New Zealand business confidence got even gloomier in May as firms, especially retailers, expect slower activity and more are now anticipating earnings to shrink in the coming year.
Business confidence dipped in May according to ANZ’s monthly business confidence survey.
The 8 things that mattered this week
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.