Economy

Bleak winter on the cards for business

Paul McBeth
Thu, 10 Mar 2022

Bleak winter on the cards for business
Is this the winter of discontent for businesses? (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
Thu, 10 Mar 2022
New Zealand businesses have largely weathered the covid-19 pandemic, but the rapid pace of inflation and increasingly tight access to credit may soon sort out the viable from the vulnerable.Customer-facing businesses have been at the forefront of those sounding warnings that they need more of a lifeline to get through the omicron outbreak, which has infected more than 200,000 and forced firms to shut their doors as they struggle to find workers to serve the few customers willing to venture out.Business confidence has slumped and firms are strug...

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