BNZ Confidence Survey Results - September 2015
Other surveys show businesses in New Zealand to be very down in the mouth - which is perhaps not surprising considering
the decline in our previous rock star sector - dairy - and the worries being expressed about our previous rock star
export destination - China. But unlike countries where things which are exported are usually made from many smaller
things which have been imported, the fall in our currency is providing a clear net boost to many export sectors. Tourism
particularly is being turbocharged, but operators are also happy about the lower currency and noting improving sales in
manufacturing, education, wine, Kiwifruit, advertising, business consultancy, retailing and packaging. Growth in our
economy is slowing and interest rates will be cut again. But balancing factors are already in play so a recession
scenario remains of very low probability.
Be good with money
Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has been a big part of New Zealand life for over 150 years since its foundation in 1861. The
bank employs over 5,000 people and has more than 170 retail stores and 32 Partners business centres across the country.
Passionate about enabling a higher achieving New Zealand, BNZ works with personal, business, agri, and private wealth
clients, helping them grow and make their goals a reality.
A subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group of companies, BNZ is governed locally by a Board of Directors and
strives to help New Zealanders be good with money.