Dene Mackenzie

Figures should indicate labour market growth

Labour market figures due out on Wednesday are likely to show the spare capacity in the market is slowly reducing, ANZ senior economist Philip Borkin says.

Microsoft cloud focus works

Cloud initiatives have become a core priority for Microsoft and the success of the transformation is important for the company to better utilise the emerging opportunities in mobile and cloud technology.

Apple drops but future promising

Apple's share price dropped more than 6% this week following a soft second-quarter result and weaker than expected guidance for the present quarter.

Z Energy purchase of Caltex approved

Z Energy purchase of Caltex approved

New Zealand-listed fuel supplier Z Energy has finally received Commerce Commission clearance to by 100% of Caltex New Zealand as long as it meets some conditions.

Dollar up as Reserve holds OCR flat

Dollar up as Reserve holds  OCR flat

The so-called Super Thursday turned into a damp squib yesterday when the Reserve Bank and the United States Federal Reserve left their rates unchanged.

Dishonest transaction appeal fails

Dishonest transaction appeal fails

A Dunedin city councillor, a city accountancy firm and an Otago businessman have lost their appeal in a decision which will send ripples through the business community.

Firming in ANZ survey possible

The most closely-watched data out this week would be Friday's ANZ business survey, BNZ senior economist Craig Ebert said yesterday.

Potential for NZers to face land tax implications

Potential for NZers to face land tax implications

New Zealanders could easily be caught out by the introduction of a land tax, Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Phil Stevenson said yesterday.

Prime Minister ‘day late and a dollar short’: Labour

Prime Minister ‘day late and a dollar short’: Labour

The Government should ban foreign speculators rather than tinkering with a land tax on non-resident buyers, Labour housing spokesman Phil Twyford said yesterday.

Central bank rate announcements tomorrow

Central bank rate announcements tomorrow

Tomorrow has been labelled Super Thursday because from 6am, three central banks are due to make interest rate announcements.