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Building activity up more than a third for Q3
Brent Melville | Fri, 04 Dec 2020

Builders moved back on site in droves during the September quarter; residential surge biggest on record.

Govt tax take still beating expectations
Staff reporters | Thu, 03 Dec 2020

The government's books are awash with red ink, but in much better shape than Treasury feared just three months ago. 

Vaccine hopes take edge off business pessimism
Staff reporters | Mon, 30 Nov 2020

Business confidence is strongest since late 2017 – but still negative.

Small business jobs back at pre-covid levels
Staff reporters | Mon, 30 Nov 2020

While jobs in small businesses have recovered to pre-covid levels, those in hospitality and in Queenstown are still down sharply.

Black consumer confidence clouds for Black Friday
Staff reporters | Fri, 27 Nov 2020

People are starting to prepare for consumer prices to start rising. 

NZ annual trade surplus at 28-year high
Staff reporters | Thu, 26 Nov 2020

Trade surplus widens as pandemic slashes imports.

Bank mortgage lending hits fresh record in October
Staff reporters | Wed, 25 Nov 2020

Mortgage lending continues to reach fresh records as house price inflation accelerates.

Half-year economic, fiscal update due Dec. 16
Staff reporters | Tue, 24 Nov 2020

Operating deficit swells to $23 billion, $5.2 billion better than forecast in May.  


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