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NZ Weekly Economic Insights
Chief Economist Dominick Stephens presents economic insights in this bite-sized weekly video.
Save the lollies 'till next year. The stronger economy means the Government can return the books to surplus by 2015 while reducing ACC levies. But the government is taking a conservative approach for this year.
Thursday Government's budget may be bland, but there may be announcements on the side that spice up the day.
Labour data confirms that its all guns blazing for the economy, but the Reserve Bank is becoming concerned about imbalances.
The tug-of-war between strong economic growth and low inflation is intensifying.
The RBNZ has remained perched uncomfortably on the fence. Meanwhile, net migration has turned positive as Canterbury's population rises.
Strong housing market, weak inflation... life isn't getting any easier for the Reserve Bank.
The economy remains locked between strong growth and low inflation... how will the RBNZ react?
There are four key drivers of the New Zealand economy at present: we expect them to remain dominant over the next year.
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