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Be prepared – supply chain disruption inevitable: govt
Ian Llewellyn | Mon, 24 Jan 2022

While all efforts will be made to keep supply chains functioning, the sheer scale of omicron infections means disruption is inevitable, Grant Robertson says.

Manufacturing expands but headwinds remain
Staff reporters | Fri, 21 Jan 2022

The seasonally-adjusted PMI for December lifted 2.5 points from November. 

Small business sales up 15.8% y/y in Nov
Staff reporters | Thu, 23 Dec 2021

Hospitality businesses continue to struggle with their sales down 5.9% year-on-year in November and the number of jobs in hospitality fell 11.5% even as wages rose 5.2% from a year earlier.

Consumer confidence hit by holiday blues
Rebecca Howard | Mon, 20 Dec 2021

Consumer confidence dips into negative territory as rising interest rates and omicron weigh. 


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