A net 29% of firms were pessimistic about the general economic outlook over the coming year.
Much of the surge in mortgage lending in the June quarter was unprofitable, says Kiwibank chief executive Paul Brock.
Kiwibank CEO Paul Brock talks about his company's result on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.
Former SkyCity bosses Evan Davies and Heather Shotter are fighting over liability on a $2.1 million loan the pair took out before their split in 2006.
NBR reporter Hamish McNicol talks about the SkyCity executive dispute on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.