Border closure biggest challenge for NZ's economic recovery - economist

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 3 Jun 2020, 1:55PM
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Border closure biggest challenge for NZ's economic recovery - economist

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 3 Jun 2020, 1:55PM

The border closures remain the stumbling block for the economy.

The Prime Minister will reveal today more about what life will look like under level one.

BNZ senior economist Doug Steel told Mike Hosking border closures are still a major restriction for the tourism industry - and the economy.

He says if we stay at level two, it will take some time for overall GDP to get back to pre-covid levels.

"If the country moves to level one, and the trans-Tasman bubble opens up, it will boost the industry and economy."

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