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Consumer confidence bounces back as wallets stay open: ANZ

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:29:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Consumer confidence lifted back to average levels in November after broadly trending lower since March. More >>

Why there’s reason to start 2019 with a smile

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:10:16 +1300 | Xero

AUCKLAND, 28 NOVEMBER 2018 - New research flies in the face of business confidence surveys, showing a desire for growth among small businesses, with innovation and exporting firmly on their minds.More >>

Kiwi investor confidence rises before the latest turmoil

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:44:00 +1300 | ASB Bank

Kiwi investor confidence rises before the latest market turmoil • Investor confidence rose slightly over the third quarter from nett +16% to +19% • Belief that rental properties provide the best return has fallen to lowest level in four years • In ...More >>

Despite fuel prices NZers feel more positive about the Govt

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 09:39:52 +1300 | Ipsos

Despite the pinch of increasing fuel prices New Zealanders feel more positive about the Coalition Government Auckland, 20th November 2018 – The latest Ipsos New Zealand Issues Monitor, released today, reveals that housing (45%) continues to be nominated ...More >>

Christchurch Investor Couple Separated by INZ for 3 Years?

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:02:32 +1300 | Joseph Cederwall

The first article in an investigative series by Joseph Cederwall, Former Immigration Lawyer, and Co-editor of Scoop. A senior Christchurch couple, Harmon and Carolyn Wilfred who arrived in New Zealand together in 2001, have been forcibly separated ...More >>

Encouraging signs for business confidence

Fri, 2 Nov 2018 11:42:51 +1300 | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland's SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) sector displayed a changing view of business confidence in Auckland Chamber’s latest quarterly survey. More >>

ANZ still picking interest rate cut

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:29:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence remained sour in October with both headline sentiment and firms' views of their own activity largely unchanged from September, with the ANZ Bank still thinking the Reserve Bank will eventually ...More >>

Govt has no answers for firms in prolonged slump

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:42:19 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The prolonged slump in business confidence shows the Government has no strategy to address their concerns, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.More >>

Govt must stop ignoring pain inflicted on SMEs

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 14:13:26 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government must stop ignoring the evidence that small businesses are being hurt by its policies and that in turn is undermining New Zealand’s economic growth, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says.More >>

SME Confidence collapses as revenue falls sharply

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 08:54:40 +1300 | MYOB

New Zealand’s small businesses are sounding the alarm as confidence drops sharply in both the economy and their own enterprises, driven by falling revenue and a range of growing pressures.More >>

A year of economic mismanagement and disarray

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:12:18 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Tomorrow marks a year since the Labour-Led Government took office, causing a freefall in business confidence, a surge in industrial action and a massive increase in the cost of living, National’s Leader Simon Bridges says.More >>

Small firms’ confidence hits 10-year low

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:30:13 +1300 | ANZ Bank

Business confidence among small firms fell further during the September quarter, with hiring and investment intentions in negative territory for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis, according to ANZ’s quarterly Business Micro Scope ...More >>

NZ firms most pessimistic in nine years, blame govt policy

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 13:28:10 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand firms blamed government policy and rising labour costs for their gloomiest sentiment in nine years, according to the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. More >>

Plummeting business confidence shows need for tax cuts

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 11:48:31 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With NZIER’s quarterly survey showing a further deterioration in business confidence , the Government needs to commit to cutting taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says “Unless the Government ...More >>

NZ consumer confidence treads water as outlook perks up

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 13:46:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumers were still in reasonable heart this month as concerns about the economic outlook subsided. More >>

NZ dollar gains as firms start spring in less gloomy mood

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:51:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence recovered this month after spending winter in the doldrums. Investment intentions, however, continued to deteriorate despite signs the government's charm offensive may be gaining traction. More >>

Confidence numbers remain near record lows

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:34:46 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Business confidence remains weak, with investment intentions falling further this month. In addition workers are less confident about their pay and job security – the latest signs that the Government’s policies are hurting the economy, National’s ...More >>

Weak business confidence largely driven by SMEs

Tue, 4 Sep 2018 20:07:23 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The recent round of corporate earnings indicates most listed companies are upbeat, yet business confidence continues to nosedive and analysts argue it’s the smaller end of town that’s fretting the most. More >>

Free Press, 3 September 2018

Mon, 3 Sep 2018 17:29:33 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

This week, Free Press examines some of the key elements of the Government’s labour law changes. The Employment Relations Amendment Bill will increase the compliance costs of doing business, tie firms up in red tape, and ultimately reducing the growth ...More >>

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 3/09/18 Nauru/Living wage

Mon, 3 Sep 2018 16:36:29 +1200 | Joseph Cederwall

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that she will be travelling to the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru on Wednesday.More >>


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