Reserve Bank sees OCR on hold ‘for some time’, could go ‘up

Article – BusinessDesk

Reserve Bank sees OCR on hold for some time, could go up or down based on data Read more »

NZ dollar little changed after Fed as traders await RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar was little changed after the Federal Reserve reiterated that it would remain “patient” in deciding when to raise interest rates, while noting inflation may decline further. The local currency is … Read more »

NZ dollar drops vs. Australian dollar after inflation data

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dropped against the Australian dollar after unexpectedly strong inflation data across the Tasman prompted traders to wind back bets that nation’s central bank could cut interest rates. Read more »

NZ privately owned businesses to have their say

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Social media, the environment and staff retention will be among the hot topics for this years ANZ Privately Owned Business Barometer survey, which kicks off this week. Read more »

NZ Consumer Confidence: Steadfast Finish to 2014

Press Release – The Nielsen Company

NEW ZEALAND CONSUMER CONFIDENCE: STEADFAST FINISH TO 2014 New Zealand consumer confidence down slightly in Q4 2014 but the confidence score improved year over year A Two-thirds believe the country is now out of a recession Read more »

NZ to begin selldown of state housing, expand subsidies: Key

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government plans to increase the number of income-related rent subsidies by 4.8 percent over the next three years, boost the number of tenancy reviews by two-thirds and sell up to 2,000 houses as part of … Read more »

John Key Speech: Next steps in social housing

Speech – New Zealand Government

New Zealand is in good shape and getting better. We are making great strides towards building a stronger, more prosperous country a country where we can have a great lifestyle and earn a good income that compares well with the rest of the world. Read more »

Good jobs, skilled jobs, well-paid jobs are the key

Press Release – EPMU

The EPMU welcomes Andrew Littles focus on creating real jobs for New Zealanders, as set out in his State of the Nation speech this morning. Despite all the promises of a rock star economy we know that there just arent enough skilled, well-paid … Read more »

Back to the Future

Press Release – Bellingham Wallace

In 1989 the sequel to this headline movie Marty McFly took another time warp in his beloved DeLorean, this time to the year 2015. Now that 2015 has arrived, what predictions have come true, or perhaps more interestingly, if we crystal ball the next three … Read more »

The Future of Work Commission

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party has established a Future of Work Commission to investigate and devise policy responses to the changing nature and experience of work. Read more »

Andrew Little: State of the Nation 2015

Speech – New Zealand Labour Party

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people Id known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but … Read more »

Small business vital to New Zealand’s job growth

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will make working with small businesses a priority because they are the key to New Zealands future prosperity, Labour Leader Andrew Little said today. New Zealand is a pioneering nation and it is this spirit of innovation … Read more »

Labour’s Little promises to back NZ small business

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Labour Party leader Andrew Little is targeting small business owners as a key plank in dragging down New Zealand’s unemployment rate to the lowest in the developed world in his first major speech as the leader of the Opposition. Read more »

NZ dollar rises after weak US data ahead of Fed

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose after weaker US data raised concerns the Federal Reserve may push out plans to raise interest rates this year. Read more »

TPP talks could be wrapped up in first-half 2015, Key says

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key says the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations could be wrapped up in the next six months and put in front of the various parliaments of the 12 nations spanning the Asia Pacific. Read more »

Key to outline social housing strategy in first 2015 speech

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will tomorrow outline his government’s plans to overhaul social housing, including the sale of government-owned stock and bringing in community and iwi organisations to expand the number of homes … Read more »

BuyKiwi To Keep Your community Working

Press Release – Retail NZ

With New Zealand consumers increasingly shopping globally, Retail NZ has launced a new #BuyKiwi campaign on social media. Read more »

Anzco’s Harrison to fund new Lincoln University chair

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Graeme Harrison, chairman of meat company Anzco Foods, is to fund a new professorial chair in global value chains and trade at Lincoln University, initially for a term of five years. Read more »

CRP project financials to benefit from exchange rate changes

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

Chatham Rock Phosphate today released updated key figures related to the financial forecasts for its project following the recent strengthening of the United States dollar, relative to both the Euro and New Zealand dollar. Read more »

Alpine water storage needed now to counter dry spell

Opinion – Irrigation NZ

If youre lucky enough to still be on holiday, no one will blame you for basking in the hot, dry weather being experienced in many parts of New Zealand. For the South Island’s east coast its been the first decent Kiwi summer for decades with temperatures … Read more »

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