Tag Archives: NZ Economy

Government , National both announce hot air on dealing with Covid-19 effects on the economy — Your NZ

Two economic announcements today, one from the Government, one from the National Party, are dripping with political campaigning. The Government has announced they will be making announcements this week, and are assuring media they have already done some things to help businesses adversely affected by the Covid-19 virus. Beehive: Next steps of Govt and business […]

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Business Confidence at ‘Dismal Levels’ — The BFD

 

Things are volatile in the world at the moment, but the sky hasn’t fallen in just yet. The Brexit debacle rolls on and on; no one is winning and no one is allowed to go anywhere. Trade sanctions are having an effect, but not disastrously. In many ways, it is business as usual, although historically…

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The Government Is Going to Wreck Our Economy — The BFD | Media

The Greens conference at the weekend may have been mostly done behind closed doors, but snippets came out, including James Shaw calling Simon Bridges a “climate change denier”. We all know Bridges is no denier, but his attitude towards climate change is somewhat more benign than that of the Green party. Nevertheless, the Greens have…

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Growing warnings about world economic outlook — Your NZ

In general the world economy has recovered and prospered since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, but there are growing warnings that the bubble might at least slow down. There is always a risk of it bursting. International Monetary Fund: World Economic Outlook, April 2019 Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery After strong growth in 2017 and […]

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Big business is not small business — Kiwiblog

Damien Grant writes: Our Prime Minister has a nice way with words. The fall in business confidence wasn’t an elephant in the room, she declared recently, but a big neon flashing light with fireworks going off behind it. Ok. Nice imagery. But then she wheeled in the CEO of Air New Zealand, Christopher Luxon, as…

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Bagrie says Joyce was right — Kiwiblog

Cameron Bagrie writes: Steven Joyce is going to be proved right. There is a fiscal hole and a softening economy is making it wider. I don’t like the term fiscal hole. Good policy should dominate over strict debt targets and economic cycles come and go which are often beyond government control. But the Labour-led Government’s…

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NZ economy loses momentum — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Following the release of GDP figures showing slower-than-expected growth, economists estimate near-term growth will remain subdued. Gross domestic product expanded 0.6 percent in the three months to Dec. 31, versus a 0.6 percent expansion in the third quarter, and was 2.9 percent higher on the year, Statistics New Zealand said. Economists expected…

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Yay, inflation is back up

 

The consumers price index rose 1 per cent in the three months to March 31 for an annual pace of 2.2 per cent. It was highest annual increase since the September 2011 quarter and also marked the first time inflation has hit the mid-point of the central bank’s 1 per cent-to-3 per cent target range…

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