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World’s Finance Chiefs Must Tame Spending, NZ’s Robertson Says

Grant Robertson

Grant Robertson

Photographer: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg

Governments need to tighten spending plans to help their central banks combat inflation, according to New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson.

“We must bring inflation under control,” he told Bloomberg Television Friday in Wellington.  “Fiscal policy’s been very expansionary through Covid as it needed to be, but finance ministers like myself now have to think about how do we stabilize that? How do fiscal and monetary policy be friends together?”