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Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan (the Action Plan)

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:07:24 +1300 | Northland Inc

Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan (the Action Plan); a foundation for future economic success More >>

Unemployment figure lowest in seven years

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:41:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) shows unemployment has fallen to 5.3 per cent, the lowest since March 2009. More >>

Hutt Valley Business Confidence Surges

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:04:16 +1300 | Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Hutt Valley business confidence in New Zealand’s economy has surged in the latest Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey, sponsored by Red Hot Business Coaching. More >>

Most NZ SMES don't intend hiring in next 6 months: Westpac

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:52:39 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Only 13 percent of New Zealand’s small to medium businesses intend hiring more staff in the next six months although half are confident of growth in their operations, according to the Westpac Business Growth Monitor.More >>

NZ SMEs expecting better year than businesses across ditch

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:40:18 +1300 | MYOB

After outperforming their Australian counterparts in 2015, New Zealand small business operators are more confident of improved revenue in 2016 according to the latest review of trans-Tasman business performance from business management solutions provider, ...More >>

Research paper: The Economics of the TPPA

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:53:07 +1300 | TPP Legal

The fifth in a series of expert peer reviewed papers on the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) for New Zealand was posted on the TPP Legal website today.More >>

Average meat export returns down despite NZD depreciation

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:16:49 +1300 | NZ Beef and Lamb

Average meat export returns down despite NZD depreciation The first quarter of the 2015-16 meat export season concluded on 31 December 2015 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that total red meat (including beef, veal, lamb ...More >>

NZ manufacturing activity jumps to 14-month high in December

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:08:16 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand manufacturing activity rose to a 14-month high in December, with an uptick in new orders pointing to further improvements ahead. More >>

Demand for Talent at Six-Year High as Job Market Surges

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:38:27 +1300 | Hudson

Hudson Report reveals increasingly fluid job market with forecasts showing high levels of employer and employee activity in 2016 More >>

NZ employment confidence improves in 4th quarter

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:36:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand workers became more optimistic about their job prospects in the December quarter, with employees feeling more secure and expecting future pay rises. However, confidence remained well down on sentiment a year earlier ...More >>

Fonterra Announces Record Export Volumes in December

Thu, 7 Jan 2016 16:15:33 +1300 | Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced it has exported record volumes for the month of December 2015. More >>

2 Cheap Cars to sell out of airline venture

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:53:42 +1300 | 2 Cheap Cars

The biggest importer and retailer of second hand cars in New Zealand, 2 Cheap Cars was a major investor in the fledgling airline with a stake of more than 10 per cent. More >>

Sustained profits under pressure

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:39:43 +1300 | PwC

New Zealand’s five major banks (ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Kiwibank and Westpac) net profit before tax has increased to $1,696 million during the third quarter of the 2015 calendar year (being 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015, 3Q2015), however net interest margins ...More >>

NZ consumer confidence rises in Dec on low interest rates

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:29:23 +1300 | Businesswire

NZ consumer confidence rises in December on low interest rates, though nervousness remains for future More >>

NZ business confidence ends 2015 at 8 month high

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:48:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses ended 2015 on an upbeat note, with confidence rising to the highest level since April as recent data points to robust growth in the year ahead. More >>

Jobseeker Sentiment: Mobility Index

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:57:57 +1300 | Randstad

16 December 2015: Jobseeker confidence has taken a sharp drop in 2015 with the Randstad Mobility Index, easing nine points in the first three quarters of 2015, following signs of challenges in the New Zealand economy.More >>

Updated weights for Trade-Weighted Index

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:25:07 +1300 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Updated weights for Trade-Weighted Index The annual re-weighting of the Trade-Weighted Index (TWI) will take effect on Wednesday 16 December 2015. The TWI is a measure of the value of the New Zealand dollar relative to the currencies of New Zealand’s ...More >>

Report finds NZ's dairy sector in good shape

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:54:08 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Report finds New Zealand’s dairy sector food safety capability in good shape The food safety capability of the New Zealand dairy sector is in good shape according to a report released by the Dairy Capability Working Group today. The independent ...More >>

Surplus gone, time to concentrate on serious economic issues

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:33:03 +1300 | Green Party

Surplus gone, time to concentrate on serious economic issues National’s obsession with its nanosecond surplus has ended up being a lose-lose for New Zealand because it came at the price of fewer jobs and more pollution, the Green Party says. The ...More >>

Dramatic improvement in business outlook: EMA

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:28:18 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Dramatic improvement in business outlook: EMA Business outlook has improved dramatically according to the latest results of the Employers Survey conducted by the EMA. There has been a significant shift towards a positive outlook compared with the mid-year ...More >>


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