Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

Still Awaiting Offshore Developments

Thursday September 6th 2012

This is the first Thursday of the month so we are running our confidence survey. If you have a minute feel free to click on the link here and let me know whether you reckon the NZ economy will be in better or worse shape in a year’s time. Many thanks.

http://survey.usuite.com/survey/7f801dd05f3742619b046cc119c15106.sur

Data on the NZ economy was thin on the ground this week but next week we will get an updated set of economic forecasts from the Reserve Bank and a review of the cash rate. The rate will be left unchanged at 2.5% and their outlook for our economy is likely to be positive but with a warning bout developments overseas.

Links included in this weeks issue are the following.

Me on Facebook for discussing China! www.facebook.com/TonyAlexanderNZ

Discussion of whether China’s growth is an illusion.

http://tonyalexander.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Comment-Sept6.pdf

From my presentation at the China Symposium 2012  —  Are we taking advantage of the NZ-China FTA?

http://tonyalexander.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/September-5.pdf

Examples of Kiwi experiences in China pulled from this year’s issues of “Growing With China”.

http://tonyalexander.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Sept-5-KIWI-EXPERIENCES-IN-CHINA.pdf