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Net migration eases back towards 2015 level

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:56:35 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration was down 8,800 (to 63,300) in the August 2018 year when compared with the August 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Visitor numbers boosted by Asia-Pacific region

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:08:47 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor numbers for August 2018 were up 5.4 percent from August 2017, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Taxation Group Report A Major Disappointment

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:43:41 +1200 | Social Credit

It is bereft of innovative ideas, signals increasing bureaucracy, and is a regurgitation of outdated tax concepts. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Tax Working Group’s road map

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:20:21 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

T rying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark. With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the ...More >>

Report shows signs of extending the tax net

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:36:03 +1200 | Public Service Association

The options put forward for taxing capital income interim report delivered by the Tax Working Group (TWG) today show good potential for extending the tax net, says the PSA.More >>

UPDATE: Stronger than expected growth

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:35:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's stronger-than-expected economic growth pared any chance of a rate cut but downside risks - particularly flagging business confidence - remain. More >>

NZ economy expands 1.0% in 2Q, beating expectations

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:11:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy expanded the most in two years, beating expectations and driving the New Zealand dollar to a three-week high. More >>

Whooshkaa! Our growth is better than you think

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:48:58 +1200 | Kiwibank

It’s not all economic doom and confidence gloom. Weak confidence has not (yet) translated into weakness. More >>

Latest economic figures expose gloom merchants

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:02:14 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Gross Domestic Product statistics out today are further evidence that business commentators’ attempts to darken economic and political confidence are out of step with reality, Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff says.More >>

What New Zealanders think of Refugees and Immigration

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:41:54 +1200 | Ipsos

Most New Zealanders want to keep accepting refugees, but a growing number perceive that immigration is putting too much pressure on public services. More >>

Broad-based growth as GDP rises 1 percent in June quarter

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:20:22 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.0 percent in the June 2018 quarter, up from 0.5 percent last quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is the largest quarterly rise in two years.More >>

HiFX Data Update - NZ Q2 GDP Release

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:09:28 +1200 | HiFX

The NZ GDP for Q2 has just been released. The GDP for Q2 came stronger than forecast (and as predicted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern): Adjusted GDP Q2/ Annual : GDP +1.0% / +2.8% Consensus +0.8% / +2.5% NZ GDP over the last 12 months has increased ...More >>

Economic growth figures highlight Govt fallacy

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:06:34 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Today’s GDP figures illustrate the fallacy of the Government’s claim they won’t rely on population growth to underpin economic growth as GDP per capita came in well below headline GDP growth, National Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says.More >>

Stephen Jennings joins the NZ Initiative board

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:18:48 +1200 | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (20 September 2018): The New Zealand Initiative welcomes entrepreneur Stephen Jennings, CEO and Founder of Africa’s largest urban development company, Rendeavour, onto its Board of Directors. More >>

NZ annual current account deficit widest in nine years

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:24:27 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand posted its widest annual current account deficit in nine years in the June quarter as foreign-owned firms reaped bigger income from their domestic operations than Kiwi companies did overseas. More >>

Eleven months in and it looks like no-one is happy

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:42:57 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government has ignored slumping business confidence since it took power but will struggle to explain away signs that ordinary New Zealanders are becoming downhearted after 11 months of this coalition, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. ...More >>

Most strikes in 30 years as Govt hypes expectations

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:29:33 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

More people have gone on strike in 2018 than at any time since 1989 thanks to the Government over-egging expectations for wages and emboldening unions, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says.More >>

HiFX Data Update - NZ Q2 Current Account Release

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:05:27 +1200 | HiFX

The NZ Current Account Balance for Q2 2018 has just been released. The Current Account Deficit was worse than expected (larger deficit) : Current Account Balance Q2 $1.62 bio Deficit (Consensus $1.32 bio Deficit) Current Account Balance (seasonally adjusted) ...More >>

Annual current account deficit widens to $9.5 billion

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:55:24 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s current account deficit for the year ended June 2018 widened to $9.5 billion, 3.3 percent of GDP, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Near-record exports see current account deficit shrink

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:54:14 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's seasonally adjusted current account deficit reduced to $2.7 billion for the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. More >>


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