The Government on Wednesday will announce its next plan to
help the New Zealand economy grow its way out of recession.
The emphasis will be on ways to help small to medium-sized
businesses. Business Editor Dene Mackenzie looks at some of
Forsyth Barr sharebroker Ken Lister is returning to his
earlier business experience as he takes over as the firm's
Dunedin branch manager. Mr Lister talks to Business Editor
Dene Mackenzie about the challenges which lie ahead of him
Mortgage lending rates started falling again yesterday
immediately after the Reserve Bank cut its official cash rate
by 1.5% to 3.5% - the lowest it has been in the 10 years
since the OCR was introduced.