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Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion

Business confidence falls from 20-year high in 2nd Quarter as growth moderates

Shamubeel Eaqub, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research principal economist

'Stonking' rise in non-farm economy as investment and hiring surges

Shamubeel Eaqub, principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research

Business confidence holds steady at three-year high in second quarter - NZIER

Jean-Pierre de Raad (3News)

"The economy is settling into a growth pattern," institute chief executive Jean-Pierre de Raad says.

Strongest business confidence since pre-GFC – NZIER

Shamubeel Eaqub: now an optimist

The March quarter survey shows economic recovery broadening beyond Auckland and Christchurch.

Business mood turns upbeat – but it's a jobless recovery

Shamubeel Eaqub

The economy surged in the December quarter to the best level since mid-2007.

Slow second half forecast as confidence and activity slide

Shamubeel Eaqub

"The recovery remains disappointing," principal economist NZIER Shamubeel Eaqub says. "Auckland is growing, but the post-quake surge in Canterbury is moderating and activity elsewhere is slowing."