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Small Business Earnings and Confidence Are Setting Records. How Long Can It Last?

by William Bruce

Small business earnings are the highest in decades and business confidence is spiking.

According to results of a recent National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) survey, small business earnings rose in April to the highest levels in at least 45 years. 680 more words

Buying Or Selling A Business

Fran O’Sullivan looks at the impact of appointing Shane Jones as Associate Minister for SOEs and the implications of that

Fran O’Sullivan – NZ Herald

There’s considerable trepidation brewing within the senior business community on whether Shane Jones’ appointment as Associate Minister for State Owned Enterprises signals another round of knuckle-headed Beehive politics.

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Over the last hundred and two years, Labour has demonstrated a loyalty to capitalism that can’t really be faulted

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Jacinda & the Elephant

Delivering her pre-Budget speech to a Business New Zealand audience, Labour prime minister Ardern said business confidence was “the elephant in the room”. 196 more words


What the Liberal Media Is Hiding

There has been paramount economic news. All of the news indicates the monumental success of Trump’s tax cuts. The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank projected that in the first quarter (Jan – Mar) the economy will grow by 5.4%. 607 more words

14 Feb 2018 (AFR) - Confident start to 2018 - Business upswing gathers steam as RBA maintains wages faith

(14 February 2018, AFR, p1, by Jacob Greber)

‘An intensifying multi-year infrastructure construction boom is cementing the best business conditions on record, leaving some of the nation’s biggest companies struggling to keep up with a surge in demand that has buoyed Reserve Bank of Australia confidence in a wages rebound. 57 more words

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14 Feb 2018 (AFR) - Small business confidence growing but wary of pitfalls

(14 February 2018, AFR, Special Report p1, by Mark Eggleton)

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