ANZ National Bank chief economist Cameron Bagrie

Business confidence rises to 7-month high in March as agriculture sentiment lifts

Tue 31 Mar 15

A net 35.8 percent of firms are optimistic about the general economy, up from 34.4 percent last month, according to the ANZ Business Outlook.

L-R - Chief executives at a Semble preview: Russell Stanners (Vodafone), Rob Ellis (Semble), Simon Moutter (Spark), Stewart Sherriff (2degrees)

ASK ME ANYTHING: Semble boss Rob Ellis

Tue 31 Mar 15 46

A mobile wallet backed by Spark, Vodafone, 2degrees and major banks launches today. The chief executive of Semble, the company pulling the initiative together, fielded reader questions.

Chief execs at today's Semble launch (L-R): Miki Szikszai (Snapper), Stewart Sherriff (2degrees),  Anthony Healy (BNZ),  Russell Stanners (Vodafone), Rob Ellis, (Semble), Barbara Chapman (ASB), Simon Moutter (Spark) Barbara Chapman (ASB), Mark Rushworth (Paymark)

Semble goes live: what's hot and what's not

Tue 31 Mar 15 4

Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees and two big banks unite behind a single mobile wallet platform, but challenges remain.

ANZ National Bank chief economist Cameron Bagrie

Business confidence gains in February as agri sector gets more upbeat

Fri 27 Feb 15

"General confidence, profit expectations and employment intentions in this agriculture have flipped from negative to positive," Cameron Bagrie

ANZ National Bank chief economist Cameron Bagrie

Consumer confidence dips in February, remains elevated

Thu 19 Feb 15

ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence index fell 4.9 points to 124 in February.

ANZ chief executive Mike Smith

ANZ Bank says NZ unit 'performing strongly' in first quarter as cash profit falls 0.2%

Tue 17 Feb 15

"In NZ our market position is seeing us benefit from the economic upturn supported by further productivity outcomes"


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