2013 – Mood of the Boardroom

The business community provided an upbeat reception, with rave reviews for Finance Minister Bill English and a widespread sense of renewal following the emergence from the struggles of the Global Financial Crisis and the Christchurch earthquakes.

Digital technology featured strongly, and one article in the 2013 report even called for the introduction of the government chief technology officer. Divisive issues such as a capital gains tax and state asset partial privatisation remained prominent, however the business community urged the Government to stay focused and ignore the increasingly prominent political and non-economic ‘side shows’.


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