JP Morgan senior economist Ben Jarman says a large increase in minimum wage levels will reduce employment levels.

Inflation's slippery slope


Government-mandated minimum wage rises have emerged as the biggest threat to economic and employment growth.

Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says the recommendations from the group will be considered by the cabinet.

Pay equity claims should be made easier

Mon 5 Mar 1

Pay equity will not solve gender gap.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson says government debt set to fall below 20% of GDP.

Government’s surplus continues to track ahead of forecast

Tue 13 Feb 1

Net government debt keeps tracking downward.

Westpac's Michael Gordon expects to see healthy workforce stats next week.

Economists forecast tightening labour market

Mon 5 Feb

Labour stats should continue workforce trend.

Trade Minister David Parker says the CPTPP safeguards the government’s right to deliver public services. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Coalition shows the colour of its money

Thu 1 Feb 4

Opinion: Bigger challenges ahead beyond 100-day grab-bag.

National leader Bill English says Labour's plan "appears to be a nostalgic belief in trees, trains and trade unions." (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

National to fight employment law reform

Wed 31 Jan 17

Bill English criticises government's muddled economic thinking.


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