Bill English

English blames Auckland City Council for the housing crisis

English blames Auckland City Council for the housing crisis

Finance Minister of New Zealand, Bill English has said that the Auckland City Council is to be blamed for the housing crisis.The minister said that it is the council's responsibility to ensure infrastructure funding is available and not the central government of the country.

Bill English indicates tax cut is possible for middle income earners

Bill English indicates tax cut is possible for middle income earners

Finance Minister Bill English has indicated that he might consider cutting taxes for middle income earners during the year 2017.

Budget unlikely to include tax cuts, indicates New Zealand FM

Budget unlikely to include tax cuts, indicates New Zealand FM Bill English, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of New Zealand, has indicated in a pre-budget speech at an industry event that

Bill English New Zealand’s Deputy PM Warns Proposed Measures to Tackle Housing Reforms May Backfire if not Handled Carefully

Bill English New Zealand’s Deputy PM Warns Proposed Measures to Tackle Housing Reforms May Backfire if not Handled CarefullyAuckland's galloping house prices have heated the housing market and to tackle the issue, the Productivity Commission has proposed several aggressive measures.

However, Bill English, the country's Deputy Prime Minister and the Finance minister, opines that if the issue is not tacked with caution, it may backfire.

Following English’s explanation of asset sales shortfall MRP shares dip

Following English’s explanation of asset sales shortfall MRP shares dip MightyRiverPower (MRP) shares dropped below $2 for the first time since listing at $2.50 in May.

MRP hit $1.99 in early trading on the NZX, while instalment receipts for Meridian Energy dropped to 93.5 cents, compared with their listing price of $1.

Govt raises $365 million from Air NZ sale

Govt raises $365 million from Air NZ saleThe Government has announced this afternoon that it has earned $365 million from the sale of a 20% stake of Air New Zealand.

The price which was shares $1.65 a piece was in line with Friday's closing share price for Air New Zealand indicative of strong demand for the offer.

Out of 221 million shares on offer, 186 million were bought by New Zealand buyers.

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