Investing to fight climate change
In a political win for the Green Party, the Government has launched its $100 million green investment fund.
Will the fuel probe find profiteering?
Are fuel companies profiteering? It’s not that obvious and the solutions aren’t simple, as Bernard Hickey explains.
Podcast: Two Cents’ Worth
Why Kiwis want - but don’t buy - cheap petrol, NZ’s Huawei ban and RBNZ lending changes.
Govt spends more than expected
The New Zealand government spent more than expected in the first four months of the financial year and posted a small deficit in the period.
October trade deficit wider than expected
Imports topped $6 billion for the first time in October, boosted by record Chinese trade.
Bernard’s ‘8 Things’ morning briefing
In the political economy and in business this morning, we highlight the growing focus on New Zealand’s relationship with China, the upcoming decision on Huawei’s involvement in the 5G rollout, hopes for a $1b gas-to-hydrogen project in Taranaki, flat retail sales volumes in the September quarter and more signs the global economy is slowing going into 2019.
Between making money and doing good
Startups can struggle with social enterprise. But there is help available.
Reserve Bank likely to highlight global uncertainty
RBNZ will deliver its latest Financial Stability Report in the middle of a momentous week for the global economy.
A global economy where no one is left behind
Jacinda Ardern uses the week to champion inclusive trade on the world stage, which means lifting those at the bottom.