NZ dollar rises against yen as global sentiment improves

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained against the Japanese yen as improved US economic data bolstered sentiment on global growth, prompting investors to reduce holdings of safe haven currencies such as the yen. Read more »

Newmarket Ramps Up

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

Feedback from a new survey conducted by the Newmarket Business Association paints a positive outlook for the business precinct. The survey, which captured responses from retailers, hospitality outlets, as well as general business, is part of a new … Read more »

Large services sector, modest energy users

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The total energy use of the services sector accounts for less than 20 percent of the total business use, Statistics New Zealand said today. The services sector contributes 44 percent of New Zealand’s GDP and covers 55 percent of people employed. Read more »

Social Media Key to New Growth for NZ Exporters

Press Release – DHL

Social Media Key to New Growth for NZ Exporters 43% of NZ exporters surveyed have generated orders through social Media Online orders a crucial channel – DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship Read more »

ASB Farmshed Economics Report

Press Release – ASB Bank

As we predicted in last months Farmshed, the beef boom has hit new heights and beef prices are currently 5% higher than the previous peak seen way back in September 2008, says ASB Rural Economist Nathan Penny. The US appetite for beef shows … Read more »

Are Car Dealers Present In Search – SEO Industry Report

Press Release – FIRST digital

FIRST has just released a new industry report showing how present New Zealands car dealers are within organic search. Moreover, FIRST has carried out a consumer survey discovering that car auctions are definitely not the first place Kiwis are … Read more »

Annual Results: Annual Review and Annual Report

Press Release – Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) has today released its Annual Review and Report for the year to June 2014. Read them here. Read more »

Blue versus red cod – more than twice the price

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Blue cod costs on average $21 more a kilo than red cod, but is edged out by snapper as the most expensive commonly available fresh fish, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

National must end ideological opposition to raising income

Press Release – Green Party

If John Key is serious about tackling child poverty he must approach it with an open mind, and overcome his ideological block to raising incomes as a solution, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Agriculture, forestry workers at highest risk of injury

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Just under one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Rural SMEs say growth has peaked – survey

Press Release – MYOB

Tightening conditions on global commodity markets have not come out of the blue for New Zealands SME agribusiness sector, as the majority believe growth has peaked, according to a survey of business owners and managers throughout the country. Read more »

New Zealanders underestimate investment risk

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

Research conducted for the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) shows Kiwis are switched-on about straightforward, low-risk investment options. But when responding to questions about investments with more risk, people are far less confident. Read more »

REINZ Residential Market Reports for September

Press Release – REINZ

- 5,911 dwellings sold in September 2014, up 7.8% on August and down 12.0% on September 2013 – National median price of $420,000, the same as August and up $20,000 (+5.0%) on September 2013 – Days to sell improved by three days to 35 days compared to August, … Read more »

NZ food prices fall in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices fell in September, as cheaper cheese and seasonal fruit and vegetables offset rising meat prices. Read more »

Food prices fall 0.8 percent in September

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices fell 0.8 percent in September 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This fall follows a 0.3 percent rise in August and a 0.7 percent fall in July. Read more »

Angels flying high on software

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Angel investment is continuing at very robust levels with investment activity in the 12 months to 30 June 2014 at a record high, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund chief executive Franceska Banga said today. Read more »

Government has abandoned at-risk youth

Press Release – Salvation Army

Latest education and training figures suggest the Government cut education programmes for at-risk youth even as youth unemployment increased. Read more »

Guest nights show mixed picture

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Although the trend for national guest nights continued to rise in August, below the national level the picture was mixed, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ guest nights flat in August as foreign stays taper off

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights were largely flat in August from a month earlier as a gain from domestic travellers was offset by a drop in foreign stays. Read more »

New Report Shows Corporate Welfare Costing

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union has launched new a report, Monopoly Money, which examines the cost and case for New Zealands extensive corporate welfare programmes. The report follows recent comments by TradeMe founder Sam Morgan , who questioned the … Read more »

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