Economy

Craigs Investment Partners private wealth research head Mark Lister

US data out this week may bring NZ exporters some cheer

Mon 30 May

If the Federal Reserve goes ahead and raises interest rates, that's likely to be good news for New Zealand exporters. With special feature audio.

Westpac economist David Norman

Economists praise the Bay of Plenty – but why is the region so hot?

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 27 May

The Bay just keeps giving and giving, but there's a plenty to work on.

Associate Finance Minister Paula Bennett (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Political week: Political groundwork rather than 'whizz bangs' the hallmark of Budget 2016

Fri 27 May

Economic and fiscal management is not a branch of the entertainment industry. With special feature audio.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Budget 2016: Itches scratched but saving the calamine lotion for election year

Thu 26 May

Few political itches went unscratched in Bill English’s eighth budget. With special feature audio.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Budget 2016 focus on reducing debt: health, IRD and science big winners

Thu 26 May

The government's budget focuses on debt reduction and economic growth. Health, Inland Revenue and science are the big winners. With special feature audio.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: @felixmarwick)

Budget 2016: Great Expectations

Thu 26 May

Instead of hosing down expectations, Mr Key threw a keg of kero on to them when he suddenly started talking of early debt repayment, more spending, and tax relief.

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