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New Zealand Tipped for New NZD$70 Billion Capital Formation Record Article Image

New Zealand Tipped for New NZD$70 Billion Capital Formation Record

13 Feb 2018

Capital formation by New Zealand businesses is forecast to reach NZD$65 billion in the 2017 financial year and is expected to set a new record of NZD$70 billion in 2018, according to the latest round of Maia Financial’s Equipment Demand Index (the Index).

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Kiwi businesses amp up equipment investment for export push

9 Feb 2018

Expanding export markets remain a key focus for New Zealand businesses in 2018, as overseas demand for kiwi produce continues to grow. As a result, 42.8 per cent of businesses plan to increase their capital expenditure budgets over the next 12 months, according to the Maia Financial New Zealand Equipment Demand Index (the Index).

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Equipment Demand Index: New Year, New Growth Article Image

Equipment Demand Index: New Year, New Growth

New Zealand growth is set to continue as business confidence remains strong. Manufacturing and agriculture most ambitious industries as the gross fixed capital formation are tipped to reach NZD$65 billion.

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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEW LEASING STANDARD

IFRS 16 - Challenges and Opportunities in the New Leasing Standard

31 Jan 2018

The IASB has published IFRS 16, the new leasing standard which comes into effect on 1 January 2019. This whitepaper outlines the findings of research undertaken with Australian corporates on their readiness for the new International Financial Reporting Standard 16 (IFRS 16).

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Is Australia’s red meat processing industry at crisis point? Article Image

Is Australia’s red meat processing industry at crisis point?

12 Dec 2017

Meat processors around the country are struggling with sky-high input costs especially with respect to energy and increase to production costs. Add the pressures of a strong Australian dollar, competition from lower-cost producers overseas and flooding the market, and an unstable political environment, and you’re headed for disaster.

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Introducing Maia Financial: driving growth Article Image

Introducing Maia Financial: driving growth

28 Nov 2017

From today, we will no longer operate as Alleasing, but as Maia Financial. Change continues to occur rapidly across the marketplace and in all areas of technology and CleanTech. For us, our decision to move with these developments was a natural progression for our business and a critical step in ensuring we provide ongoing support to the industry.

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Economy held afloat as New Zealand voted for new Prime Minister Article Image

Economy held afloat as New Zealand voted for new Prime Minister

30 Oct 2017

Politics has, and continues to be, the primary focus for the New Zealand economy in the wake of the September election. Particularly as Jacinda Ardern has been announced as New Zealand’s fortieth – and second youngest – Prime Minister of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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How will a coalition government affect business growth? Article Image

How will a coalition government affect business growth?

The latest Equipment Demand Index for New Zealand is out now and research has found that 71.2 per cent of businesses across the country expect politics to impact them. With a coalition government taking place, how will this affect business growth throughout New Zealand?

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Business gets political in latest election Article Image

Equipment Demand Index: Business gets political in latest election

With the New Zealand election now over, businesses continue to keep an eye on the political economy as 71.2 per cent are concerned that any negative activity could have an impact on growing their business.

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Businesses Under Pressure from Technology and Politics Article Image

Businesses Under Pressure from Technology and Politics

23 Oct 2017

Ongoing investment into the latest technology is essential to remain competitive, on a domestic and international level, according to the latest Equipment Demand Index (the Index). This quarter, the Index focused on technology and the role of politics in a business’ ability to grow.

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Business trends point to growth, but devil is in the detail Article Image

Business trends point to growth, but devil is in the detail

Find out how business sentiment is faring across the country and how this is affecting their ability to grow and manage their day-to-day operations including asset finance trends.

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