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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 >>

IRD Must Reopen Over Weekend

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 10:49:44 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The IRD must reopen over this weekend to help those business owners affected by the latest Auckland lockdown, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. “At the moment there is a message on the IRD website that there is a systems upgrade ...More >>

Investor Confidence Back In Positive Territory

Tue, 9 Feb 2021 16:22:54 +1300 | ASB

CHART A Investor confidence continues to recover, sitting at nett 2% for Q4 2020, but has a way to go to return to pre-pandemic levels. Aucklanders remain less optimistic than elsewhere, with confidence at nett -7% compared with +7% for the rest of New ...More >>

IDC A/NZ Survey Finds 60% Of SMBs Are In Survival Mode Due To The Pandemic, But Expect To Increase IT Spending In 2021

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:26:00 +1300 | IDC

In Q4 2020, IDC surveyed 1210 small and medium businesses (SMBs)* across Australia and New Zealand to understand their priorities, challenges, and planned technology investments in 2021. The survey found that 60% of A/NZ SMBs are in a crisis or survival ...More >>

Global Economy To Expand By 4% In 2021; Vaccine Deployment And Investment Key To Sustaining The Recovery

Wed, 6 Jan 2021 16:30:36 +1300 | World Bank

The global economy is expected to expand 4% in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year. A recovery, however, will likely be subdued, unless policy makers move decisively to tame the pandemic and ...More >>

Three Investment Avenues To Watch Out For In 2021

Tue, 5 Jan 2021 17:20:09 +1300 | Kalkine

Summary This is the right time for investors to ascertain their best-suited investment avenues to wade through financial market uncertainty in 2021. Cryptocurrency, electric vehicles, and commodities are some promising investment themes holding great potential ...More >>

NZ Economy Entering 2021 As Fit As A Fiddle

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 19:59:22 +1300 | Kalkine

Summary • NZ economy has quickly revived to pre-coronavirus levels, achieving a V-shaped recovery. • Businesses and households are anticipating better days ahead amidst green shoots shining in the economy. • Closed international borders and ...More >>

Businesses Gaining Confidence In The Lead Up To Christmas

Mon, 7 Dec 2020 06:37:28 +1300 | Business Central

The results of the latest Central New Zealand business confidence survey show a gain in confidence in the business community after what has been a difficult year, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central. "Overall, businesses’ ...More >>

RSE Announcement A Welcome Reprieve

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:17:23 +1300 | Business Central

Business Central has welcomed the Government's decision to allow an extra 2,000 seasonal workers into New Zealand in early 2021. "The horticulture and wine industry have been calling for this announcement for several months now, so it is ...More >>

Pacer Ventures Partners Founder Institute, Launches $3M Fund For Early-stage African Startups

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:26:44 +1300 | ACN Newswire

Pacer Ventures has announced a $3M fund for early-stage African startups that are solving some of the most critical problems on the continent. The focus will be on verticals expedient to the African continent including healthcare, financial inclusion, ...More >>

NZ Small Business Recovery Continues In September

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 08:21:09 +1300 | Xero

Xero, the global small business platform, today released its Small Business Insights (XSBI) for September revealing an uptick in small business jobs and year-on-year revenue growth in New Zealand. Nationwide, the average number of jobs in the small ...More >>

SEEK NZ Employment Report: Good Recovery In Quarter Three, Job Ads Up 66% On Quarter Two

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:49:50 +1300 | SEEK

The latest SEEK NZ Quarterly Employment Report data shows a strong return to positive q/q performance with a 66% national growth in jobs advertised during Q3 which includes July, August and September. Comparing the third quarter of 2020 with the same quarter ...More >>

Zoom Your Lens Over Bright Spots Dazzling In The NZ Economy

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:10:46 +1300 | Kalkine

Summary NZ economy appears to be gradually resurrecting from its worst economic contraction in June 2020 quarter, offering glimmers of hope in this pandemic-afflicted environment. NZD/USD pair has rebounded by over 17% from the March 2020 dip, when ...More >>

Business Leaders’ Confidence Tanks As Top Kiwi CEOs Vent Their Frustrations

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 05:48:08 +1300 | New Zealand Media and Entertainment

The New Zealand Herald’s Mood of the Boardroom 2020 Election Survey has been released with top business leaders saying New Zealand’s Covid-19 recovery is in peril – and they want a decisive role with Government in the country’s future. The annual ...More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Unveils Five Policies To Encourage Growth And Conquer Debt

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:37:46 +1200 | Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has released a new paper outlining a suite of proposals to lift economic growth and therefore reduce debt as a proportion of GDP. The paper is available at Taxpayers' Union ...More >>

Whanganui Businesses Recoup Lockdown Losses

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:02:14 +1200 | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners says that strong consumer activity post-lockdown has meant the same amount has been spent with Whanganui businesses since February as over the same seven-month period last year. Consumer data from Marketview shows for ...More >>

Nikko AM NZ Aims To Deliver Confidence And Consistent Returns To Investors With New 3% Income Fund

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:05:47 +1200 | Nikko AM

Investors seeking confidence in times of uncertainty and reliable income from their capital in the current low interest rate environment can now access an attractive alternative to ailing Term Deposits or Bonus Bonds. As record low interest rates ...More >>


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