The Business Advisory Blog

The Business Advisory Blog

Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents. Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

budget
Budget Summary 2023
Summary outlining the key measures announced by the Government, with our commentary, on yesterday's NZ Budget.
19 May 2023 Read More
cash flow
How businesses with accurate data insights are surviving inflation
Whilst this is an Australian article, it has key messages for all small and medium businesses either side of the Tasman.
17 August 2022 Read More
budget
Another NZ Budget perspective
More on the Cost of Living Payment as well as business and personal tax measures.
06 June 2022 Read More
budget
New Zealand Budget 2022
Wellbeing Budget 2022 – A Secure Future acknowledges the difficult times we're living in while aiming to help move towards a high-wage, low-emissions economy that provides greater economic security with support for households affected by cost-of-living pressures.
26 May 2022 Read More
employment
NZ productivity
Latest data shows New Zealand’s recent labour productivity performance now fits into the ‘not too bad’ category, rather than the woeful state implied by previous figures. 
19 March 2018 Read More
consumers
The NZ economy in four charts
The strong global economy is feeding through into solid export prices and volumes in New Zealand. Though some timing issues were likely at play, merchandise exports in December were spectacular.
09 February 2018 Read More
budget
NZ Budget 2017: Business growth agenda
The Government’s plan for growth is sensible conservative fiscal policy, strong orthodox monetary policy, and an ongoing programme of microeconomic reform that enhances the competitiveness and confidence of Kiwi businesses. It is crucial that we pull on all three of these levers.
26 May 2017 Read More
housing
Financial issues to consider for succession and estate planning
If you have a desire to maintain wealth and pass it on to future generations it needs to be considered sooner rather than later. Here are some salient points and key questions to help your planning process.
24 February 2017 Read More
Inflation
Investing your money - Black Gold
April 1980 and April 2011 have something in common.  In both months oil peaked at US$116[1]   and then fell.  At the time of writing it is US$75[2] (US$145 in June 08).  Large movements in oil prices can have huge impacts on markets and our lives, and not just at the gas station.   For investors, key drivers of almost all investment-relevant prices are in inflation and interest rates.  With oil plummeting, inflation expectations are also falling (as though they were not already low).  And a low inflation outlook means interest rates will be lower than otherwise, which directly affects how markets price your investments in properties, bonds and shares.
03 December 2014 Read More
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25 February 2024 Read More