The Government canned a capital gains tax yesterday after the coalition parties failed to reach consensus on it, but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the coalition had agreed to tighten rules around land speculation and work on ways to counter landbanking.
Government & construction industry leaders signalled a shared commitment yesterday to transform New Zealand’s construction sector as they signed a construction sector accord.
When the new Government allocated portfolios last October, Labour’s Phil Twyford won housing & urban development and the separate transport role. On Friday, he announced that housing & urban development would get its own ministry.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson laid out, in his first Budget, the new set of platitudes that will set the framework this government will work under. He’d already done that in his December mini-budget, and the Labour Party had made clear in its election campaign that it wanted a change in emphases. The annual numbers game […]
Whacking communism as the enemy of US-style capitalism may be in order, if those 2 political concepts are what you’re talking about.
2 weeks into the 2019 financial year, there are some very important trends emerging & playing out in the world which I believe will be affecting our lives, and investments, for some years to come.