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Intervention has not worked so what next?

Tuesday, 12 June 2007, 5:56 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) says that the Reserve Bank’s intervention in the currency markets is an admission that we need more and better medicine to cure domestic inflation without the exchange rate side effect associated ... More >>

Grasp the OCR nettle or face more restructuring.

Wednesday, 6 June 2007, 4:24 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) says the Reserve Bank needs to send a strong and clear message that it is willing use the OCR to tackle domestic inflation, sooner than later, or see more businesses, such as Skellerup, restructuring ... More >>

Budget 07 – A good step in the right direction

Friday, 1 June 2007, 3:46 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

Budget 07 – A good step in the right direction, but we need to do more More >>

Budget 2007 – too little, and maybe too late

Thursday, 17 May 2007, 5:27 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association says while today’s Budget statement offered something for manufacturers and exporters; it remains a case of doing less than our competitors and we have to fight harder to keep activity in New Zealand. More >>

Factory closure a major blow for manufacturing.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007, 3:12 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) has described the relocation of Dynamic Controls’ product manufacture to China as another blow for the economy, particularly for Canterbury. More >>

CMA Survey of Business Conditions - March 2007

Friday, 4 May 2007, 11:33 am | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The latest Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) Survey of Manufacturers completed during April 2007, shows total sales in March 2007 increased just over 6.7% (export sales were up just under 5.8%, with domestic sales increasing around ... More >>

Fatalistic for some, fatal for others…

Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 4:32 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association says that policy settings must address domestic inflation. Fix domestic inflation and the exchange rate follows. More >>

Where there is a will, there is a way

Thursday, 5 April 2007, 3:39 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association says that the reticence shown by Government in dealing with the problems facing manufacturing and exporting firms will mean further loss of jobs and capability in the economy as the innovation system hollows out. ... More >>

The dollar continues to put the brakes on

Wednesday, 4 April 2007, 10:51 am | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The latest Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) Survey of Manufacturers completed during March 2007, shows total sales in February 2007 increased just under 19.5% (export sales were up almost 60% with domestic sales decreasing around 0.14%) ... More >>

Low cost hydro drives electricity profits

Monday, 26 March 2007, 11:45 am | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association says that the increased profits announced by the state-owned electricity companies last week, illustrates that hydro-generation is the cheapest form of generation in New Zealand and clearly indicates where the ... More >>

“Change nothing, nothing changes”

Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 12:48 am | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association supports comments made elsewhere that manufacturing is a crucial and fundamental component of the New Zealand economy. However, the Association cautions that unless solutions are forthcoming from the ... More >>

What are the ‘right’ signals for export growth?

Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 4:36 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association says that the message to New Zealand companies to relocate their production capabilities offshore as a solution to logistical and infrastructure issues is short sighted and will not provide for the long term ... More >>

Will we look for a win-win solution?

Friday, 9 March 2007, 5:31 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association says that the response from the real estate sector to the lift in the OCR further illustrates the need for a rebalanced tax system to include capital gains along with profits and income. More >>

Doing the same things expecting different results…

Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 5:24 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association says that the Reserve Bank and the Government need to implement a more comprehensive and coherent response towards inflation. The CMA does not favour the lifting of the OCR but says that while an aggressive move ... More >>

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone…

Friday, 2 March 2007, 5:27 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The latest Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) Survey of Manufacturers completed during February 2007, shows total sales in January 2007 increased just over 37.5% (export sales were up 63% with domestic sales increasing around 17.5%) ... More >>

Tip Top Closure – depreciate assets not activities

Thursday, 15 February 2007, 3:39 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association is concerned that under-investment in plant and the ensuing loss of productivity and competitiveness is eroding the region’s manufacturing base and more companies will follow in the wake of Tip Top and leave ... More >>

Canterbury Manufacturers Association Mortgage Levy

Friday, 9 February 2007, 4:58 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association says that the Government’s proposed scheme to levy mortgages could be very useful as a further tool to control drivers of domestic inflation that seems to be well out of reach of the OCR. More >>

‘Two Islands, Two Transport Hubs’

Wednesday, 7 February 2007, 9:16 am | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association says that the price fixing allegations being brought against Air New Zealand is a warning as to the distortions in New Zealand’s logistical and transport sectors. More >>

2007 - A good first half anticipated

Tuesday, 30 January 2007, 1:58 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

The latest Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) Survey of Manufacturers completed during January 2007, shows total sales in December 2006 increased just over 3% (export sales up just under 10% although domestic sales decreased by just ... More >>

Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association

Thursday, 25 January 2007, 2:39 pm | Canterbury Manufacturers Association

Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association Chief Executive John Walley says that by continuing to hold interest rates and merely warning New Zealanders against further borrowing and spending, the Reserve Bank is creating chronic problems for the economy ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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