Dene Mackenzie

Warmer weather puts chill on apparel sales

Warmer weather puts chill on apparel sales

Warmer June weather hurt apparel spending, a key sector for New Zealand listed retailers, Forsyth Barr broker Haley Van Leeuwen said yesterday.

E-commerce platform for diagnostic tool

E-commerce platform for diagnostic tool

Dunedin-based Pacific Edge is taking its bladder cancer diagnostic technology directly to New Zealanders through the launch of an e-commerce platform, which will become live in about two weeks.

Kiwi expected to move higher

The New Zealand dollar is likely to move higher as New Zealand's interest rate advantage with other nations remains compelling.

Electronic card spending flat

Electronic card spending flat

The flat outcome in retail spending in June was softer than expectations but does not change the view of a continued improvement in underlying household spending.

Govt ups regional push

Govt ups regional push

The Government is stepping up its emphasis on attracting regional investment as the election campaign gathers momentum.

Operating loss up $332m on forecast

The Government's much-touted financial surplus remains elusive, with the operating loss for the 11 months ended May coming in higher than expected and tax revenue still proving problematic.

Otago's strengths highlighted

Otago is a leading region for tourism, superior wool production, winemaking, design and specialised manufacturing, the regional profile released yesterday says.

Business confidence eases but still at high level

Business confidence eases but still at high level

Business confidence has eased from its 20-year high but remains elevated, the latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion says.

Metroglass introduces initial public offering

Metroglass introduces initial public offering

Metroglass has launched its initial public offering (IPO), offering shares to investors at $1.70 each as the company aims to raise more than $244 million by July 31.

Business opinion data expected to be on par with previous quarter

Business opinion data expected to be on par with previous quarter

The Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion will be scrutinised as closely as ever this morning and data is expected to be ''fairly robust'', BNZ senior economist Craig Ebert says.