Dene Mackenzie

Opinion: Key's youth policy hard to counter

Prime Minister John Key has laid another policy challenge at the feet of the Opposition parties, one the Left will struggle to counter.

KiwiSaver hit by volatility: analyst

Global financial volatility will have affected KiwiSaver returns, but there also is an opportunity for new KiwiSaver investors to enter at relatively lower prices, Forsyth Barr saving specialist Damian Foster says.

Radio NZ forms charitable trust

Radio NZ forms charitable trust

The Government might be inadvertently supplementing its funding for Radio New Zealand Concert after the broadcaster formed a charitable trust on July 26. Left-wing politicians are expressing alarm about the Government funding freeze for the public broadcaster.

Australia seen as source of strength

Australia has provided stability for New Zealand manufacturers during the current volatility in world financial markets.

Thrillers

Thrillers

Sometimes books contain too much information, hindering the plot by slowing the reader down as he or she digests the details of things such as guns, high-tech surveillance equipment and even vehicles.

US contract for Jade Software

US contract for Jade Software

Opening an office in San Francisco has paid dividends for Jade Software, which has just signed up a Silicon Valley cryogenics company, MMR Technologies, as a partner.

TelstraClear $5m loss result of costs

Additional costs TelstraClear had to absorb after the Canterbury earthquakes have tipped the company's balance sheet into a loss for the year ended June.

Time to deal with debt loads: economist

Central banks have almost run out of options on how to help stave off the latest volatility in world economies, BNZ senior economist Craig Ebert says.

ASB profits soar to $886m

The ASB Bank has reported a substantially improved profit for the year to June, helped by improved economic conditions, ASB incoming chairman Gavin Walker says.

Super funds may have to rethink strategy

Super funds may have to rethink strategy

Superannuation funds, including KiwiSaver, will need to rethink their investment strategies if the partial sale of state-owned assets is delayed, Deloitte Dunedin managing partner Steve Thompson says.