Dene Mackenzie

Foodstuffs' presence grows in South

Foodstuffs' presence grows in South

Foodstuffs South Island continues to expand its presence in the South as it increases its sales and outlets.

Fed's meeting will be watched closely

The meeting of the United States Federal Reserve was the key event in the US and the world this week, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Solid accounts result expected

Solid but not spectacular results are expected from the national accounts due to be released tomorrow and Friday.

Dollar tracking towards highs

Dollar tracking towards highs

The New Zealand dollar is likely to retest its highs of last year against the Australian currency by August, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre says.

Air NZ selling Virgin share to Chinese conglomerate

Air New Zealand is selling 19.98% of its stake in Virgin Australia to a privately owned Chinese conglomerate with interests across a diverse range of industries.

Vodafone offers expertise for Sky

A merger between SkyTV and Vodafone NZ will change the dynamics of the retail telecommunications market in New Zealand. For Spark, and other teleco providers, differentiation from competitors is key, Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird tells business editor Dene Mackenzie.

Vodafone, Sky plan merger

Vodafone, Sky plan merger

The already intensively competitive telecommunications market in New Zealand is likely to become much more ruthless for customers and contents should a potential merger go ahead.

Amalgamation double-edged for sports fans

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Sports fans have the most to win and lose from the proposed merger between SkyTV and Vodafone NZ , as content will become even more important when the merged group competes for customers.

OCR signals off target, BNZ says

Whatever the Reserve Bank does tomorrow regarding official interest rates, it will be wrong, according to senior BNZ economist Stephen Toplis.

House price rise pleases many

House price rise pleases many

The impression given by the media there is near universal hand-wringing regarding high and fast rising house prices is not accurate, BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander says.