Podcast: Two Cents' Worth

The rule of 8s and Trade Me’s big buyer

Welcome to Newsroom's business podcast, where this week we look at how New Zealand has had a recession every year ending with 8 for the last 50 years, and has had crises for all but one of the previous '8' years since World War One.

We also look at the Apax Partners' bid for Trade Me and a big decision expected by officials this week on whether Huawei can participate in the 5G rollout.

Two Cents' Worth has been launched by Newsroom in a co-production with RNZ. It is the country's first weekly business podcast and will be broadcast just after the midday news on Sundays on RNZ National, will be available on both RNZ and Newsroom's websites - and we plan to make it available on iTunes from later today.

Each week we will examine one issue in depth and then convene a panel discussion.

Two Cents' Worth - the business week and the business outlook. Previous episodes are below.

Episode 1: Sunday November 4. The rise of double cab utes, the TAB's big profit and a threat to small electricity retailers.

Episode 2: Sunday November 11. Why your first job is crucial, why interest rates are so low and why wholesale power prices are so high

Episode 3: Sunday November 18. Inside a zombie town as its mill faces a closure decision, how a New Zealand company won big in Singles day and the future of Vector after the departure of chairman Michael Stiassny.

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