January/February is always a busy time for Infometrics. This is the time we update our Regional Economic Profiles and Sector Profiles, we also release the first forecasts for the year.
Infometrics is delighted with the news that Shaun Twaddle, Infometrics economist and director, recently won the Institute of Directors Wellington Branch Emerging Director Award 2019.
Gareth Kiernan, Infometrics Chief Forecaster, is available to present his insights into building & property, infrastructure and transport sectors, as well as the New Zealand economy in general. We offer national level insights, as well as a strong focus on individual regions.
Infometrics is pleased to announce the release of our eagerly awaited Megatrends Report “From education to employment: Megatrends affecting NZ’s working environment ”.
Gareth Kiernan of Infometrics talks to Liam Dann about the Infometrics Megatrends report.
For the first time, the value of international education has been measured in eight regions around New Zealand in a series of reports authored by Infometrics Chief Economist Adolf Stroombergen and the National Research Bureau (NRB) for Education New Zealand. Hilary Parker examines the regional impact of international education on two New Zealand areas.
Infometrics recently authored a report for Education New Zealand showing that international education adds $4.28bn to New Zealand’s GDP. The report shows that the value added to the New Zealand economy by international education has risen over 50% since 2012. The economic value is made up of $4.04 billion from international students studying in New Zealand, and $242 million from services delivered offshore.
Shifting our vehicle fleet to renewable electricity is an obvious and urgent action if the government is to achieve the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target it set itself last year in the lead up to the Paris climate conference. A recent report by Concept Consulting confirmed that electric vehicles (EVs) would be a sensible way to reduce our GHG emissions.
Equity-rich Auckland homeowners selling up in the big smoke is by now widely recognised. Might commercial property markets in Waikato and Bay of Plenty see a similar effect?
It’s pretty clear when you’re on the ground in the Christchurch CBD that plenty is happening, buildings are going up very quickly, and the perception of a failing rebuild, to our minds, can really only be based on delays to a few isolated (albeit high-value) anchor projects, such as the conference centre. That said, the prospects over the next 2-3 years may not be quite as inspiring, particularly for the office sector.