What’s in store for NZ’s exports?
Victoria University’s Eldrede Kahiya looks at the impacts the new government could have on NZ’s exports, which have been flatlining for years
Labour’s first act is to ban foreign buyers
The new Labour-led Government’s first act is to plan an urgent ban on foreign buyers of existing homes.
Market fixes climate change. Yeah right....
An inquiry investigating how NZ tackles climate change begins considering submissions. Teuila Fuatai challenges Contact Energy on its position at the table.
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.
Rod Oram: Fact-checking English on income
Rod Oram fact-checks Bill English’s claims that incomes have risen twice as fast as prices and exports have diversified and finds English is mostly wrong.
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.
Reserve Bank does U-turn on Kiwibank bonds
The Reserve Bank will recognise two bonds issued by state-owned Kiwibank as regulatory capital under the Capital Adequacy Framework, having previously rejected them.
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.