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Omicron

ANZ economists say rising wages and strong savings should prevent consumer spending falling rapidly though they do think consumption growth 'will slow to a crawl' from the second half of the year
7th Jul 22, 7:50am
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ANZ economists say rising wages and strong savings should prevent consumer spending falling rapidly though they do think consumption growth 'will slow to a crawl' from the second half of the year
Sharp falls in job ads in property-related industries see BNZ/SEEK Employment Report record 2.7% fall in overall job adverts last month, down from the record high level in May
6th Jul 22, 11:42am
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Sharp falls in job ads in property-related industries see BNZ/SEEK Employment Report record 2.7% fall in overall job adverts last month, down from the record high level in May
David Hargreaves thinks surveys might be a more useful indicator of trends ahead than we might sometimes give them credit for - but fears we may 'survey ourselves to death' as a potential recession approaches
25th Jun 22, 9:15am
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David Hargreaves thinks surveys might be a more useful indicator of trends ahead than we might sometimes give them credit for - but fears we may 'survey ourselves to death' as a potential recession approaches
David Mahon reviews where China has landed with its unique approach to pandemic control, and assesses its chances of economic revival
23rd Jun 22, 8:15am
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David Mahon reviews where China has landed with its unique approach to pandemic control, and assesses its chances of economic revival
Westpac McDermott Miller Confidence survey at lowest level ever as pessimism bites in NZ
21st Jun 22, 9:00am
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Westpac McDermott Miller Confidence survey at lowest level ever as pessimism bites in NZ
David Hargreaves sums up the first (nearly) six months of the year and outlines the big issues, hopes and worries for the rest of 2022
12th Jun 22, 6:00am
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David Hargreaves sums up the first (nearly) six months of the year and outlines the big issues, hopes and worries for the rest of 2022
Job adverts continue to rise - but the number of people applying for each job continues to fall
7th Jun 22, 11:15am
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Job adverts continue to rise - but the number of people applying for each job continues to fall
COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says country to stay in Orange setting with 'likelihood of a secondary wave of cases appearing'
24th May 22, 11:29am
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COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says country to stay in Orange setting with 'likelihood of a secondary wave of cases appearing'
China’s COVID crisis and the dilemma facing its leaders, by experts who have monitored it since the Wuhan outbreak
14th May 22, 9:20am
by Guest
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China’s COVID crisis and the dilemma facing its leaders, by experts who have monitored it since the Wuhan outbreak
Fitch highlights global supply chain impact stemming from Shanghai lockdown as China pursues zero-Covid policy
12th May 22, 2:03pm
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Fitch highlights global supply chain impact stemming from Shanghai lockdown as China pursues zero-Covid policy
Milford Asset Management's Felix Fok is cautious about China from an investment perspective given the lack of a political off-ramp to change tack on fighting Omicron
7th May 22, 6:00am
by Guest
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Milford Asset Management's Felix Fok is cautious about China from an investment perspective given the lack of a political off-ramp to change tack on fighting Omicron
Credit bureau Centrix says business debt demand is starting to rise, suggesting improving business confidence
3rd May 22, 5:00am
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Credit bureau Centrix says business debt demand is starting to rise, suggesting improving business confidence
David Mahon says Shanghai’s Omicron crisis won't destabilise the Chinese Communist Party, and nor will it drive China into recession
25th Apr 22, 6:00am
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David Mahon says Shanghai’s Omicron crisis won't destabilise the Chinese Communist Party, and nor will it drive China into recession
If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
18th Apr 22, 9:30am
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If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
11th Apr 22, 8:02am
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Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
Credit bureau Centrix sees softening demand for consumer debt as arrears on personal loans rise
7th Apr 22, 5:00am
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Credit bureau Centrix sees softening demand for consumer debt as arrears on personal loans rise
'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
4th Apr 22, 8:14am
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'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
Xero warns rising wages are a pressure point for small businesses that will ultimately drive up the cost of operations and could contribute to inflation if not matched by increased productivity
31st Mar 22, 5:00am
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Xero warns rising wages are a pressure point for small businesses that will ultimately drive up the cost of operations and could contribute to inflation if not matched by increased productivity
Kiwibank economists say exit of people from NZ could be similar to the Aussie mining-fuelled outflow back in 2011
28th Mar 22, 12:45pm
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Kiwibank economists say exit of people from NZ could be similar to the Aussie mining-fuelled outflow back in 2011
David Hargreaves says the poor planning of the Government coupled with a worsening economic scenario doesn't bode well for our moves to reconnect with the world
24th Mar 22, 2:39pm
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David Hargreaves says the poor planning of the Government coupled with a worsening economic scenario doesn't bode well for our moves to reconnect with the world
SEEK NZ reports 40% year-on-year job ad increase but a 46% fall in job applications
11th Mar 22, 5:00am
by Toby Allen
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SEEK NZ reports 40% year-on-year job ad increase but a 46% fall in job applications
Consumer confidence dives 16 points to 81.7, households feel the pinch of interest rates, inflation and high consumer prices
4th Mar 22, 10:34am
by Toby Allen
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Consumer confidence dives 16 points to 81.7, households feel the pinch of interest rates, inflation and high consumer prices
Whether this country sees a return to large numbers of inbound migrants or whether there will be an exodus of young Kiwis will be of vital economic importance
4th Mar 22, 9:20am
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Whether this country sees a return to large numbers of inbound migrants or whether there will be an exodus of young Kiwis will be of vital economic importance
Credit availability tightening as CCCFA changes, rising interest rates and Omicron bite, Centrix reports
2nd Mar 22, 7:12pm
by Toby Allen
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Credit availability tightening as CCCFA changes, rising interest rates and Omicron bite, Centrix reports
ANZ economists say a significant drain of people out of the country could put pressure on the housing market and have ramifications for RBNZ monetary policy
1st Mar 22, 2:41pm
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ANZ economists say a significant drain of people out of the country could put pressure on the housing market and have ramifications for RBNZ monetary policy