Business Scoop


Annual migration slows as departures increase

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s annual net migration continues to weaken from its peak last year as more people leave our shores. Read more »

Net migration eases back towards 2015 level

Article – Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration was down 8,800 (to 63,300) in the August 2018 year when compared with the August 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Visitor numbers boosted by Asia-Pacific region

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor numbers for August 2018 were up 5.4 percent from August 2017, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

UPDATE: Stronger than expected growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic growth pared any chance of a rate cut but downside risks – particularly flagging business confidence – remain. Read more »

NZ economy expands 1.0% in 2Q, beating expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economy expanded the most in two years, beating expectations and driving the New Zealand dollar to a three-week high. Read more »

Whooshkaa! Our growth is better than you think

Press Release – Kiwibank

Its not all economic doom and confidence gloom. Weak confidence has not (yet) translated into weakness. Read more »

NZME Wins Print, Celebrates Commercial Radio Survey

Press Release – NZME

20 September 2018 The celebrations continue at NZME this week with upward momentum in the latest 2018 GfK independent commercial radio survey with NZME growing overall listeners. NZME and its partners have won the Auckland market, now having more … Read more »

More FM Continues Success Story

Press Release – Mediaworks

More FM remains New Zealands number one music station[+] in the third GfK Total New Zealand Commercial Radio Survey for 2018 with 8.8% share. The station has increased its overall listenership by 20,300 to reach 586,700[###] listeners nationwide. Read more »

Latest economic figures expose gloom merchants

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Gross Domestic Product statistics out today are further evidence that business commentators attempts to darken economic and political confidence are out of step with reality, Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff says. Read more »

Broad-based growth as GDP rises 1 percent in June quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.0 percent in the June 2018 quarter, up from 0.5 percent last quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is the largest quarterly rise in two years. Read more »

HiFX Data Update – NZ Q2 Current Account Release

Press Release – HiFX

The NZ Current Account Balance for Q2 2018 has just been released. The Current Account Deficit was worse than expected (larger deficit) : Current Account Balance Q2 $1.62 bio Deficit (Consensus $1.32 bio Deficit) Current Account Balance (seasonally adjusted) … Read more »

Annual current account deficit widens to $9.5 billion

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealands current account deficit for the year ended June 2018 widened to $9.5 billion, 3.3 percent of GDP, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

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