Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

Press Release – Gareth Morgan Foundation

Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus on dirty politics and spying, and not a lot on policy. With election day looming, Gareth Morgan is calling for people to refocus on the issues. Read more »

ASB Farmshed Economics Report

Press Release – ASB Bank

The dairy markets cant seem to catch a break, according to the latest ASB Farmshed Economics Report. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence edges up in Sept from 10-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence rose in September from a 10-month low, as households adjust to a more moderate pace of economic growth. Read more »

NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands annual net migration rose to a record in August, exceeding Treasurys forecasts, and spurred by more migrant arrivals and the ongoing decline of Kiwis leaving for Australia. Read more »

Opus appoints new Director of International Growth

Press Release – Opus International Consultants

Hugh Morrison has been appointed as Opus new Director of International Growth. He will commence the role on 13 October 2014 replacing the incumbent Alec Webster who retires at the end of 2014. Read more »

Shared Service Initiative to Promote Northland

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council and regional economic development agency Northland Inc Ltd are joining forces in a new shared service initiative to promote the Northland Region. Read more »

New Zealand GDP strong: Boom more broad-based in Q2

Press Release – HSBC Bank

Boom more broad-based in Q2 New Zealand’s Q2 GDP was close to expectations at +0.7% q-o-q and +3.9% y-o-y (market had +3.8%; HSBC had +3.9%). This is strong, above-trend, growth and shows that the New Zealand economy has been outperforming most of the … Read more »

Falling economic growth – wage rises overdue

Press Release – NZCTU

The lower GDP growth in the three months to June is further evidence that growth has peaked. New Zealands economy is on the way down to mediocre growth rates, says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. Yet wage rises are still weak with 43% of wage … Read more »

Economy continues to grow, support jobs

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand continues to enjoy one of the fastest-growing economies in the developed world, confirming that the Governments sensible economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says. Its only … Read more »

NZ economy grows 0.7% in 2Q, led by services sector

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ economy grows 0.7% in 2Q as surging services make up for weak primary sector Read more »

Consumers want answers, yet companies fail to Front Up

Press Release – Slingshot

New Zealanders are paying a premium for products but the companies who set the prices either dont care or are refusing to justify their mark ups, according to Frontup.co.nz. Read more »

Steady GlobalDairyTrade Result Welcomed by Farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With peak milk about four weeks away we could do with some good news and while steady as she goes isnt a plus sign, at least it is not a negative, says Andrew Hoggard, Federated Farmers Dairy chair. Read more »

Latest Jobs Online report released

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online dropped 0.4 per cent in August, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments Jobs Online report. Read more »

TPPA a Sellout to American Corporate Greed

Press Release – Internet MANA

New Zealand will become a permanent prisoner to the United States greed and global arrogance if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) isnt stopped, warns Internet MANA. Read more »

Falling goods exports drive rise in current account deficit

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted current account balance was a deficit of $2.0 billion in the June 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was $1.4 billion larger than the March 2014 quarter deficit. Read more »

NZ balance of payments deficit hits cyclical low point

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The annual deficit in New Zealands dealings with the rest of the world fell, in line with consensus forecasts, to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product in the year to June 30, hitting what economists expect will prove … Read more »

NZ dollar rises on speculation ahead of Fed meeting

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar advanced as investors pulled back expectations for the Federal Reserve to signal a rise in interest rates at this week’s meeting and on reports China is adding liquidity to its banks to bolster economic … Read more »

Has household income inequality really changed?

Press Release – Grant Thornton

Peter Sherwin, Partner, Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand, looks at New Zealand household incomes, the numbers of poor households and how things have changed in this country over the last 20 years in light of a myriad of statements … Read more »

BERL strongly affirms robustness of its CGT calculations

Press Release – BERL

http://www.berl.co.nz/economic-insights/macro-picture/government-and-fiscal-policy/berl-strongly-affirms-robustness-of-its-cgt-calculations/ Read more »

MYOB adds Miraka data feeds to rural network

Press Release – MYOB

MYOB welcomes Miraka data feeds Eleven rural suppliers now provide data feeds to MYOB clients Read more »

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