Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

Weekly Overview March 31 2016

Thursday March 31st 2016

This week’s Overview is a relatively short and simple one. I take a look at how some people may be overestimating the impact on Auckland house prices of media reports that some people are shifting elsewhere. I also note the way in which increasing investment in some residential property markets appears to be leading to more unoccupied houses.

I also note the further decline in business confidence this past month but rise in business plans to hire new staff.