:  Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer

An end to inflation?

In what was billed as a  major speech yesterday, the Governor of the Reserve bank, Grant Spencer, appeared to begin engaging with the new Government which wants to change the Bank’s mandate. The speech i…
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:  Regional Development Minister Shane Jones on

Jones hints at debt challenges

There was a hint yesterday of just how tight the Government’s capital budget is and how there will be pressure to extend its borrowing targets out at the same time as innovative ways are found to fund capi…
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:  Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage and Environment Minister David Parker at yesterday's announcement

NZ First embraces foreign investment

In a surprising political move, NZ First has embraced overseas investment in the forestry industry to boost its Provincial Growth Fund. NZ First’s Regional Development Minister, Shane Jones, has agreed to…
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:  Finance Minister Grant Robertson with Revenue Minister Stuart Nash announcing Sir Michael Cullen's appointment to head the Tax Working Group

The tax plan to change capitalism

Grant Robertson's Tax Working Group, unveiled yesterday, may have a prosaic sounding name, but its ultimate goal will be to rewrite what Labour stands for. And to achieve its aim to make the tax system, fai…
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