The Reserve Bank released a review of its loan:value ratio (LVR) policy for residential lending yesterday, but hasn’t made a recommendation on ending or changing the policy.
I found much of the review commentary from the Reserve Bank & Treasury either wishy-washy or sliding off topic, when I wanted to pinpoint a purpose, a direction, clear options and a reason for choosing one path over another.
The Crown accounts for the year to June show a surplus of $1.8 billion in 2015-16.
Treasury produced analysis today to show the proposal for a living wage, put at $18.40/hour, would be “an ineffective way to help families with low incomes”.
Published 12 October 2011 Finance Minister Bill English made 2 related announcements yesterday – one to treble Earthquake Commission levies, the other to still talk positively about removing the Government’s operating deficit despite an $18.4 billion net deficit for the June 2011 year. Mr English said the increase in Earthquake Commission levies was to realistically […]
Published 4 January 2010 Projections in a Treasury paper on household debt indicate a rise in at-risk couples from 6000 to 8000 over the 4 years to 2008. Treasury researchers Katy Henderson & Grant Scobie produced one of 4 papers which the Treasury released on Christmas Eve. It was written in response to recognition […]