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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 >>

NZ farmer confidence tumbles in January

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:18:47 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand farmer confidence tumbled in January as a drought and uncertainty over new government policies take their toll. More >>

Drought, disruption undermines farmers’ confidence

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:08:35 +1300 | Federated Farmers

A marked drop in farmer optimism and growing concern about the ability to recruit suitable staff are stand-out features of the Federated Farmers Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey.More >>

Robertson confident in NZ economy

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:26:48 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he's not immediately concerned interest rates will impact peoples' abilities to pay their mortgages, but the government is "keeping an eye" on global market directions.More >>

NZ govt operating 6-month surplus bigger than expected

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:36:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ govt operating 6-month surplus bigger than expected as fatter GST, income tax take beds in More >>

NZ consumer confidence rises in January

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 13:36:20 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in January, snapping a three-month slide, as Kiwis became more upbeat about the economic outlook, house prices and spending on major household items.More >>

Labour will work with business over confidence concerns

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:50:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Finance Minister Grant Robertson says weaker business confidence in recent surveys reflect perceptions of the new Labour-led government, but he and other ministers will still be seeking to allay concerns.More >>

Speech: Nash - SME LEAP Summit, Auckland

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:25:49 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Revenue Minister for Small Business 31 January 2018 SPEECH NOTES SME LEAP Summit, Auckland More >>

Tourism business confidence strong

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:24:00 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism business confidence levels are strong, with most operators expecting their business to improve this year, according to the latest State of the New Zealand Tourism Industry report.More >>

NZ manufacturing activity falls sharply in December

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:18:21 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's manufacturing activity fell a five-year low in December as businesses deferred major decisions until there is more clarity after the change in the government, echoing the downbeat sentiment in this week's business ...More >>

NZ business confidence sours in December quarter

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:24:37 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand firms turned pessimistic about the country's economic fortunes in the December quarter for the first time in more than two years, with the formation of a Labour-led government and its policy plans spooking businesses.More >>

NZ employment confidence, pay expectations and job security

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:49:39 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealanders became slightly more confident about job opportunities in the December quarter, though most people aren't expecting a pay rise this year.More >>

Retail card spending up in December

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:03:39 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Retail card spending rose 0.5 percent in the December 2017 month when adjusted for seasonal effects, Stats NZ said today. This is the fourth consecutive monthly rise in retail card spending.More >>

PGP review puts brakes on research and development

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:18:24 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The cynical timing of a review of the Primary Growth Partnership over the summer break illustrates the coalition Government’s priorities do not lie with growing the primary sector, National Party Spokesperson for Primary Industries Nathan Guy ...More >>

Positive economic note to end year

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 11:04:48 +1300 | Paymark

The year ended on a positive economic note albeit with signs of cooling in the major centres. More >>

YEAR IN REVIEW: NZ politics keeps business world on its toes

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:42:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Political rumblings came into focus in the business world through the tail-end of 2017 as Jacinda Ardern's unexpected rise to the prime minister's office brought a fresh approach to dealing with burgeoning capacity constraints and ...More >>


Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30:56 +1300 |

The Bitcoin price dipped to below $15,000 Thursday as pressure from altcoin growth and the ongoing Bitcoin Cash (BCash) scandal took its toll.More >>

NZ economy on course but some risks

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:47:28 +1300 | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the December 2017 quarter shows strength in many parts of the economy although with some risk from business sentiment and future wage pressures.More >>

Confidence in residential property prices dips

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:35:22 +1300 | Colliers International

Confidence in residential property prices has slumped by 16 percentage points, the first quarterly survey since the election shows. More >>

NZ business confidence stays near eight-year low

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:31:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's business confidence continued to hover around an eight-year low in December as the tailwinds provided by an overheated housing market and record levels of migration slow down. More >>


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