Fletcher Building could be positioning itself for a break-up
and possible sale of divisions after yesterday announcing a
structural change, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter
Taxpayers should be grateful to Inland Revenue for pursuing
people living overseas to try to get them to pay money owed
through student debt, Polson Higgs tax principal Michael
Turner said yesterday.
Labour market data out tomorrow would be one of the most
important releases in the calendar ahead of the Reserve
Bank's March monetary policy statement, Westpac economist
Anne Boniface said yesterday.
It has been hard for Labour leader Andrew Little to catch a
break recently. Even yesterday, it was difficult for Mr
Little to compete to get his message across, political editor
Dene Mackenzie writes.
It will pay to be selective when approaching global equity
markets this year, Craigs Investment Partners Chris Timms
New Zealand agricultural exporters across the board would
benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement,
Forsyth Barr broker Peter Young said yesterday.
The Reserve Bank yesterday adhered to its stance of nothing
needs doing any time soon, but acknowledged uncertainties are
again on the rise.
Chorus has decided to accept the decision of the Commerce
Commission, avoiding a lengthy and public court case, and
instead focus on the future, Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne
The United States Federal Reserve left interest rates
unchanged yesterday but officials said they still expected to
raise borrowing costs at a "gradual pace''.
The plummeting Fonterra forecast milk solids payout threatens
an economic storm, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters
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