Dene Mackenzie

Stream of information coming out this week

There are no blockbuster economic releases due this week but there is a steady stream of information set to emerge, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Clark's front-bench role pits him against Joyce

Clark's front-bench role pits him against Joyce

Dunedin North MP David Clark has been promoted to Labour's front bench and will take on the economic development role for the party, a head-to-head clash with Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.

Volatile October ends well

Volatile October ends well

October is not always a terrible month for equity investors although there have been some well-documented shockers in the past, with 1987 and 2008 among them. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reports on a month which turned out to be profitable for investors around the globe, eventually.

Restaurant Brands' fast foods expansion begs burger question

Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest fast food operator, agreed to buy seven Carl's Jr stores owned and operated by Forsgren NZ for $10.5 million, making it the sole operator of the burger chain brand in New Zealand.

Chance to pay down debt

Still low floating mortgage rates could be used by borrowers to pay down more debt before increasing hedging later next year, BNZ currency strategist Kimberly Martin says.

English waving the white flag of surrender over surplus

English waving the white flag of surrender over surplus

Finance Minister Bill English appears to be waving the white flag on getting the Crown accounts into surplus soon.

Technology seen as future for NZ-UK relationship

Technology seen as future for NZ-UK relationship

High technology collaboration is the future for export growth between New Zealand and the United Kingdom, British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair says.

Cheese-making success recognised

Cheese-making success recognised

Whitestone Cheese, of North Otago, was founded in 1987 as a diversification during the 1980s rural downturn and a series of crippling droughts.

Recognition for zombie film-maker

Zoe Hobson recently survived a zombie holocaust to be identified last night as a future business leader at the Westpac-Otago Chamber of Commerce 2014 OBiz awards.

'You can't ask for more'

'You can't ask for more'

Michael Stedman, a long-time supporter of all things broadcasting in Dunedin and New Zealand, was last night named as Otago's business personality of the year.