NZ Institute of Economic Research chief economist Christina Leung says the outlook for business investment is on the up from next year

GDP data will provide economic backdrop to polling day

Mon 18 Sep

There are pre-election business nerves but they will probably affect next quarter's GDP figures, not the data being released t week. 

NZIER principal economist Peter Wilson says 18 other OECD countries have some sort of independent budget agency that assesses political parties' spending plans

‘Fiscal hole’ stoush shows need for independent policy-costing body

Wed 6 Sep 9

A former Australian Treasury official says the confusing accusations about ‘above and below the line’ would have put many voters off.

Finance Minister Steven Joyce is facing backlash for his criticisms of Labour's fiscal plan

Joyce rejects economists' criticism of his claims over Labour's fiscal plan

Tue 5 Sep 31

Joyce is still poking a stick at Labour's fiscal plan despite economists saying he's got it wrong.

NZIER chief economist Christina Leung notes the election is causing "some temporary softness in business investment"

Economic hits and myths for Election 2017

Mon 4 Sep 4

There are some palpable economic hits from New Zealand's non-rock star economy – but myths abound.

CMC Markets trader Sheldon Slabbert expects to see the kiwi dollar under pressure in the weeks leading up to the election, and “any advances capped”

Kiwi dollar picked to drop further if Labour elected

Fri 1 Sep 16

Expect the New Zealand currency to remain under pressure until the election season is over, analyst says.

ExportNZ executive director Catherine Beard says New Zealand has a long history of bi-partisan support

ExportNZ sounds warning over Labour, Greens, NZ First coalition government

Fri 7 Jul 1

Also, a new report reveals tradable sector, directly and indirectly, accounts for $85 billion (43%) of New Zealand’s real GDP.


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