Dene Mackenzie

Reserve Bank has `sanguine' view

Reserve Bank has `sanguine' view

The Reserve Bank seems relatively unconcerned about activity in New Zealand's housing market outside Auckland, despite prices rising.

Card spending remains high

Card spending remains high

New Zealand's tourism bonanza showed no signs of abating, ASB economist Daniel Snowden said yesterday.

Accounts in good shape, English says

Accounts in good shape, English says

The Crown accounts remained in surplus in the nine months ended March and, with higher core revenue, Finance Minister Bill English is in a happy place as he prepares to deliver his Budget 2016 on May 26.

View tax avoiders will be found

View tax avoiders will be found

If New Zealand tax residents are using tax havens to avoid New Zealand tax - and such is disclosed in the Panama Papers - they can expect to be audited and there will be little sympathy for them, tax expert Scott Mason says.

SFF eyeing venison operation move

SFF eyeing venison operation move

Silver Fern Farms is proposing to move its Islington venison operations to Pareora, in South Canterbury, leaving 54 meat workers with an uncertain future.

Spending on cards a retail predictor

Spending on cards a retail predictor

Electronic card spending figures for April are likely to set the tone for a strong set of retail sales data this week.

Further home loan restrictions possible as tension grows

Further tightening of Auckland housing investor restrictions and potentially a broadening of nationwide investor restrictions have become a possibility as tensions grow between Reserve Bank intentions.

SkyTV review in light of estimate

SkyTV review in light of estimate

Forsyth Barr will review its SkyTV forecasts in light of the number of subscribers the pay television company estimates it will lose in the year to June, broker Suzanne Kinnaird said yesterday.

No easy foreign trust fix seen

No easy foreign trust fix seen

Changing New Zealand's tax laws relating to foreign trusts will not be easy, despite calls from opposition MPs and others calling for tax loopholes to be closed.

Labour participation suggests strong employment

First-quarter employment data appear strong but suggest spare capacity in the labour market is not yet a thing of the past.