Dene Mackenzie

Australia — the market investors love to hate

Australia — the market investors love to hate

Australia is the market global investors love to hate, Harbour Asset Management managing director Andrew Bascand says.

Signs of buyer interest in wake of shares rout

Signs of buyer interest in wake of shares rout

Bargain hunters are likely to return to Wall Street this morning to snap up some bargains after a rout on global sharemarkets this week.

Growth prompts rising demand for workers

Growth prompts rising demand for workers

Job advertisements, both in newspapers and online, have confirmed data already released this week showing demand for workers is strong and employment confidence is high.

Low NZ inflation of concern; further cut to OCR forecast

Inflation in New Zealand is far too low and the Reserve Bank will need to cut the official rate to 2% this year to try to generate some economic activity, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre says.

Early indicators point to strong year

Nearly every indicator out so far this year is pointing to a strong economic performance ahead, and the Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO), released yesterday is no exception.

SkyCity delivers on first-half promises

SkyCity delivers on first-half promises

The strong financial performance forecast in the first half of the financial year had eventuated, SkyCity Entertainment said yesterday.

Caution over rise in job optimism

Caution over rise in job optimism

The South Island remains resolutely optimistic about employment prospects, despite a drop in the confidence of Canterbury.

Demand for skills at 6-year high

Demand for employment talent has reached a six-year high as the job market continues to surge, the latest Hudson Report says.

Inflation likely to stay below Reserve target

Falling petrol prices will have kept inflation well below the Reserve Bank's target in year ended December, according to predictions released by economists.

To compete but keep credit union values is the aim

To compete but keep credit union values is the aim

This week is one of the busiest for Credit Union South as members return from holidays and start thinking about consolidating their debt or taking out loans for buying larger items like vehicles and houses.