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NZ economy: managing risks

NZ economy: managing risks

NZ economy: managing risks The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the March 2021 quarter shows the economy in a holding pattern.The BusinessNZ Economic Conditions Index currently sits at 11 for the March 2021 quarter, down 2 on the previous quarter and up 17 on a year...

NZ economy: managing risks

2019 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer

2019 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer 2019 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer: Exporters expect an increase in 2020 activity, yet cautious about international marketplace.- 50% of exporters have seen international orders increase over the last 12 months, and more than half...

NZ economy: managing risks

Infrastructure spend could invigorate economy

Infrastructure spend could invigorate economy BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says a portion of the governments $7.5 billion surplus should be used to invigorate the weakening economy and improve business confidence."We would like to see a firm commitment to...

NZ economy: managing risks

OIO decision confidence building

OIO decision confidence building BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope welcomes a decision by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Associate Minister of Finance David Parker to approve new applications by mining company OceanaGold to purchase land in Waihi.Earlier,...

NZ economy: managing risks

Immigration changes a boost for regional New Zealand

Immigration changes a boost for regional New Zealand Regional New Zealand will benefit most from changes to employer-assisted visa settings, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says.Immigration policy changes that will introduce a pre-assessment for employers,...

NZ economy: managing risks

Businesses set to benefit from training investment

Businesses set to benefit from training investment Additional funding to support employer-led training initiatives in literacy and numeracy is welcomed by BusinessNZ, Chief Executive Kirk Hope says.“It is great to see the Government partnering with industry to...

NZ economy: managing risks

RMA shakeup long overdue

RMA shakeup long overdue A shakeup of the Resource Management System is a big step in the right direction, BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says."This is a great chance to move towards improved environmental, economic and social wellbeing outcomes."Mr Hope says...

NZ economy: managing risks

Film industry changes result of collaboration

Film industry changes result of collaboration New arrangements for collective bargaining in the film industry have been welcomed by BusinessNZ.Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the changes result from strong collaboration and take account of the diverse nature of the...

NZ economy: managing risks

Worker exploitation condemned

Worker exploitation condemned BusinessNZ has endorsed the sentence handed down today to the first person convicted of human trafficking in New Zealand.In the Auckland High Court today Faroz Ali received a nine-year jail sentence for underpaying and mistreating Fijian...

NZ economy: managing risks

Softening in September – PSI

New Zealand’s services sector experienced a softening in expansion across all main indicators, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).

NZ economy: managing risks

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air Spring is in theair Thereis a distinct spring in the step of the New Zealand economy, with nearly allindicators pointing to continued expansion, according to the BusinessNZPlanning Forecast.BusinessNZChief Executive Kirk Hope says indicators...