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A tight labour market is continuing to weigh on the sentiment of businesses.
Business confidence has turned negative and fallen to its lowest level in two years because of political uncertainty.
Business confidence took a tumble in the run up to the election as firms found orders slowing and pulled back on hiring and spending.
Business confidence took a tumble in the run up to the election and may remain a touch brittle until a new government is formed. Audio
Businesses are more cautious about the outlook for the New Zealand economy over the next 12 months, according to a new survey.
Business confidence has softened marginally in August, but firms are still upbeat about the outlook, according to a new ANZ Bank survey.
The latest look at business confidence points to continued subdued inflation pressures. Audio
Business confidence has edged lower, but the winter chills are likely to be short-lived, according to ANZ's latest business outlook survey.
For those who fled on February 22, choosing to return is a financial - and emotional - dilemma. Video
Business confidence has risen to its highest level in two years, according to a new survey.
Business confidence in New Zealand has held steady although firms are a touch more positive about their own outlook.
Consumer confidence remains strong, pointing to continued momentum for the New Zealand economy.
The latest business confidence survey suggests the economy has grown at a steady clip in the first part of the year. Audio
Business confidence has fallen with market volatility, a gloomy dairy sector, and a likely fall in sales, weighing on sentiment. Audio
A further weakening in overall business confidence is disguising an underlying resilience for many companies, according to the ANZ Bank. Audio
The strong rise in business confidence this month leading into the festive season is expected to carry through into the year ahead. Audio
Business confidence has improved to its highest level in eight months, according to ANZ Bank's latest business sentiment survey.
Recent surveys show a great deal of regional variation in business confidence, while the rural sector is generally more positive.
Business confidence has improved to its highest level in six months, according to the ANZ Bank's latest business sentiment survey.
One analyst is less than convinced by a recent survey of business opinion, which suggests businesses are confident about their own prospects.