RT @JoshBBornstein: 65 year study confirms my research: Tax cuts don't lead to economic growth. Ping @Nick_Xenophon , @BCAcomau https://t.…
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RT @attn: .@Schwarzenegger has a blunt message for Nazis. https://t.co/HAbnejahtl
18/08/2017 9:38 PM
RT @PositiveMoneyUK: Make Monetary Policy Fair: It's time to explore alternatives to 'conventional' QE. https://t.co/m6CFVojm7w #QEforPeopl…
18/08/2017 9:35 PM
@deirdrekent To be expected when income is taxed and capital gain not...
16/08/2017 9:22 PM
@bernardchickey @YourHomeLoanNZ Add ring fencing loses / deal to negative gearing and we might see some balance develop in the economy.
16/08/2017 7:36 PM
@bernardchickey Or take the job and do the right thing anyway - the RBNZ is "independent" after all...
16/08/2017 7:34 PM
@bernardchickey Not take the job because you would know you would be on a hiding to nothing. The link between earn… https://t.co/nxPRuAaT6t
16/08/2017 7:31 PM
RT @theyearofelan: Sure, the cancer was aggressive. But the chemotherapy was also very aggressive. There was aggression on both sides
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@bernardchickey DTI+LVR+OCR all needed for financial stability & inflation.RBNZ can then push back on dumb policy f… https://t.co/CqXISZUHGq
16/08/2017 7:27 PM
@SelwynPellett Farming capital gains makes it hard to pay current expenses hence the need to externalise costs. Th… https://t.co/J1yevZAHft
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OCT 11

ChangeNZ




The voice of the real economy needs to be stronger in New Zealand, every year, but particularly in an election year. The NZMEA has launched a website, Changenz.co.nz , to give a clear voice to the needs of the tradable economy and ultimately the needs of a sustainable New Zealand economy.

The last three years has seen few gains for manufacturers and exporters despite a lot of rhetoric about rebalancing the economy towards savings, exports and investment. The current account deficit continues to grow. A high and volatile exchange rate still makes export returns uncertain, imbalances in the tax system that incentivise investment in unproductive assets over productive activity remain, and little incentive exists for research and development or early stage business investment.

Essentially New Zealand’s policy framework has not changed, and as these issues are not addressed our debt hole just gets deeper.

ChangeNZ offers those involved in the tradable sector an opportunity to present their thoughts on economic policy and what needs to change to improve conditions for exporters. The picture below is a starting point and contributors are able to add to this as their expertise allows.



I would like to get as many contributors from within the Association membership as possible – you will see there are already some there. We will be seeking more comments from other economic leaders who see the importance of the tradeable sector.

Contributions can be sent via email and we can help as necessary: please phone 0800 353 2540 or email the Association.

Once again, contributions for the site are important every year, but really important in an election year.
 


tags: exchange rate, tax balance, research and development
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