Dene Mackenzie

Need for investors to be 'stock selective'

Need for investors to be 'stock selective'

Investors in the New Zealand sharemarket needed to remain ''stock selective'' with the market seen as fairly valued, Morningstar analyst Nachi Moghe says.

An eventful third quarter looms

Economic data is likely to look good during the next three months, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

KiwiSaver, still evolving, turns 7

KiwiSaver, still evolving, turns 7

Retirement scheme KiwiSaver turned seven this week with politicians and lobby groups making or proposing changes to the way the scheme operates. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reports on what usually becomes a major election issue - retirement savings.

Young people more retirement focused

Retirement savings is on the radar of young people, with more than half of workers aged between 15 and 24 already saving for their retirement, the ANZ retirement savings barometer says.

Connecting with youth a priority

Connecting with youth a priority

Internet Party chief executive Vikram Kumar knows he has a tough job ahead of him to get young people to connect with politics and vote in the September 20 election.

Christchurch people move south for work

Christchurch people move south for work

Dunedin businesses are reversing a four-year trend by hiring skilled trades staff from Christchurch, Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie said yesterday.

Ready to get the message out

Ready to get the message out

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe needs to stamp his mark on the party's election-year congress which starts in Wellington tonight. He tells political editor Dene Mackenzie he is up to the task.

Investors return to shares as returns outstrip bonds

Investors return to shares as returns outstrip bonds

United States investors are selling out of safe-haven bond markets and moving into riskier investments, such as shares, as the recovery in the world's largest economy continues.

The fizz is gone: Coca-Cola sales flat and falling

The fizz is gone: Coca-Cola sales flat and falling

A new generation does not appear to believe Coke is the ''real thing'' but more the unhealthy thing, Morningstar analyst Daniel Mueller says.

IRD focus on tax dodging

The Inland Revenue Department has increased its focus on situations where it considers tax avoidance exists, meaning the issue has become more prominent, Dunedin tax expert Peter Truman says.