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 23 March 2017

Thursday March 23rd 2017

This week we note the record net migration gain this past year of 71,333 people and examine the numbers behind the change from -4,000 five years ago. A big influence on flows is the relative state of the NZ and Australian labour markets with one indicator being that since 2009 88% of net new jobs in New Zealand have been full-time, but in Australia this proportion is only 54%.

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Weekly Overview 23 March 2017

Thursday March 23rd 2017

This week we note the record net migration gain this past year of 71,333 people and examine the numbers behind the change from -4,000 five years ago. A big influence on flows is the relative state of the NZ and Australian labour markets with one indicator being that since 2009 88% of net new jobs in New Zealand have been full-time, but in Australia this proportion is only 54%.

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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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