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  1. Frydenberg and Robertson need a change of bowling style

    When the fast bowlers of monetary policy can’t dislodge economic doldrums, it’s time to draft in some fiscal policy flippers...

  2. No need to panic about NZ government debt

    Debt is a means to an end, and softening the hard line on NZ’s government debt level is a sensible move...

  3. Is there any scope for multifactor productivity growth?

    Productivity has stagnated in Australia and New Zealand, but does that mean we have reached the limit of working smarter?...

  4. 3½ reasons why inflation is stubbornly low

    Are central bankers really to blame for unusually low inflation? Growth could stay sluggish, despite their monetary policies...

  5. Examining New Zealand's Budget 2017

    A detailed look at the key components of New Zealand’s Budget 2017, handed down by Finance Minister Steven Joyce on 25 May 2017...

  6. Registered charities in New Zealand making progress

    Registered charities in New Zealand are making progress with more than half of all registered charities complying with mandatory requirements...

  7. Changing fortunes of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Why hope remains for the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Trump era...

  8. Tony Blair's democratic insurrection

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s call for voters to think again about leaving the European Union was an Emperor’s New Clothes moment...

  9. Why businesses are paying higher dividends

    If projects providing a healthy return cannot be found, businesses will opt to instead pay large dividends to their shareholders...

  10. Sustainable investment gains momentum

    Why a more ethical approach to investment can help combat climate change and better drive social change...

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