In New Zealand, despite lower than expected economic growth in Q3, 2018 has been a relatively strong year for the New Zealand economy. In December, The New Zealand Treasury released their Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update. The report cited that growth continued to be underpinned by population growth, government spending, accommodative monetary policy and trading partner growth. We agree with the tone of the report that these factors, coupled with expected increases in net exports and strengthening residential investment, will continue to support a robust economic environment in 2019.
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Economic and Market Outlook
After a year of strong global economic growth, can we expect the trend to continue? Read our report on what we predict for markets in these highly unpredictable times.
Themes and Opportunities
What are the forces that will shape economic and market dynamics? We highlight four elements we believe will influence investment decisions over the years ahead.
Navigating through Turbulent Markets
Global equity markets tumbled nearly 13% in the fourth quarter of 2018. Given an outlook of continued global growth, were these falls justified?
Trade Wars 2 - Enter the Dragon
East collides with West in a world of de-globalisation. Is this merely a trade war or a battle for world domination and what are the potential implications for Australia?
Taking Action in 2019
The ideas outlined on this page represent our observations in the current investment environment. We look forward to helping investors adapt their strategies as new risks and opportunities arise over the course of 2019. Please get in touch to speak to a Mercer consultant today.