Dene Mackenzie

Infrastructure bonds way to spread cost

Infrastructure bonds way to spread cost

Issuing infrastructure bonds to investors could be a way for the Government to spread the cost of its $17 billion infrastructure plans, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Capital gains not ruled out of Labour's tax policy

Labour is about to announce new tax policies but leader Phil Goff is tight-lipped about whether a new capital gains tax would be part of the package. Business editor Dene Mackenzie looks at some options.

Aussie dollar-denominated bond offer issued

Fonterra yesterday launched a $A200 million ($NZ260 million) offer of five-year, Australian dollar-denominated bonds as it continues its policy of raising funds where it trades.

57% extra fizz in Charlie's buyout

57% extra fizz in Charlie's buyout

Tokyo-listed Asahi Group Holdings yesterday created three multimillionaires when it made an offer for the Charlie's Group, the manufacturer of juices and organic beverages.

Data tipped to give boost to quake-battered economy

Two significant data releases this week should provide a much needed fillip to an economy battered by earthquakes.

Microsoft, Google battle for online supremacy

The battle between Microsoft and Google for online supremacy continued with a vengeance last week.

Further changes likely for KiwiSaver

Further changes likely for KiwiSaver

KiwiSaver turned 4 on Friday but birthday celebrations were kept low key. Despite accumulating $8 billion in savings, KiwiSaver, like other superannuation schemes before it, has become a political football. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reports.

Heartland buy likely seen as positive

The proposed acquisition by Heartland Bank of PGG Wrightson Finance is good news for investors as it increases the scale of Heartland, which will likely to be perceived as positive in the eyes of credit rating agencies.

Building consent slow nationwide

Building consent slow nationwide

A nationwide weakness in building consents suggests the repair work in Canterbury cannot come fast enough for the construction sector, ASB economist Chris Tennent-Brown says.

SBS sets up quake recovery team

SBS sets up quake recovery team

SBS Bank has formed a specialist earthquake recovery team to work with clients in Christchurch whose houses have been affected by the major quakes and aftershocks.