Two Cents' Worth


A new series by Newsroom and RNZ, discussing the world of business in Aotearoa.

23:40 | Nov 22nd

The New Zealand stock exchange (NZX) turns 150 this year. But the number of companies listed on it has been falling in recent times, begging the question - is still as relevant as it once was?

26:43 | Nov 15th

The disastrous impact of banks selling risky financial derivatives to farmers is still being felt in rural communities more than a decade later. How did it happen and how can we stop banks doing it again?
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23:38 | Nov 9th

New Zealand saw the UK’s ‘Brentry’ into the EEC in 1973 as an existential threat to our nation’s future. It preoccupied New Zealanders for a decade and eventually all hinged on 48 hours of intense trade negotiations.

26:17 | Nov 1st

House prices are on the rise again - but is that a good thing? The Two Cents' Worth team looks at the Goldilocks sweet spot for our housing market - do we want prices to go up, fall down or stay as they are?

19:28 | Oct 25th

Gyles Beckford looks at why inflation has gone walkabouts, why central banks are still so obsessed about taming it and - hold your hats - is it time to give away inflation targeting?
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