BRIAN GAYNOR: Post Covid-19 – when will that be and what will it look like?

Brian Gaynor
Fri, 20 Mar 2020

Brian Gaynor
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
Covid-19 will have a profound influence on our world for a long, long time after it ends.Hyperinflation in the 1920s had a massive impact on Germany, from both an economic and political point of view, while the “waste not want not” attitude after the great depression of the 1930s endured for decades.The 2008 global financial crisis resulted in a sharp decline in interest rates and huge increase in asset prices, particularly residential property. It also contributed to the widening gap between people with assets and lower skilled individuals wit...
Policy
Auckland Council needs to fill $750m shortfall
Brent Melville | Wed, 15 Jul 2020

Auckland Council is facing a "larger than expected" fiscal hole of $750 million this year, including a provision of $224 million to shore up its creaking water infrastructure. In announcing its dec...

Retail
Ardern hints at mandatory contact tracing for businesses
Victoria Young | Wed, 15 Jul 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today warned businesses to encourage contact tracing or she might force it upon them. “My message to businesses is to put that poster up. We’ve always said it was volu...

Economy
GAVIN EVANS: Southland jobs sacrificed to confused energy policy
Gavin Evans | Wed, 15 Jul 2020

The 2,600 jobs to be sacrificed in Southland next year are a high price to pay for confused energy policy and a multi-decade decline in this country’s economic ambitions. Despite the writing being...