Pricing pressures are currently stronger across provincial centers, with headline regional inflation higher in provincial areas, rather than in the major metro areas
Infometrics' Brad Olsen points out that labour market pressures are leading to employer job poaching which in turn raises pay expectations, and in turn again means pay rate differences between industries matter
Infometrics' Brad Olsen points out that we import three times more chocolate than we export, but our exports are growing fast again. Wellington is the centre of our chocolate industry
Otago, Canterbury, and Auckland posted large falls in employment in November, with female and youth job losses becoming more pronounced
Infometrics' Brad Olsen on the low stocks of housing for sale, the importance of mum and dad, the rise of rents, the rise of people needing housing assistance and what next after the Decade of Housing?
Infometrics' Brad Olsen on the Govt and data protection, Stats NZ's new branch, the local elections, whether the end really is in sight for the US-China trade war and meeting global meat demand
Infometrics shows that council debt levels have been rising over the last decade and are scheduled to rise further in the next decade as revenues are insufficient for replacement projects, let alone growth projects
Infometrics' Brad Olsen on all signs pointing down for the OCR, why cuts won't stimulate the economy enough, boosting the housing market, a below zero OCR may be closer than we think and why fiscal policy needs to take the driver's seat - fast