Finance Minister’s briefing on the economy
- January 2013
Finance Minister’s briefing on
the economy - January 2013
Finance Minister Bill English
on the economy: "When the world's in a difficult place we
have to focus on the kinds of things we can influence -- how
to make our businesses as competitive as possible in these
reasonably challenging conditions."
Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.
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