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Change self-isolation payments - Eaqub
Victoria Young | Mon, 01 Mar 2021

Shamubeel Eaqub says leave support payments should be linked to income if we want people to stay home.

Small business revenue fell in January, first fall since May
Staff reporters | Thu, 25 Feb 2021

While year-on-year sales fell for the first time in eight months in January, it could just be a seasonal blip.

Govt accounts deficit over a $1 billion better than December forecast
Staff reporters | Thu, 18 Feb 2021

A higher tax take reduces deficits, but net debt is still $40 billion higher than this time last year.

Services sector looking bleak
Staff reporters | Mon, 15 Feb 2021

 The BNZ-BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index continues to signal that all is not well in the services sector, despite other data looking strong.Activity in the services sector remained in contraction for a third consecutive month, with the PSI for January coming in at 47.9,...

Manufacturing kicks off strong start to 2021
Staff reporters | Fri, 12 Feb 2021

Manufacturing perked up over summer, with strong new orders underpinning production. 


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