Dene Mackenzie

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.

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.

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.

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.

Investor confidence back after tax settlement

Australians bank shares are expected to outperform market expectations now that the $2.2 billion tax settlement has been finalised, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Online scams predicted to continue to roll

Online scams predicted to continue to roll

Sadly, people still believe they can help that relative of a despot in Nigeria who needs their help to access millions, perhaps billions, of dollars.

South Canterbury Finance off credit watch

South Canterbury Finance received some end-of-year good news from Standard & Poor's when the credit rating agency affirmed its current ratings and removed one from a negative credit watch.

Keeping afloat in recession

Keeping afloat in recession

Recruitment owner and managing director Karen Bardwell is the Otago Daily Times 2009 business person of the year.

Positive first week for Allied Farmers shares

Allied Farmers shares defied predictions by settling at an early base of 10c to 11c in their first week of trading.

GDP grows for second quarter

The New Zealand economy continued to claw its way towards brighter times, having grown for the second consecutive quarter in September.