Parker’s criticism of ANZ confidence survey based on Bagrie

Article – BusinessDesk

Parker’s criticism of ANZ confidence survey based on comments Bagrie made at Xero function Read more »

RESEND: ANZ rejects David Parker’s criticism

Article – BusinessDesk

(Resends story published Friday June 15, adds detail over communication in 4th paragraph, removes ambiguity in 8th paragraph) Read more »

ANZ rejects Parker’s criticism of business confidence survey

Article – BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) – ANZ Bank New Zealand has rejected assertions by Economic Development Minister David Parker that the bank’s business confidence surveys are “junk”, saying they’re a reliable indicator of business activity. Read more »

Auckland Business Confidence ‘Goes into Free Fall’

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland Business Confidence Goes into Free Fall In June 2017 33% of Auckland businesses believed the economy would improve over the next 6 months while just 8% said the economy would deteriorate. Come forward a year to June 2018 and just 15% … Read more »

Nats letting down Kiwi businesses with FPA response

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that he was disappointed in the National Partys knee-jerk response to the Governments announcement of the Fair Pay Agreement working group yesterday. Read more »

Lion and IAG: Saying yes to Flexible Working works for all

Press Release – Lion New Zealand

To improve working environments for Kiwis and drive positive outcomes for business, Lion NZ and IAG New Zealand have come together to encourage more businesses to say Yes to Flex. Read more »

Chilling effects on business piling up

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments nave and muddled decision-making is hurting business and investment confidence across the economy, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. Read more »

More dairy farmers feeling financial pressure

Press Release – Federated Farmers

More farmers are feeling under financial pressure, and satisfaction with their banks has slipped, the May 2018 Federated Farmers Banking Survey shows. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence held steady in May

Article – BusinessDesk

June 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence held steady in May at levels slightly above the historical average. Read more »

NZ firms get even gloomier as profit expectations dwindle

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence got even gloomier in May as firms, especially retailers, expect slower activity and more are now anticipating earnings to shrink in the coming year. Read more »

Business confidence continues to falter

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Businesses have delivered a stinging appraisal of this months Budget as confidence in New Zealands economy continues to fall, Nationals Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Holidays Act review welcomed by Business

Press Release – Business Central

The announcement of the coalition Governments review of the current Holidays Act has been welcomed by business. Read more »

HiFX Data Update – RBNZ Financial Stability Report Release

Press Release – HiFX

The RBNZ has just released its Financial Stability Report . The key points in report are: Read more »

Modernising the way we do business

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister for Small Business MEDIA STATEMENT Modernising the way we do business Read more »

Holidays Act changes to be worked through between parties

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was looking forward to working with business and Government on a review of the Holidays Act to ensure working people are fully and properly paid what they legally earn. Read more »

People risks high on agenda for directors

Press Release – Marsh

People risks, such as the loss of a key person and talent attraction and retention, are top of mind for directors in the fourth Directors Risk Survey Report by Marsh and the Institute of Directors. Read more »

Bullish Budget GDP growth forecasts will be ‘a stretch’

Press Release – Milford Asset Management

Bullish Budget GDP growth forecasts will be a stretch Milford Asset Management Portfolio Manager Mark Riggall says that while Budget 2018 reveals that the New Zealand economy is in great shape at the moment, meeting the Governments forecast of 3% … Read more »

Budget 2018 – ‘as expected’ says business

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The Coalition Governments first Budget is as expected, with no major surprises but room for improvement. Read more »

Recalibrating the Budget for wellbeing

Press Release – Deloitte

Budget 2018 the last of its kind with a world-first wellbeing Budget mooted for next year Deloitte partner David Lovatt says the announcement of next years wellbeing Budget shows Governments commitment to a more holistic approach … Read more »

NZ producer input, output prices rise in 1Q – dairy/fuel up

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand producer input and output prices rose in the first quarter, lifted by increasing fuel and dairy prices. Read more »

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