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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 >>

Business confidence 'falling off a cliff' - Bridges

Mon, 3 Sep 2018 15:45:07 +1200 | RNZ

Opposition leader Simon Bridges says business confidence is "falling off a cliff" and he wants to hear what small and medium businesses need. More >>

Gordon Campbell on trying to cheer up the business sector

Mon, 3 Sep 2018 11:47:35 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Why on earth is it seen to be Jacinda Ardern’s problem when business chooses to whine on about its lack of confidence, and its lack of ‘certainty’ – as if it were ever the role of government to deliver risk-free profits to the private sector? ...More >>

Consumer confidence holds up in August

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:49:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Consumer confidence held up in August as households remain relatively upbeat about current conditions but are still cautious about the outlook. More >>

HiFX morning Update, August 31 2018

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:43:20 +1200 | HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at lower at 0.6646 this morning. The NZD hit the skids yesterday after yet another fall in business confidence, which plunged to 10-year low of -50.3%, compared with -44.9% in July. The RBNZ will be concerned that continued weak business ...More >>

NZ businesses 'spooked' as 50% expect worse conditions

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:26:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence dropped further in August as headline confidence weakened while firms' views of their own prospects stabilised. More >>

PM’s charm offensive with business now in tatters

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 11:13:31 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister must act now to assert her leadership against the Regional Economic Development Minister, who is running amok and openly defying her, National’s Economic Development spokesman Paul Goldsmith says.More >>

Here’s to Sir Michael’s Tax Working Group

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:15:11 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A 'Business Advisory Council' is hardly the sort of economic kick start required to recover from declining business confidence with all eyes now on the Tax Working Group to deliver something to fire up New Zealand’s commercial sector, says the ...More >>

No more than 2 fair pay agreements to be concluded this term

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:15:19 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants to win over business leaders with a new working group headed by Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon and sought to ease fears over sector-level collective agreements, saying no ...More >>

BusinessNZ welcomes new Business Advisory Council

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:13:19 +1200 | Business NZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope has welcomed today’s announcement of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council as a commitment by the Government to listen to business.More >>

Paul Goldsmith: address to Newmarket Rotary

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:07:14 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Earlier this week I criticised the government for failing to release an economic development strategy in the ten months it’s been in power. More >>

More working groups won’t fix anti-growth agenda

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:45:56 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister’s announcement of yet another working group to try and shore up plummeting business confidence will do nothing to address the uncertainty created by the Government’s anti-growth policies, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says.More >>


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