Thursday's official cash rate decision will come down to
whether the Reserve Bank is more concerned about house prices
Proposed changes to the tax regime, particularly around the
application of fringe benefit tax, will be of interest to a
lot of close company owners, Polson Higgs tax partner Michael
Household debt is rising fast, boosted by the current
extended period of very low interest rates in New Zealand,
Westpac senior economist Satish Ranchhod says.
Gaining exposure to the growing tourism sector was not a new
idea as the sector had performed well across all segments,
Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird said.
New Zealand consumers are ignoring bad economic news with
sentiment broadly stable at a respectable level, according to
the ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index.
Job advertisements rose strongly in March and have more than
made up for those lost in January, the ANZ Job Ads report,
released yesterday, says.
The transtasman currencies both reached 10-month highs
yesterday, despite the best intentions of the New Zealand and
Australian central banks.
Mighty River Power's operating statistics were soft enough to
point to a modest 2016 financial year earnings downgrade,
Forsyth Barr broker Damian Foster said yesterday.
Tourist demand and record visitor numbers to southern New
Zealand have proved to be the principal driver of
Otago-Southland's service industry.
Small and medium-sized businesses have moved front and centre
this month after the Government last week announced changes
to simplify tax payments for the main employers of New
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