Opinion

8 Jul 17, 8:27am
Milford's Paul Morris investigates why interest rates have been drifting higher even as the OCR has stayed low. Borrowers may find the availability of credit to be 'more selective'
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7 Jul 17, 10:02am
Benje Patterson examines the personal finance ramifications of tying up money in housing
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6 Jul 17, 1:33pm
David Hargreaves hopes near term softness in the Auckland housing market won't affect longer term planning for the region
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6 Jul 17, 11:12am
The Spinoff's Toby Manhire asks whether ex-Labour MP Shane Jones’ reinvention with Winston Peters & NZ First is a brilliant idea or a disaster in the making
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6 Jul 17, 10:29am
Two instances of the government wrongly defending its Auckland First Home Buyer track record has Alex Tarrant warning: Beware Ministers bearing affordability data
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6 Jul 17, 9:20am
UnitedFuture's Peter Dunne interested in allowing first 10 years of student loan repayments to be channelled to KiwiSaver first home deposit scheme, writing off that portion of a student loan
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5 Jul 17, 12:03pm
The White Man Behind a Desk tackles the issue of immigration, wondering 'what would Winston say', and tries to summarise the key points for you in 2 minutes
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5 Jul 17, 11:29am
Patrick Watson probes Janet Yellen’s bold statement on financial crises and makes a suggestion about what she might have really meant
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5 Jul 17, 5:02am
How a light touch approach to regulating insurers doesn't work while companies consider disclosing key financial information a box ticking rather than a consumer protection exercise
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3 Jul 17, 9:12am
Roger J Kerr examines whether increasing wages and inflation are simply delayed or, for some reason, won't happen at all
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2 Jul 17, 7:02am
Does Auckland have the infrastructure capacity to host the America's Cup? Alex Tarrant reviews two of the Mexican stand-offs involving central government, the Auckland Council, the Airport and Watercare
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1 Jul 17, 8:47am
Mieke Welvaert finds that a quarter of all 'migrant arrivals' are returning Kiwis. But from Australia, the growth in permanent arrivals aren't actually Aussies (or even Kiwis)
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30 Jun 17, 10:02am
Siah Hwee Ang on China and the US addressing their beef, the growing global population, Asia's cost challenges, the return of the conglomerate, protectionism vs 'what's appropriate', Japan steps on to the Belt Road...gingerly, and more
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27 Jun 17, 9:46am
This election more than any others in recent memory looks set to have a huge impact on the direction of the housing market - and prices - next year and possibly beyond
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26 Jun 17, 11:31am
NZ Initiative's Martine Udahemuka says a viable maths solution will require an equation that puts the horse before the cart
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26 Jun 17, 10:18am
Roger J Kerr says recent sharp drops in oil prices support the Reserve Bank's view that inflation will ease again; current high value of NZ dollar has monetary conditions too tight
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26 Jun 17, 9:37am
Jenée Tibshraeny questions whether Vero is being conniving or business savvy trying to prevent the competition watchdog from airing its concerns about the insurer's bid to buy Tower; Meanwhile Tower enters trading halt as it considers higher bid from Vero
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26 Jun 17, 7:03am
Jaime Caruana makes the case for globalisation, saying we should embrace it to make sure it continues to lift economic growth and living standards around the world for generations to come
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25 Jun 17, 8:36am
Sifting through the RBNZ tea-leaves: As banks encourage 2-year mortgage rates, borrowers may find they come off to a higher OCR, hiked earlier and potentially higher than expected, Alex Tarrant argues
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24 Jun 17, 7:08am
Forty-six: the key polling number for National and its current partners; Forty-three: the key number for Winston; Will the Barclay Affair permanently affect National's buffer? Can campaign chair Joyce come to the rescue? And watch for Hone
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