Dene Mackenzie

Ugly deficit tipped to fall

Ugly deficit tipped to fall

New Zealand's ugly current account deficit is set for a makeover through the rest of this year, Westpac chief economist Brendan O'Donovan says.

Investor risk appetite rising, fund manager says

Investor risk appetite rising, fund manager says

Investors are again starting to show an appetite for risk as the global economy improves, but they are more aware of protecting their capital, New Zealand Assets Management principal Richard Riddell says.

Message for Telecom on broadband

Message for Telecom on broadband

The Government's message to Telecom in its $1.5 billion broadband project announcement was "my way or the highway", Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Accolades for Govt $1.5b ultra-fast broadband plan

Accolades for Govt $1.5b ultra-fast broadband plan

The Government yesterday ushered in the biggest and most fundamental change to telecommunications in New Zealand since the privatisation of Telecom 20 years ago.

Australian Government mounts pressure on Telstra

Australian Government mounts pressure on Telstra

Telstra must act quickly to avoid the Australian Government forcing it to structurally separate, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Brokers taking stock a year on

Brokers taking stock a year on

The collapse of Lehman Brothers, one of the most prestigious firms on Wall Street, a year ago changed the face of global finance, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre said yesterday.

Images of sex offender's den raise worrying issue

One of the most disturbing stories on the internet recently was about whether or not Phillip Garrido's paedophilia den would have been discovered earlier if Californian police had used Google Maps.

Red Shed manages costs, holds profit

Red Shed manages costs, holds profit

The Warehouse Group rewarded shareholders for their loyalty yesterday by declaring a special 10c per share dividend when the Red Shed operator reported its annual profit.

Broadband upgrade a massive undertaking

Broadband upgrade a massive undertaking

It was important to note that the Government's $300 million rural broadband upgrade was a political project, Australian telecommunications commentator Paul Budde said yesterday.

Londoners find Macandrew Bay a haven for family life

Londoners find Macandrew Bay a haven for family life

After swapping the London rat race for Macandrew Bay, an English IT specialist tells business editor Dene Mackenzie life is good.