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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 »

PMI worsens in July, pointing to softer demand

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity worsened further in July, dropping for the third month in a row and marking its second consecutive month below its long-run average. Read more »

NZ CEOs shrug off wider business blues in latest KPMG survey

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 6 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand chief executives seem more upbeat in KPMG’s latest CEO Outlook Survey Report than respondents in other recent business surveys that are showing sentiment souring as firms fret over the Labour-led government. Read more »

NZ farmer confidence falls to weakest level in 6 years

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand farmer confidence has fallen to the lowest level in six years amid uncertainty over government policies. Read more »

Consumer confidence falls further in July

Article – BusinessDesk

July 27 (BusinessDesk) – Consumer confidence dropped further in July, falling back to long-run averages. Read more »

Small firms’ confidence sinks in June quarter

Press Release – ANZ quarterly Business Micro Scope Survey

Business confidence among small firms fell to a nine-year low in the June quarter, according to ANZs quarterly Business Micro Scope survey. Read more »

Wgtn business confidence drops back to pre-Christmas levels

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Confidence among Wellington region businesses has retreated to pre-Christmas levels, according to the latest Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey. Read more »

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