Business Scoop


Government manufactures a real manufacturing crisis

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Economic mismanagement and recklessness by the Government has seen a decline in business confidence that is hurting manufacturers, Nationals Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Pay-to-stay approach no answer to falling confidence

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

If the Governments response to the lowest levels of business confidence in a decade is to write big taxpayer-funded cheques then expect more to reach for their passports, Nationals Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says. Read more »

NZ business confidence hits 10-year low

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence fell to more than a 10-year low in the June quarter, with manufacturers the gloomiest sector. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence ticks up slightly in June

Article – BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) – Consumer confidence ticked up in June, climbing back above the historic average. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence still downbeat in June quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

June 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand households remain downbeat with consumer confidence dipping in June and remaining at below average levels, the latest Westpac McDermott Miller survey shows. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence eases to six-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Consumer confidence eased in May to a six-month low but continues to hover around the historical average. Read more »

Business Partnership Agenda broken links and broken promises

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government has been caught out making up an entire work programme in answer to plummeting business confidence, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. Read more »

NZ consumers more upbeat about current situation

Article – BusinessDesk

April 26 (BusinessDesk) – Consumer confidence was a touch higher in April as New Zealanders were more upbeat about their current finances. Read more »

Central New Zealand business confidence slumps again

Press Release – Business Central – Wellington

Businesses’ views on New Zealand’s economic outlook have again dropped back to negative levels, according to a survey by Wellington Regional Chambers of Commerce and Business Central. Read more »

NZ March manufacturing expansion slows

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s March manufacturing activity continues to expand but at the slowest pace since July last year as production and new orders eased. Read more »

Encouraging trend for business confidence

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Confidence is still struggling within the business community, but in contrast to recent survey trends, an Auckland Business Chamber survey has shown a 4% lift in business confidence for the first quarter of the year. Read more »

Business confidence continues to flatline

Press Release – Kiwibank

NZ business confidence declined last quarter, supporting the need to cut interest rates sooner rather than later. The Kiwi dollar has fallen. Read more »

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