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New Finance Minister Grant Robertson faces a tough time convincing existing Reserve Bank staff that they can run the economy hotter to get unemployment below four percent, at least for now.
Yet again, inflation is failing to fire this year and interest rates are staying lower for longer. Bernard Hickey looks at why prices, wages and interest rates just won't, or can't, get up off the floor.
Inflation was surprisingly weak in the June quarter, which means financial markets and economists now see the Reserve Bank as more likely to keep the Official Cash Rate on hold for longer.
In today's email we ask why inflation remains stubbornly low, and we discuss the busy weekend had by New Zealand First and The Greens.
In today's email we check out ANZ's monthly business confidence survey, Labour's plan for labour, the revelations about instant kiwi Peter Thiel - and more.
In today's email we detail how Labour wants to slash inward migration - but the hospitality industry says it is already feeling the pain from the governments 'tweaks'.
In today's email, we detail how Newsroom's scoop has shocked the egg and supermarket industries, look at a loophole for DNA testing for criminals, look at Bill English's new targets, pick a number of the day and point to one of the implications of the housing crisis.
Anyone with a political or economic bone in their body will of course be watching the US election results today, so here's my two cents worth.
The Reserve Bank quietly released its M10 measure of housing values as at June 30 yesterday, which is sourced from PropertyIQ and Statistics New Zealand . It showed the value of New Zealand's housing stock rose NZ$54.5 billion in the 90 days of the June quarter to NZ$959.85 billion.