Business Scoop


Dairy product price index dips for sixth time

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) – The dairy product price index slipped at the Global Dairy Trade auction, moving lower for the sixth time in the past seven auctions, even as whole milk powder gained. Read more »

XE Morning Update

Press Release –

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6407 (mid-rate) this morning. Currency markets have consolidated as investors look towards the end of the week, Jackson Hole central bankers meeting for guidance. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell who is scheduled to speak at … Read more »

Service sector activity picks up in July

Article – BusinessDesk

Activity in the services sector improved in July to the highest level since January and inched above the long-term average. Read more »

Interactive media a game changer for digital economy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new report has found interactive media is a $143 million industry and is one of the fastest growing parts of New Zealands digital economy. Read more »

ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast August 2019

Press Release – ASB Bank

The expected rocket back to growth for the New Zealand economy has stalled somewhat, despite a number of factors continuing to propel it forward, according to the latest ASB Quarterly Economic Report Read more »

Orr defends RBNZ rate cut, says monetary policy looks ahead

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Central bank governor Adrian Orr came out swinging in response to an opinion piece from BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope who called on the bank to focus on a “conservative, principles-based, no-surprises approach to monetary … Read more »

Manufacturing contraction bolsters case for tax relief

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

With the BNZ-Business NZ PMI signaling manufacturing is contracting , the Government needs to seriously consider tax relief, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

Government responsible for Westland Milk sale

Press Release – Social Credit

The responsibility for the fact that Westland Milk Products is now in the hands of an overseas conglomerate 25% owned by the Chinese government can be laid fair and square at our government’s doorstep. Read more »

Recession indicators adding up

Press Release – Grant Thornton

15 August 2019 Indicators are currently accumulating that point to a recession. The most alarming warning sign is the US yield curve which plots the yields of Treasury maturities. The longer you loan Treasury your money, the higher you would expect … Read more »

NPS on productive land – a balanced approach is needed

Press Release – Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand

Paul Evans, Chief Executive of the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACENZ), is advocating a balanced approach to the development of productive land. Read more »

Publication of background documents for Budget 2019

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Background documents for Budget 2019 are now available from on the Treasury website: Read more »

Growing Waikato with the PGF

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Waikato has been given a financial boost to help grow its economic performance, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced in Hamilton today. Read more »

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