Dene Mackenzie

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.

OCR decision too close to call

Thursday's official cash rate decision will come down to whether the Reserve Bank is more concerned about house prices or currency.

FBT rules on vehicles simplified

Proposed changes to the tax regime, particularly around the application of fringe benefit tax, will be of interest to a lot of close company owners, Polson Higgs tax partner Michael Turner says.

Household debt posing concerns

Household debt posing concerns

Household debt is rising fast, boosted by the current extended period of very low interest rates in New Zealand, Westpac senior economist Satish Ranchhod says.

Tourism stocks looking good: report

Tourism stocks looking good: report

Gaining exposure to the growing tourism sector was not a new idea as the sector had performed well across all segments, Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird said.

Consumers upbeat in spite of indicators

Consumers upbeat in spite of indicators

New Zealand consumers are ignoring bad economic news with sentiment broadly stable at a respectable level, according to the ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index.

2.9% job ad rise suggests weakness brief

Job advertisements rose strongly in March and have more than made up for those lost in January, the ANZ Job Ads report, released yesterday, says.