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The Nation: BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope

Sat, 5 Oct 2019 12:38:01 +1300 | The Nation

Next year, Kiwis will be asked to vote yes or no on legalising the recreational use of cannabis. More >>

Deepening business gloom likely to push annual GDP below 1%

Tue, 1 Oct 2019 14:06:41 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Businesses continued to sink deeper into gloom during the September quarter and that will likely shave annual GDP growth to below 1 percent, according to the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research's latest quarterly survey ...More >>

Awful business confidence needs to be met by tax cuts

Tue, 1 Oct 2019 12:08:02 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With continued awful business confidence from NZIER , the Government needs to take a new approach, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Business confidence slips to new 10-year low in September

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:34:36 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Business confidence slipped further in September and the central bank will be disappointed its 50 basis point rate cut in August doesn't appear to be having much impact, ANZ Bank said in its monthly business outlook survey.More >>

Business confidence survey a clue to RBNZ's next move

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:33:52 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - The next clue to what the Reserve Bank might do in November will be this afternoon's business confidence survey.More >>

Consumer confidence at 4-year low

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 13:29:07 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Consumer confidence fell to its lowest level in four years as people grew more wary about the future, but low interest rates mean people still think it's a good time to buy big-ticket items. More >>

Treasury rings alarm bells, Government hits snooze button

Tue, 3 Sep 2019 11:15:59 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Treasury is now blaming plummeting business confidence and, implicitly, the Government for New Zealand’s slowing economy and the need to revise down its latest economic forecasts, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.More >>

Analysts downgrade earnings amid deepening pessimism

Mon, 2 Sep 2019 11:14:31 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Despite a solid earnings reporting season from NZX-listed companies, analysts are pulling back their forecasts for the coming year as businesses generally remain in a deep funk.More >>

NZ consumers feeling better about their own back pocket

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:52:11 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence improved in August as households were more upbeat about the state of their own finances despite being somewhat uneasy about the outlook for the wider economy. More >>

Business confidence deteriorates in August

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:20:29 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Business confidence tumbled further in August with employment, investment and export intentions all falling to "dismal levels," ANZ Bank said in its monthly business outlook survey.More >>

XE Data Update - NZ Business Confidence Release

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:07:19 +1200 | XE Money Transfer

The ANZ Business Confidence & Own Activity Outlook data for August have just been released. The Business Confidence for August fell: -52.3% vs -44.3% (previous survey) This is an 11-year low in Business Confidence. Firms’ Own Activity Outlook ...More >>

Fonterra woes a drag for two biggest shareholders

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:27:28 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group's two biggest shareholders – Dairy Holdings and state-owned Landcorp Farming – say the latest downgrade will weigh on their own earnings and add to farmer malaise against a backdrop of already ...More >>

Biodiversity HiveMind: Back From The Brink?

Fri, 9 Aug 2019 11:01:04 +1200 | Scoop Publishing

Aotearoa’s biodiversity and ecosystems are in crisis. Action to restore and protect nature needs a comprehensive strategy to ensure our contributions help bring biodiversity back from the brink. To help achieve this the Department of Conservation (DOC) is ...More >>

Confidence wanes as NZ consumers worry about the future

Fri, 2 Aug 2019 13:41:30 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Consumer confidence took a hit in July as consumers fret about the future. More >>

Government manufactures a real manufacturing crisis

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:28:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Economic mismanagement and recklessness by the Government has seen a decline in business confidence that is hurting manufacturers, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.More >>

Pay-to-stay approach no answer to falling confidence

Mon, 8 Jul 2019 19:42:30 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

If the Government’s response to the lowest levels of business confidence in a decade is to write big taxpayer-funded cheques then expect more to reach for their passports, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.More >>

PM should take responsibility for biz confidence

Wed, 3 Jul 2019 18:55:29 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister and her Government need to stop making excuses and start taking responsibility for poor business confidence, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.More >>

NZ business confidence hits 10-year low

Tue, 2 Jul 2019 13:15:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence fell to more than a 10-year low in the June quarter, with manufacturers the gloomiest sector. More >>

NZ consumer confidence ticks up slightly in June

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:19:13 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) - Consumer confidence ticked up in June, climbing back above the historic average. More >>

NZ consumer confidence still downbeat in June quarter

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:15:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand households remain downbeat with consumer confidence dipping in June and remaining at below average levels, the latest Westpac McDermott Miller survey shows.More >>


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