New Zealand’s Labour Party can widen the central bank’s mandate without jeopardizing the control of inflation if it wins this year’s election, finance spokesman David Parker said.
New Zealand’s Labour Party will give the central bank an alternative tool for controlling inflation if it wins this year’s election, in what it says would be a world first.
Wisconsin Energy Corp. became the latest utility to seek growth through consolidation with a $5.7 billion offer for Integrys Energy Group Inc., a deal that will almost double its customer base.
New Zealand’s main opposition Labour Party is proposing a new levy on capital gains and higher taxes for top income earners as it seeks to build support before the Sept. 20 general election.
Just one Senate Democrat opposed the party’s majority on the estate tax, a medical-device tax, a possible carbon tax, online sales taxes and the revenue-raising budget plan. He’s the senator in charge of tax policy: Max Baucus of Montana.
"Our currency is overvalued and we've got structurally higher interest rates than the rest of the world."
- David Parker on Sep 09, 2014