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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 >>

New report reveals new insights for NZ manufacturing

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 10:03 am | BusinessNZ

A new report being launched on 26 February reveals common traits of New Zealand’s most successful manufacturers, how important the manufacturing sector is to our economy and how it measures up internationally. More >>

Good move by local government

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 4:09 pm | BusinessNZ

A local government initiative to foster business friendly councils has been welcomed by BusinessNZ. More >>

Guidelines for development contributions sought

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 12:19 pm | BusinessNZ

Better council treatment of property developers would help housing affordability, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Living wage ‘really’ $22.89

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 1:47 pm | BusinessNZ

The ‘new’ living wage has shifted the goalposts and appears to be more about politics than public policy, says BusinessNZ. Last year the living wage campaign said $18.40 should be the living wage, calculated on the basis of the living costs ... More >>

Good start to 2014 innings

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 12:01 pm | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s manufacturing sector started 2014 on a healthy note, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for January was 56.2 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing ... More >>

Electricity market competitive

Monday, 10 February 2014, 5:43 pm | BusinessNZ

The electricity market in New Zealand is extremely competitive, with consumers able to switch retailers to gain lower prices, and more consumers using metering and home energy management systems to save more. But the electricity proposals of the Labour ... More >>

Auckland to host gathering of Asia Pacific business leaders

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 3:08 pm | BusinessNZ

Leading New Zealand businesses are joining with the New Zealand Government to welcome over 250 business leaders from the Asia Pacific region when Auckland hosts a meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 11-14 February. More >>

BusinessNZ: Cheers to 2013

Monday, 27 January 2014, 10:56 am | BusinessNZ

2013 represented a solid story of growth for New Zealand’s services sector, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for December was 57.5. More >>

ACC training claims overblown

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 10:28 am | BusinessNZ

It is unfortunate that important debate on workplace safety has been undermined by intemperate media comment, says BusinessNZ. More >>

NZ economy – wave of optimism

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 2:28 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows the New Zealand economy is starting to bloom. New Zealand is currently experiencing the best terms of trade since 1973. The agricultural sector, despite the drought earlier this year, is showing strong growth. More >>

ETS stable for now

Friday, 6 December 2013, 2:28 pm | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s emissions trading system remains stable following decisions released today, says BusinessNZ. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says the confirmed rules - governing access to international emission units and the timeframe for their ... More >>

Leadership Forum focuses on building Asia-ready capabilities

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 11:14 am | BusinessNZ

The 9th Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, which took place in Sydney on Wednesday 27 November, concluded with delegates resolving to build the capacity of both countries to take advantage of new opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, say the Forum ... More >>

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