Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

Tony Alexander

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NZ Observer, February 2015

Tuesday February 17th 2015

Welcome to the first issue of the NZ Observer. This new publication is aimed squarely at SMEs contemplating their likely operating environment over the short, medium and long terms. On page 2 we outline the likely environment for the next couple of years noting strong growth support from activity in Christchurch and Auckland plus investment in dairying to a perhaps easing extent. On page 5 we take a special look at retailing noting the correlation between price changes and sales and the way that rising costs for non-retailing items have taken available cash away from the sector.

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Weekly Overview January 22 2015

Thursday January 22nd 2015

This is the first and last Weekly Overview for 2015 as I will be shifting toward a new monthly publication targeted at the strategic planning needs of Kiwi SMEs. The first issue of the NZ Observer will appear in the third week of February.

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Weekly Overview December 11

Thursday December 11th 2014

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Weekly Overview December 4 2014

Thursday December 4th 2014

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Weekly Overview November 27 2014

Thursday November 27th 2014

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