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Lowest business confidence in over four years

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:09:04 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Business confidence has plunged to the lowest point since the global financial crisis with key sectors such as manufacturing extremely gloomy about the future, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. “According to NZIER’s Quarterly Survey ...More >>

Exporters holding up with low dollar

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 11:18:36 +1300 | MYOB

A favourable New Zealand dollar has seen revenues hold up for the SME export sector, but operators are sounding a note of caution for the year ahead, according to the latest nationwide MYOB Business Monitor survey of business owners and operators from ...More >>

NZ business confidence drops to four-year low: QSBO

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:16:34 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence extended its decline in the third quarter, plunging to its lowest level in more than four years, with local firms now expecting conditions to deteriorate in a tougher economic climate.More >>

PwC’s 2015 Digital IQTM Survey

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:46:49 +1300 | PwC

PwC’s 2015 Digital IQTM Survey links 10 key company actions directly to stronger financial performance. More >>

Infratil has agreed to sell 20% stake in Z

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:56:25 +1300 | Infratil

Infratil Limited announces that it has agreed to sell its 20% interest in Z Energy Limited (80 million shares) via a block trade for $6.00 per share. The block trade followed a book build which commenced on the evening of Tuesday 29 September 2015 ...More >>

Deloitte Fast 50 regional winners announced

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:06:09 +1300 | Deloitte

The regional category winners of the 2015 Deloitte Fast 50 were announced tonight at cocktail events held around the country. More >>

NZ dollar rises amid gains in business confidence

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:14:47 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained after business confidence rose for the first time in six months, adding to speculation there's enough positive signs in the economy to deter the central bank from cutting interest rates again ...More >>

NZ business confidence rises, snapping 5-month slide

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:21:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses grew less gloomy about the economy's prospects in September, snapping five months of declining confidence, in a period when dairy prices rallied from their lows, soothing concerns about the strength of ...More >>

How New Zealand Cities can attract Innovators and Creators

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:40:39 +1300 | KPMG

New Zealand needs our largest hubs to become “Magnet Cities”, the globally competitive cities that attract Young Wealth Creators. Currently New Zealand is not attracting the world’s best talent, which means that we are also losing its best talent overseas, ...More >>

Wellington exporters expect business to rise

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:55:28 +1300 | Export NZ

Wellington exporters expect business to rise, ExportNZ survey shows The Wellington economy will be encouraged by news that two thirds of local exporters expect export orders to rise over the next 12 months, says ExportNZ Wellington.More >>

Hawke’s Bay exporters expect business to rise

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:49:43 +1300 | Export NZ

Hawke’s Bay exporters expect business to rise, ExportNZ survey shows The Hawke’s Bay economy will remain buoyant for at least the next 12 months if expectations of exporters are any indication, says ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay.More >>

Better profitability and orders but barriers remain

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:38:50 +1300 | BusinessNZ

Catherine Beard, Executive Director for ExportNZ says the annual ExportNZ survey shows exporters are feeling confident, expecting increasing profitability and rising orders in the next twelve months, but nearly half the respondents are facing tariff ...More >>

The economy – balancing act

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:35:02 +1300 | Business NZ

Economic growth has taken a hit but is still likely to remain at around 2 percent per year, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the September 2015 quarter. More >>

Oceanagold and Romarco Receive Shareholder Approval

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:18:53 +1300 | OceanaGold

(MELBOURNE) and (TORONTO) OceanaGold Corporation (TSX/ASX/NZX: OGC) (“OceanaGold”) and Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX: R) (“Romarco”) are pleased to announce that at their respective special meetings of shareholders held earlier today, shareholders ...More >>

New CINZ website to connect buyers and members

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:48:27 +1300 | CINZ

New CINZ website to connect buyers and members Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) has developed a new fully mobile-optimised website in a move to integrate all its activities. CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan launched ...More >>

International forces remain major influence on economy

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:02:19 +1300 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

International forces remain major influence on economy The Reserve Bank’s Annual Report 2014-15 shows that New Zealand’s economy and financial system remain subject to major challenges in the global environment. Governor Graeme Wheeler said New Zealand’s ...More >>

NZ employment confidence falls to three-year low

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:51:49 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand employment confidence turned pessimistic in the third quarter, falling to a three-year low, with fewer workers expecting a pay rise in a labour market where more people are looking for a job.More >>

EO’s 2015 Global Entrepreneur Indicator

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:04:40 +1300 | Intelligent Ink

The results of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Entrepreneur Indicator survey have been released, and findings show that Auckland entrepreneurs have outperformed global results in many fields. More >>

New research reveals money doesn’t always buy happiness

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:09:59 +1200 | Haystac

New research released today shows that financial literacy may be a more accurate contributor to wellbeing rather than income level. More >>

Gisborne - the economic gloom capital

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:39:38 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Almost one in five people in Gisborne are on some sort of benefit, the highest rate in the country, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark. More >>


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