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Greatest Risks To Businesses In 2021

Article – Industrial Safety News

Organizations have reported heightened risks and threats over the past year, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 BCI Horizon Scan Report, sponsored by BSI. Non-occupational disease has found its way to the top of the list of business … Read more »

Businesses Confidence Improves But At Risk Of Change

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The latest Wellington and Central region business confidence survey shows growth and an improvement in business confidence, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central. “Its good to see business confidence has improved significantly … Read more »

Business NZ Endorses Business Leaders’ Comments On Covid Strategy

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ endorses comments made by business leaders about the need for clarity on the Governments strategic direction in combatting Covid-19. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Government has done a good job of continuing to keep Covid at … Read more »

April Minimum Wage Increase Must Be Delayed

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Having previously ignored advice and failed to take account of economic conditions, this year the Government must delay the 1 April increase to the minimum wage, says ACT Small Business and Workplace Relations spokesperson Chris Baillie. Last … Read more »

IRD Must Reopen Over Weekend

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The IRD must reopen over this weekend to help those business owners affected by the latest Auckland lockdown, Nationals Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. At the moment there is a message on the IRD website that there is a systems upgrade … Read more »

Investor Confidence Back In Positive Territory

Press Release – ASB

CHART A Investor confidence continues to recover, sitting at nett 2% for Q4 2020, but has a way to go to return to pre-pandemic levels. Aucklanders remain less optimistic than elsewhere, with confidence at nett -7% compared with +7% for the rest of New … Read more »

IDC A/NZ Survey Finds 60% Of SMBs Are In Survival Mode Due To The Pandemic, But Expect To Increase IT Spending In 2021

Press Release – IDC

In Q4 2020, IDC surveyed 1210 small and medium businesses (SMBs)* across Australia and New Zealand to understand their priorities, challenges, and planned technology investments in 2021. The survey found that 60% of A/NZ SMBs are in a crisis or survival … Read more »

Global Economy To Expand By 4% In 2021; Vaccine Deployment And Investment Key To Sustaining The Recovery

Press Release – World Bank

The global economy is expected to expand 4% in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year. A recovery, however, will likely be subdued, unless policy makers move decisively to tame the pandemic and … Read more »

Three Investment Avenues To Watch Out For In 2021

Article – Kalkine

Summary This is the right time for investors to ascertain their best-suited investment avenues to wade through financial market uncertainty in 2021. Cryptocurrency, electric vehicles, and commodities are some promising investment themes holding great potential … Read more »

NZ Economy Entering 2021 As Fit As A Fiddle

Press Release – Kalkine

Summary NZ economy has quickly revived to pre-coronavirus levels, achieving a V-shaped recovery. Businesses and households are anticipating better days ahead amidst green shoots shining in the economy. Closed international borders and … Read more »

Businesses Gaining Confidence In The Lead Up To Christmas

Press Release – Business Central

The results of the latest Central New Zealand business confidence survey show a gain in confidence in the business community after what has been a difficult year, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central. “Overall, businesses … Read more »

RSE Announcement A Welcome Reprieve

Press Release – Business Central

Business Central has welcomed the Government’s decision to allow an extra 2,000 seasonal workers into New Zealand in early 2021. “The horticulture and wine industry have been calling for this announcement for several months now, so it is … Read more »

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