Dene Mackenzie

Many changes of fortune

Many changes of fortune

For more than 20 years, Dunedin financial planner Peter Smith has been a familiar face on the Business and Money pages of the Otago Daily Times as a financial columnist.

Right stage to consider time-sensitive issues

Right stage to consider time-sensitive issues

With the end of the financial year fast approaching for the majority of businesses, now is a good time to consider some time-sensitive matters, Deloitte tax partner Phil Stevenson says.

Jobs data suggests steady demand

Job advertisement data suggests a steady demand for labour continues.

Migration to NZ continues apace

Migration figures continue to break records, despite February's permanent long-term arrival numbers being lower than forecast.

South Island leads hiring sentiment

Hiring sentiment is at its highest level in six years and net hiring sentiment in the South Island remains the strongest nationally, a report released this week shows.

US dollar falls as Fed alters rates forecast

The United States Federal Reserve sent the US dollar tumbling with a surprisingly dovish forecast for growth and interest rates, even as it took a solid step towards a midyear rate increase.

Unfair clauses ruled out of consumer contracts

New consumer laws which took effect this week made it unlawful for ''unfair'' terms to be included in standard form consumer contracts, Anderson Lloyd partner Sarah Simmers said.

Exposure not so bad for Tower

Exposure not so bad for Tower

Cyclone Pam had delivered only glancing blows to Tower's exposures in the Pacific, Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird said yesterday.

Low interest rates boost sharemarket

Low interest rates boost sharemarket

Low interest rates would continue to drive interest in global sharemarkets in the foreseeable future, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

NZIER sees further growth

Economic growth was likely to hold up at solid levels in coming years, the latest New Zealand Institute of Economic Research Consensus Forecasts show.