Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

First Overview For 2012

Thursday January 19th 2012

I hope everyone has had or is still having a good break. I am currently in Guangzhou checking out the scene here and in Hong Kong for New Zealand companies and will this year, as indicated in the last few Overviews for 2011, be writing about the opportunities presented by China’s two century overdue return to producing over 25% of world GDP. This week the Overview commences with a discussion on that issue but we also look at the economic data for NZ which have appeared over the past five weeks. What they tell us is essentially the message being put across here for almost all the second half of 2011. Our economy is weak and interest rate pressures minimal.