NZ employment confidence rises with optimism about earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders have become more confident about the labour market and confident they’ll be able to earn more in a growing economy. Read more »

NZ puts seven new oil and gas areas put up for tender

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – A total of seven new areas will be opened up to oil and gas exploration under its block offer tendering system, as the New Zealand government seeks to concentrate activity in a few strategically chosen areas. Read more »

NZ economy – balancing risks

Press Release – Business NZ

Risks and opportunities for the New Zealand economy are finely balanced, according to the latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast . Read more »

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Steven Joyce

Press Release – TV3′s ‘The Nation’

Winston Peters said, Send them a message. What message have you heard? Oh, well, obviously, you know, we lost the election. And so there is a number of messages. I actually thought he campaigned pretty well. He got out in front at the start and … Read more »

Winston Peters vows to garner more investment in regions

Press Release – TVNZ

The new MP elect for Northland, Winston Peters, says he will force the Government to look beyond Auckland to address the needs of people in the regions by investing in what works. Read more »

Increase in business R&D spend welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed Statistics New Zealand data released today that shows businesses in New Zealand continue to invest more in research and development to fuel their growth. Read more »

Business expenditure on R&D continues to rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Businesses are spending more on research and development (R&D) and this expenditure is expected to rise again in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Inflation target at 2% risks overheated economy, BNZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

March 27 (BusinessDesk) – Targeting 2 percent annual inflation could force the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to cut interest rates too sharply and overheat the economy, says Bank of New Zealand, which suggests current low global inflation rates mean the local … Read more »

Govt must be more transparent on investor state clauses

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must be more transparent around the draft investor state dispute settlements in the TPPA, says David Parker, Labours Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. Read more »

New research shows tourism industry in hearty state

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

New Zealands tourism industry is in a strong position to take advantage of growth opportunities, according to the State of the Tourism Industry 2014, released today by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and Lincoln University. Read more »

KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill passes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Revenue 26 March 2015 Media Statement KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill passes Read more »

Entries open for PM’s Business Scholarships

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is encouraging senior managers, executives and business owners who want to expand their international expertise to apply for the 2015 Prime Ministers Business Scholarships. Read more »

NZ commercial property lending less risky now: RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

March 26 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank said New Zealands $180 billion commercial property sector has become less risky since the global financial crisis because a reduced amount of debt is being used to fund new developments and purchases. Read more »

TPP policy solution adopted by Hutt City Council

Press Release – TPP Action Group

A packed gallery of locals on Tuesday 24th March witnessed Hutt City Council become the 7th New Zealand Council to support the public interest TPP policy originally adopted by Auckland in December 2012. Hutt City joins Nelson, Tasman, Christchurch, … Read more »

Rotorua economy growing “at healthy rate”

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Two new economic reports confirm positive progress for Rotoruas economy in the immediate and longer term. Read more »

NZ farmer confidence rebounds in first quarter: Rabobank

Article – BusinessDesk

March 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand farmer confidence rebounded in the first quarter of this year, led by improved optimism among dairy farmers. Read more »

Currency damages exporters

Press Release – NZMEA

The high New Zealand Dollar continues to hurt our exporters and import competing producers; continued high levels are not sustainable, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Read more »

NZ posts smaller-than-expected trade surplus in February

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ posts smaller-than-expected trade surplus in February, annual deficit at 5-year high Read more »

ASB Farmshed Economics Report

Press Release – ASB

The NZ dairy production outlook is not as bad as first feared according to the latest ASB Farmshed Economics Report. Prices have moved to reflect this changing view up sharply in February on the plunging production fears, and then down by a lesser … Read more »

NZ-Korea FTA signed amid spying, lost sovereignty claims

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea has been signed in Seoul by Prime Minister John Key and the Korean president, Park Geun-hye. Read more »

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