Dene Mackenzie

Claim firm threatening non-union bonuses

Claim firm threatening non-union bonuses

Investors do not appear to be reacting significantly one way or another to the ongoing industrial action being undertaken by some workers at The Warehouse.

Forsyth Barr wins people's choice award

Dunedin-based sharebroker Forsyth Barr last night won the inaugural People's Choice KiwiSaver Communications Award at the Workplace Savings New Zealand awards.

Dubai World's effect on markets subsides

Dubai World's effect on markets subsides

The worst concerns about the size of Dubai's financial problems appeared to have eased yesterday, Forsyth Barr broker Tony Conroy said.

Less stimulus as RBA lifts cash rate to 3.75%

The Reserve Bank of Australia yesterday decided to continue lessening the degree of monetary stimulus it had put in place, while, at the same time, the Bank of Japan looks likely take further steps to support the Japanese economy.

Hanover directors recommend deal

Hanover directors recommend deal

Hanover Finance directors have, not surprisingly, unanimously recommended that all classes of investors vote in favour of the Allied Farmers proposal which will see Allied take over the assets of the troubled finance company.

Methven Group says well-placed to exploit economic recovery

Methven Group beat its forecasts yesterday, when it reported an operating profitof $8.5 million for the six months ended September, down 11.5% from $9.6 million reported in the previous corresponding period.

Dubai $US60 billion default fears raise jitters

Dubai $US60 billion default fears raise jitters

Economic news has been put aside as markets again focus on financial risk.

Labour's deputy leader realistic about prospects

Labour's deputy leader realistic about prospects

In a frank interview, Labour's deputy leader Annette King admits to Dene Mackenzie the party must do much work to reconnect with disenchanted voters before the next election.

Not cheap but this is device of the year

Not cheap but this is device of the year

It was hard work continuing to avoid the Gen-i manager who sent a HTC Touch Pro2 phone for review.

He wanted it back.

Murdoch v Google: it's war

Murdoch v Google: it's war

Rupert Murdoch, the man with one of the most recognisable media names on the planet, has been making headlines online in recent days through his determination to make Google pay - for news content, that is.