Dene Mackenzie

SkyCity clear to start on centre

Skycity resource consent for the New Zealand International Convention Centre can proceed on a non-notified basis, meaning the casino operator can start construction by the end of the year.

More of S&P 500's sales outside of US

The percentage of sales from foreign countries from Standard & Poor's 500 companies with full reporting information increased in the latest financial year after five years of stagnation.

Housing stand seen as 'cynical policy'

Labour yesterday continued with what is now being described as a cynical and well-thought out policy on blaming Chinese investors for skyrocketing Auckland house prices.

Making deal stick far from easy

Making deal stick far from easy

Euro zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision in return for agreeing to talks on a bail-out but making the deal stick will be a major problem, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Competition big issue for evolving Fonterra

Numerous challenges exist for Fonterra in evolving from a commodity mindset and strong dairy industry competition across emerging markets is a key issue, Forsyth Barr broker Andrew Rooney said yesterday.

Focus on China as English seeks trade opportunities

Focus on China as English seeks trade opportunities

Finance Minister Bill English is off to China this week, a week in which China's equity markets and economic data are sure to make world headlines.

Green Party pushes finance down list

Green Party pushes finance down list

The Green Party has given up on being regarded as a party of financial clout, pushing the role of finance well down its list of MPs in the latest reshuffle announced yesterday.

Looking further afield

Looking further afield

Auckland's overheated property market remained in the news yesterday, the Real Estate Institute reporting Auckland buyers were looking out of the region for properties, both as owner-occupiers and for investments.

Lakes district real estate sales remain strong

Real estate activity in and around Queenstown and Wanaka remained strong last month, Real Estate Institute of New Zealand figures released yesterday showed.

Better than forecast figures point to surplus

Better than forecast figures point to surplus

The Government accounts are likely to end the financial year well in surplus after the $1.2 billion surplus achieved in the 11 months ended May, documents released yesterday by the Treasury showed.