Articles tagged NZIER

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research's (NZIER) closely-watched survey of business opinion found confidence about firms' 'own activity' fell to a five year low in the June quarter, suggesting a moderation of economic growth towards two percent from three percent in mid to late 2018.

Phil Twyford has angered Wellington residents by suggesting the new Transmission Gully motorway be tolled, something Labour did not flag before the election. NZIER's business confidence survey due out at 10 am will be closely watched by politicians and economists alike.

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.

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.