Finance Minister Grant Robertson continues to dampen down expectations for his first Budget, due on May 17, saying yesterday that nine years of neglect cannot be fixed in one go.
The Government has a balancing act between creating a level playing field for all retailers and managing the cost of collecting the GST, Deloitte tax partner Phil Stevenson says.
The fallout for financial services firm AMP continued yesterday, as Catherine Brenner resigned as chairwoman, to be replaced immediately by Mike Wilkins.
Business confidence has joined the slide set last week by consumer confidence indicators.
The Government's regional fuel taxes and the decision to end oil and gas exploration in New Zealand would be overturned by a National government, leader Simon Bridges said yesterday.
Auckland Airport’s international passenger numbers continue to increase, up nearly 9% in March, due mainly to the Easter holiday period starting in late March this year.
Consumers are feeling a little bit less bullet-proof, despite a strong labour market, low interest rates and a steady housing market supporting sentiment.
Labour market data out on this week is expected to show continued strength in the labour market.
Moves are under way in Dunedin to strengthen the city’s Scottish influences and encourage residents to engage with each other through business or community links.
The New Zealand dollar has finally broken out of its well-established and tight range held since the first week of the year of between US72c and US74c.
Dairy farmers and industry leaders will see the lack of a dairy industry "heavy hitter" on the Primary Sector Council as a sign they "will be dealt with", National agriculture spokesman Nathan Guy says.
Contact Energy remains attractively priced and is offering good value for investors, Morningstar senior equities analyst Adrian Atkins says.
New Zealand's track record on productivity has been poor and the lacklustre labour productivity performance has been masked by strong population growth and rising terms of trade.
The number of migrant workers coming to New Zealand continues to rise, Statistics New Zealand figures show.
Most New Zealanders are confident in their ability to manage money but about a quarter have no cash savings, according to recent ANZ research.
New Zealand's travel and migration data out this morning will be one of the major releases this week for economists to review and digest.
Australian research firm Morningstar is issuing some reassuring words about the future of the important Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, believing it will not close in the medium term.
Otago businesses are starting to feel less optimistic about the prospects for their own situations as well as the overall New Zealand business climate.
A boader set of firms will be able to access proposed research and development tax incentives than those accessing growth grants at present, the Government says.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) is joining other organisations in expressing its opposition to changes being proposed for workplaces by the Government.