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16 April, 2014

Genesis to list with third-largest share register

Genesis Energy will have the third-largest New Zealand share register on the NZX when it lists tomorrow, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say.

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15 April, 2014

Pre-Budget Speech to the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be with you again today. I would like to thank John and Raewyn and their team at the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak to you again this year. I also want to acknowledge the Chamber’s work in promoting the Wellington business community and in grappling with issues affecting businesses in the capital city.

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15 April, 2014

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its economic growth forecasts over the next four years, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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13 April, 2014

Interest sought for new social bonds pilot

A new and innovative alternative to the way social services are delivered has come a step closer, Minister of Finance Bill English and Health Minister Tony Ryall say.

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8 April, 2014

Crown accounts confirm no room for spend up

Another month of revenue running below forecast has again pushed up the deficit and reinforces the need for restraint in government spending, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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1 April, 2014

IMF backs NZ’s economic, fiscal policy approach

Confirmation from the International Monetary Fund that New Zealand’s growth prospects have improved and that its macro-economic framework remains sound is a welcome further endorsement of the Government’s economic programme, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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28 March, 2014

Genesis shares priced at $1.55 – majority available to NZ retail investors

New Zealanders have the opportunity to buy the majority of available Genesis Energy shares when the offer opens to retail investors tomorrow morning, after the successful completion of the bookbuild.

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26 March, 2014

Up to 49% of Genesis for sale in share offer

The Government today confirmed that up to 490 million shares - or 49 per cent of Genesis Energy - will be available for sale through the share offer.

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24 March, 2014

English to speak at Asian investment forum

Finance Minister Bill English leaves for Hong Kong tonight, where he will deliver a keynote speech to a major annual Asian investment conference and meet a number of business and investment leaders.

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20 March, 2014

Economy grows by 3.1 per cent, on right track

The economy continued to grow by more than 3 per cent in the year to 31 December, confirming that New Zealand remains on the right track under the Government’s economic programme, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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19 March, 2014

Currency agreement will help trade, investment

An agreement allowing direct trading of the New Zealand dollar against China’s renminbi will help to build on the growing trade and investment ties between the two countries, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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13 March, 2014

Genesis Energy share offer details released

The Government today released further details of the partial float of Genesis Energy, including a 1:15 loyalty bonus share incentive for New Zealand retail investors.

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11 March, 2014

Revenue below forecast despite stronger economy

Despite stronger economic growth, government revenue continued to track below forecast in the seven months to 31 January, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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6 March, 2014

Fletcher Building boss appointed to B20

Fletcher Building CEO and managing director Mark Adamson has been appointed New Zealand’s representative on the Australian B20 Leadership Group, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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28 February, 2014

Better Public Services

We want our public service to be more innovative, enterprising, driven, and focused on results. We’re delivering improved frontline services, reduced costs, and better results for you and your family.

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26 February, 2014

New structure for Genesis Energy share offer

The Government has today confirmed that the Genesis Energy share offer will proceed next month with a different structure from previous Government share offers.

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26 February, 2014

Speech to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Massey University

Today I’d like to update you on the Government’s economic programme and summarise the opportunities we have to lock in the benefits of our improving economy.

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21 February, 2014

Spending under control, revenue below forecast

Government spending remains under control and revenue remains somewhat below forecast in the six months to 31 December – possibly due to timing issues, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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20 February, 2014

Edited speech to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

The public service deserves congratulations on its achievements over the last five years because it’s unique in three ways.

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20 February, 2014

Progress continues on public service targets

The latest update of the Government’s Better Public Services initiative shows significant gains continue to be made, though challenges remain in achieving these ambitious goals, Finance Minister Bill English and State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman say.

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19 February, 2014

English attends G20 finance ministers’ meeting

Finance Minister Bill English will join representatives from the world’s largest economies at the meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Sydney this week.

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18 February, 2014

NZ infrastructure networks performing well

The first comprehensive analysis of the performance and condition of New Zealand’s infrastructure networks confirms they are performing well, but there are challenges ahead, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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12 February, 2014

Government considers data use of the future

The Government has set up a working group to advise ministers on how the collection, sharing and use of business and personal information will impact on public services in the coming years.

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29 January, 2014

Finance Minister to deliver Budget on 15 May

Finance Minister Bill English will deliver Budget 2014 on Thursday, 15 May, he announced today.

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29 January, 2014

Moody’s Aaa rating confirms NZ on right track

Moody’s Investors Service says New Zealand’s economy and government finances are on an improving trend, which confirms the Government’s responsible economic and fiscal programme is on the right track, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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24 January, 2014

Crown accounts reinforce need for discipline

The Government’s financial statements for the five months to 30 November reinforce the need to remain focused on disciplined fiscal and economic policy, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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16 January, 2014

English to attend World Economic Forum

Finance Minister Bill English will attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland next week.

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19 December, 2013

Economic growth picks up in September quarter

The Government’s sound policies are building a faster-growing economy, with annual growth moving ahead of Australia and supporting more jobs and higher incomes, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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17 December, 2013

Economic momentum building as plan on track

The Government’s programme to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes is delivering positive results, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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13 December, 2013

Opposition will be disappointed by referendum result

The Opposition will be disappointed by the provisional result of the share offer referendum in which less than 30 per cent of eligible voters turned out to oppose the Government’s share sales programme, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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