In today's email we looked at how the new Government might deal with the issue of the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms within the TPP.
In today's email we looked at the shake up that is on the way for Auckland's transport infrastructure plans, and we dug into the accuracy of the claim that Australia's foreign buyers ban and capital gains tax did not work to slow house price inflation in its major cities.
New Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford tells Bernard Hickey the Government has big plans to change the way Auckland's multi-billion dollar light rail projects will be paid for -- by motorists and property developers.
In today's email, the predicted special purpose vehicles finally arrive.
In today's email we detail the developments in infrastructure funding.
In today's email we look into one way Phil Goff might plug the gap in Auckland Council's transport funding, and we report from Bill English's visit to Japan.
I attended Steven Joyce's first major speech as Finance Minister in Auckland yesterday, and his focus was very much on Auckland (as so much of the political economy is these days.)
New Zealand's politicians and voters will all be focused on Labour's expected win in the Mt Roskill by-election on the weekend, but overseas the attention is on Italy's referendum this weekend and new signs China is struggling to cope with a capital exodus as US interest rates and the US dollar rise sharply.
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.
As the debate around the housing market and the potential need for a Debt to Income (DTI) multiple restriction burbles along in Wellington, the CEO of the bank with the biggest exposure to the housing market has weighed in with a few warnings to new rental property investors and the Reserve Bank.