Dene Mackenzie

Fletcher Building restructures

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 McIntyre said.

Move by IRD on student debt praised

Move by IRD on student debt praised

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.

Important labour market data due out

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.

Comment: Free education an interesting discussion

Comment: Free education an interesting discussion

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.

US is best choice, says investor

US is best choice, says investor

It will pay to be selective when approaching global equity markets this year, Craigs Investment Partners Chris Timms says.

TPP tariff cuts add up for agri-sector: Forsyth Barr

TPP tariff cuts add up for agri-sector: Forsyth Barr

New Zealand agricultural exporters across the board would benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, Forsyth Barr broker Peter Young said yesterday.

RBNZ will not yield easily on lower official cash rate

RBNZ will not yield easily on lower official cash rate

The Reserve Bank yesterday adhered to its stance of nothing needs doing any time soon, but acknowledged uncertainties are again on the rise.

Chorus not challenging decision

Chorus not challenging decision

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 Kinnaird says.

US interest rates unchanged

The United States Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged yesterday but officials said they still expected to raise borrowing costs at a "gradual pace''.

Milk payout threatens 'storm'

Milk payout threatens 'storm'

The plummeting Fonterra forecast milk solids payout threatens an economic storm, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says.