Economy

NZ annual net migration still running at record levels

Fri 19 May 5

People arriving as permanent and long-term migrants outnumbered those departing.

Budget 2017: Why not cut the over-taxation of savings?

Thu 18 May 14

National Party principles should mean any tax reform should focus on savings in next week's budget.

NZ consumer confidence climbs in May as unemployment dips below 5%

Thu 18 May 1

Government data this week showed retail sales rose faster than expected, driven in part by cheap petrol and a relatively strong kiwi dollar.

Economic forecasting has its limits, Reserve Bank chief economist says

Tue 16 May

The difficulty is that forecasts quickly become targets, particularly in the minds of those reading them. 

NZ first quarter retail sales rise, driven by car sales

Mon 15 May

The rise in the volume of retail sales was driven by motor vehicle and parts retailing.

NZ services sector activity slows near 5-year low as school holidays, poor weather weigh

Mon 15 May

The BusinessNZ-Bank of New Zealand performance of services index dropped 6 points to 52.8 in April.

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