Changes to address New Zealand's national savings problem
could be addressed as early as the Budget in May, Finance
Minister Bill English said yesterday.
Otago-Southland employer representatives say the new Ministry
of Science and Innovation must look at a wide range of
industries if it wants to lift productivity in New Zealand.
Employment figures out this week are expected to point to a
continued improvement in the labour market after some wild
gyrations during the past year.
Labour leader Phil Goff's proposed tax package was a big step
backwards, NZIER chief executive Jean-Pierre de Raad said
George Gould has resigned from the board of Pyne Gould
Corporation (PGC) to become group managing director of PGG
Wrightson, a move that could signal a change in direction for
New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) says it will do everything it
can to grow its business and rebuild shareholder value, but
it also says it will report a significant loss for the three
months ending December.
An interesting debate has broken out in what has been
described as a small, isolated neighbourhood in South
Brooklyn - Gerritsen Beach.
It could be possible to ring-fence shares in partially
floated state-owned assets, but it was not necessary to do so
to protect the ownership, Craigs Investment Partners broker
Peter McIntyre said.
High food prices will harm the New Zealand economy, New
Zealand Institute of Economic Research principal economist
Shamubeel Eaqub says.
The Rugby World Cup will
be a significant economic driver to New Zealand this year,
adding about $700 million to the economy in the six weeks of
the event, Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard says.
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