I’ve been writing a weekly column for NZ regional newspapers since 1998. Columns produced since the start of 2011 are included on this page.
NZ’s Return Migrants
Tuesday June 18th 2013
Having drawn attention to the predicted global talent shortages and examined myths about return migration last month, this month Tracey Lee highlights four selfish reasons for New Zealand to set its sights on this talent pool.
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The NZD has fallen firmly in the past month and a half on the back of riding the coat-tails of a weaker Aussie dollar hit by China growth worries and declining mining investment, plus a rising greenback lifted by Fed. tapering expectations. Volatility looks to remain very high in coming months due to outright monetary […]
Net migration inflows to NZ are rising rapidly with the annualised gain over the past three months adding to 15,000. A key driver of the turnaround is fewer Kiwis going to Australia and more coming back as our labour markets go in opposite directions (NZ upward).
Construction is set to drive an upturn in the NZ labour market which is showing signs of getting under way with shortages already appearing across many occupations. The currently 6.2% unemployment rate looks set to go below 5%.
A record net 19% of licensed real estate agents say that they are receiving fewer requests for property appraisals from potential vendors, a record net 21% consider it to be a seller’s market, and a net 48% see house prices rising. Additionally, asked about where the vendors they represent are located, 4.5% say they are […]
Reality his Japan and the Nikkei has fallen 20%. Jobs growth is acceptable if not stellar in the US. In China data are printing slightly weaker than hoped for and in Australia although growth forecasts are being reduced consumer confidence has lifted into positive territory and in May the employment market performed better than expected.