Dene Mackenzie

Business confidence up again: survey

Business confidence continued to recover lost ground in May, rising for the third month in a row, according to the ANZ Business Outlook released yesterday.

Executive brings business insights

Executive brings business insights

ANZ chairman John Judge will today impart some of his wide business experience to a Dunedin audience as part of his week-long residency at the University of Otago Business School.

Labour, Greens join forces to bring down government

Labour, Greens join forces to bring down government

The Green and Labour Parties will be presenting a united front from today in a campaign to change the government next year, Green co-leader Metiria Turei says.

Spierings not going, in face of criticisms

Spierings not going, in face of criticisms

Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings has been linked to a report he is leaving the milk processing co-operative, a report the group management is strenuously denying.

Hellaby downgrades earnings forecasts

Hellaby downgrades earnings forecasts

Hellaby Holdings has downgraded its earnings forecasts, blaming ongoing volatility and challenging conditions in the international oil and gas market for the revised profit figures.

NZX50 hits 7000 on back of lower interest rates

NZX50 hits 7000 on back of lower interest rates

The NZX50 reached a new high yesterday, something that is becoming a habit. But this time, it was the significant benchmark of 7000 points.

Jobs and inflation data key as Fed considers rate rise

Two key releases in the United States in this holiday-shortened week will be used as a guide to whether an interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve will happen as soon as next month.

Petrol retailer manages merger

Everything appears on track for transition for Z Energy following its acquisition of Chevron New Zealand's Caltex assets, Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird says.

F&P Healthcare result 'stunning'

F&P Healthcare result 'stunning'

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has delivered what brokers are calling a "stunning result'' for the year ended March.

Stability, low debt makes NZ appealing

The financial markets are likely to approve of Budget 2016, which will cement the reputation of Finance Minister Bill English as a prudent custodian of the books, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.