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If the government gave everyone an extra $1000 to spend would we all be better off?
Bernard Hickey looks into the theory of helicopter money. Audio
Smart phones have changed the world - and the global economy. Newsroom Pro's managing editor Bernard Hickey says billions of people are now carrying a deflationary engine in their pocket. Audio
Consumer prices rose less than expected in the first three months of the year, sending the New Zealand dollar tumbling and raising the chances of a cut in interest rates.
Inflation is running below expectations, which is expected to put further downward pressure on interest rates. Audio
Here at Two Cents' Worth we love NPR's Planet Money and this episode which looks at New Zealand's impact on economies around the world is so good we had to share it with you. Audio
Inflation has tracked sideways as a fall in fuel and food prices offset rising electronic games, airfares, and housing costs.
Inflation tracked sideways in the December quarter, but underlying price pressures are bubbling away. Audio
The new governor of the Reserve Bank Adrian Orr thinks inflation is likely to stay benign for some time. Audio
A rise in tobacco taxes, accommodation and petrol have lifted inflation, but been partly offset by the strong Kiwi dollar and the government's new fee-free-first-year tertiary education policy. Audio
Is an obsession with keeping inflation low a bad thing? Fears the world's central banks won't have enough fire power to combat future recessions have some economists favouring raising the inflation… Audio
Inflation has increased with more expensive food and housing costs offsetting cheaper fuel and travel.
Inflation pressures have picked up a shade with more expensive food and housing costs offsetting cheaper fuel and travel. Audio
The latest look at business confidence points to continued subdued inflation pressures. Audio
A fall in petrol prices has pulled back the rate of inflation, and doused any prospect of higher interest rates in the medium term.
Inflation pressures have retreated with cheaper fuel prices offsetting more expensive household items such as food, power and rents. Audio
As you may have heard in the news, there's been a strong surge in inflation, which has hit its highest level since mid-2011. Audio
A surge in annual inflation to its highest level in more than five years is not expected to spook the Reserve Bank or force any change to its interest rate policy.
Annual inflation looks set to hit its highest level in more than five years this week with the release of first quarter numbers on Thursday. Audio
Inflation pressures appear to be relatively weak outside of the strong housing and construction sectors.
Top business stories for today with Gyles Beckford. Audio