Thursday, 13 February 2014
Good start to 2014 innings
New Zealand's manufacturing sector started 2014 on a healthy note, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Press conference: APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) - Friday
Media representatives are invited to attend a closing press conference for the meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), which is taking place in Auckland this week.
Monday, 10 February 2014
Electricity market competitive
The electricity market in New Zealand is extremely competitive, with consumers able to switch retailers to gain lower prices, and more consumers using metering and home energy management systems to save more.
Senior Chinese delegation expected at APEC meetings
As Auckland prepares to welcome the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meeting this week, a senior Chinese delegation will also attend to explore opportunities for trade and investment with New Zealand.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Auckland to host major gathering of Asia Pacific business leaders
Leading New Zealand businesses are joining with the New Zealand Government to welcome over 250 business leaders from the Asia Pacific region when Auckland hosts a meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 11-14 February.
Monday, 27 January 2014
Cheers to 2013
2013 represented a solid story of growth for New Zealand's services sector, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).
Friday, 24 January 2014
Investment in education leadership well placed
Targeted investment in principals and teachers is a strategic move that could significantly improve student skill levels, says BusinessNZ.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
World class average
New Zealand's manufacturing sector ended the year on a healthy note, and the first time since 2007 that every month recorded expansion in activity, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).
Thursday, 16 January 2014
ACC training claims overblown
It is unfortunate that important debate on workplace safety has been undermined by intemperate media comment, says BusinessNZ.
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Productivity focus needed for 2014
Increased productivity is vital for improved wealth and living standards in the future and everyone has a part to play to achieve it, says BusinessNZ.
Exporters remain confident despite relatively high exchange rates
The latest ExportNZ Survey shows exporters are confident of good growth and increasing orders in overseas markets for 2014, despite battling against a currency that is higher than most would wish for.
Monday, 16 December 2013
Positive approach heading into Xmas
New Zealand's services sector experienced a positive and solid level of expansion heading into Xmas, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).
Preparing for tomorrow's workforce
Employers are being encouraged to turn silver hair into business gold by adapting their practices to retain older workers.
Friday, 13 December 2013
Firm grip on expansion
New Zealand's manufacturing sector remained in a firm grip of expansion as activity in the sector rose during November, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Exporters welcome TPP momentum
New Zealand exporters welcome the progress being made in TPP negotiations, says ExportNZ.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
NZ economy – wave of optimism
The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows the New Zealand economy is starting to bloom.
Friday, 6 December 2013
ETS stable for now
New Zealand’s emissions trading system remains stable following decisions released today, says BusinessNZ.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Slow slide down rankings requires urgent action
The business community will want urgent, focused action to ensure better education performance, says BusinessNZ.
Monday, 2 December 2013
G20 role vindicates trans-Tasman work
Being part of next year’s G20 deliberations is a result of the strong Australia-New Zealand partnership, says BusinessNZ.
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Sydney Leadership Forum focuses on building Asia-ready capabilities
The 9th Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, which took place in Sydney on Wednesday 27 November, concluded with delegates resolving to build the capacity of both countries to take advantage of new opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, say the Forum Co-Chairs.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Sydney leadership forum marks 30 years of CER
The 9th Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum meeting in Sydney on 27 November takes place as both countries celebrate 30 years of Closer Economic Relations (CER) and seek to take advantage of new opportunities in Asia, say the Forum Co-Chairs.
Monday, 18 November 2013
Business Growth Agenda net benefit to the economy
The latest progress report on the Business Growth Agenda shows milestones being achieved towards the Government’s goal of a more competitive, productive economy, says BusinessNZ.
Performance of Services Index - Outstanding October
New Zealand's services sector continued to push higher in terms of expansion, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).
Contracting out of personal grievances sensible
Excluding higher paid employees from personal grievances makes sense, says BusinessNZ.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Onwards and upwards
New Zealand's manufacturing sector recorded its 11th consecutive month in expansion as activity in the sector rose during October, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Standards system improvements on the right track
BusinessNZ says many of the changes to New Zealand's system of standards proposed today by the Government are on the right track, but it will be important that the standard setting process remains demonstrably independent of government and regulatory control.
Monday, 14 October 2013
New Zealand's services sector showed increased levels of expansion during September, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).
Thursday, 10 October 2013
New orders keep manufacturing on track
Continued high levels of new orders ensured the manufacturing sector remained in expansion, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Steady improvements for retirement system
BusinessNZ has welcomed the Review of Retirement Income Policies released today by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income.
Friday, 4 October 2013
International business event coming to Auckland
A meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) will be held in Auckland next year, it was announced at the APEC meetings underway in Bali today.