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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.  

Supermarkets reap sales surge
Staff reporters | Mon, 23 Nov 2020

September quarter sees supermarket spending top $5.52 billion.


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