Dene Mackenzie

Labour's Parker gets opportunity to shine

The Labour Party has pulled together what could be seen as three unrelated events into a platform to again push for compulsory superannuation through KiwiSaver.

NZ employment confidence high

Euro zone unemployment remains stubbornly high and United States jobs report was weaker than expected, figures released at the weekend show.

All eyes will be on labour market data

All eyes will be on labour market data

The most important category of numbers in today's quarterly survey of business opinion would be those relating to the labour market, BNZ senior economist Craig Ebert said yesterday.

Genuine opportunities for a2 Milk

Genuine opportunities for a2 Milk

Craigs Investment Partners has initiated coverage on The a2 Milk Company with a hold recommendation on the shares given the broad-based nature of growth opportunities.

Up, down? Banks on close watch

Up, down? Banks on close watch

The European Central Bank has kept its gunpowder dry again, holding its key interest rates unchanged for the fifth month in a row. But in New Zealand, rates are likely to rise again in three weeks. Business editor Dene Mackenzie looks at global rates.

Trading frenzy precedes Xero report

More than $50 million of shares in Xero were traded on Wednesday and Thursday, the days leading up to the market darling's announcement to the NZX yesterday.

BNZ head nabbed by Australia

BNZ head nabbed by Australia

BNZ chief executive Andrew Thorburn is leaving the New Zealand operations to take over as chief executive of BNZ parent National Australia Bank.

House prices fall in South but Auckland, Wellington keep rising

Average asking prices for houses for sale in the Central Otago-Lakes District fell nearly 9% in March, along with a 12.4% fall in the West Coast and a 10.2% fall in Marlborough.

Curran again denies links to Dotcom

Curran again denies links to Dotcom

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has again been forced to deny she is the electorate MP aligned with Kim Dotcom's Internet Party.

Govt help to exporters gets a boost

Govt help to exporters gets a boost

The geographic spread of the extra spending allocated to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise by the Government was welcomed yesterday by ExportNZ executive director Catherine Beard.