Dene Mackenzie

Property returns fall behind NZX50

New Zealand's listed property market had started the year well with a gain of 5.2% for the three months ended March.

Books good for election year

A February surplus of nearly $400 million, along with the $300 million to $350 million special dividend from the sale of Kiwibank, will put the Government in a strong spending position for next year's election.

Govt afraid TPP will be election issue: Clark

Govt afraid TPP will be election issue: Clark

The Government is being accused of rushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership consultation in an effort to "clear the decks'' before facing an election next year.

New labour index more sensitive

New labour index more sensitive

The Reserve Bank has introduced a new labour market index in response to the varying and, at times, contradictory information provided by a wide range of labour market indicators.

TPM outcome crucial to Tiwai: broker

TPM outcome crucial to Tiwai: broker

The outcome of the transmission pricing methodology (TPM) review was becoming increasingly important to the future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, Forsyth Barr broker Damian Foster said yesterday.

$495 million Kiwibank share offer

$495 million Kiwibank share offer

A government promise for Kiwibank to remain in New Zealand hands looks good for five more years, at least, if an offer from ACC and the NZ Superannuation fund is approved.

Housing in the South most affordable

Housing in the South most affordable

Southland and Otago are the most affordable places to buy a home in the South Island but Central Otago remains one of the least affordable to live, after Auckland.

Dairy sector’s woes weighing on business confidence

A survey out yesterday suggests the dairy sector's woes are weighing on business confidence more widely than previously thought.

Quarterly business survey key release

The Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, due out today, will be the key release in New Zealand this week, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Holiday pay issue taxing employers

Holiday pay issue taxing employers

Otago employers have been contacting their accounting professional advisers to ensure they have been paying the correct amount of holiday pay.