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Archive for March, 2009

How Treasury put us on the hook to finance companies

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Click to enlarge If a firm stopped taking deposits last September, and was heavily exposed in the current economic climate to a major loan to a Queenstown property developer, you’d think that might be ringing a few warning bells, wouldn’t you? Yet on 13 January Mascot Finance got Treasury’s nod ...

Our Dependence On Australia; Tax Cuts; TVNZ

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Click to enlarge One bonus of being a branch office of the Australian economy is that we can shelter at times in the shade of their relative good fortune. Frankly, how the Australian economy fares over the next twelve months will have more relevance to our wellbeing than any of the ...