Dene Mackenzie

SCF looking more likely to ensure its survival

SCF looking more likely to ensure its survival

Financial markets are becoming more confident that troubled South Canterbury Finance will survive its latest disappointing results, but much hard work lies ahead.

Chairman backs performance of Telecom CEO

Chairman backs performance of Telecom CEO

Telecom chairman Wayne Boyd came to the defence of chief executive Paul Reynolds at the annual meeting yesterday of New Zealand's largest listed company.

Google attempts to mend strained relationships

Google is trying to mend some of the strained relationships it has with United States publishers with the introduction of its "Fast Flip" online news reader service which features stories from major media outlets.

Ugly deficit tipped to fall

Ugly deficit tipped to fall

New Zealand's ugly current account deficit is set for a makeover through the rest of this year, Westpac chief economist Brendan O'Donovan says.

Investor risk appetite rising, fund manager says

Investor risk appetite rising, fund manager says

Investors are again starting to show an appetite for risk as the global economy improves, but they are more aware of protecting their capital, New Zealand Assets Management principal Richard Riddell says.

Message for Telecom on broadband

Message for Telecom on broadband

The Government's message to Telecom in its $1.5 billion broadband project announcement was "my way or the highway", Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Accolades for Govt $1.5b ultra-fast broadband plan

Accolades for Govt $1.5b ultra-fast broadband plan

The Government yesterday ushered in the biggest and most fundamental change to telecommunications in New Zealand since the privatisation of Telecom 20 years ago.

Australian Government mounts pressure on Telstra

Australian Government mounts pressure on Telstra

Telstra must act quickly to avoid the Australian Government forcing it to structurally separate, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Brokers taking stock a year on

Brokers taking stock a year on

The collapse of Lehman Brothers, one of the most prestigious firms on Wall Street, a year ago changed the face of global finance, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre said yesterday.

Images of sex offender's den raise worrying issue

One of the most disturbing stories on the internet recently was about whether or not Phillip Garrido's paedophilia den would have been discovered earlier if Californian police had used Google Maps.