Dene Mackenzie

Contact's profit diluted.

Contact's profit diluted.

Contact Energy is expecting full-year underlying earnings after tax to fall by as much as a third.

Releases may help bump up online use in NZ

Symantec, Opera and Microsoft caught the attention of Mack-Line last week with some announcements that on one hand perplexed and on the other delighted.

Anti-stadium group to meet Rodney Hide

Anti-stadium group to meet Rodney Hide

Local Government Minister Rodney Hide is to meet Stop the Stadium representatives when he visits Dunedin in two weeks but no-one is saying what topics are on the agenda.

Investment returns improve but risks remain

Investment returns improve but risks remain

Improved returns on the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, ACC and the Earthquake Commission helped the Government report better-than-expected accounts for the 10 months ended April.

Telecom banking on network

Telecom banking on network

The launch yesterday of the XT fast mobile network will prove to be an important driver of growth for many of Telecom's business units.

National super faces uncertain future

National super faces uncertain future

New Zealanders not in KiwiSaver should join as soon as possible as uncertainty continued around the future of superannuation funding in New Zealand, financial adviser Peter Smith said yesterday.

Informed choice urged for ING offer investors

Informed choice urged for ING offer investors

Investors receiving the ING offer to partially pay out funds from its frozen diversified yield and regular income funds should seek financial advice, financial adviser Craig Myles said yesterday.

Recovery the catchcry of sober Budget

Recovery the catchcry of sober Budget

Finance Minister Bill English yesterday delivered a Budget for the times, one that struck a balance between delivering support to the economy and being responsible about long-term expenses and debt.

Risks in decade of deferred funding

The Government is committed to maintaining New Zealand Superannuation entitlements at their current level but will need to explain how it intends funding them.

'Broken promise' slammed

Tax cuts planned for next year and 2011 have, as expected, been deferred by the Government.