The new decade is off to a flying start, and the Infometrics team are gearing up for another dynamic year ahead. This month, as at the start of every year, Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan takes time out of his holiday to pen his 2020 edition of From the beach.
This year, Gareth looks at how parts of the global economy have performed in the years since the last economic crisis and examines if Japan’s experience after their 1989 crisis points towards where New Zealand might be headed.
We also outline some of the updates that Infometrics has coming out over the next month or so, including refreshed regional and sector data, and our first forecasts for 2020.
Finally, Brad Olsen highlights some of the important areas to watch in the housing sector this year, noting that 2020 will continues to be dominated by headlines about housing as the election approaches.