Rod Oram: Let’s build a first class economy
Rod Oram argues there’s never been a better time to build a high productivity economy, but there’s the risk good times will allow for complacency.
‘Surely we can do better than 4.7 percent’
The Government wants a lower target for unemployment.
Reserve Bank warns of higher borrowing costs
As the Reserve Bank held the Official Cash Rate at 1.75 percent, Acting Governor Grant Spencer warns of higher interest rates.
Why the Waitangi Day wipeout is no new GFC
The US stock market slumps 4.6 percent on fears of rising inflation and interest rates, but few see it as the start of a new Global Financial Crisis. Bernard Hickey reports.
What 2019’s ‘Wellbeing Budget’ might look like
The new Government wants NZ to become a world leader in targeting ‘wellbeing’ with its Budgets. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The future of free trade agreements
NZ must continue to seek to increase access to protected pastoral markets, but international trade deals come at a cost, writes Brian Easton.
Sun shining on Robertson’s books
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is encouraged by the state of the economy and the Government’s books despite lower business confidence, Bernard Hickey reports.
Len Bayliss’ courageous voice
BNZ’s former chief economist, Len Bayliss, has passed away. Michael Reddell recounts Bayliss’ key role in the debates about economic liberalisation.