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Brian Fallow

Brian Fallow is a former economics editor of The New Zealand Herald

brian.fallow@nzherald.co.nz

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  • 24 Feb, 2017 6:00am
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COMMENT: Even a little relief for taxpayers will take a big bite out of the Government's expected surpluses, Brian Fallow writes.
  • 16 Dec, 2016 6:25am
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Gareth Morgan's proposal to tax the equity on homes does not sound like an election winner, but it's worth another look, writes Brian Fallow.
  • 10 Nov, 2016 11:20am
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COMMENT: Taking Donald Trump at his word, his election heralds a trade war, a recession, and a setback for climate change efforts.
  • 13 May, 2016 8:00am
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COMMENT: The Reserve Bank was radiating signals this week that its next intervention in the housing market may well target debt-to-income ratios.

Brian Fallow: Flying in the face of reality

  • 18 Mar, 2016 5:00am
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COMMENT: One word conspicuously absent from the final text of the Paris Agreement on climate change is "aviation".
  • 5 Feb, 2016 9:34am
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Taken at face value, the December quarter numbers are evidence that the labour market has tightened, in defiance of the forecasters, writes Brian Fallow. But that has yet to show up in the wages data.
  • 18 Dec, 2015 6:50pm
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The Paris Agreement on climate change ticked one essential box from a narrow national point of view: it countenances the use of international trading in carbon credits to meet countries' emissions targets.

Brian Fallow: Bad aim, or the wrong target?

  • 4 Dec, 2015 9:30am
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Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler will be acutely conscious that inflation for the past year has been below the 1 per cent bottom of the bank's target band.
  • 25 Sep, 2015 9:55am
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Among inflation-targeting central banks, it is essential for inflation expectations to remain anchored to their inflation targets, writes Brian Fallow. Credibility on that point is their stock in trade.