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Paul Goldsmith - Cabinet's ultra dry

Despite strong advice from Treasury and the Commerce Commission,  the Government is cautious about regulating the fees that banks charge merchants to process credit cards. Commerce Minister Paul Goldsmith …
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It looks like another backdown

The Prime Minister yesterday seemed to foreshadow a pulling back by the Electricity Authority from its controversial new charging proposals for the transmission network. This is yet another move to remove a…
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Surprise! Treasury agrees with NZ First

New Zealand First has found a surprising ally in Treasury in its campaign against bank credit card fees. The party's Commerce Spokesperson, Fletcher Taubuteau, has been campaigning against the size of the f…
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Auckland v NZ over power charges

The Electricity Authority will find itself in court today facing a legal challenge over its radical shakeup of the way transmission charges are levied on supply companies. It’s a challenge which will pit …
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