Dene Mackenzie

Employment confidence edges higher

Employment confidence edges higher

Employees were feeling a little happier about employment conditions at the end of last year, according to the Westpac McDermott Miller Employment confidence survey released yesterday.

Tourism boost aim of AIA deal

Tourism boost aim of AIA deal

Auckland International Airport is preparing to use its expanding international presence to help increase tourist numbers to New Zealand.

`Cloud' phone network system takes off

As the economy continues to improve this year, an increasing number of companies seem likely to turn to mobile office technology as staff spend more time out of the office servicing customers.

Southbury completes first capital raising

Southbury Corporation, which now includes the three major assets owned by South Canterbury businessman Allan Hubbard, has completed its first major capital raising as it moves towards an NZX listing.

Ryman tops NZ list of quality stocks

Ryman tops NZ list of quality stocks

As 2010 starts, investors will soon be turning their minds to the vexing task of deciding which shares to buy as the global economies improve. Business editor Dene Mackenzie asked Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms for his picks of the year.

Teenage blogger shoots up fashion industry ladder

The fashion industry recently got a bit of a shakeup when bloggers crashed the front row of several shows in Europe.

NZ currency set for rocky ride in 2010

Business editor Dene Mackenzie reports that more currency volatility can be expected this year as the economy continues its recovery.

New PGG-Wrightson board members include founder's descendant

PGG Wrightson has appointed three new directors, including prominent Christchurch businessman and descendant of the founder of the original company - George Gould.

Predictions for 2010: Equities, interest rates and the All Whites

Predictions for 2010: Equities, interest rates and the All Whites

Craigs Investment Partners private wealth research director Cameron Watson scored six out of nine in his "Nine surprises for 2009". This year he is predicting "Ten surprises for 2010". Dene Mackenzie reports.

SCF 'bolstered' by appointment of Maier

SCF 'bolstered' by appointment of Maier

South Canterbury Finance yesterday showed the market it was serious about its restructuring intentions with the appointment of one of New Zealand's highest profile corporate fix-it men, Sandy Maier, as its chief executive.