Tauranga MP and National leadership contender spoke with Interest.co.nz about what an Opposition he leads would look like and what changes he would make

Tweet By Jason Walls National Party leadership hopeful Simon Bridges wants to spearhead an evolution in his party.   The 41-year old Tauranga MP says National needs to begin this evolution now in order to have a shot at winning back the Treasury benches in 2020. To do this, he plans to freshen up the party’s policy line up and …

PM Jacinda Ardern challenges view that Labour-led governments hamper business; Says she wants perception to meet reality

Tweet Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made one of her first formal addresses to the New Zealand business community by acknowledging the negative impact her coalition government appears to have had on business confidence. “If we’re speaking frankly, I should really name the elephant in the room, and that is the business confidence surveys. Oh I’ve seen them,” she admitted, as …

The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, February 16, 2018

Tweet By Dan Bell The NZDUSD opens at 0.7384 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZD traded at 0.7400 overnight and starts today reasonably flat against the other major currencies. The NZDUSD cross has traded a 181 point range or 2.5% this week, trending higher each day from last Friday’s 0.7175 low. U.S. producer prices accelerated in January, boosted by strong gains in …

Equities signal risk-on but bonds don't play by the same script. EU surplus with US grows. NZ rates play catchup with USTs with NZG 10yr yield rising

Tweet By Jason Wong A soft USD theme continues to prevail although after falling through much of yesterday it’s trying to recover.  The US 10-year Treasury yield pushed on up to a fresh high, but has peeled off 5 bps since, while US equities continue to recover. The S&P500 is on track to rise for the fifth daily consecutive gain, …

Julia Shallcrass: Top HR Goals for 2018

Forgotten your New Year’s resolutions? Given up the gym and reset your alarm?Never fear, you can create positive change for your business this year, by prioritising your number one asset: your staff.Get set for employment law…