A further financial crisis in Greece yesterday caused chaos
on world financial markets after credit rating agency
Standard & Poor's downgraded Greek bonds to junk status.
The New Zealand NZX-50 fell 0.6% within minutes of opening
this morning, following the lead of the Dow Jones Industrial
Average which lost nearly 2% overnight.
It was crucial New Zealand remained competitive with
Australia in tax rates as this country looked to attract both
labour and capital, Deloitte associate tax director Peter
Truman said yesterday.
Financial services advisers are warning that fees charged to
clients will have to increase as commissions are scrapped
Parked in the Edgar Stadium car park and being buffeted by
strong winds and rain, the Plan-b mobile workspace and
technology van looked right at home.
A website designed to help people have extra-marital affairs
is about to arrive in New Zealand but a quick check on the
internet reveals that the site might not be all it claims to
May is looming as a month of transtasman tax as governments
here and in Australia finish preparations to their Budgets.
Economists are uncharacteristically united in believing the
Reserve Bank will on Thursday hold its official cash rate at
appear to be resisting discounted retail goods and extended
time-payment periods, instead focusing on repaying debt.
Finance Minister Bill
English has identified $1.8 billion of lower-quality
Government spending that will be redirected over the next
three years into high-priority areas such as health and
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