Dene Mackenzie

Ryman posts stronger profit

Ryman posts stronger profit

Aged care and retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare yesterday reported a better-than-expected profit for the six months ended September and celebrated by lifting its interim dividend.

Kathmandu part of the `movable feast'

Several changes are expected before Christmas to the companies included in the NZX-50 index which is traditionally tracked by many index funds.

Population rise fuelling demand

The pick-up in population growth continues to fuel demand for housing, just as it has done for the past six months, ASB economist Jane Turner says.

Steps to secure shopping

More of us are planning to do Christmas shopping online this year.

MTF braces for more after battle

Dunedin-based Motor Trade Finances has survived the two most difficult years in its 39-year history, and has come through in good shape, managing director Angus Bradshaw says.

Comment: Real monetary alternatives needed

Labour leader Phil Goff has achieved what was probably his main aim - publicity - when he ended a 20-year political consensus on monetary policy.

Growth for Otago economy

Otago was one of 12 regions which recorded a rise in economic activity in the three months ended September.

Personal tax cuts back in PM's sights

Personal tax cuts back in PM's sights

Personal tax cuts are back on the agenda of Prime Minister John Key and his enthusiasm for the cuts appear to indicate they could be part of National's 2011 election manifesto.

DNZ listing should attract investors

DNZ listing should attract investors

The $130 million listing of DNZ Property Fund on the New Zealand Stock Exchange is likely to find favour with investors, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Allied Farmers signs bid for Hanover

Allied Farmers signs bid for Hanover

Debenture holders in Hanover Finance and Hanover subsidiary United Finance are being asked to take a leap of faith that Allied Farmers can eventually return the majority of their money.