Economy

BNZ senior economist Doug Steel says the buoyancy in the services sector contrasts with negative business confidence and “wavering” electronic card transactions.

Services sector boom confounds drop in business confidence

Mon 18 Jun 4

The latest BNZ-BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index shows activity has accelerated in May from the previous month.

The head of wealth research at Craigs Investment Partners, Mark Lister, says business confidence has taken a knock.

GDP data likely to show the economy losing momentum

Mon 18 Jun 2

Government probably hopes net migration will ease of its own accord.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson says businesses are more upbeat about their own outlook.

Robertson rubbishes National claims about faltering economy

Thu 14 Jun 6

Finance Minister says economy transitioning to a more productive one. Watch Grant Walker's interview with Grant Robertson.

Kerridge & Partners founder Peter Kerridge says the report measures the relative fortunes of New Zealand.

New Zealand falls in global competition rankings

Wed 13 Jun 3

There is "no silver bullet" for change, government official says.

National finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says Grant Robertson has to understand economic growth is not a given.

National says government risks squandering good work done since GFC

Wed 13 Jun 6

Amy Adams says the Coalition's finance minister cannot take economic growth for granted. Watch Grant Walker's interview with National's finance spokeswoman.

Those who can't pay the poll tax can plant Shane Jones' billion trees.

The fairest tax of them all will never happen

Wed 6 Jun 62

Opinion: New Zealand’s entire tax code would reduce to one sentence.

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