Dene Mackenzie

Employers fail to see workers' doubly itchy feet

Employers fail to see workers' doubly itchy feet

New Zealand workers are increasingly looking for new jobs as the recovery takes hold, but their bosses seem unaware of the workplace unrest, Adrian Goldsmith, from Leadership Management Australasia, says.

More than gist of GST now needed

More than gist of GST now needed

Small and large businesses getting ready to change to the new rate of GST on October 1 are already raising issues with a panel of specialists appointed to consider issues and solve problems.

New rules will restore confidence

The Reserve Bank yesterday introduced new rules for deposit-taking finance companies, building societies and credit unions aimed at restoring investor confidence in a badly damaged finance industry.

Plenty for GST advisers

The GST advisory panel set up to consider issues, solve problems and help New Zealand businesses adapt for the rise in GST to 15% on October 1 has already been busy.

Recovery into second year

Recovery into second year

The economy has entered its second year of recovery with it becoming increasingly clear that future growth is likely to be driven by the country's core goods-producing sector.

Market lift over Gillard short-lived

Early Australian financial market euphoria at the elevation of Julia Gillard as Australian Prime Minister dissipated quickly once analysts started realising there was no promise of changes to some key Labor policies.

March external surplus first since 2003

Good economic data continues to flow into the marketplace, calling into question the Government's continuing cautiousness about the strength of the economic recovery.

Otago employees least optimistic, but future appears brighter

Otago employees least optimistic, but future appears brighter

Otago employees are the least optimistic in the country, according to the Westpac McDermott Miller index released yesterday.

Optimism for sustainable NZ economy recovery

Optimism for sustainable NZ economy recovery

Forecasters are optimistic the economic recovery is sustainable, a survey shows.

Ryman shares sell in a snap

Ryman shares sell in a snap

About 24 million Ryman Healthcare shares were snapped up yesterday morning when an overseas institutional holder decided to sell out of the listed aged-care provider.