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BNZ Weekly Overview February 18 2016

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 11:33 pm | BNZ Weekly

Last week I wrote about the weakness in world sharemarkets in terms of specific factors. These included losses for energy sector businesses because of the structural decline in oil prices, slowing growth in China and worries about debt and capital outflows, ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview January 28 2016

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 3:21 pm | BNZ Weekly

The Reserve Bank left the cash rate at 2.5% this morning which surprised no-one. But they did open the door a bit more to cutting further, so although our view remains that they won’t move again, one cannot rule out a 0.25% reduction in March. A lot ... More >>

Wobbles Offshore But Growth Here

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 2:45 pm | BNZ Weekly

Welcome to the first Weekly Overview for 2016. The year has started fairly dismally for sharemarket investors and businesses exposed to minerals commodity prices. There has been record early-year weakness in some share indexes, and oil prices are almost ... More >>

BNZ-REINZ Residential Market Survey

Friday, 12 July 2013, 11:02 am | BNZ Weekly

Fewer and fewer potential vendors coming forward shows the listings shortage is set to worsen. More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview - Tony Alexander

Friday, 3 May 2013, 11:58 am | BNZ Weekly

These past few days I have been meeting numerous people in London including many expats - giving them the bad news regarding NZ house prices rising and the NZ dollar going upward. More >>

Advice for expats and migrants

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 9:51 am | BNZ Weekly

A few weeks ago in conjunction with international recruitment firm Global Career Link I ran a survey asking people what piece of advice they would give anyone contemplating shifting to New Zealand. The full pdf is here. More >>

Last Overview for 2012 and More on Expats

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 6:03 pm | BNZ Weekly

This week we round off last week’s discussion about expats with some comments received during the week plus an invitation. If you are an expat reading this and interested in offering your services while offshore to an NZ business wanting to effectively ... More >>

November 22 edition of the BNZ Weekly

Friday, 23 November 2012, 9:29 am | BNZ Weekly

Welcome to the November 22 edition of the BNZ Weekly Overview This week we have learnt that the NZ household savings rate has gone back into negative territory. But apart from that little of substance has arisen. More >>

Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview - June 21

Friday, 22 June 2012, 12:15 pm | BNZ Weekly

Welcome the June 21 edition of Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview This week fresh data on the state of the NZ economy was almost completely absent apart from this morning’s GDP numbers. They show that the economy grew by 1.1% in the March quarter ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 6:28 pm | BNZ Weekly

Apart from Germany surprising with 0.5% growth during the March quarter there is very little positive news coming out of Europe and it seems just a matter of time and another general election in a few weeks before the Greeks leave the Euro and ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview

Thursday, 3 May 2012, 6:15 pm | BNZ Weekly

This is the first Thursday of the month so we are running our monthly BNZ Confidence Survey. Please click on the link below and let us know whether you feel the NZ economy will be better or worse in a year’s time. And if time permits please feel free ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 27 April 2012, 9:31 am | BNZ Weekly

Good evening everyone – although where I am in Canary Wharf in London it should be good morning. Reading the Financial Times each morning and speaking with many people over the past week one thing is clear – this part of the planet is weak ... More >>

BNZ: Business confidence hits a six month high

Monday, 5 March 2012, 11:54 am | BNZ Weekly

For the third month in a row business sentiment about where the economy will be in a year’s time has improved. A net 27% of respondents in our monthly survey feel optimistic compared with 13% in February and a recent low of a net 2% feeling pessimistic ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 20 January 2012, 9:18 am | BNZ Weekly

Welcome to another year of global uncertainty, waiting for the Christchurch rebuild, low inflation and low interest rates, yet firming house and farm prices and a volatile yet probably firming NZ dollar. More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 16 December 2011, 10:33 am | BNZ Weekly

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year. It would be great to be able to say that the year ends well for ourselves and the world economy and that we can look forward to good economic conditions over 2012 with our growth driven by higher business ... More >>

BNZ Market Survey: Market Moving Upward

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:58 am | BNZ Weekly

All of the main eight measures we use to gauge the current strength of the residential real estate market around New Zealand have strengthened over the past month indicating that slowly but surely on average things are shifting to a sellers market. More and ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview

Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:14 am | BNZ Weekly

This Week’s New Stuff Unlike last week this past six days we have not received much new information on the state of the New Zealand economy apart from the quarterly inflation report and our own new BNZ-REINZ Market Survey. More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview April 14

Thursday, 14 April 2011, 8:39 pm | BNZ Weekly

Many thanks to those who responded in our monthly survey last week. The results were significant because they showed a strong rebound in sentiment following the understandable decline in the early –March survey which captured concerns following ... More >>

BNZ Weekly Overview

Friday, 4 March 2011, 12:53 pm | BNZ Weekly

This week we are running our monthly survey. If time permits please click on the link below and tell us if you feel the economy will get better or worse over the coming year. Also, if time permits, feel free to pen a sentence letting us know how ... More >>

Impact of the Earthquake

Friday, 25 February 2011, 9:39 am | BNZ Weekly

The most significant event this week is clearly the devastating earthquake in Christchurch and our hearts go out to all those affected by this new disaster. It goes without saying that just as the September 4 earthquake disturbed economic activity for some ... More >>