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NZ Services Sector Expands in August

Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:13 am | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s services sector experienced a lift in expansion during August, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for August was 57.3, which was 1.3 points higher than July (A PSI reading above 50.0 indicates that ... More >>

Greens Double Down on Climate

Monday, 11 September 2017, 8:49 am | BusinessNZ

Green and Labour policies on climate change taken together would bring a much more stringent approach to emissions reduction, risking investment and jobs, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Business sentiment and the 2017 election

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:38 pm | BusinessNZ

Business is relatively happy with the policy direction of New Zealand but wants some key changes. More >>

Room for improvement in the way New Zealand taxes business

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:40 am | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ-Deloitte Major Companies Tax Survey report identifies ten measures for a world class tax system More >>

BusinessNZ Election Manifesto

Monday, 31 July 2017, 9:23 am | BusinessNZ

Based on a survey of employers throughout New Zealand, the Manifesto outlines seven priorities that business would like to see enacted after the 2017 General Election. More >>

Temporary visa changes more workable

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 2:47 pm | BusinessNZ

Changes announced today will help define what is a lower-skilled employee, and will restrict lower-skilled migrant employees to a 3-year visa with a stand-down period before becoming eligible for a new visa. Any migrant earning less than $41,538 a ... More >>

Labour policy - missed opportunity

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 2:19 pm | BusinessNZ

Labour’s industrial relations policy would be a backward step for jobs and the economy, says BusinessNZ. More >>

More practical and applied skills needed

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 9:50 am | BusinessNZ

More practical and applied skills are needed for technical jobs, says BusinessNZ. Commenting on the Science Technicians Workforce report by the Royal Society Te Apārangi, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the problem of undersupply of technical ... More >>

Solid Budget that could have done more to stimulate economy

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:38 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says the 2017 Budget does a good job of addressing Government priorities of maintaining surpluses, reducing debt and funding infrastructure and services, but fails to meaningfully improve tax settings More >>

Better regulation endorsed

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:13 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the Government’s new Regulatory Management Strategy should help address some red tape issues for business. More >>

Immigration thresholds to focus on skills

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:42 am | BusinessNZ

Changes to immigration settings will help get higher skilled migrants while also safeguarding the positon of New Zealand workers, says BusinessNZ. More >>

New report sheds light on emission reductions

Monday, 10 April 2017, 9:17 am | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) today released the second in its series of reports on energy scenarios to 2050. This report looks at the contribution the energy and transport sectors can make to emission reductions ( BEC 2050: A deep dive into the ... More >>

Survey highlights rise of energy system uncertainty

Friday, 7 April 2017, 9:53 am | BusinessNZ

The World Energy Council’s World Energy Issues Monitor 2017, including the third annual energy issues map for New Zealand, shows New Zealand’s energy sector is not immune to growing global and domestic energy system uncertainty. It’s keeping ... More >>

Two young Kiwis recognised as global Future Energy Leaders

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 12:31 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is pleased to announce two young New Zealanders are on their way to becoming the next generation of New Zealand’s energy leaders, capable of solving the world’s most pressing challenges around energy and sustainability. More >>

NZ economy on track

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:02 am | BusinessNZ

After slightly lower growth in the last quarter, the economy appears back on track for solid growth in the 2017 March quarter, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast . More >>

Cross-party agreement positive

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:34 pm | BusinessNZ

The Labour Greens Budget agreement announced today is a welcome development in election year, says BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope. More >>

NZ business welcomes cross-party climate change report

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:08 pm | BusinessNZ

A new cross-party report setting out scenarios for a zero net emissions New Zealand paves the way for the first public discussion on how New Zealand can meet its Paris commitments, say BusinessNZ and the Sustainable Business Council. More >>

Employability skills framework welcomed

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 12:25 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the launch of the Employability Skills Framework, to help ensure young people gain employability skills. More >>

Save the TPPA - exporters

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:31 am | BusinessNZ

New Zealand exporters want to see every effort made to save the TPPA, says ExportNZ. The New Zealand Trade Minister today said he would investigate with the 10 other TPPA partners the options for continuing to bring the deal to fruition. More >>

Trade Update - January 2017: EU/UK/Brexit

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 2:55 pm | BusinessNZ

Brexit and the form of exit chosen by the UK Government has just made New Zealand's relationship with Europe more complex. More >>

 

 

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