ASB Bank senior economist Chris Tennent-Brown

'Slack' NZ labour market keeps door open for more rate cuts

Thu 6 Aug

The unemployment rate increasing to 5.9%.

BNZ economist Stephen Toplis

Job data this week to determine Reserve Bank's next move

Mon 3 Aug

Hours worked have been growing at fastest rate since the 1990s; will it continue, and what will the central bank do if it doesn't?


Rob Hosking gives his in-depth analysis on the big stories to watch out for this week on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

Westpac senior economist Satish Ranchhod

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch steady despite rebuild peaking

Thu 23 Jul

Last week, figures from Westpac revealed the spend on the Canterbury rebuild has plateaued and is poised to fall.

Divertas chief executive Carol Brown

Two-thirds of workers would quit if offered a job with more flexibility, survey finds

Fri 10 Jul

The study surveyed 1300 Kiwi workers across 20 industry sectors on changes to the flexibility provisions in employment law introduced last year.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment chief executive David Smol

Job vacancies in construction continue to lose steam

Thu 18 Jun 1

The latest figures from MBIE reveal fewer jobs are being advertised in the construction and engineering sectors.

Regus NZ and Australia chief executive Paul Migliorini

Incentivising workers to use public transport – no more fringe benefit tax, expert says

Mon 18 May 4

Transport commentator Matt Lowrie says fringe benefit tax on public transport is an active disincentive for employers to offer incentives such as monthly bus passes to employees.


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