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56 pages

Published

July 2017

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On a semi-annual basis

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for New Zealand’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the New Zealand’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of New Zealand’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of New Zealand? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of New Zealand’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the New Zealand’s economy rely on external trade?
  • What are the key regions for New Zealand’s economy?
  • How does economic freedom in New Zealand compare with others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores New Zealand’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the New Zealand’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in New Zealand compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in New Zealand changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is New Zealand?
  • How are New Zealand’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in New Zealand?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in New Zealand?
  • How good is New Zealand in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores New Zealand’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in New Zealand?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in New Zealand? How does it compare to others?
  • Is unemployment the issue for New Zealand?
  • How is income distributed in New Zealand and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in New Zealand?
  • How has quality of life in New Zealand changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores New Zealand’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of New Zealand’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the New Zealand’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for New Zealand’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for New Zealand’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for New Zealand changed over the past few months?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores New Zealand’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in New Zealand and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the New Zealand’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in New Zealand?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for New Zealand?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does New Zealand have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the NZD performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for New Zealand and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency