Dene Mackenzie

Falling food prices strengthen 1.2% inflation view

Food prices fell in September, adding to expectations annual inflation will be about 1.2% when official figures are released next week.

NZ market avoids global volatility

NZ market avoids global volatility

New Zealand has remained relatively insulated from global market volatility as investors worry about slowing growth in Europe.

Focus on power after election

Focus on power after election

Investors could focus on the attractive electricity industry-wide dividend yield now the election is over, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Curran alleges 'dirty' politics

Curran alleges 'dirty' politics Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says the resurrection of the Andersons Bay-Peninsula branch is ''dirty politics'' aimed at undermining her bid to be re-elected.

Finding business success stories

Finding business success stories

Two Otago companies will be part of the Deloitte New Zealand Fast 50 index, with less than 1% separating Palmerston-based Skevington Contracting and Queenstown-based South Pacific Fire Protection in the regional awards.

Concern competition could be at expense of KiwiSavers

Kiwisaver providers are being asked to put the interests of their customers first as the amount of money transferred by customers changing their schemes doubled in a year.

Consents fall but optimism remains

Consents fall but optimism remains

There were fewer building consents granted in August in New Zealand

Electricity prices outstrip inflation

Electricity prices outstrip inflation

Power price rises continue to outstrip inflation due to large increases in monopoly transmission and lines charges, the Electricity Authority says.

Reserve Bank to be smart on kiwi

The Reserve Bank was not expected to go toe-to-toe with the market to keep the New Zealand dollar down but it was expected to make smart decisions to rebuff any rallies, BNZ currency strategist Raiko Shareef said yesterday.

Pacific Edge profit forecast for 2016

Dunedin-based Pacific Edge is on the edge of glory, with its first profit forecast for 2016, Edison Investment Research says in its first research paper on the biotechnology company.