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Infometrics economist and chief forecaster Gareth Kiernan

Politics represent biggest risks to NZ economy

Fri 17 Feb

Risks abound for the New Zealand economy but they are mostly offshore and geopolitical in nature.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler

Reserve Bank paints picture of global stagflation under Trump's policies

Fri 10 Feb 1

President Trump’s policies mean global stagflation, assuming he follows through on his promises.

Risk Trump protectionism could spread – economist

Tue 7 Feb 2

Exporters likely to face more difficult trading conditions

NZ Pork re-brands swine flu to save $1 billion industry

Fri 1 May 5

It’s not swine flu; it’s ‘North American Influenza’ says the New Zealand Pork Industry Board as it sets out to defend its pigs against viruses and negative publicity alike.

The pork industry is worth an estimated $1 billion to the New Zealand economy and its leaders are worried that media-fed misinformation about influenza A (H1N1) could prove as deadly to the industry as the virus itself.

To quell any possible consumer backlash arising from flu fear NZ Pork has issued a statement extolling the safety of New Zealand-raised pork.

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