Productivity growth still missing in action
Former Reserve Bank economist Michael Reddell looks through the latest GDP figures and finds another worsening of our productivity deficit with Australia.
Immigration: there has to be a better way
Economists Peter Wilson and Julie Fry look at the benefits of a wellbeing-driven immigration policy for New Zealand.
Do rentals make sense for boomers?
Hobson Wealth Partners’ Brad Gordon asks if rental property portfolios are worth the hassle for Kiwis at retirement age.
English just lit the fuse for another housing boom
Bernard Hickey explains how Bill English just lit the fuse for another Auckland house price boom if National is re-elected in its current form and the RBNZ loses its nerve.
One Belt One Road the way forward for NZ
CEO of Bank of China’s NZ operation David Wang talks up the prospect of funding infrastructure here as part of the ‘One Belt One Road’ investment spree.
ANZ chief: hold executives to account
ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott says banks need to make examples of their senior staff when they fail to perform to the highest standards.
A complex economy requires brave solutions
Politicians need to find the courage to lay out solutions that may challenge what Kiwis think about their economy.
NZ must prepare for increase of disabled poor
We need to plan for a projected rise in demand for healthy rental housing as our disabled population grows, says Victoria University’s Dr Adele Leah.