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Benefits stable as 100,000 come off wage subsidy
Paul McBeth | Fri, 25 Sep 2020

Benefit numbers are holding steady as employers lose wage subsidy support. 

Largest trade surplus in six years
Staff reporters | Thu, 24 Sep 2020

New Zealand recorded its largest annual trade surplus in six years in August as imports continue to take a hit.The trade surplus was $1.3 billion in the 12 months ended August, compared with a deficit of $5.6 billion in the prior year.Goods exports were worth $60.7 billion, up $1...

Govt seen as safe pair of hands – Ipsos poll
Staff reporters | Tue, 22 Sep 2020

A poll has indicated strong support for the Labour-led government’s handling of the covid-19 pandemic and shows most people perceive the party as the best to handle the majority of issues in NZ.The Ipsos New Zealand Issues Monitor uses a panel to track people’s views on issues. I...

Focus on climate undermines transport carriers - road lobby
Brent Melville | Thu, 17 Sep 2020

The government's $4.8 billion annual transport budget is heavily targeted at achieving greenhouse gas emission targets for 2030, which will be to the detriment of roads and the trucking industry, the Road Transport Forum says. Including a $6.8 billion investment in land transp...

The Chart: How the forecasters fared predicting GDP
Andy Fyers | Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Which economic forecasters were closest to the mark with the Q2 GDP number?


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