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."
The House resumed at 9am and MPs agreed to add the third reading of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill to this morning’s business.
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