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Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:51 +1200 | Gareth Morgan Foundation

Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus on dirty politics and spying, and not a lot on policy. With election day looming, Gareth Morgan is calling for people to refocus on the issues. More >>

ASB Farmshed Economics Report

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:25:31 +1200 | ASB Bank

The dairy markets can’t seem to catch a break, according to the latest ASB Farmshed Economics Report. More >>

NZ consumer confidence edges up in Sept from 10-month low

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:47:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in September from a 10-month low, as households adjust to a more moderate pace of economic growth. More >>

The selling of New Zealand by our prime minister

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:02:04 +1200 | Charles Drace

The selling of New Zealand by our prime minister By Charles Drace 19 September 2014 More >>

NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:55:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s annual net migration rose to a record in August, exceeding Treasury’s forecasts, and spurred by more migrant arrivals and the ongoing decline of Kiwis leaving for Australia. More >>

Opus appoints new Director of International Growth

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:52:19 +1200 | Opus International Consultants

Hugh Morrison has been appointed as Opus’ new Director of International Growth. He will commence the role on 13 October 2014 replacing the incumbent Alec Webster who retires at the end of 2014.More >>

Shared Service Initiative to Promote Northland

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:01:31 +1200 | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council and regional economic development agency Northland Inc Ltd are joining forces in a new shared service initiative to promote the Northland Region.More >>

Market Eases Slightly

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:42:17 +1200 | Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that the wool sale held in Napier today was firm to slightly easier in comparison to the previous North Island sale held on the 4th September.More >>

New Zealand GDP strong: Boom more broad-based in Q2

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:28:49 +1200 | HSBC Bank

Boom more broad-based in Q2 New Zealand's Q2 GDP was close to expectations at +0.7% q-o-q and +3.9% y-o-y (market had +3.8%; HSBC had +3.9%). This is strong, above-trend, growth and shows that the New Zealand economy has been outperforming most of the ...More >>

Falling economic growth – wage rises overdue

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:30:20 +1200 | NZCTU

“The lower GDP growth in the three months to June is further evidence that growth has peaked. New Zealand’s economy is on the way down to mediocre growth rates,” says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. “Yet wage rises are still weak with 43% of wage ...More >>

Economy continues to grow, support jobs

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:20:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand continues to enjoy one of the fastest-growing economies in the developed world, confirming that the Government’s sensible economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says. “It’s only ...More >>

NZ economy grows 0.7% in 2Q, led by services sector

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:54:45 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ economy grows 0.7% in 2Q as surging services make up for weak primary sector More >>

Consumers want answers, yet companies fail to Front Up

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:40:36 +1200 | Slingshot

New Zealanders are paying a premium for products but the companies who set the prices either don’t care or are refusing to justify their mark ups, according to More >>

Steady GlobalDairyTrade Result Welcomed by Farmers

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:23:50 +1200 | Federated Farmers

“With peak milk about four weeks away we could do with some good news and while steady as she goes isn’t a plus sign, at least it is not a negative,” says Andrew Hoggard, Federated Farmers Dairy chair.More >>

Latest Jobs Online report released

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:35 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online dropped 0.4 per cent in August, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

TPPA a Sellout to American Corporate Greed

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:15:24 +1200 | Internet MANA

New Zealand will become a permanent prisoner to the United States’ greed and global arrogance if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) isn’t stopped, warns Internet MANA.More >>

Falling goods exports drive rise in current account deficit

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:59:32 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's seasonally adjusted current account balance was a deficit of $2.0 billion in the June 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was $1.4 billion larger than the March 2014 quarter deficit.More >>

NZ balance of payments deficit hits cyclical low point

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:54:36 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The annual deficit in New Zealand’s dealings with the rest of the world fell, in line with consensus forecasts, to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product in the year to June 30, hitting what economists expect will prove ...More >>

NZ dollar rises on speculation ahead of Fed meeting

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:45:00 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar advanced as investors pulled back expectations for the Federal Reserve to signal a rise in interest rates at this week's meeting and on reports China is adding liquidity to its banks to bolster economic ...More >>

Has household income inequality really changed?

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:16:48 +1200 | Grant Thornton

Peter Sherwin, Partner, Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand, looks at New Zealand household incomes, the numbers of ‘poor households’ and how things have changed in this country over the last 20 years in light of a myriad of statements ...More >>


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