Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.

Weekly Economics Video Update

13 September:

Next week’s June quarter GDP numbers are likely to show that the NZ economy is holding up for now. But with the global slowdown intensifying, we expect the economic news to get worse before it gets better.

6 September:

Transitioning to a low carbon economy will be a huge challenge for New Zealand. We argue that individual action is not enough. Only an Emissions Trading Scheme can get us there. This week’s video explains how the ETS works and discusses the shortcomings of New Zealand’s current scheme.

Monthly Agri Economic Insights

We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.

6 September:

The Interim Climate Change Commission has recommended how to bring agriculture within New Zealand’s effort to become a low-carbon economy. This month we discuss the implications for farmers.

2 August:

The forestry downturn has intensified, and that is going to cost jobs. But in the meantime, beef and lamb returns have improved and are expected to improve further.