August’ preliminary reading of New Zealand ANZ Business Confidence dropped back to -42.4, down form -31.8. It’s still above lockdown low of -55, though. Own Activity Outlook also dropped to -17.0, down from -8.9.

ANZ said the reading “adds to the evidence that the post-lockdown rebound may have run its course.” “There are three prongs to this economic crisis: lockdown, closed borders, and an incredibly synchronised global slowdown that will hit exports.”

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