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Near-record exports see current account deficit shrink

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted current account deficit reduced to $2.7 billion for the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Job advertisements continue to rise in August 2018

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.5 per cent in the month of August 2018 and 7.4 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release. Jobs Online provides … Read more »

NZD gains on PM’s mistaken GDP comment

Press Release – BusinessDesk

NZD gains on PM’s mistaken GDP comment; office says she was referring to Crown accounts Read more »

Part-time workers most likely to lend a hand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Part-time workers, particularly women and those aged 65 years and older, were the workers most likely to do volunteer work, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

ASH Year Ten Smoking Survey Data Release – Vaping

Press Release – Action On Smoking And Health

Results from the ASH year 10 smoking survey show that in 2017 fewer than 2% of Year 10 students use e-cigarettes daily. Read more »

NZ services sector slows in August

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Activity in New Zealand’s services sector, which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy, slowed below its long-term average in August. Read more »

Survey shows Lower Hutt is a great place to live

Press Release – Hutt City Council

An increasing number of Lower Hutt residents rate their city as a great place to live. Read more »

NZ crane activity hits record amid construction boom

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand has a record number of cranes operating across city skylines as the country experiences a construction boom, according to the latest RLB Crane Index. Read more »

Strong June qtr GDP growth should quell rate cut risk

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Strong economic growth should calm expectations for a possible rate cut this year. Read more »

Brisk weather brings broccoli prices down

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Broccoli prices fell 27 percent in August 2018, and 32 percent for the year, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Spring Comes Early For Auckland Market

Press Release – REINZ

Spring Comes Early For Auckland Market With First Year-On-Year Price Increase in 6 Months 13th September 2018 For immediate release *For Regional Information and Commentary please click here Spring comes early for Auckland market with first year-on-year … Read more »

Govt ponders enduring wellbeing measures, oversight agency

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Embedding specific wellbeing indicators into Public Finance Act may provide short-term certainty but could prove less durable if those yardsticks change over time, the government says. Read more »

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