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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 »

NZ small business confidence ‘generally positive’

Article – BusinessDesk

April 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand small business confidence is below the Asia-Pacific average but is not falling off a cliff, a survey by CPA Australia shows. Read more »

Consumers say, ‘I’m alright, Jack’, despite business gloom

Article – BusinessDesk

March 29 (BusinessDesk) – Even as businesses grow ever more gloomy, consumers are feeling not too bad. Read more »

Falling business confidence shows need for u-turn on tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

With the business sector spooked, the Government should be planning tax relief, not an economically damaging capital gains tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Read more »

Has business got over its government-induced funk?

Article – BusinessDesk

March 25 (BusinessDesk) – ANZ’s business confidence survey for March due on Thursday will provide the latest reading of whether companies are starting to get over the funk that has dogged them since the current government was formed. Read more »

Eric Watson Cullen Group ordered to pay IRD more than $112m

Article – BusinessDesk

March 12 (BusinessDesk) – Eric Watsons Cullen Group has been ordered to pay Inland Revenue $112 million plus penalties and costs after the group was found to have avoided paying tax for which it was liable. Read more »

Upbeat NZ consumers grow warier about the long-term economy

Article – BusinessDesk

March 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumers have remained relatively upbeat about the state of their finances, but are growing warier about the wider economy. Read more »

Business gets gloomier again, ending recent recovering trend

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Businesses became gloomier in February, belying expectations that firms were coming out of their funk, and various activity indicators also ticked down. Read more »

Commercial property investor confidence at two-year high

Press Release – Colliers International

January 18, 2019 Investor confidence in New Zealands commercial property market is at a two-year high, new research shows. Read more »

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