The news that matters this morning
Businesses continue to be pessimistic about the New Zealand economy according to NZIER’s latest Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion. Businesses reported that their own activity was faring well, in spite of the gloomy outlook wider economy. Thomas Coughlan reports.
In this morning's email we looked at how, and why, Labour is keen not to scare the business horses.
In today's email we looked at the latest stats on migration and business confidence, and asked whether 16 year olds should be able to vote.
In today's email we discover the Finance Minister's outlook matches Wellington's sunny weather.
1. Ticking off the to-do list
In today's email we delivered the new Government's first report card.
Business confidence fell during the election campaign, but less than for other elections. Bernard Hickey reports uncertainty about the shape and policies of a new Government are affecting business sentiment, but vehicle and retail sales show businesses and consumers have not put away their wallets.
In today's email we round up the latest regulatory and economic news.
In today's email we check out ANZ's monthly business confidence survey, Labour's plan for labour, the revelations about instant kiwi Peter Thiel - and more.