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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald


Kiwi up from two-month low
Sat, 28 May 2016 09:41
The New Zealand dollar gained from a two-month low as a poll showed there's still a chance Britain will vote to exit the European Union next month, creating market uncertainty that may discourage the Federal Reserve from hiking interest...

 

Editorial: Population growth is powering NZ economy
Sat, 28 May 2016 01:21
Many New Zealanders can tell the Government exactly how to fix the problems of housing affordability and much else: stop immigration. The Government clearly has no intention of doing so.In the Budget publications this week there...

 

The Economy Hub: Auckland housing as bad as Christchurch - Joyce
Fri, 27 May 2016 14:30
Auckland's housing situation is as bad as Christchurch, Minister of Economic Development and Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce says."My thoughts on this is that it's actually remarkably similar to the Christchurch situation...

 

Grant Robertson: Budget defined by what is missing
Fri, 27 May 2016 10:44
This Budget will not be defined by what is in it but by what is missing. The housing crisis - both in affordability and the flow-on to homelessness - simply has not been adequately addressed.You can bet Bill English's bottom dollar...

 

Brian Fallow: Spending caught in a squeeze
Fri, 27 May 2016 09:33
Budget 2016 represents a collision between the irresistible force of rapid population growth and the immovable object of the Government's determination to cut debt.That limits how much is left on the table for new initiatives.Population...

 

Budget 2016: Subsidy for polluters axed
Thu, 26 May 2016 15:06
A controversial subsidy in the Emissions Trading Scheme, which allows some businesses to pay one emissions unit for every two tonnes of pollution they emit, is to be scrapped.The so-called "one-for-two" subsidy was a temporary measure...

 

Alex Malley: Budget consistency is an English virtue
Thu, 26 May 2016 15:01
Bill English's eighth budget is a strong investment in New Zealand's future economic capability. Getting back in surplus and forecast future growth on the back of Government stewardship is very welcome too. The $761m new spending...

 

Budget 2016: Regional roading focus of transport budget
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:38
KiwiRail has been warned that current government handouts cannot continue - as new spending in transport bypasses Auckland and goes to regional roading.And SuperGold cardholders should have certainty in the scheme after close to...

 

Budget 2016: $17.8m for Maori land reform
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:33
Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has secured $17.8 million to get a new Maori land service up and running, and provide more assistance for property owners as part of his efforts to overhaul legislation governing Maori...

 

Budget 2016: Steven Joyce flags extra $410.5 million for science research
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:26
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced an extra $410.5 million to fund science projects over the next four years in today's budget.The new funding is expected to push up cross-government spending on science and innovation...

 

Budget 2016: Cash boosts for science research
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:22
Cash boosts for our largest funds for mission-led research have been welcomed by New Zealand's independent government body for the sciences.Amid today's Budget announcements were allocations of $113.8 million over four years for...

 

New Zealand Budget 2016: Industry's ETS subsidy axed, $25 a tonne carbon cap remains
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:21
Electricity producers, transport fuel providers and industries with high carbon emissions will lose access to the subsidy that requires them to offset only half their emissions, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett announced in the...

 

New Zealand Budget 2016: Households, migrants and tourists keep economy chugging
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:12
Population growth, tourism, construction and low interest rates will underpin a robust economic outlook for the next four years, but the Budget forecasts show little change in growth rates from those forecast in the Budget a year...

 

New Zealand Budget 2016: Bill English forecasts $700m surplus this year
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:05
• Live updates and reaction to Bill English's Budget speech • Are you a Budget winner or a Budget loser? • INTERACTIVE: Where the money is being spent • FULL BUDGET 2016 COVERAGE HERE • Join the conservation...

 

Economics of Tiwai Point smelter still going backwards - Woodward's Kidd
Wed, 25 May 2016 11:45
The economics of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter continue to slide despite last week's announcement that it will be the largest single beneficiary of proposed national grid payment reforms, says Woodward Partners energy analyst...

 

Brent Sheather: NZ shares vs the rest of the world
Wed, 25 May 2016 09:00
According to the History channel the D-Day Landings in June of 1944 owed their success, at least in part, to the allies' mis-information strategy.Consequently the German's thought the allies would land at one place and, goodness...

 

Dollar falls as Fed officials say interest rate hike still possible
Tue, 24 May 2016 08:35
The New Zealand dollar fell as traders continued to see the possibility of US interest rates rising next month after Federal Reserve officials said the June meeting was still live for a move, stoking demand for the greenback. The...

 

Budget 2016: Stephens sceptical about forecasts
Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00
Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens says he expects Treasury forecasts in this week's Budget will be overly optimistic and we won't see debt levels fall to that targeted by Finance Minister Bill English.English has indicated...

 

NZ dollar gains against the pound
Mon, 23 May 2016 08:38
The New Zealand dollar rose against the British pound after Bank of England officials suggested that the UK's economic slowdown was due to more than just the risk the country could vote to leave the European Union.The kiwi jumped...

 

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