Dawn Chorus: TOP's tax switch pitchListen now (7 min) | TOP proposes 0.75% land-tax-for-income-tax switch focused on cutting tax under $15k and cancelling $2b of MSD debt; Nearly 20% of…
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Bank of England bails out pension funds and pays for tax cuts for Britain's richestListen now (28 min) | Bank of England, which is supposed to be fighting inflation, restarts money printing to stabilise markets so £1.5t of pension…
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A 'reverse currency war' just broke outListen now (18 min) | The world's reserve currency is surging because US interest rates are rising faster than others, which exports inflation & risks…
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The Fed pledges to keep rates higher for longerListen now (15 min) | Fed hikes 75 bps and sees key rate up another 100 bps to around 4.4% by end of 2022; It also sees it stuck up at 4.6% by end of…
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First home buyers returning, but too soon?Listen now (10 min) | Brokers report first home buyers returning after slight mortgage rate drop; However, ANZ jumps ahead of rest and hikes key fixed…
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National wobbling on Townhouse Nation densification pactListen now (12 min) | Bishop says National 'open to sensible changes' to bi-partisan densification pact, which faces a massive centre-right backlash…
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Choosing dirt, tax-free capital gains and low debt over new homes for kidsListen now (15 min) | Government blocks councils from sprawling greenfields housing into 'highly productive land', but also won't fund or incentivise…
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Friday’s Dawn Chorus: Councils quiet quitting on urban densificationListen now (9 min) | Christchurch follows up rejection of densification with plan to charge developers with too few trees; Auckland carved out swathes…
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Thursday's Dawn Chorus: EU windfall profit taxListen now (6 min) | European Union countries plan to raise €140b through windfall taxes on those winning from high gas & electricity prices to pay for…
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Housing slump ending in AucklandListen now (11 min) | Bleeding edges of Auckland and Wellington city house price slumps bottoming out 17-23% below the late 2021 peak; Food price…
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Tuesday's Dawn Chorus: Inflation fallingListen now (7 min) | US inflation expectations drop sharply; British GDP more stagnant than expected; Electrolux warns of unsold stocks; Germany now…
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Ardern announces end of Covid mask and vaccine mandates; Seven day isolation stays for positive cases, but not for close contacts; Monday Sept 26 set as…
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