The Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English has announced that Budget 2016 will be delivered on 26 May 2016.
The New Zealand economy continues to expand. Forecasts in the accompanying Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update show economic growth averaging around 2.7 per cent a year over the next five years.
New Zealand remains one of the faster-growing developed economies, with conditions supporting sustained solid growth. Join us for an in-depth analysis of the 2016-17 New Zealand Budget and learn more about how it will impact the economy.
Join us to hear Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist, ANZ and Dr. Alan Bollard, Executive Director APEC and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of NZ to recap the key announcements made in the Budget 2016.
Khoon Goh is ANZ’s senior FX strategist for Asia and is responsible for managing the FX Strategy team in Singapore. His key role is to co-ordinate and produce research on Asian currencies and formulate FX strategies for corporate and investor clients.
Prior to his current Singapore based role, Khoon was a key member of the New Zealand research team at ANZ covering financial markets.
Khoon has 15 years of experience working in various economic and strategy roles across both the public and private sectors. He was the Manager in charge of the New Zealand Treasury’s Macroeconomic Forecasting Team, and was responsible for producing the official government forecasts that underpin the Budget and key policy decisions. He also served as an Economic Adviser at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
Khoon holds a Master of Commerce (First Class Honours) degree majoring in International Economics from the University of Auckland.
Dr Alan Bollard is the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, the body that promotes trade, investment and sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. Dr Bollard advances APEC’s agenda by executing APEC’s work programmes as mandated by Leaders and Ministers.
Prior to joining APEC, Dr Bollard was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002 to 2012. In that position, he was responsible for monetary policy and bank regulations, helping steer New Zealand through the global financial crisis.
From 1998 to 2002, Dr Bollard was the Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury. As the government’s principal economic adviser, he managed the Crown’s finances and helped guide economic policy. He has served as New Zealand’s Alternate Governor to the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. From 1994 – 2008, he was the Chairman of the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Prior to this from 1987 to 1994 he was Director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
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