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Weak business confidence largely driven by SMEs

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) – The recent round of corporate earnings indicates most listed companies are upbeat, yet business confidence continues to nosedive and analysts argue its the smaller end of town thats fretting the most. Read more »

Free Press, 3 September 2018

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

This week, Free Press examines some of the key elements of the Governments labour law changes. The Employment Relations Amendment Bill will increase the compliance costs of doing business, tie firms up in red tape, and ultimately reducing the growth … Read more »

Consumer confidence holds up in August

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Consumer confidence held up in August as households remain relatively upbeat about current conditions but are still cautious about the outlook. Read more »

HiFX morning Update, August 31 2018

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at lower at 0.6646 this morning. The NZD hit the skids yesterday after yet another fall in business confidence, which plunged to 10-year low of -50.3%, compared with -44.9% in July. The RBNZ will be concerned that continued weak business … Read more »

NZ businesses ‘spooked’ as 50% expect worse conditions

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence dropped further in August as headline confidence weakened while firms’ views of their own prospects stabilised. Read more »

No more than 2 fair pay agreements to be concluded this term

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants to win over business leaders with a new working group headed by Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon and sought to ease fears over sector-level collective agreements, saying no … Read more »

BusinessNZ welcomes new Business Advisory Council

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope has welcomed todays announcement of the Prime Ministers Business Advisory Council as a commitment by the Government to listen to business. Read more »

Paul Goldsmith: address to Newmarket Rotary

Speech – New Zealand National Party

Earlier this week I criticised the government for failing to release an economic development strategy in the ten months its been in power. Read more »

More working groups won’t fix anti-growth agenda

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Ministers announcement of yet another working group to try and shore up plummeting business confidence will do nothing to address the uncertainty created by the Governments anti-growth policies, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Prime Minister announces Business Advisory Council

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the formation of the Prime Ministers Business Advisory Council, with Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon as its chair, in a major speech delivered to the business community in Auckland today. Read more »

Companies and workers need certainty to thrive

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

BusinessNZ chief Kirk Hope is exactly right in saying Government policy must maximise economic growth and generate jobs that lead to higher incomes and make Kiwis better off, Nationals finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

Moving on… slowly

Press Release – ASB Bank

Moving on slowly Cautious optimism about housing market prospects keeps price expectations subdued Cantabrians still the only respondents who think now is a good time to buy a house The majority still expect higher interest rates ahead … Read more »

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