Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

This is the online library we have created for placing reports and specialised commentaries too large or detailed to go into our flagship publication the BNZ Weekly Overview.

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Weekly Overview 16 February 2017

Thursday February 16th 2017

This week we remind people about the demographic factors which are a key driving force behind the growth in Auckland including things such as Auckland having the youngest population of all NZ regions, and the median age falling half a year between 2014 and 2016. Aging population? Not yet in our biggest city. We also do a recap of the factors which allowed New Zealand to undertake vital reforms from 1984-92 in fits and starts but which don’t exist elsewhere.

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Weekly Overview 16 February 2017

Thursday February 16th 2017

This week we remind people about the demographic factors which are a key driving force behind the growth in Auckland including things such as Auckland having the youngest population of all NZ regions, and the median age falling half a year between 2014 and 2016. Aging population? Not yet in our biggest city. We also do a recap of the factors which allowed New Zealand to undertake vital reforms from 1984-92 in fits and starts but which don’t exist elsewhere.

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Business confidence stays high

Thursday May 8th 2014

A strong net 59% of respondents in our monthly BNZ Confidence Survey feel that the economy will be in better shape in a year’s time than it is now. This is consistent with monthly results since the middle of last year and bodes well for continuing strong growth in employment along with business investment.

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