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Jones gets a little help from his friends

Rarely have transport studies have been greeted with as much cynicism as the prosaically named Upper North Island Supply Chain Study which was released yesterday.

The dangers of big bank bonuses

An American banking has told the RBNZ that how bank executives are paid may play a much bigger role in defining bank stability.

Surprising factor causing business confidence fall

Auckland traffic congestion now trumps any other issue as a driver of the lack of business confidence in the city.

Less a policy more a pamphlet

National’s economic policy discussion published yesterday was not a big-thinking ideas programme for macro-economic reform. Finance spokesperson, Paul Goldsmith, has repackaged a long list of...

Twyford gets knocked back

Treasury yesterday released all the records of discussions between Minister and Treasury officials and Finance Minister, Grant Robertson leading up to this year’s Budget. What...

Why the PM was right and why Treasury has been wrong

Both the Prime Minister’s office and Treasury have now provided an explanation to the apparent confusion created by the Prime Minister’s response to questions...

Did the PM say too much

The Government came under more pressure last night from Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr to up its spending and particularly its debt targets. But the...

Getting the shovels out

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones is ready to step up infrastructure building in the light of the Reserve Bank's dramatic drop of the Official Cash...

Reserve Bank prepares for negative interest rates

The Reserve Bank and Treasury have begun contingency planning to introduce negative interest rates or large scale quantitative easing. The moves will be used if...

The Reserve Bank and the Finance Minister

Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr yesterday defined the vision he has for the Bank as it confronts a new governance structure. In a speech to...