REASONABLY CONFIDENT: John Collyns says a new village is being built each month.

Private sector to step up as retirement boom looms

Fri 29 Apr

The heavily-fragmented retirement and aged care sector is ripe for consolidation and expansion.


METLIFECARE AUCKLAND: Greenwich Gardens Unsworth Heights

Retirement sector provokes divergent viewpoints

Fri 29 Apr

It is said that it takes opposing viewpoints to make a market and that’s nowhere more true than in the retirement sector.


Chinese mega-cities seek direct air links

Fri 29 Apr

At least two new destinations in China could be opened up to direct flights from New Zealand by the end of the year, industry sources say.


If the Chinese transition to a more sustainable model leads to a shock in the world economic system, Beijing has the reserves to manage such an event – Joseph Zveglich

China’s slowdown spills to rest of Asia

Fri 29 Apr

Developing Asia is projected to grow at 5.7% in both 2016 and 2017, down slightly from 5.9% in 2015, due chiefly to moderating growth in China, according to the Asian Development Bank.

RELATIVELY BUOYANT: Alleasing’s Daniel Blizzard says there is some uncertainty in trading conditions

Corporates cautious on budget while SMEs spend large

Fri 29 Apr

More than half of small businesses intend to increase their spending budget this year as optimism increases, particularly in Auckland, but larger businesses are more cautious.



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