The basics of the OCR
An explainer with Newsroom’s Bernard Hickey for those who haven’t quite got their head around the OCR, and what the latest big cut means.
Why Orr prefers negative interest rates to QE
The Reserve Bank is more actively thinking about what it should do if the official cash rate gets to zero percent. What are its options?
A mounting fiscal stimulus problem
Central bankers around the world need their Governments to abandon austerity to both stimulate and re-engineer their economies to massively improve productivity, housing affordability and climate emissions. Bernard Hickey explains a global and local problem.
Overseas firm forced to sell historic hotel
Inside the latest twist of the regulator’s crackdown on foreign property investors.
Ardern urged to relax spending constraints
Is it time for the Government to step in ahead of a predicted economic slowdown?
NZX opens down 1.3%
The New Zealand share market has opened down 1.3 percent in the wake of Wall Street’s worst day of the year.
Investors not optimistic
Record sharemarket prices and the end of a possible capital gains tax on investments and houses have failed to fire up investors.
Vodafone boss changes the vibe
Vodafone announced plans to roll out the country’s first 5G network yesterday. The new technology was the focus, but as Mark Jennings writes, chief executive Jason Paris was effectively relaunching the company.
Vodafone jumps Spark on 5G
Vodafone New Zealand’s new owners have been quick to signal their intent, jumping ahead of Spark with a 5G launch date. The competition is in for a tougher time, writes Mark Jennings.