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26 May 17, 9:59pm
National Party remains ‘dead-locked’ with Labour/Greens alliance in May in the latest Roy Morgan poll taken just before this week's Budget
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26 May 17, 5:14pm
Prime Minister Bill English admits wage growth isn't 'hot'; Says businesses need to increase pay significantly before complaining about skills shortages
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26 May 17, 4:08pm
Budget 2017 - Education
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26 May 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Friday; HNZC cuts home loan rate, UDC back with restrictions, NZGB yields down, GMT gets the max, greenhouse gas target on track, swaps and NZD slip
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26 May 17, 2:48pm
Budget 2017 - Health
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26 May 17, 2:15pm
Tender 604 of NZ$150 mln 2037's received bids of NZ$349 mln at a coverage ratio of 2.3; average weighted yield of 3.33%, 22 bps below previous tender, has fallen for five consecutive months
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26 May 17, 1:21pm
Budget 2017 - Social Welfare
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26 May 17, 12:02pm
Lisa Marriott contrasts our 'broad base, low rate' philosophy to tax policy with the reality that there are significant exceptions - and these all benefit 'the wealthy'
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26 May 17, 10:16am
New international foreign exchange market code aims to create greater confidence in the forex markets and ensure they operate in the interests of all market participants
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26 May 17, 10:02am
What Budget 2017 spending promises look like when adjusted for inflation and population growth; Defence, education, health, welfare and law & order to fall; Super costs to rise through 2021
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26 May 17, 10:02am
Tom Coupe on the economics of big data; What it is, benefits, its economic impact, its failures, its use for scary policy, data art and more
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26 May 17, 8:31am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, May 26, 2017
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26 May 17, 8:17am
NZGB bond markets will get new issuance to maintain a sustainable market, not because the Government needs the funding. NZGB 10yr yield near its 2017 low
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26 May 17, 8:12am
Commodity currencies lower as oil drops almost 5% on smaller than expected production cuts; NZ budget has little impact on markets; USD recovers some ground, lost due to slightly dovish FOMC minutes released yesterday
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26 May 17, 7:34am
US growth sags in Q2; China corporates rush to issue USD debt; Aussie car loan default rates rise; AU education collapse; Melbourne apartment market woes; UST 10yr yield 2.25%; oil drops, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 70.3 US¢, TWI-5 = 74.6
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26 May 17, 6:02am
Remuera apartment sells for $8.7 million - believed to be the most expensive apartment ever sold in this country
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26 May 17, 5:02am
TIP Trailer Services boss Bob Fast on the plans for NZ's biggest finance company UDC under new, Chinese ownership
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25 May 17, 5:11pm
Labour, Greens & New Zealand First attack Steven Joyce's first Budget as 'the One Dollar Budget', and a bribe for the wealthy
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25 May 17, 4:18pm
Our compilation of some of the key business, property, farming, retailing and economic comment made in response to the 2017 Budget
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25 May 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Thursday; UDC suspends deposit taking, TSB Bank and RaboDirect change TD rates, all the Budget news, log market at record, why banks lost trust, swaps slip, NZD firms
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Chart of the week

Business confidence - Activity outlook

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how firms see their own prospects
Source: ANZ
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how firms see their own prospects
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how firms see their own prospects
Source: ANZ
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how firms see their own prospects
Source: ANZ
The 'Activity outlook' chart will be drawn here.
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how firms see their own prospects
Source: ANZ
The 'Activity outlook' chart will be drawn here.
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how firms see their own prospects
Source: ANZ

The ANZ monthly business confidence series includes this important component - Activity Outlook. While the Business Confidence series records the results of a question about what responders think about how the economy will perform in the immediate future, this "own activity" question records the responders view on how their own firm will do in the immediate future.

Actually, over time, this series shows that most responders are more positive about their own future, than that of 'everyone else'.

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