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Quote of the day

I could write about the Crown accounts here being almost $1bn ahead of Treasury forecasts for the first 11 months of last fiscal year and how this means a surplus may have in fact been recorded. 98 more words


Racism risks trade backlash

BNZ economist Tony Alexander joins the discussion on Auckland housing and the part played by foreign buyers:

. . . So we remain in the dark about the extent to which Auckland’s housing market is truly being driven by offshore buying. 756 more words


On balance

Unions don’t usually try to be balanced.

They are almost always anti National polices and pro Labour ones. Their silence on Labour’s monetary policy therefore speaks volumes. 971 more words


What matters

Quotes of the day:

. . . Even during booms some businesses will fail, and even during recessions some businesses will soar. That is because what ultimately determines the fate of companies is not whether the economy grows 1% or shrinks 1%, but the quality of management and their ability to anticipate and handle changing conditions be they for their markets, their inputs or their processes. 63 more words


Labour power and Green distance

David Farrar asks about Grant Robertson’s “we have no plans to intervene in any other markets” claim – Where else? and lists a range of markets that he suggestst that Labour have said they will also intervene in.  749 more words


BNZ Weekly Overview - 15th November 2012

Prepared by:  Tony Alexander (BNZ Chief Economist)

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BNZ Weekly Overview 15 November 2012