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Business - The Beating Heart of New Zealand

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:55 am | BusinessNZ

Business lifts our standard of living and makes the way for a better future, says BusinessNZ. BusinessNZ today published Business - The Beating Heart of New Zealand. More >>

NZ economy – on course but some risks

Monday, 7 July 2014, 4:07 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows the New Zealand economy is set to achieve around 3.5 percent growth in the short term – one of the highest growth rates in the OECD. More >>

Seismic strengthening policy needs rethink

Friday, 4 July 2014, 12:40 pm | BusinessNZ

New exemptions from seismic strengthening requirements show the policy is inconsistent and unnecessary, says BusinessNZ. The Government has announced it will exempt farm buildings from the requirement for owners of buildings to upgrade them to national ... More >>

Labour blaming employers for skill shortages

Monday, 30 June 2014, 12:44 pm | BusinessNZ

The Labour party appears to think that employers are to blame for skills shortages, says BusinessNZ. In Labour’s immigration policy released on the weekend, Immigration NZ would be given the power to demand that employers train New Zealanders before ... More >>

Two levels of minimum wage under Labour

Monday, 30 June 2014, 12:18 pm | BusinessNZ

Labour’s immigration policy would create two different levels of minimum wage, says BusinessNZ. The policy released on the weekend says low-paid migrants push wages down for New Zealanders, and a Labour government would make it compulsory for businesses ... More >>

Middling May

Friday, 13 June 2014, 11:39 am | BusinessNZ

Although still in positive territory, a second consecutive slowdown in expansion meant the manufacturing sector was at similar levels last seen over a year ago, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). More >>

Consider exporters when raising OCR

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 11:45 am | BusinessNZ

The needs of exporters must be factored in to any additional OCR rises this year, says BusinessNZ. This morning the Reserve Bank lifted the official cash rate to 3.25% and intimated more rises would follow. More >>

Business Growth Agenda could be addressing bigger problems

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 4:17 pm | BusinessNZ

Business Growth Agenda scoring runs, could be addressing more complex problems Today’s Business Growth Agenda update shows progress being made towards a stronger economy, says BusinessNZ. Focusing on what helps business grow jobs and well-being for the ... More >>

More sophisticated approach than carbon tax needed

Monday, 2 June 2014, 11:09 am | BusinessNZ

More sophisticated approach than carbon tax needed The business community is disappointed by the Green Party carbon tax policy, saying it would not be good for communities, bringing potential loss of jobs and industry. The carbon tax policy appears to ignore ... More >>

Solid progress in 2014 Budget

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:49 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says the Budget’s accounts and forecasts show key objectives for the economy are being delivered. More >>

National earthquake standards unaffordable for communities

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 12:20 pm | BusinessNZ

A policy requiring buildings to be demolished or upgraded to national earthquake standards is excessive and could be unaffordable for some communities, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Caution on Reserve Bank policy proposals

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 12:00 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has expressed caution about proposed changes to monetary policy outlined by Labour today. “Exporters will appreciate Labour’s attempt to come up with a policy that assists in bringing the dollar down to more sustainable levels, however ... More >>

Overcoming distance to improve productivity

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:58 pm | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s productivity paradox shows more work is needed to overcome our key disadvantages, says BusinessNZ. New research by the Productivity Commission reveals the paradox that New Zealand’s reasonably robust policy settings should mean productivity ... More >>

Oil & gas block offer good for business and communities

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 2:46 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says today’s announcement by the Government that designated blocks of land and sea are being made available to international companies for petroleum exploration is a welcome signal for investment in our economy. More >>

Investment in exports well-placed

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:06 pm | BusinessNZ

More focus on key markets will benefit New Zealand’s export prospects, says BusinessNZ. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says additional funding announced today for NZTE’s work in China, South America and the Middle East will help more New ... More >>

Major Japanese companies in Wellington

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 3:11 pm | BusinessNZ

New Zealand and Japan would benefit from closer economic relations, says the organiser of a high level business meeting in Wellington today. BusinessNZ hosted today’s gathering of leading Japanese and New Zealand companies, focusing on economic growth ... More >>

BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index: Pause for thought

Monday, 17 March 2014, 10:40 am | BusinessNZ

While continuing to expand, activity in the services sector lost some impetus during February, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for February was 53.1. This was down 4.7 points from January, and similar ... More >>

Manufacturing sector a consistent achiever

Friday, 14 March 2014, 12:42 pm | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s manufacturing sector remains at a consistent level of solid expansion, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for February was 56.2 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates ... More >>

Careful management of inflationary pressures needed

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 2:31 pm | BusinessNZ

Prudent advance signalling will have led to today’s OCR change being factored in by markets, easing concerns of a strengthened dollar, says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says changes in interest rates need to take into account the unique ... More >>

New Zealand prosperity depends on tertiary education

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:30 pm | BusinessNZ

The Tertiary Education Strategy brings a good focus on the skills needed for a healthy economy says BusinessNZ. More >>

 

 

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