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Cluster theory has failed to take hold in NZ manufacturing

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:07:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Twenty-seven years after the Porter Project recommended New Zealand should pursue a "clusters" strategy to develop its manufacturing base, a government study of the manufacturing sector has found there are "few ...More >>

Progress on payment terms and e-invoicing

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:51:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Small Business Stuart Nash has congratulated Fonterra for its change of policy around payment terms for small and medium suppliers. The dairy co-operative has adopted a new policy where suppliers whose contracts are worth up to $300,000 ...More >>

On the prevailing media narratives about the Govt coalition

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:07:15 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The media reports the facts…. but that’s not the end of it, and nor should it be. It also marshals those facts and creates a story from them, usually one with a moral that’s implied or explicit. After six months though, it is still unclear ...More >>

Lift in service

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:32:46 +1200 | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s services sector experienced a lift in expansion levels during March, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for March was 58.8, which was 3.5 points higher than February (A PSI reading above 50.0 ...More >>

Small firms’ confidence lifts slightly

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:31:09 +1200 | ANZ Bank

Small firms’ confidence lifts slightly Business confidence among small firms picked up slightly in the March quarter, but remained low after nose-diving in December, according to ANZ’s quarterly Business Micro Scope survey. A net 20% of small businesses ...More >>

NZ businesses remain pessimistic in first quarter

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:09:22 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses remained pessimistic about the country's economic fortunes in the March quarter as negative sentiment following the change in government continued into the new year and as profitability remains weak.More >>

CORRECT: NZ consumer confidence steady in March

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 13:24:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence lifted slightly in March, continuing to recover from last year's weakness as house price growth expectations rose.More >>

NZ consumer confidence steady in March

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 13:11:28 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence lifted slightly in March, continuing to recover from last year's weakness as house price growth expectations rose.More >>

Employment changes not good for flexibility, productivity

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:40:37 +1300 | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says proposed changes to employment law should be carefully scrutinised to ensure the strengths of the current employment relations framework are not lost. More >>

Business confidence up in March, remains lower post-election

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:28:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 28 (BusinessDesk) - Business confidence increased in March on some measures, but most remain below the levels of six months ago. More >>

MYOB Business Monitor: Crisis of confidence for SME sector

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:07:05 +1300 | MYOB

Confidence in the economy has fallen to its lowest level in three years amongst New Zealand’s small-to-medium sized enterprises, which makes up more than 500,000 businesses, according to the latest MYOB Business Monitor survey of more than 1,000 business ...More >>

Temperature Check - Regional Economic Confidence

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:26:06 +1300 | Westpac

– The Westpac McDermott Miller Regional Economic Confidence Index rose in nine out of eleven regions in the March 2018 quarter. More >>

NZ economy grows less than expected in fourth quarter

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:57:12 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter as unfavourable weather weighed on agricultural output, offsetting strong services activity. The kiwi fell a quarter US cent. More >>

Latest economic figures show commentary out of step

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:47:56 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures out today showed economic anxiety from some business leaders is a political response, rather than one grounded in evidence.More >>

NZ CEOs among the most pessimistic on global growth outlook

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:54:36 +1300 | PwC

New Zealand CEOs among the most pessimistic on global growth outlook When it comes to expectations of global growth, New Zealand CEOs are among the most pessimistic in the world, PwC New Zealand’s 21st CEO Survey has revealed. Only 32 per cent ...More >>

Business Confidence shows slow recovery

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:43:01 +1300 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

A Chamber survey of businesses in the Auckland Region reveals that business confidence is slowly improving following its dramatic fall last quarter. More >>

Consumer confidence rises, outperforms business confidence

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 13:21:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence gained in February, continuing a recovery and bolstering the composite gauge after weak business confidence results. More >>

NZ business confidence stays low in first 2018 survey

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:15:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The first business confidence survey of 2018 shows local firms are still feeling negative, despite all five sectors lifting in February and overall confidence improving.More >>

HiFX Data Update - NZ ANZ Business Confidence release

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:28:33 +1300 | HiFX

The ANZ Business Confidence figures for February have just been released. The figures were showed improvement compared with the previous month. The Business Confidence came stronger -19.0% in Feb v -37.8 % in Jan Firms’ own activity outlook was +20.4% ...More >>

NZ manufacturing activity lifts in January

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:56:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's manufacturing activity lifted in January although fewer positive comments from businesses point to ongoing caution. More >>


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