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Finance Minister Bill English

Govt operating deficit smaller than expected on lower expenses

Fri 23 Jan 15

The operating balance before gains and losses was a deficit of $1.54 billion in the five months ended Nov. 30, smaller than the $1.66 billion forecast in the December half-year economic and fiscal update, and $2.34 billion a year earlier.

Finance Minister Bill English (Rob Hosking)

English to keep lid on public sector wages

Wed 21 Jan 15

"Wages are expected to continue to outpace inflation, but if inflation remains low the dollar value of future wage increases may be smaller than previously expected"

Finance Minister Bill English (Rob Hosking)

Growth up: investment and per capita incomes up even more

Thu 18 Dec 14

GDP surprises galore in latest economic figures

UBS New Zealand senior economist Robin Clements

UPDATED: Economy grows 1% in third quarter as primary sector keeps momentum going

Thu 18 Dec 14

UPDATEDGDP expanded 1% to a seasonally adjusted $53.87B in the three months ended Sept 30.

Finance Minister Bill English (Rob Hosking)

Sept quarter current account deficit near six-year high

Wed 17 Dec 14

On an annual basis, the current account deficit weighed in at $6.1B, or 2.6% of GDP.

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