Dene Mackenzie

Dunedin could help in Asia-Pacific hub

Dunedin could help in Asia-Pacific hub

Dunedin could play a pivotal part in plans to form an Asia-Pacific financial services hub in New Zealand, Dunedin businessman Craig Myles, of Myles Wealth Management, said yesterday.

Budget likely Reserve Bank focus

Budget likely Reserve Bank focus

Economists will this morning focus on whether the Reserve Bank makes any mention of the Government's plans for the May 20 Budget when it releases its own monetary policy statement.

Power wants Kiwisaver improved

Power wants Kiwisaver improved

Concerns about KiwiSaver could lead to greater disclosure and stricter regulation of non-default accounts, Commerce Minister Simon Power said yesterday.

Warehouse Group profits tipped to fall 1.6%

The Warehouse Group is unlikely to emulate the success of Briscoe Group when it reports its interim profit on Friday.

Substantial dividend increase for group

Substantial dividend increase for group

The Briscoe Group yesterday declared a substantially improved dividend as the retailer enjoyed the benefits of a key restructuring programme put in place in the past year.

Mass internet scams increasing rapidly

Mass internet scams increasing rapidly

Internet security remains an issue and although Mack-line has written about the need to be careful, a story breaking late last week has prompted a new warning.

'Big bang for bucks' in Budget

'Big bang for bucks' in Budget

Tax changes being announced in the May 20 Budget will be brought forward by the Government, with the planned, contentious alterations for most New Zealanders introduced on October 1.

Time required for tax changes

October 1 is the first feasible date for the Government to introduce its the wide-ranging tax changes expected in the May 20 Budget, tax expert Peter Truman says.

Improved profit for Dunedin airport

Improved profit for Dunedin airport

Dunedin International Airport yesterday reported a much improved interim profit for the six months ended December.

Fiscal news good but Govt cautious

Fiscal news good but Govt cautious

The Government yesterday faced calls to rethink the message of fiscal restraint after Treasury figures showed the country's accounts were in much better shape than previously believed.