According to the Westpac-McDermott Miller Regional Economic Confidence survey, New Zealand’s regional economic confidence rebounded in the December 2019 quarter, following a series of declines, notes the research team at Westpac.
“In total, eight of eleven regions reported a gain in confidence, one moved sideways, while two recorded falls.”
“The three large metropolitan regions saw the biggest gains and have effectively closed the gap with the previously more confident rural regions.”
“Dairy heavy regions recorded falls in confidence, largely reflecting broader concerns about the future direction of government environmental policy.”
“Regions with higher exposure to forestry and tourism generally posted small gains.”
“Northlanders are the most pessimistic about the future, followed by households in Waikato and Southland.”
“The most optimistic region is the Bay of Plenty followed closely by Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay.”
Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.