South Island businesses will be looking for some clear direction on the Canterbury rebuilding in tomorrow's Budget 2012 as it remains one of the Government's four priorities this term, SBS Bank financial officer Tim Loan says.
Another boost to dementia-care funding is likely to be "trumpeted" by the Government in Thursday's Budget, New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive Martin Taylor says.
Finance Minister Bill English will deliver his Budget 2012 on Thursday against the European cycle of crisis and the prospect sharemarkets will continue their downward trend.
Finance Minister Bill English had indicated his Budget 2012, to be delivered on May 24, will be a "zero budget" with no new spending. Business editor DeneMackenzie scrutinises a speech Mr English made yesterday looking for clues as to what we can expect next month.