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LVR speed limits important

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:48 am | NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced yesterday that LVR lending restrictions on banks would remain unchanged for now. This is important for keeping pressure off the OCR - the interplay of this and other macro-prudential tools should always be ... More >>

Low inflation takes pressure off OCR

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:19 pm | NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) today held the OCR at 3.5%, as the lower than expected inflation backdrop means the OCR can be held for longer, and even cut in the future, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). More >>

NZMEA Survey - Sales improve

Friday, 4 July 2014, 10:17 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during June 2014, shows total sales in May 2014 increased 12.14% (year on year export sales increased by 23.42% with domestic sales increasing ... More >>

Manufacturing Matters to New Zealand - 17 April

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 3:13 pm | NZMEA

The Labour Party announcement today recognises the simple truth that the manufacturing sector really matters to New Zealand’s economy as a whole, based on the part manufacturing plays in the growth of the added value element in the tradable sector, driving the ... More >>

Comment on Labour Policy Announcement by NZMEA President

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:49 pm | NZMEA

“This policy release from the Labour Party is so important that if it becomes government policy it would define a shift in New Zealand’s culture,” says Brian Willoughby President of the NZMEA and Managing Director of Plinius Audio and Contex ... More >>

Better, but currency a worry

Friday, 4 April 2014, 10:25 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during March 2014, shows total sales in February 2014 increased 9.16% (year on year export sales increased by 14.87% with domestic sales ... More >>

RBNZ Crocodile Tears

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:23 pm | NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) decision to increase the OCR by 25 basis points to 2.75% today is too early, and has the potential to further damage the tradable sector; say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). More >>

Exporters feeling better but cautious

Friday, 7 March 2014, 10:03 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during February 2014, shows total sales in January 2014 increased 10.0% (year on year export sales increased by 32.56% with domestic ... More >>

Manufacturing employment falls - 4 December

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 4:24 pm | NZMEA

The Census 2013 data has reaffirmed the declining trend in manufacturing employment over the last decade, a trend supported by falling revenues indicated in the “ exports by levels of processing ” series from Statistics New Zealand. This is what ... More >>

Growing Exports

Monday, 2 September 2013, 3:44 pm | NZMEA

Growing Exports - The New Zealand Centre for SME Research has released a report “ Understanding Internationalisation Behaviour ”, which shows the importance of networks and returns to exporters, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters ... More >>

Trade deficit a growing problem

Friday, 30 August 2013, 10:36 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during August 2013, shows total sales in July 2013 decreased 2.62% (export sales decreased by 3.7% with domestic sales decreasing 1.74%) ... More >>

LVR "speed limits" welcome and necessary

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 10:48 am | NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has released the details on restrictions to high loan to value ratio mortgages, which will come into effect on the 1st of October. This is a positive step forward in addressing some of the issues immediately ... More >>

Feeling a bit better but still worried

Friday, 7 June 2013, 11:44 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during May 2013, shows total sales in April 2013 increased 3.28% (export sales increased by 0.76% with domestic sales increasing 5.53%) on April ... More >>

Things getting better - maybe?

Friday, 8 March 2013, 11:39 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during February 2013, shows total sales in January 2013 increased 7.71% (export sales increased by 17.23% with domestic sales decreasing ... More >>

Graeme Wheeler Speech – "Best to do Nothing"

Thursday, 21 February 2013, 3:41 pm | NZMEA

The Reserve Bank Governor, Graeme Wheeler’s speech yesterday was essentially more of the same – an ongoing attachment to orthodoxy reinforced by a reluctance to do anything new, believing it is best to do nothing as change always has its risks, ... More >>

No change despite “overvalued” dollar – 1 February

Friday, 1 February 2013, 10:49 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during January 2013, shows total sales in December 2012 decreased 5.35% (export sales decreased by 3.83% with domestic sales decreasing ... More >>

Performance and Expectations Soft

Friday, 21 December 2012, 11:07 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during December 2012, shows total sales in November 2012 increased 2.86% (export sales increased by 20.3% with domestic sales decreasing ... More >>

Jobless at 7.3 percent - September 2012 Quarter

Friday, 9 November 2012, 2:45 pm | NZMEA

The latest Household Labour Force Survey has shown a 0.5 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate, to 7.3 percent seasonally corrected (actual 7.2%) in the September 2012 quarter; the highest since 1999. More >>

The exchange rate matters

Monday, 8 October 2012, 1:50 pm | NZMEA

Options to deal with the exchange rate, such as the Green Party’s recommendation to start quantitative easing, need to be explored say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Quantitative easing is one of a number of measures ... More >>

NZMEA Survey: Growth stalled

Friday, 5 October 2012, 11:14 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during September 2012, shows total sales in August 2012 decreased 2.75% (export sales increased by 10% with domestic sales decreasing ... More >>

 

 

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