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Bernard is a senior contributing editor of interest.co.nz. Until September 30, 2012 he was the managing editor. He worked for 18 years for Reuters, the FT Group and Fairfax as a financial journalist and editor. He is now the publisher of Hive News.
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22nd Nov 16, 6:32pm
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Treasury publishes Long Term Fiscal Position forecasts; repeats 2013 warning that net debt will blow out to around 200% of GDP by 2060 without changes to NZ Super indexation and age
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Treasury publishes Long Term Fiscal Position forecasts; repeats 2013 warning that net debt will blow out to around 200% of GDP by 2060 without changes to NZ Super indexation and age
22nd Nov 16, 6:32pm
21st Nov 16, 11:14am
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PM meets with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg; says told him to fix public perception that Facebook not paying enough tax; Key says feeling that got Trump got elected because voters believe 'world isn't fair'
PM meets with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg; says told him to fix public perception that Facebook not paying enough tax; Key says feeling that got Trump got elected because voters believe 'world isn't fair'
21st Nov 16, 11:14am
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21st Nov 16, 11:02am
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John Key and Bill English say pre-election tax cut option still open despite Kaikoura rebuild costs; Key sees NZ$8-9 bln surpluses by 2019/20 so Kaikoura rebuild costs of NZ$2 bln 'not material'; HYEFU may be delayed
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John Key and Bill English say pre-election tax cut option still open despite Kaikoura rebuild costs; Key sees NZ$8-9 bln surpluses by 2019/20 so Kaikoura rebuild costs of NZ$2 bln 'not material'; HYEFU may be delayed
21st Nov 16, 11:02am
20th Nov 16, 5:02am
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Long term bond yields have risen sharply since Donald Trump's election, which is pushing up mortgage rates and the Government's borrowing costs just as it may have to start borrowing again and just as housing markets are cooling
Long term bond yields have risen sharply since Donald Trump's election, which is pushing up mortgage rates and the Government's borrowing costs just as it may have to start borrowing again and just as housing markets are cooling
20th Nov 16, 5:02am
17th Nov 16, 6:33pm
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Data on non-resident purchases shows 3% of property buyers non-residents for tax purposes, but no way of knowing how many of the other 97% are foreign students or temporary workers; new survey detail due in May
Data on non-resident purchases shows 3% of property buyers non-residents for tax purposes, but no way of knowing how many of the other 97% are foreign students or temporary workers; new survey detail due in May
17th Nov 16, 6:33pm
17th Nov 16, 1:49pm
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Steven Joyce and Anne Tolley announce NZ$7.5 mln package of support for Kaikoura businesses with less than 20 workers; NZ$500/week per worker for eight weeks, but may be extended; to cost NZ$7.5 mln
Steven Joyce and Anne Tolley announce NZ$7.5 mln package of support for Kaikoura businesses with less than 20 workers; NZ$500/week per worker for eight weeks, but may be extended; to cost NZ$7.5 mln
17th Nov 16, 1:49pm
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17th Nov 16, 10:23am
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Insurers put embargo on transferring home insurance from vendors to buyers from Rakaia to Masterton; Wellington deals frozen as mortgages impossible without insurance, say agents; Boom stopped dead in its tracks
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Insurers put embargo on transferring home insurance from vendors to buyers from Rakaia to Masterton; Wellington deals frozen as mortgages impossible without insurance, say agents; Boom stopped dead in its tracks
17th Nov 16, 10:23am
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15th Nov 16, 4:05pm
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Finance Minister says Government has strong enough balance sheet to borrow billions of dollars needed to rebuild infrastructure around Kaikoura; says "funding is not an issue", although some other projects could be delayed
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Finance Minister says Government has strong enough balance sheet to borrow billions of dollars needed to rebuild infrastructure around Kaikoura; says "funding is not an issue", although some other projects could be delayed
15th Nov 16, 4:05pm
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15th Nov 16, 1:06pm
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Key says main road and rail route from Picton to Christchurch may need realignment or re-routing in long term at huge cost; English highlights damage to main transport links and says Govt finances can handle repair costs
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Key says main road and rail route from Picton to Christchurch may need realignment or re-routing in long term at huge cost; English highlights damage to main transport links and says Govt finances can handle repair costs
15th Nov 16, 1:06pm
