Dene Mackenzie

Growth for Otago economy

Otago was one of 12 regions which recorded a rise in economic activity in the three months ended September.

Comment: Real monetary alternatives needed

Labour leader Phil Goff has achieved what was probably his main aim - publicity - when he ended a 20-year political consensus on monetary policy.

Personal tax cuts back in PM's sights

Personal tax cuts back in PM's sights

Personal tax cuts are back on the agenda of Prime Minister John Key and his enthusiasm for the cuts appear to indicate they could be part of National's 2011 election manifesto.

DNZ listing should attract investors

DNZ listing should attract investors

The $130 million listing of DNZ Property Fund on the New Zealand Stock Exchange is likely to find favour with investors, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Allied Farmers signs bid for Hanover

Allied Farmers signs bid for Hanover

Debenture holders in Hanover Finance and Hanover subsidiary United Finance are being asked to take a leap of faith that Allied Farmers can eventually return the majority of their money.

Service sector still struggles

Service sector still struggles

The Otago-Southland service sector continues to struggle, although there was some improvement in sector activity in October, according to the latest BNZ Capital-Business New Zealand performance of services index.

Windows 7 making a good initial impression

Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7, has been receiving rave reviews around the world.

Little in float or fix debate

Little in float or fix debate

Reports that house sales, prices and bank rates are rising will have buyers wondering how to finance a purchase. Business editor Dene Mackenzie looks at some options.

AXA Shareholders advised to wait

AXA Shareholders advised to wait

AXA Asia Pacific shareholders should sit and wait for the inevitable higher offer from AMP as it seeks to buy AXA's Australian and New Zealand operations, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Labour blamed for $53 million airport stake loss

Labour blamed for $53 million airport stake loss

Structure investor Infratil sold its stake in Auckland Airport yesterday, booking a loss of about $53 million for which it blamed the previous Labour-led government.