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Holiday Review 11

Read the shortlists then vote in our polls.

Mixed bag for economy as fewer emigrate, manufacturing resurges

Fri 18 Dec

If demographics is destiny, the direction of the New Zealand economy is taking on a different tilt in the future.

 

Political & Economic week that was: Government ramping up capital investment

Fri 18 Dec

Rob Hosking breaks down the political and economic week that was on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Tinaz Karbhari)

Flat wages, inflation lean on state books with slimmer tax take

Tue 15 Dec 4

The Treasury expects the Crown's operating balance before gains and losses (obegal) will slip back into deficit in the 2016 financial year.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Growth down, borrowing up, as government lays groundwork for 2016 budget

Tue 15 Dec

Government to dip into deficit for this year – although English says the Treasury is too pessimistic. With special feature audio.

Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf

Tax cut allowance intact for 2017, Super Fund top-ups pushed out 2 years

Tue 15 Dec 1

However, the 2016 Budget Policy Statement shows the government still intends to make $2.5 billion available in its 2017 election budget.

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