Hire or invest? Business confidence ticks up again

Hire or invest? Business confidence ticks up again
Rebecca Howard
New Zealand business confidence continues to improve as the country weathers the economic impact of covid-19.A net 16 percent of businesses expect a deterioration in general economic conditions over the coming months, on a seasonally adjusted basis – lower than the 38 percent in the previous quarter, and well below the 68 percent of businesses feeling pessimistic in March 2020.A net 1 percent of businesses reported a decline in their own trading activity versus a net 1 percent that saw an increase in the prior quarter, according to the NZ...

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