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Rotorua Business Confidence Soars By Nearly 50%: Latest Pulse Survey Reveals Promising Trends

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:08:38 +1300 | RotoruaNZ

RotoruaNZ, in collaboration with the Rotorua Business Chamber, has released the fourth Rotorua Business Pulse Survey results, highlighting the evolving sentiments of Rotorua's business leaders. The latest survey reveals a significant upswing in ...More >>

GBA Business Confidence Index Eases To The 50 Neutral Mark

Tue, 4 Jul 2023 05:31:01 +1200 | ACN Newswire

Survey reveals recovery momentum intact HONG KONG, July 3, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Standard Chartered and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today released the Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index (GBAI) for the second quarter ...More >>

MBIE & Startup Genome Launch Ecosystem Report

Mon, 19 Jun 2023 05:13:00 +1200 | MBIE

New Zealand is celebrated in the world’s premier report on startup and economic enrichment - showing 103% growth in ecosystem value   The 2023 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network ...More >>

Kiwi Employers Pulling Out The Stops To Entice Workers To Stay

Wed, 31 May 2023 10:34:29 +1200 | Frog Recruitment

The Year of The Counteroffer   Kiwi employers and resigning employees are engaging in counteroffer combat more than ever, and bosses offer a range of workplace carrots to tempt them to stay put. The annual Frog Recruitment Market Report surveyed ...More >>

Government Books Still Resilient As Revenue Growth Slows

Tue, 9 May 2023 10:24:16 +1200 | Grant Robertson - Labour MP

Moderation in economic activity is being reflected in the Government’s books, although New Zealand is still well positioned to deal with the challenges ahead, including the cost of living, the impact of recent extreme weather and the uncertain ...More >>

Employment Confidence Falls As Recession Concerns Loom

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 13:25:28 +1300 | Westpac

Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence, December quarter 2022 The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index (ECI) fell to 108.0 in the December quarter, from a post-Covid high of 115.2 in the September quarter. “The outlook ...More >>

Plunging Business Confidence Sees NZ Job Ads In Freefall

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 12:48:57 +1300 | RCSA

Fears of a recession, rising interest rates and the increased cost of living alongside the inability to find skilled staff have the potential to see New Zealand’s employment landscape shift dramatically over the coming 12 months. RCSA’s latest Jobs Report ...More >>

The Chance Of A Recession Increases As Business Confidence Hits An All-time Low.

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 12:45:02 +1300 | Kiwi Economics

The chance of a recession increases as business confidence hits an all-time low. Mary Jo Vergara, Economist & Jeremy Couchman, Senior Economist & Jarrod Kerr, Chief Economist Published on 17 January Business confidence was shattered ...More >>

Gloomy Start To 2023

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 12:25:05 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

With a record number of businesses bracing for pain in coming months, the Government needs to come back from holiday with a real economic plan, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. Results from NZIER’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion released ...More >>

Real Change Needed To Improve Lowest Ever Business Confidence

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 12:16:31 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“With the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research’s (NZIER) latest quarterly survey showing the lowest business confidence in the survey’s history, it’s clear that real change is necessary to make New Zealand a prosperous country that is open ...More >>

Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index Continues To Drop

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 04:55:33 +1300 | ACN Newswire

Hong Kong rebounds, financial services sector shows resilience HONG KONG, Oct 17, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Standard Chartered and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today released the "GBA Business Confidence Index" (GBAI) for the ...More >>

End Of Dividend Restriction Requires Ongoing Prudence

Thu, 2 Jun 2022 10:47:11 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua is normalising the process for banks setting dividend payments, by removing the restrictions placed on the country’s registered trading banks at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The removal of restrictions ...More >>

Inflation, Labour Shortage Sends Business Confidence Near Record Low

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 05:42:02 +1200 | Business Central

The Central New Zealand Business Confidence Survey has seen business confidence plummet in the March quarter. The survey found that net confidence in the national economy sat at -43%, a 57% drop from March 2021, and just short of the record lows ...More >>

Small Businesses Stay Calm And Carry On

Tue, 1 Mar 2022 12:35:16 +1300 | The Alternative Board

Keeping calm and carrying on – that’s the current steady stance of small business owners despite the backdrop of rocketing Omicron cases, disruptive protests and ongoing uncertainty. In The Alternative Board’s Summer Pulse Check, nearly two-thirds of ...More >>

New Zealand Economy Set For A Slower Lockdown Rebound According To The Latest ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 06:43:31 +1300 | ASB

New Zealand is expected to begin opening its borders in the first half of 2022 but will face ongoing domestic headwinds in its economic recovery. Inflation is likely to near 6% (a thirty year high) by the end of this year and remain above 3% into ...More >>

Investor Confidence Hits Five-year High, With Aucklanders The Most Confident Despite Lockdown

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 06:08:19 +1300 | ASB

Investor confidence has rebounded to the highest level since early 2017, sitting at nett 25% for Q3 2021. Aucklanders are the most optimistic despite lockdown, with confidence at nett 31% compared with 23% for the rest of New Zealand. Respondents’ ...More >>

Greatest Risks To Businesses In 2021

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 16:09:27 +1200 | Industrial Safety News

Organizations have reported heightened risks and threats over the past year, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 BCI Horizon Scan Report, sponsored by BSI. Non-occupational disease has found its way to the top of the list of business ...More >>

Businesses Confidence Improves But At Risk Of Change

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 06:28:51 +1300 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The latest Wellington and Central region business confidence survey shows growth and an improvement in business confidence, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central. "It’s good to see business confidence has improved significantly ...More >>

Business NZ Endorses Business Leaders’ Comments On Covid Strategy

Tue, 2 Mar 2021 16:53:21 +1300 | Business NZ

BusinessNZ endorses comments made by business leaders about the need for clarity on the Government’s strategic direction in combatting Covid-19. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Government has done a good job of continuing to keep Covid at ...More >>

April Minimum Wage Increase Must Be Delayed

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 10:51:38 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“Having previously ignored advice and failed to take account of economic conditions, this year the Government must delay the 1 April increase to the minimum wage,” says ACT Small Business and Workplace Relations spokesperson Chris Baillie. “Last ...More >>


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