Dene Mackenzie

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.

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.

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.

AXA rejects AMP's offer

AXA rejects AMP's offer

AXA Asia Pacific Holdings yesterday left the door open for a better takeover offer from AMP Ltd, after the board rejected an $A11 billion ($NZ14 billion) proposal.

Fun time with riot of a search engine

News that Yahoo! was looking to match rivals in providing immediate internet search results got Mack-line looking around at some possibilities.

Scrutiny over property tax incentives

Scrutiny over property tax incentives

The Government seems more determined than ever to remove some of the tax incentives that apply to residential property investment, Deloitte Dunedin associate tax director Peter Truman says.

Employees 'hanging tough' through recession

Employees 'hanging tough' through recession

There is no denying that things have been tough lately. Front-line managers have been squeezed to make cost savings. Leadership Management Australasia managing director Grant Sexton tells business editor Dene Mackenzie that employees have not hit the panic button.

Boost for Telecom in mobile market

Boost for Telecom in mobile market

Telecom defied the expectations of analysts by yesterday, reporting a 64,000 net increase in mobile connections on its ultra fast XT network, during the three months ended September.

Shortcomings of financial advisers in spotlight

Shortcomings of financial advisers in spotlight

Commerce Minister Simon Power says he is confident the new financial regime the Government is implementing will go a long way to address the shortcomings in the financial adviser industry.