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.
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.
"General confidence, profit expectations and employment intentions in this agriculture have flipped from negative to positive," Cameron Bagrie
"In NZ our market position is seeing us benefit from the economic upturn supported by further productivity outcomes"