Economy

News and analysis of what's making the NZ economy tick
 

Forget Greece, worry about China

For New Zealand, the Greek nightmare and potential euro meltdown are scary but the real terrors lie in the cracks in China's…

To buy: plot size of Scotland

One of the world's largest private landholdings, a series of cattle stations in Australia, is to be sold with an estimated…

China offers hope for dairy

Bill English spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) about a scheduled FTA review.   Photos / AP, NZME

Finance Minister Bill English says the current review of tariffs in the China New Zealand free trade agreement was one of…

Pharmac TPP fears dismissed

Leading American trade economist Professor Peter Petri is optimistic that the Trans Pacific Partnership will turn out to…

Dollar hits fresh 5-year low

The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh five-year low after dairy prices fell to a six-year low in the GlobalDairyTrade auction…

Recession lurks in shadows

But it's not hard to envisage a scenario where a recession becomes imminent, Toplis says, if dairy prices fail to recover. Photo / Thinkstock

New Zealand is enjoying 3.2 per cent economic growth and 0.1 per cent inflation, the statisticians tell us, but Bank of…