Economic policy

The Key resignation: why Bill English won't change superannuation settings

Tue 6 Dec 16

Bill English is no more likely to change superannuation than John Key was — to the exasperation of the Retirement Commissioner.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: @felixmarwick)

Budget 2016: The debt picture softens

Wed 25 May 4

“Rising real interest rates are the true nightmare in a highly leveraged world,” Professor Niall Ferguson says. With special feature audio.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Rob Hosking)

English drops heavy hint to Reserve Bank

Wed 24 Feb 9

Finance Minister Bill English has delivered the clearest hint yet he thinks the Reserve Bank should drop interest rates. With special feature audio.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Treasury to sound downbeat economic note this week

Mon 14 Dec

The Treasury won't be offering a huge dollop of Christmas cheer this week.

John Key, Steven Joyce, Bill English head toward the debating chamber. Right rear: Treasury head Gabriel Makhlouf (@kimbakerwilson)

BUDGET 2014: Govt sees faster growth as strong terms of trade, more jobs drive consumer spending

Thu 15 May

$372m surplus forecast for 2014/15 | $1 billion in new spending focussed on parent/family initiatives | Big ACC levy cuts UPDATED


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