A war of words has erupted between National and the Government over the falling value of the Kiwi dollar, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Reserve Bank issued a dramatic monetary policy statement on Thursday, signalling it had accepted the economy had slowed, but some banks don’t believe the bluster, Thomas Coughlan reports
Amy Adams has responded to NZIER’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) calling Finance Minister Grant Robertson “contemptuous” of anyone who criticises the economy.
* *Grant Robertson has blamed weak business confidence on political prejudice. Thomas Coughlan reports.
As New Zealand’s GDP growth slows, Grant Robertson and Amy Adams clash on whether this is sign of "transition" or a symptom of decline
Tempers flared in Wellington on Wednesday as Grant Robertson fronted up to a select committee to defend his first Budget, but the dispute yet again highlighted the political positioning of both parties over debt.
A slowdown in China would cost $157 billion and cause the Government’s debt-to-GDP ratio to rise to 33 percent, but ratings agencies are unworried, Thomas Coughlan reports.
National is ignoring the looming threat of rising superannuation costs and a changing climate. Thomas Coughlan argues its new leaders should look to the party’s history for solutions.
Michael Cullen's Tax Working Group has warned of unsustainable deficits without tax reform. He says an ageing population and the gig economy will blow out pension and health costs and cut tax revenues. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Government's Tax Working Group is gearing up to take submissions on how to improve the structure and fairness of the tax system, and today it releases a backgrounder on the challenges facing the current system. Thomas Coughlan looks at what it might contain.