Dene Mackenzie

Glimmer of hope for investors

Glimmer of hope for investors

Investors who lost their money in failed finance companies have been given a glimmer of hope they may be able to claim a tax deduction on the loss in some circumstances.

Recovery continues: trade balance $378m

The country's export-led recovery has continued for three consecutive quarters, with figures out yesterday showing New Zealand's trade balance was $378 million for the three months ended September.

Enthusiastic about role representing Dunedin

Enthusiastic about role representing Dunedin

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade economic policy officer Aimee Jephson has embraced her new role for the ministry with much enthusiasm.

Endorsement for bank

The proposed "Heartland Bank" is a step closer to getting a banking licence and listing on the NZX, following the release yesterday of a positive endorsement from investment banking firms.

Surveys show confidence up

Surveys show confidence up

Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie warned yesterday cash flow for businesses would become increasingly important in the last part of the year.

Interest rates expected to remain at current levels in short term

Time was running out for homeowners with floating mortgages to decide whether or not to move to a fixed-term rate, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Otago firms flourish in recession

Otago firms flourish in recession

Otago businesses continued to defy the recession and its fallout, with some showing spectacular growth, Deloitte Dunedin partner Mike Horne said last night.

Sentiment against ASX merger

Sentiment against ASX merger

A proposed $A8.4 billion ($NZ11.05 billion) takeover of the ASX by its Singapore rival is seen as bad for the New Zealand Stock Exchange but now faces tough political hurdles to succeed.

SmartPay machines up with the play

SmartPay machines up with the play

SmartPay Cadmus managing director Ian Bailey has plenty to be happy about.

Yellow hits back with 100 new jobs

Yellow hits back with 100 new jobs

The Yellow Pages Group has hit straight back at New Zealand Post by announcing yesterday the creation of 100 new jobs to be spread across every Yellow office in New Zealand.