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
Finance Minister Grant Robertson wants to change budget rules to allocate capital spending over several years, but has stopped short of announcing an increase in overall capital spending.
Grant Robertson tried to bridge the gap between a pessimistic business community and Labour’s unpopular industrial relations policies with his Future of Work forum, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The government's first tripartite 'Future of Work' forum, bringing together policymakers, business leaders and unionists, discussed upcoming education needs and ways to overcome the country's lacklustre productivity.
Unemployment rose slightly in the June quarter, fuelling speculation the economy is slowing and may need more stimulation to get to full employment, Thomas Coughlan reports.
Unemployment ticked slightly up in the June 2018 quarter, ending five quarters of consecutive falls and defying market expectation. Thomas Coughlan reports.
Business confidence took a dive in July, with the key measure of businesses' own prospects falling to its lowest level since May 2009, Thomas Coughlan reports.
As a chorus of voices urges the Government to drop its self-imposed debt limit, Thomas Coughlan discovers that the ratings agencies would be relaxed about higher debt.
Winston Peters has opened the door for potentially loosening the Budget Responsibility Rules, but not until after the next election. Thomas Coughlan reports.