New Zealand election

Monday’s Spotlight on Politics and Central Banks

September 25, 2017

Saturday’s parliamentary election in New Zealand resulted in a hung parliament. The center-right National Party of Prime Minister English took a 46.0% plurality of the popular vote (58 of 120 seats) and will need to cobble together a coalition with smaller parties to form a government. Labour won 35.8% of the vote, good for 45 […] More

Fresh Concern about Chinese Growth

September 22, 2014

Investor uneasiness that China’s government is not doing enough to promote faster growth were not alleviated by overnight remarks from China’s finance minister, nor from a G20 statement that talked in generalities but not specifics.  The preliminary September Chinese purchasing managers index for manufacturing gets released on Tuesday. Group of Twenty finance ministers and central […] More