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ARC's rates hike dumped on, but rating base backed

Wednesday, 28 May 2003, 3:21 pm | Manufacturers Federation

Lifting Auckland Regional Council's rates by 34 per cent in the one year to over $104 million will stretch business and public tolerance to breaking point, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) told the ARC when presenting its submission ... More >>

Hongkong Free Trade Agreement: Some Real Bullets

Wednesday, 18 April 2001, 10:16 am | Manufacturers Federation

The Government is correct to portray negotiations with HongKong for a free trade agreement as breaking new ground. HongKong has no tariffs and few other barriers to New Zealand trade in either goods or services while strategic benefits are a bit ... More >>

Uncertainty Dents Confidence

Wednesday, 18 April 2001, 10:04 am | Manufacturers Federation

“Uncertainty about future profit levels was the major factor in the deterioration of manufacturing business confidence in the March quarter ", said David Moloney, President of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. Mr Maloney was commenting ... More >>

WestpacTrust Manufacturers Business Opinion Survey

Wednesday, 18 April 2001, 10:02 am | Manufacturers Federation

This Bulletin summarises information from the WestpacTrust quarterly survey of manufacturers opinion prepared for the Manufacturers Federation by the New Zealand Institute for Economic research (NZIER). The survey is based upon the NZIER’s Quarterly Survey ... More >>

Merger Of Polytechnics A Victory For Common Sense

Tuesday, 10 April 2001, 4:59 pm | Manufacturers Federation

"The announcement today that two neighbouring Wellington polytechnics, the Central Institute of Technology and the Hutt Valley Polytechnic, are finally to merge is an encouraging victory for common sense in the education sector," said Simon ... More >>

Change From Commodity Focus Required

Tuesday, 10 April 2001, 4:59 pm | Manufacturers Federation

"The release of the NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion today shows the domestic economy is much weaker than has been indicated by financial sector analysts", said Simon Carlaw, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. More >>

Some Promises Don't Get Delivered

Wednesday, 21 March 2001, 3:24 pm | Manufacturers Federation

The Government's announcement on modifications to the R & D expensing regime will not enhance New Zealand's competitiveness with its trading partners, especially Australia, said Simon Carlaw, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. ... More >>

TEAC - Some Useful Steps. More Needed

Wednesday, 7 March 2001, 4:22 pm | Manufacturers Federation

"The TEAC recommendations point in the right direction. If implemented, they should help rescue and preserve the credibility of much of New Zealand's post-compulsory education and training. More is needed, said Simon Carlaw, Chief Executive of the ... More >>

Manufacturers Federation Bulletin No. 2/2001

Monday, 5 March 2001, 11:58 am | Manufacturers Federation

„« Nominal retail sales growth increased by 5.1% in the December quarter (compared with the December 1999 quarter), reflecting a slowing in the rate of growth from the 5.6% increase recorded in the September quarter. More >>

Manufactured Exports Break $12 billion Mark

Tuesday, 13 February 2001, 4:52 pm | Manufacturers Federation

“New Zealand manufacturers have cause to celebrate,” said Simon Carlaw, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. “Despite the uncertainty over last year about interest rates and the possible outcome of some Government policies the manufacturing ... More >>

Manufacturers Federation Economic Bulletin

Wednesday, 7 February 2001, 4:11 pm | Manufacturers Federation

 The CPI rose by 1.2% in the December quarter, lifting the annual rate of inflation to 4.0%. This is a significant change from the annual rate of 1.3% recorded in the year to December 1999. More >>

Improvement in Domestic Market Exceeds Expectation

Wednesday, 31 January 2001, 12:45 am | Manufacturers Federation

“Better than expected sales on the domestic market and improved profit expectations were the main factors in the improvement in manufacturers business confidence in the December quarter WestpacTrust Manufacturers Business Opinion Survey”, said David ... More >>

Uncertainty Still Impacting Investment Decisions

Thursday, 21 December 2000, 10:34 am | Manufacturers Federation

Uncertainty Still Impacting Investment Decisions (Let’s Not Bring Out All The Good Cheer Quite Yet) More >>

Manufacturers Association Economic Bulletin

Tuesday, 28 November 2000, 11:36 am | Manufacturers Federation

Overview There is increasing commentary in the media that the sharp fall in business confidence was over done and New Zealand is now experiencing reasonable growth. However, from a manufacturing perspective it appears the short term outlook for the sector ... More >>

On Consultation And Partnerships

Thursday, 16 November 2000, 4:32 pm | Manufacturers Federation

“While it may seem churlish to criticise the Government’s decision to facilitate access to the New Zealand market for the world’s poorest countries, the absence of any prior consultation with New Zealand industry sectors likely to be impacted is ... More >>

On Consultation And Partnerships

Thursday, 16 November 2000, 1:33 pm | Manufacturers Federation

“While it may seem churlish to criticise the Government’s decision to facilitate access to the New Zealand market for the world’s poorest countries, the absence of any prior consultation with New Zealand industry sectors likely to be impacted is ... More >>

A Promise Kept

Thursday, 9 November 2000, 9:07 am | Manufacturers Federation

“Re-establishment of a Government export credit guarantee scheme represents another tangible and practical form of assistance for export growth,” said Simon Carlaw, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. He was commenting on ... More >>

Manfed Welcomes Govt Moves On Compliance Costs

Thursday, 19 October 2000, 12:55 am | Manufacturers Federation

“Steps announced today by the Government to get serious about business compliance costs are very welcome”, said Simon Carlaw, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. He was commenting on a package of measures announced by the Minister ... More >>

WestpacTrust Manufacturers Business Confidence

Tuesday, 17 October 2000, 9:57 am | Manufacturers Federation

This Bulletin summarises information from the WestpacTrust quarterly survey of manufacturers opinion prepared for the Manufacturers Federation by the New Zealand Institute for Economic research (NZIER). The survey is based upon the NZIER’s Quarterly Survey ... More >>

Activity Outlook Positive, But Not For Profits

Tuesday, 17 October 2000, 9:54 am | Manufacturers Federation

“The outlook for manufacturers in terms of business confidence has hardly changed over the last quarter” said David Moloney, President of New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. Mr Moloney was commenting on the latest WestpacTrust Analysis of Business ... More >>

 

 

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