth predictions are and how useful the leading indicators of employment are
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4 Jul 18, 1:29pm
Lawyer welcomes insurance contracts law review, citing policies that give insurers discretion to over-ride a medical opinion to avoid paying a claim
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3 Jul 18, 12:03pm
David Hargreaves crunches the building consents numbers - particularly for Auckland - and wonders whether this is as good as it gets or whether activity can go to a higher level still
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2 Jul 18, 8:30am
John Mauldin continues his 'Train Crash' series, this week tallying up the unfunded US government financial promises: 'We are in hock up to our ears'
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1 Jul 18, 7:03am
After reading the Budget, the RBNZ expects the effects of government spending on GDP will be ‘lower and later’ than anticipated, a different take to the Treasury’s forecast – Jason Walls asks why
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29 Jun 18, 10:01am
Assistant Principal and economics and business teacher Mark Snoad looks at some hot education issues, including is tradition enough? thinking differently, are we preparing students for a future that doesn't exist? prophets of doom, and more
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29 Jun 18, 5:00am
Gareth Vaughan argues the flawed Financial Service Providers' Register is a factor in consumer lending problems & it should be dumped with consumer lenders licensed
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28 Jun 18, 11:52am
David Hargreaves says on one hand it's great to see so many first home buyers getting into the market - but the risks are looking very real at the moment
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28 Jun 18, 10:00am
Peter Dunne says the Government should adopt the Land and Water Forum's recommendation of a new national approach to water management and get on with it
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27 Jun 18, 2:00am
Stephen Roach thinks current US trade, tax and spending policies constitute a classic case of imperial overreach
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25 Jun 18, 4:31pm
David Hargreaves argues that the Government's difficulty getting traction with Kiwibuild points to a need for industry-wide overhaul of house building
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25 Jun 18, 9:54am
Tom Maasland & Richard Wells of MinterEllisonRuddWatts take a look at the promises and challenges of open banking for banks
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25 Jun 18, 9:32am
John Mauldin continues his 'Train Crash' series, this week zoning in on the 'rainbows and unicorns' pension promises in Europe
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24 Jun 18, 7:02am
For months National’s finance spokeswoman failed to put a dent in Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s fiscal armour, but Jason Walls says this week she found a chink
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23 Jun 18, 1:58pm
Under-supply and over-supply - the things that drive most markets also drive the online dating 'market', says Joanna Davies. Basic economics, she suggests
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23 Jun 18, 9:46am
If New Zealand is to crack the problems of unaffordable housing, government here must look seriously at how the better parts of America finance infrastructure, Eric Crampton argues
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