Angela Merkel held off a challenge from Martin Schulz with his message of greater equality

Past should be guide to post-election future

Fri 22 Sep

Editor's Insight: Macro-policies will mean a significant change in the commercial environment.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking a fourth term

Merkel’s MMP dilemma pits likely win against resurgent populism

Thu 21 Sep

Editor's Insight: An anti-immigrant and Islamophobic party is bound to enter the German national parliament for the first time. 

Henley & Partners chairman Christian Kälin says our nationality plays an important role in establishing a highly arbitrary ceiling for our opportunities and aspirations

Kiwi nationality worth less than you think in a world ranking

Wed 20 Sep 2

Editor's Insight: At 32nd out of 159 nationalities, New Zealanders rank below Croatians in a new global comparison.

Seabees clear a road on the US Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma

Hurricanes blow away climate change backers

Tue 19 Sep 7

Editor's Insight: Man-made carbon emissions have no detectable impact on Atlantic hurricane or global tropical cyclone activity.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has already ruled out higher taxes on incomes (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

There's no confusion about Labour's future tax policies

Fri 8 Sep 7

Editor's Insight: Most of the ideas for tax changes have come from the Left while the government has rejected other calls for reform.

Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson is effectively freezing spending for a variety of areas

Scrooge or spender? Labour's fiscal plan explained

Wed 6 Sep 3

Editor's Insight: Taxpayers' Union says Labour could be returning to the spending freeze days of Sir Roger Douglas.