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Policies to slay the inflation dragon

Cameron Bagrie
Tue, 20 Jul 2021

Inflation - a thief of savings and an insidious influence on the wallet (Image: Deposit Photos)
Cameron Bagrie
Tue, 20 Jul 2021
Inflation is rising. Interest rates are on the ascent.   Will the costs – both economic and political – of these developments be the moment the penny drops for the government and it recognises we need more focus on the key building block to wellbeing: the economic base and supply side capacity of the economy to grow?The need for interest rates to move up is a sign of some economic success. Outside of tourism, the economy has excess, not insufficient, demand.  We have major supply problems that go beyond covid-related...

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Law & Regulation
David Henry firm moves into liquidation owing $400k
Brent Melville | Sat, 31 Jul 2021

Kinleith Land and Infrastructure moves into liquidation owing at least $400,000, liquidator looks to sell solar farm.

On the Money
On the Money: Chris Dunphy, Peter Wells' potential $250m payday, Banksy, Bridges, and more
Rebecca Stevenson | Sat, 31 Jul 2021

Which minister thought he was at a rave, who's cashing in on another potential IPO on the ASX, why wasn't anyone buying Banksy? And more.

Opinion FREE
Why it's hard to open a supermarket in NZ
Eric Crampton | Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Supermarkets' high profits should motivate a new competitor, if they're real. If the profits are there, what's stopping them?

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Sustainability has become a fundamental characteristic of a responsible business. It’s no longer just about “doing the right thing for the environment”, but now a much more holistic proposition where businesses have a real responsibility to embrace sustainable business practices - or risk being left behind.

5 trends as construction begins towards carbon neutrality

Carbon neutral trends emerging in engineering, procurement and construction across the globe indicate what we can expect in New Zealand over the next thirty years.