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Bernard’s pick of the news links - Oct 29

Brian Gaynor calls for debt-funded infrastructure stimulus; Cormack says Twyford must go; Vance says Ardern must start delivering

New Zealand
Brian Gaynor (NZH-paywalled) Brian Gaynor: Time right for Govt to be bold and borrow
Key quote: 'Finance is available for a major infrastructure rebuild and a visionary Government should take advantage of this situation. However, there will be huge problems with this rebuild unless the Crown is willing to take a softer approach to contract negotiations which would enable the construction sector to be more profitable and attract highly skilled managers, engineers, tradies and other onsite workers.'

RNZ: Emails show finance minister's staff tried to keep Treasury criticism secret
Emma Dangerfield (Stuff) Tiny home owners crying out for change to 'perverse' building rules
Todd Niall (Stuff) Light rail to Auckland airport: Why do we need it and what's the hold up?
Andrea Vance (Stuff) It's time for Jacinda Ardern to stop compromising and start delivering
David Cormack (NZHerald) Why Phil Twyford must go from Cabinet
Andrea Vance (Stuff) A former spin doctor almost went blind. Now he wants to be Labour's president

Investing/Business
BD Serko soars on booking.com backing; WDT seeks capital
RNZ Businesses in Auckland CBD lost thousands over fire - Chamber

BD Port of Tauranga signals strong earnings despite Q1 freight decline
Stuff Tax fix too late to stop KiwiSavers losing another $30m, says National

BD: Deal reached after corruption probe at Scott Technology owner
NZH (Paywalled) Market ponders Fletcher Building post-fire

Overseas
Reuters Argentina's Peronists sweep back into power as Macri ousted
Vox The new Brexit deadline will be January 31
Reuters Hong Kong enters recession as media decry treatment of journalists
NYT The Point: Why booing Donald Trump doesn't mean what you think it means
NYT Aramco’s I.P.O. Will Be Less Gigantic Than Promised

Lunchtime leanbacks
Bloomberg: Unbridled enthusiasm for green bonds hasn't translated into lower yields — yet
NYT: The Advertising Industry Has a Problem: People Hate Ads
NYT: 1.5 Million Packages a Day: The Internet Brings Chaos to N.Y. Streets

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