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Encouraging signs for business confidence

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland’s SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) sector displayed a changing view of business confidence in Auckland Chambers latest quarterly survey. Read more »

ANZ still picking interest rate cut

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence remained sour in October with both headline sentiment and firms’ views of their own activity largely unchanged from September, with the ANZ Bank still thinking the Reserve Bank will eventually … Read more »

Govt has no answers for firms in prolonged slump

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The prolonged slump in business confidence shows the Government has no strategy to address their concerns, Nationals Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Govt must stop ignoring pain inflicted on SMEs

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government must stop ignoring the evidence that small businesses are being hurt by its policies and that in turn is undermining New Zealands economic growth, Nationals Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. Read more »

SME Confidence collapses as revenue falls sharply

Press Release – MYOB

New Zealands small businesses are sounding the alarm as confidence drops sharply in both the economy and their own enterprises, driven by falling revenue and a range of growing pressures. Read more »

A year of economic mismanagement and disarray

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Tomorrow marks a year since the Labour-Led Government took office, causing a freefall in business confidence, a surge in industrial action and a massive increase in the cost of living, Nationals Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Small firms’ confidence hits 10-year low

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Business confidence among small firms fell further during the September quarter, with hiring and investment intentions in negative territory for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis, according to ANZs quarterly Business Micro Scope … Read more »

NZ firms most pessimistic in nine years, blame govt policy

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand firms blamed government policy and rising labour costs for their gloomiest sentiment in nine years, according to the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. Read more »

Plummeting business confidence shows need for tax cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

With NZIERs quarterly survey showing a further deterioration in business confidence , the Government needs to commit to cutting taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says Unless the Government … Read more »

NZ consumer confidence treads water as outlook perks up

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumers were still in reasonable heart this month as concerns about the economic outlook subsided. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as firms start spring in less gloomy mood

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence recovered this month after spending winter in the doldrums. Investment intentions, however, continued to deteriorate despite signs the government’s charm offensive may be gaining traction. Read more »

Confidence numbers remain near record lows

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Business confidence remains weak, with investment intentions falling further this month. In addition workers are less confident about their pay and job security the latest signs that the Governments policies are hurting the economy, Nationals … Read more »

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