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The economy – mostly sunny despite cloudy periods

  • 31 May 2016
  • Media Release

Summing up the NZ economy in one phrase is difficult but the weather analogy, “mostly sunny despite cloudy periods”, aptly describes the current environment.

Water regime needs complete overhaul

  • 26 Apr 2016
  • Media Release

Water is key to NZ’s economic growth, and business needs certainty over the rights to use it, says BusinessNZ.

Autumn tinge – PMI

  • 14 Apr 2016
  • Media Release

New Zealand's manufacturing sector continued to experience a slower rate of expansion in March, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index

economy & tax, manufacturing

Solid territory – PSI

  • 13 Apr 2016
  • Media Release

New Zealand’s services sector experienced slower levels of expansion in March according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index.

business & society, economy & tax

Foreign Direct Investment of FDI

  • 8 Apr 2016
  • Report

Foreign direct investment is essential for New Zealandbusiness development, according to an NZIER report commissioned by ExportNZ.

Holidays Act can be improved

  • 1 Apr 2016
  • Media Release

BusinessNZ says the Holidays Act can be improved to reduce the confusion around holiday pay.

law & legal

Parental leave changes positive

  • 1 Apr 2016
  • Media Release

From April 1st, the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act also provides for parental leave payment to be made even if the employee resigns their position.

law & legal

Increased pace – PSI

  • 14 Mar 2016
  • Media Release

New Zealand’s services sector experienced increased levels of expansion in February, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index.

business & society, economy & tax

Survey shows resilience key to our energy future

  • 14 Mar 2016
  • Media Release

The newly released World Energy Issues Monitor, the World Energy Council’s annual survey for New Zealand, shows the issues keeping New Zealand energy executives awake at night reflect rapidly changing...

environment

February pause – PMI

  • 11 Mar 2016
  • Media Release

New Zealand's manufacturing sector experienced a slower rate of expansion in February, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index.

economy & tax, manufacturing

Urgent review of Holidays Act required

  • 9 Mar 2016
  • Media Release

BusinessNZ and the NZ Payroll Practitioners’ Association are calling for an urgent review of the Holidays Act.

Holiday Mode – PSI

  • 15 Feb 2016
  • Media Release

New Zealand's services sector began 2016 with a solid level of expansion. The PSI for January was 55.4, while this was 3.1 points lower than December it still represented healthy...

business & society, economy & tax

Energy Ministers and Business Leaders to meet at Resilience Summit

  • 11 Feb 2016
  • Media Release

The growing importance of resilience is demonstrated in the calibre of delegates gathering in New Zealand’s capital next month for the Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit hosted by the World Energy...

Sizzling Summer – PMI

  • 11 Feb 2016
  • Media Release

New Zealand's manufacturing sector started 2016 with continued strength, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index

economy & tax, manufacturing

Maori are amongst the biggest beneficiaries of TPP

  • 5 Feb 2016
  • Media Release

In the lead up to Waitangi celebrations and the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership in New Zealand this week, much is being made of Maori opposition to the TPP...

Business supports TPP

  • 2 Feb 2016
  • Media Release

Business and export groups have written to the Prime Minister in support of the Trans Pacific Partnership.

business & society, economy & tax

Trade consensus may be over

  • 29 Jan 2016
  • Media Release

ExportNZ is concerned that the consensus between the main political parties on trade may be over.

business & society, economy & tax

Ending on a high note – PMI

  • 21 Jan 2016
  • Media Release

New Zealand's manufacturing sector recorded its highest month of expansion for 2015, The sector has now been in continued expansion since October 2012.

economy & tax, manufacturing

On a High – PSI

  • 14 Dec 2015
  • Media Release

Activity in New Zealand’s services sector rose to its highest level since November 2007, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).

business & society, economy & tax

Steady state

  • 11 Dec 2015
  • Media Release

New Zealand's manufacturing sector remained in a steady state of expansion. The seasonally adjusted PMI for November was 54.7, 1.5 points higher than October.

economy & tax, manufacturing