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Robertson will need more migrants

Even Grant Robertson doesn’t sound like he believes he can pull off his $8 billion infrastructure boost without maintaining high levels of immigration. He certainly...

Can shifting Auckland’s port save NZ First?

The decision yesterday by the Cabinet to confirm that Auckland’s port would have to go was as much about politics as economics. Prime Minister Jacinda...

Beehive relieved at Reserve Bank pull back

The Reserve Bank pulled back from the brink of a full-on confrontation with the trading banks yesterday and moderated the requirements for them to...

Port row gets messy

Former Prime Minister John Key has perplexed his former National Party colleagues and antagonised Auckland business lobbyists with his surprise support to...

Parker’s big rewrite of the overseas investment rules

Associate Finance Minister David Parker has stopped the overseas investment regulatory loophole that Green Minister Eugenie Sage used to block the expansion...

Britain could shut NZ exports out

New Zealand diplomats have told the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva they fear Brexit could see New Zealand shut out of the British market for some key agricultural exports.

Well, we got that wrong!

Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr is becoming predictably unpredictable. Yesterday he and the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee followed up...

Making life difficult for Robertson

The Reserve Bank looks likely to make life more difficult for Finance Minister Grant Robertson today.

India says no but China says yes to NZ free trade deals

India early this morning  (NZ time) decided not to join the other 15 members of the Regional  Comprehensive Economic Partnership. 

Robertson and Ardern get good news on the economy

The New Zealand economy has just got a big tick from an international survey of competitiveness.

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...

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