Dene Mackenzie

Southern employers hiring

Southern employers hiring

The Otago-Southland job market is buoyant, although a survey out yesterday, suggesting more than three-quarters of New Zealanders are on the hunt for a new job, may be misleading.

Verizon sale puts end to Yahoo's decline

Verizon sale puts end to Yahoo's decline

Yahoo was, for some years, the first site internet users turned to for their mail and online communication through the chat application.

Trustpower bemoans tax treatment decision

Trustpower said yesterday it was disappointed with the Supreme Court decision in relation to the tax treatment of feasibility expenditure incurred in the 2006 to 2008 financial years.

Sharp rise in housing consents forecast

Sharp rise in housing consents forecast

A rapid lift in house prices nationally and Auckland's massive under-supply will drive home building consents to record levels by 2018, Infometrics chief forecaster Gareth Kiernan said yesterday.

Australian, US interest rate moves anticipated

Low interest rates remain a focus around the world but, this week, attention will move away from New Zealand towards decisions being made in Australia and the United States.

Investore portfolio offers something special

Investore Property's portfolio of 39 large format retail properties offers a defensive exposure to non-discretionary retail spending, something which is unique among its listed peers, Forsyth Barr broker Lyn Howe says.

Log prices remain high, despite diminishing demand from China

Log prices remain high, despite diminishing demand from China

Log prices have defied predictions of a moderation, continued to improve over the second half of last year and are likely to remain at elevated levels for much of 2016.

SFF chairman dismisses claims

SFF chairman dismisses claims

Dunedin meat co-operative Silver Fern Farms remained under lender pressure to address its capital structure and reduce its reliance on debt, chairman Rob Hewett said yesterday.

Dairy price rises needed to maintain forecast, ASB says

Dairy price rises needed to maintain forecast, ASB says

ASB is sticking to its season milk price forecast of $6 per kg of milk solids, although rural economist Nathan Penny says to maintain the forecast, prices will have to rise materially in coming months.

Small caps under-recognised

Small caps under-recognised

Small-cap companies carry higher liquidity and visibility risks than their large-cap peers but Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird says this means some will possess positive attributes that may not be fully priced in. She talks to business editor Dene Mackenzie.