Jason Walls

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24 Apr 18, 5:17pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's yet to receive any news from the US on whether NZ will receive an exemption on steel and aluminium tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump
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23 Apr 18, 2:50pm
The country's biggest bank is suggesting New Zealand’s 'urgent' need for infrastructure outweighs the Government’s 'arbitrary [debt] target'
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23 Apr 18, 12:55pm
Although wage inflation is expected to bounce, the Government’s progressive increases to the minimum wage is not forecast to have a major impact on CPI, Westpac says
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22 Apr 18, 12:11pm
New RBNZ Governor says NZ has a 'very unusual tax situation and it reflects back into the banking sector' when asked about a Capital Gains Tax, sees no need for an NZ Royal Commission on banking
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21 Apr 18, 10:05am
Despite National’s attempts to paint the three-headed Government as uneasy bedfellows, the Labour, Greens & NZ First alliance has held up rather well… so far
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19 Apr 18, 4:52pm
The Finance Minister won’t budge on changing the Government’s debt target, despite criticism its budget responsibility rules are a ‘fiscal straightjacket’
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19 Apr 18, 4:00pm
The IMF and a banking expert say the Reserve Bank’s light-handed approach to bank regulation needs work but the answer is not creating a separate regulatory body to take this over
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19 Apr 18, 3:01pm
A tax expert is praising the Government’s move to introduce a 12.5% R&D tax credit, saying it’s a deliberate step to incentivising innovation
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19 Apr 18, 11:02am
CPI falls to the bottom of the Reserve Bank’s inflation target, as the Government’s fees-free education policy drags on overall price gains over the quarter
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19 Apr 18, 8:55am
From April 1 next year, a 12.5% tax credit on eligible expenditure will be available to business doing R&D in New Zealand; a business will be able to claim a tax credit for up to $120 million of R&D expenditure each year
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17 Apr 18, 3:40pm
The IMF doesn't think the Government’s policy to ban foreigners from buying Kiwi homes will have much of an impact on house prices; but officials do think DTIs should be added to the RBNZ’s toolkit
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17 Apr 18, 11:28am
Recently released documents show why officials had "serious concerns" about the state of HNA, as they blocked the $660 million sale of UDC to the Chinese global conglomerate
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16 Apr 18, 4:01pm
The market consensus is for CPI inflation to fall to 1.1% year-on-year when the data is released on Thursday but most bank economists say that figure is higher than they are expecting
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16 Apr 18, 1:24pm
The Minister of Transport Phil Twyford says there is a “great deal of interest” from private capital providers when it comes to investing in New Zealand’s transport infrastructure – he is welcoming their interest
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15 Apr 18, 8:07am
The Government’s commitment to reducing net debt to 20% of GDP by 2021/22 has again come under fire this week – is the issue that it’s debt target is a bit too specific?
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13 Apr 18, 11:54am
Donald Trump has told US officials to investigate how the US could get back in the CPTPP trade deal but one expert says opting back in now would be 'extremely difficult'
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12 Apr 18, 4:32pm
The Minister of Workplace Relations Iain Lees-Galloway is not taking much notice of a Westpac report which shows the Government’s minimum wage increase will add 0.2% to the unemployment rate
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12 Apr 18, 12:30pm
PM Ardern says government giving oil and gas sector years of notice on move away from fossil fuels to avoid harsh Rogernomics-type impact on economy
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12 Apr 18, 7:41am
One of the world’s biggest credit rating agencies says as Government debt is already so low, increasing it by a few percentage points would be unlikely to impact NZ's overall credit rating
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11 Apr 18, 1:29pm
Hospitality NZ is telling MPs to take a closer look at proposed legislation that would see a significant carve out of the 90-day trial period, cautioning them it will have a ‘significant’ impact on the tourism sector
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