Dene Mackenzie

Turmoil likely to lead to buying opportunities

The Brexit-induced panic on financial makers will probably lead to buying opportunities, although maybe not just yet, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Surplus to requirements

Surplus to requirements

The Government accounts are in surplus by more than $2.3 billion for the 11 months ended May and no-one cared.

RBA leaves cash rate unchanged

The Reserve Bank of Australia kept its cash rate at 1.75% at its meeting yesterday, in line with market expectations.

IT curriculum plan falls short of industry wishes

The Government plan for digital technology to be formally included in the New Zealand Curriculum has not found favour with all associated with the IT industry.

Big rise in confidence in June quarter

Business confidence lifted strongly in the three months ended June in response to an earlier interest-rate cut by the Reserve Bank.

RBA seen as unlikely to cut official cash rate

The Reserve Bank of Australia is unlikely to cut its official cash rate today as it will not want to add to the uncertain environment as Australians await the results of Saturday's election.

More growth expected from NZ dollar

The New Zealand dollar is forecast to keep rising against both the United States and Australian currencies and remain relatively high against the British pound until at least March next year.

Brexit compounds weakness, analyst

Brexit compounds weakness, analyst

A sharp movement in the British pound appears to be one of the few certainties as a result of the referendum this week on whether the United Kingdom should leave Europe.

Much uncertainty for NZ if Britain leaves Europe

As the vote on whether Britain will leave the European Union looms this week, the polls are now running neck and neck. Business editor Dene Mackenzie previews what some of the effects for New Zealand will be, if an exit transpires.

Population, economy growing

Population, economy growing

New Zealand's economic expansion is all about an increasing number of people coming to the country, and that is reflected in the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures released yesterday.