Mint Business Insights

With Tony Alexander

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Each month, we partner with independent economist Tony Alexander to survey the mood of the national business economy.

May 2023 report highlights:

A 10% drop in the number of people reporting difficulty finding good staff

A net 11% of businesses expect their revenues to improve in the coming year.

Firm lift this month in business concerns about bad debts and customer failure.

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About Tony

For many, Tony needs no introduction. As a regular commentator on the state of the national economy, Tony is regularly appearing in media interviews to help make sense of what is happening in our local and global economy. 

Tony left his appointment as Chief Economist with BNZ in 2019 to become an independent economist and has made it his purpose to help Kiwis make better decisions for their businesses, investments, home purchases. With all eyes on the economy this year, we partnered with Tony to help our business community prepare for the challenges the shrinking economy will bring.