Economy

'Is this a bubble?' - Winston Peters glowers at officials

House prices: 'bubble' or not, the risks are still high

Fri 14 Nov 14 5

With household debt worth New Zealand's annual GDP, there is no room to relax.

RBNZ Deputy Governor Grant Spencer and governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

RBNZ: LVR rules to stay for now; banks warned to cool it

Wed 12 Nov 14 4

The LVR rules are still a "temporary measure." Removing them now would send the wrong signal, Graeme Wheeler says.

California-based Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos

How Bitcoin gave the world's biggest economy its own currency

Wed 12 Nov 14 1

It might not be the most stable currency but it represents the new world of the internet's very own economy and that's important.

Graeme Wheeler (TV3)

RBNZ to signal end of LVR rules

Mon 10 Nov 14 3

Restrictions on low deposit, high mortgage lending to end as the RBNZ ponders a less inflationary world.

Finance Minister Bill English

GST drop offset by surge in company tax

Fri 7 Nov 14

While there is a slightly deterioration in the deficit, the expected shortfall in tax revenue  hasn't happened.

'A very unusual set of circumstances' - Bill English

Govt surplus under pressure as low inflation hits tax take

Thu 6 Nov 14 1

Low consumer spending, low inflation and low interest rates will all hit the government books. 

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