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August is too soon to hike rates

Rebecca Howard
Wed, 21 Jul 2021

The RBNZ should stick to its cautious stance (Image: Unsplash)
Rebecca Howard
Wed, 21 Jul 2021
August is too soon for a rate hike.Central banks are inherently cautious and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has good reason for caution. NZ has been lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to covid-19.The reality is only about 15% of the population is fully vaccinated and under 35-year-olds won’t even be able to book their first dose until October. Until those rates come up, we are always one person away from another lockdown.Look at Australia. Half of the population – or more than 13 million people &ndas...

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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?

How events can support a sustainable future

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.