Dene Mackenzie

KiwiSaver hit by volatility: analyst

Global financial volatility will have affected KiwiSaver returns, but there also is an opportunity for new KiwiSaver investors to enter at relatively lower prices, Forsyth Barr saving specialist Damian Foster says.

Australia seen as source of strength

Australia has provided stability for New Zealand manufacturers during the current volatility in world financial markets.



Sometimes books contain too much information, hindering the plot by slowing the reader down as he or she digests the details of things such as guns, high-tech surveillance equipment and even vehicles.

US contract for Jade Software

US contract for Jade Software

Opening an office in San Francisco has paid dividends for Jade Software, which has just signed up a Silicon Valley cryogenics company, MMR Technologies, as a partner.

TelstraClear $5m loss result of costs

Additional costs TelstraClear had to absorb after the Canterbury earthquakes have tipped the company's balance sheet into a loss for the year ended June.

Time to deal with debt loads: economist

Central banks have almost run out of options on how to help stave off the latest volatility in world economies, BNZ senior economist Craig Ebert says.

ASB profits soar to $886m

The ASB Bank has reported a substantially improved profit for the year to June, helped by improved economic conditions, ASB incoming chairman Gavin Walker says.

Super funds may have to rethink strategy

Super funds may have to rethink strategy

Superannuation funds, including KiwiSaver, will need to rethink their investment strategies if the partial sale of state-owned assets is delayed, Deloitte Dunedin managing partner Steve Thompson says.

Companies on mend after quakes, data shows

South Island companies appear to be recovering after the Canterbury earthquakes, the latest Deloitte South Island Index shows.

Parker contesting Epsom seat

Parker contesting  Epsom seat

Labour Party list MP David Parker has been confirmed as its Epsom candidate, a move sure to lift his public profile as he continues to work to become Labour leader.