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14th Nov 16, 6:31am
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7.5 earthquake near Hanmer at 12.02 am damages Kaikoura; felt strongly in Wellington; reports of damage in Wellington buildings; Tsunami warning downgraded
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7.5 earthquake near Hanmer at 12.02 am damages Kaikoura; felt strongly in Wellington; reports of damage in Wellington buildings; Tsunami warning downgraded
14th Nov 16, 6:31am
13th Nov 16, 5:02am
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President Donald Trump could destabilise China's economy, unleash a new European financial crisis and push up global interest rates in a way that slows New Zealand's economy and makes mortgages more expensive
President Donald Trump could destabilise China's economy, unleash a new European financial crisis and push up global interest rates in a way that slows New Zealand's economy and makes mortgages more expensive
13th Nov 16, 5:02am
10th Nov 16, 7:43pm
RBNZ Governor says economy already growing strongly enough to create necessary inflation; no need for extra help from Government with fiscal stimulus; Wheeler says open to NZ$ intervention
RBNZ Governor says economy already growing strongly enough to create necessary inflation; no need for extra help from Government with fiscal stimulus; Wheeler says open to NZ$ intervention
10th Nov 16, 7:43pm
10th Nov 16, 1:10pm
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RBNZ Governor says still in talks about including Debt to Income multiple limit in tool kit, but wouldn't use it right now because housing market has moderated; says English posing many questions on DTI
RBNZ Governor says still in talks about including Debt to Income multiple limit in tool kit, but wouldn't use it right now because housing market has moderated; says English posing many questions on DTI
10th Nov 16, 1:10pm
10th Nov 16, 9:13am
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RBNZ cuts OCR by 25 bps to record low 1.75%; forecasts OCR to be flat from here; but says may have to adjust policy again given international uncertainties
RBNZ cuts OCR by 25 bps to record low 1.75%; forecasts OCR to be flat from here; but says may have to adjust policy again given international uncertainties
10th Nov 16, 9:13am
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8th Nov 16, 4:02pm
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New Statistics NZ research shows household livings costs rose twice as fast for beneficiaries and poor than for the rich and faster than CPI; lower interest costs help homeowners; high rents hurt poor
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New Statistics NZ research shows household livings costs rose twice as fast for beneficiaries and poor than for the rich and faster than CPI; lower interest costs help homeowners; high rents hurt poor
8th Nov 16, 4:02pm
7th Nov 16, 6:53pm
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Paula Bennett and John Key announce $303.6 mln package of spending on emergency housing, including buying and leasing motels and building pre-fab homes; also $100 mln loan for Housing NZ; but deny crisis
Paula Bennett and John Key announce $303.6 mln package of spending on emergency housing, including buying and leasing motels and building pre-fab homes; also $100 mln loan for Housing NZ; but deny crisis
7th Nov 16, 6:53pm
6th Nov 16, 5:02am
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This week's jobs figures look fantastic, but they disguise flat real GDP per hour worked and an essentially stagnant economy where renters, the young and the unemployed have missed out
This week's jobs figures look fantastic, but they disguise flat real GDP per hour worked and an essentially stagnant economy where renters, the young and the unemployed have missed out
6th Nov 16, 5:02am
4th Nov 16, 10:05am
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Treasury reports OBEGAL Budget surplus of $222 mln for 3 mths to Sept 30, which is $725 mln more than forecast in May Budget; Revenues $523 mln higher than forecast on stronger economic growth
Treasury reports OBEGAL Budget surplus of $222 mln for 3 mths to Sept 30, which is $725 mln more than forecast in May Budget; Revenues $523 mln higher than forecast on stronger economic growth
4th Nov 16, 10:05am
2nd Nov 16, 7:12pm
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Finance Minister cautious about Reserve Bank hopes for Debt to Income multiple limits; say looking closely at unintended consequences; Key says Auckland housing market stabilising; points Mt Roskill voters to low interest rates
Finance Minister cautious about Reserve Bank hopes for Debt to Income multiple limits; say looking closely at unintended consequences; Key says Auckland housing market stabilising; points Mt Roskill voters to low interest rates
2nd Nov 16, 7:12pm
2nd Nov 16, 5:17pm
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Justifying delay of new bill, Justice Minister warns extending Anti-Money Laundering regime to real estate agents, accountants and lawyers could cost home owners NZ$1.6 bln over 10 yrs; Labour accuses Govt of going soft on policing dirty money from China
Justifying delay of new bill, Justice Minister warns extending Anti-Money Laundering regime to real estate agents, accountants and lawyers could cost home owners NZ$1.6 bln over 10 yrs; Labour accuses Govt of going soft on policing dirty money from China
2nd Nov 16, 5:17pm

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