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NZ growth prospects improving - migration flows rising

Tony Alexander

Weekly Overview

NZ growth prospects keep improving so it is unsurprising that migration flows are rising very strongly.

Attached and located here is the latest edition of Brain Gain NZ - a publication where I aim to improve the match-up between keen NZ's expats looking to return home and Kiwi businesses able to effectively utilise their skills, experience, drive, and connectivity.

New people can be added to my emailing list here.

NZ Looking Better than Australia
Australia’s growth prospects and sentiment levels have dimmed as slowing China growth reveals an ending of the mining boom. In NZ by contrast construction and dairying are booming with potentially millions more Chinese each year seeking out NZ food products.   964 words

Housing Market
The shortage not only remains but is getting worse and more is to come as migration booms.  801 words

Labour Market
Evidence is building of high business sentiment being set to translate into strong hiring growth. 298 words

Migrant Flows
Courtesy largely of a turning in the large migration cycle which NZ experiences with Australia, net migration flows are approaching average levels and look set to rise to 2 – 3 times the average annual net gain in the coming year or two. 305 words

Kiwi Business Culture
Tony Smale this month’s discusses Universalism versus Particularism – the different ways we view things.  665 words

Re-entry shock and cultural identity:
What might they mean for Kiwi repats?
David Ellis, a recent Massey University Doctoral Scholarship winner, writes about his research into the re-entry experiences of returned Kiwis. 693 words

Best regards
Tony Alexander produces six regular publications.
The quarterly Growing With China issues are here.
The quarterly Brain Gain NZ can be located here.
The Weekly Overviews are loaded here.
The monthly BNZ-REINZ Residential Market Surveys are posted here.
The monthly BNZ Confidence Surveys are available here.
The monthly BNZ-Nine Rewards Consumer Trends Survey is here.
All the best
Tony Alexander
Chief Economist


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