Latest Business Confidence Headlines

Companies and workers need certainty to thrive

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:31:54 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

BusinessNZ chief Kirk Hope is exactly right in saying Government policy must maximise economic growth and generate jobs that lead to higher incomes and make Kiwis better off, National’s finance spokesperson Amy Adams says.More >>

Moving on… slowly

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:20:02 +1200 | ASB Bank

Moving on… slowly • Cautious optimism about housing market prospects keeps price expectations subdued • Cantabrians still the only respondents who think now is a good time to buy a house • The majority still expect higher interest rates ahead ...More >>

PMI worsens in July, pointing to softer demand

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:57:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's manufacturing activity worsened further in July, dropping for the third month in a row and marking its second consecutive month below its long-run average.More >>

Government arrogant in face of real concern

Wed, 8 Aug 2018 16:01:30 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

David Parker’s dismissal of plunging business confidence levels as ‘the vibe of a self-selected subset of CEOs’ is just the latest example of a concerning level of arrogance from this Government, National’s Economic Development spokesperson ...More >>

NZ CEOs shrug off wider business blues in latest KPMG survey

Tue, 7 Aug 2018 08:42:46 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand chief executives seem more upbeat in KPMG's latest CEO Outlook Survey Report than respondents in other recent business surveys that are showing sentiment souring as firms fret over the Labour-led government. More >>

NZ farmer confidence falls to weakest level in 6 years

Wed, 1 Aug 2018 15:56:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand farmer confidence has fallen to the lowest level in six years amid uncertainty over government policies. More >>

NZ plummets down business confidence ranks

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 17:50:21 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

NZ plummets down business confidence ranks New Zealand has tumbled from top to bottom of the OECD business confidence rankings with the most recent data revealing New Zealand has the second lowest level of business confidence in the developed world, ...More >>

Consumer confidence falls further in July

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:12:45 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 27 (BusinessDesk) - Consumer confidence dropped further in July, falling back to long-run averages. More >>

Small firms’ confidence sinks in June quarter

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:15:29 +1200 | ANZ quarterly Business Micro Scope Survey

Business confidence among small firms fell to a nine-year low in the June quarter, according to ANZ’s quarterly Business Micro Scope survey. More >>

Wgtn business confidence drops back to pre-Christmas levels

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:29:16 +1200 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Confidence among Wellington region businesses has retreated to pre-Christmas levels, according to the latest Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey. More >>

NZ business confidence hits 7-year low in June

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 13:13:17 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence hit a seven-year low in June as cost pressures weigh on profitability and the downbeat sentiment is beginning to impact on future planning.More >>

Welfare for Wellywood

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 09:48:31 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

This last weekend Matt Nippert at the Herald lifted the lid on just how powerful Wellywood is when it comes to extracting concessions from New Zealand taxpayers. More >>

NZ business confidence drops again in June

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:14:46 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence plunged to a seven-month low in June with retail most gloomy as costs, credit and capacity weigh on firms. More >>

Business confidence falls again, hitting Kiwi workers

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:55:40 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Continued falls in business confidence are beginning to spill over and directly impact hard-working New Zealanders’ opportunities to get a job, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says.More >>

NZ regional economic confidence edges up in June quarter

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:41:28 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's regional economic confidence rose marginally in the quarter ending June, with only six of the country's 11 regions showing an improvement over the previous quarter, as pessimism in Auckland grew and optimism ...More >>

Govt continues to dismiss business concerns

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:30:02 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s arrogant dismissal of real concerns from businesses will only make business confidence fall faster, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.More >>

Parker's criticism of ANZ confidence survey based on Bagrie

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:38:05 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Parker's criticism of ANZ confidence survey based on comments Bagrie made at Xero function More >>

RESEND: ANZ rejects David Parker's criticism

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:22:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

(Resends story published Friday June 15, adds detail over communication in 4th paragraph, removes ambiguity in 8th paragraph) More >>

ANZ rejects Parker's criticism of business confidence survey

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:42:48 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) - ANZ Bank New Zealand has rejected assertions by Economic Development Minister David Parker that the bank's business confidence surveys are "junk", saying they're a reliable indicator of business activity.More >>

Govt sends business confidence into ‘free fall’

Fri, 8 Jun 2018 12:32:24 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Plummeting business confidence should be sending shivers down the spines of Government ministers, with Auckland businesses sending a clear signal that Government policies are taking the economy in the wrong direction, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says.More >>


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