Dene Mackenzie

Signals on next OCR move sought

Signals on next OCR move sought

Another rise in the official cash rate by the Reserve Bank tomorrow is almost a given but, more importantly, markets will be seeking signals from the central bank about its next move.

Ryman rise boosts SI index again

Ryman rise boosts SI index again

The incredible run of Ryman Healthcare's share price again helped boost the Deloitte South Island Index, the latest quarterly index review shows.

Home affordability slips again

Housing affordability has become a major economic and political issue and the latest figures from interest.co.nz will add fuel to the debate on how young New Zealanders will finance their first home.

Diligent's stock up 15% this year as good news keeps coming

Diligent Board Member Services stock has risen this year after the governance app developer posted quarterly figures showing sales growth had not slowed as much as some investors had expected.

Ongoing job advertising rise encouraging employment indicator

The number of job advertisements lifted by 1.1% in March, making it three out of three monthly rises in the first quarter, the ANZ Job Ads series shows.

Home thoughts - an election issue

Home thoughts - an election issue

Housing has emerged as the largest issue to date in the election, which is still five months away. Housing Minister Nick Smith was in Christchurch this week with further announcements for the earthquake-damaged city. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reviews the announcements so far.

Manufacturers say policy needs a few tweaks

Kiwi manufacturers will welcome some of the ideas in Labour's manufacturing policy but some areas need more work, ManufacturingNZ executive director Catherine Beard says.

Demand for Genesis 'unprecedented'

Demand for Genesis 'unprecedented'

Severe scaling of Genesis Energy share allocations is likely to push the share price higher when the last of the Government's energy company sell-downs lists on the NZX at 1pm today.

Falling dairy prices, high kiwi dampen inflation

Falling dairy prices, high kiwi dampen inflation

Interest rates are sure to rise next week but falling dairy prices and the continually high New Zealand dollar may cause the Reserve Bank to rethink its strategy to curb inflation.

Abano mired in dispute with shareholder

Abano mired in dispute with shareholder

Abano Healthcare appears to be stuck in gridlock as the company's biggest shareholder and former director, Peter Hutson, remains at loggerheads with the board.