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Business outlook 26.2

ANZ in the New Zealand Business Survey, here are the flash results for October.

Some of the points made by ANZ, this in (very) brief:

  • the most forward-looking activity indicators remain or improve
  • Investment intentions jumped 5 points
  • hiring intentions decrease by 1 point
  • Expected profitability rebounded 13 points, with just 3% net of companies expecting lower profits.
  • Capacity utilization, which is normally well correlated with GDP, increased from 17% to 20%.
  • Inflationary pressures remain intense, with inflation expectations still above 3% and price intentions dropping from 58% to 64% net of companies planning to raise their prices in the coming months


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