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Manufacturing News – November 2018

Manufacturing News – November 2018

Great to see a small but significant change for the better in the BNZ-BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index. As BNZ Senior Economist, Doug Steel noted, “the improvement in the PMI is not large, but we see it as important to the broader economic narrative”.

Manufacturing News – November 2018

Manufacturing News – October 2018

The 2018 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer was released yesterday.

One of the most outstanding findings from this year’s survey is that the number one barrier to exporting is concern over increasing costs in New Zealand due to the coming industrial regulation. Results show this is a major barrier for 32% of Kiwi exporters.

Manufacturing News – November 2018

Manufacturing News – September 2018

If you’re an exporting manufacturer, or planning to be, come and join us at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on 27th September for ExportNZ’s biggest event of the year, Go Global!

Manufacturing News – November 2018

Manufacturing News – August 2018

Not such a great month last month according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ PMI, with BNZ Senior Economist Doug Steel indicating the results could be hinting at outright slow growth in the manufacturing sector.

Manufacturing News – November 2018

Manufacturing News – July 2018

Some useful events coming up over the next couple of months – from learning how emerging technologies – such as the Internet of Things, and Industry 4.0 – are changing manufacturing, to how Kiwi businesses can use such innovation and technologies to help them be globally competitive.

Manufacturing News – November 2018

Manufacturing News – June 2018

It’s great to see the opportunities generated through innovation being injected into more traditional manufacturing practices – such as construction. Off-site and hi-tech manufacturing of homes is opening up a great opportunity for companies to make KiwiBuild homes. This could be a game changer for New Zealand according to Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.

Manufacturing News – November 2018

Government Decision to allow dumping gets balance wrong

BusinessNZ is disappointed the Government has failed to heed submissions and is allowing goods to be dumped in NZ if it is deemed to be in the "public interest", via a new public interest test.Executive Director of ManufacturingNZ, Catherine Beard says New Zealand...

Manufacturing News – November 2018

Exporters support TPP move forward

ExportNZ says the vote by the US legislature to move forward with the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement will be welcomed by New Zealand exporters.ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard said the successful conclusion of a deal would encourage more investment in...

Manufacturing News – November 2018

TPP momentum good for New Zealand

New momentum towards the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for New Zealand, says BusinessNZ.Chief Executive Phil O'Reilly said the US decision to fast-track negotiations brings the deal within sight."New Zealand negotiators will be seeking the best deal possible...

Manufacturing News – November 2018

Government Procurement Business Survey

Invitation to participate in Government Procurement Business Survey 2015Government Procurement is critical to the delivery of public services and contribution to the economy, with government agencies spending approximately $39 billion each year (around 18% of GDP)...