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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 »

Better but still weak business confidence: a signal to cut?

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 15 (BusinessDesk) – ANZ Bank economist Liz Kendall says the New Zealand Institute of Economic Researchs latest quarterly survey of business opinion shows the Reserve Bank will eventually need to cut interest rates. Read more »

Businesses become less gloomy as demand lifts: QSBO

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Business confidence improved somewhat in the December quarter but still remains deeply pessimistic, the latest quarterly survey of business opinion by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research shows. Read more »

Fitch expects slower GDP growth than Treasury

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands economy will likely grow at a slower pace than Treasury is forecasting due to weak business confidence and declining consumer confidence, according to Fitch Solutions Macro Research. Read more »

Economy has solid momentum heading into 2019

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance 21 December 2018 PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT Economy has solid momentum heading into 2019 New Zealands economy is in good shape heading into 2019, with data showing annual GDP growth of 3%, strength in regional … Read more »

Consumer confidence makes a Christmas comeback

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Consumer confidence made a comeback in December, with a growing appetite to spend in the run-up to Christmas. Read more »

BNZ’s bankers launch a new measure

Press Release – BNZ

BNZs bankers launch a new measure of business, conditions and confidence in NZ Media release 17 December 2018 If you really want to know how the economy is performing, ask a banker who knows their customer well. Thats the premise behind Bank of New … Read more »

Consumer confidence bounces back as wallets stay open: ANZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Consumer confidence lifted back to average levels in November after broadly trending lower since March. Read more »

Why there’s reason to start 2019 with a smile

Press Release – Xero

AUCKLAND, 28 NOVEMBER 2018 – New research flies in the face of business confidence surveys, showing a desire for growth among small businesses, with innovation and exporting firmly on their minds. Read more »

Kiwi investor confidence rises before the latest turmoil

Press Release – ASB Bank

Kiwi investor confidence rises before the latest market turmoil Investor confidence rose slightly over the third quarter from nett +16% to +19% Belief that rental properties provide the best return has fallen to lowest level in four years In … Read more »

Despite fuel prices NZers feel more positive about the Govt

Press Release – Ipsos

Despite the pinch of increasing fuel prices New Zealanders feel more positive about the Coalition Government Auckland, 20th November 2018 The latest Ipsos New Zealand Issues Monitor, released today, reveals that housing (45%) continues to be nominated … Read more »

Encouraging signs for business confidence

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland’s SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) sector displayed a changing view of business confidence in Auckland Chambers latest quarterly survey. Read more »

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