Former PM Helen Clark would have noticed New Zealand slipping down the Human Development Index

How the world scored NZ in 2017: 25 not-so-dubious achievements

Holiday Review 5

How 25 of this year's international benchmarks rank the country's performance in business and wealth, human rights and social wellbeing.

Pimco's Joachim Fels and Andrew Balls say "This turn in the tide of global central bank policies poses significant risks to markets and economies."

Pimco calls 'peak growth' in 2018

Holiday Review

Opinion: The world's largest bond investor fears fiscal polices are being dictated by the political cycle rather than economic needs.

Israel Securities Authority chairman Shmuel Hauser wants to halt trading in cryptocurrency stocks

Israel seeks bitcoin ban, US regulators struggle with ICOs

Thu 28 Dec 5

Editor's Insight: Israel wants trading ban while US targets initial coin offerings.

Sir Peter Gluckman may have been chief science adviser, but why not advisers in other areas?

Past contains lessons for the future

Fri 22 Dec

Opinion: Why not a chief business adviser?

Chilean politician-tycoon Sebastián Piñera returns to the presidency after a four-year gap.

Chile turns right as billionaire Pinera wins presidency again

Thu 21 Dec 2

Voters hope President Sebastián Piñera can revive the ailing economy and produce the growth of his previous term from 2010-14.

Donald Trump's new national security package focuses on "energy dominance."

Trump security plan ditches climate change for energy-led economic growth

Wed 20 Dec 8

Global warming is no longer a national security concern, while China and Russia are challenging US power, influence and interests.