Business Scoop


Govt has no answers for firms in prolonged slump

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The prolonged slump in business confidence shows the Government has no strategy to address their concerns, Nationals Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Govt must stop ignoring pain inflicted on SMEs

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government must stop ignoring the evidence that small businesses are being hurt by its policies and that in turn is undermining New Zealands economic growth, Nationals Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. Read more »

SME Confidence collapses as revenue falls sharply

Press Release – MYOB

New Zealands small businesses are sounding the alarm as confidence drops sharply in both the economy and their own enterprises, driven by falling revenue and a range of growing pressures. Read more »

A year of economic mismanagement and disarray

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Tomorrow marks a year since the Labour-Led Government took office, causing a freefall in business confidence, a surge in industrial action and a massive increase in the cost of living, Nationals Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Small firms’ confidence hits 10-year low

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Business confidence among small firms fell further during the September quarter, with hiring and investment intentions in negative territory for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis, according to ANZs quarterly Business Micro Scope … Read more »

NZ firms most pessimistic in nine years, blame govt policy

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand firms blamed government policy and rising labour costs for their gloomiest sentiment in nine years, according to the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. Read more »

Plummeting business confidence shows need for tax cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

With NZIERs quarterly survey showing a further deterioration in business confidence , the Government needs to commit to cutting taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says Unless the Government … Read more »

NZ consumer confidence treads water as outlook perks up

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumers were still in reasonable heart this month as concerns about the economic outlook subsided. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as firms start spring in less gloomy mood

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence recovered this month after spending winter in the doldrums. Investment intentions, however, continued to deteriorate despite signs the government’s charm offensive may be gaining traction. Read more »

Confidence numbers remain near record lows

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Business confidence remains weak, with investment intentions falling further this month. In addition workers are less confident about their pay and job security the latest signs that the Governments policies are hurting the economy, Nationals … Read more »

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 »

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