Dene Mackenzie

New challenges await sharebroker

New challenges await sharebroker

Helping charitable trusts will play a large role in the future of Dunedin sharebroker Ron Lewis, who is stepping away from the day-to-day activities at Craigs Investment Partners.

Solid economic growth forecast

Solid economic growth forecast

The Treasury's latest forecasts show ongoing improvement in the Government's financial accounts and Finance Minister Bill English has again dangled the prospect of tax cuts in 2017 in front of voters.

Decision boost to Chorus

Prices New Zealanders pay for their internet and landline connections look sure to rise following a decision yesterday by the Commerce Commission to lift Chorus line charges.

Service sector in South optimistic

Service sector in South optimistic

Optimism abounds in the Southern service sector, with every indication the current state of affairs will continue into next year.

GDP growth expected, but not as good as it looks

New Zealand's quarterly national accounts due out this week will provide interesting reading given opinions on both the economy and monetary policy are in flux at present.

Chorus hangs on commission decision

Chorus hangs on commission decision

The Commerce Commission's decision tomorrow will finally end some of the uncertainty around Chorus, Forsyth Barr broker Peter Young says.

Housing and debt concerns sobering

Zealanders with mortgages may have been celebrating the Reserve Bank's decision to cut interest rates this week but BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander has released some sobering facts about debt and housing.

Smaller businesses urged to keep themselves cyber-safe

Small and medium-sized businesses make an important contribution to the New Zealand economy and now are being urged to protect themselves against cyberattacks, as part of the Government's national Cyber Security Strategy.

Mortgage rates fall, dollar climbs

Floating mortgage rates fell yesterday and the New Zealand dollar rose in value as markets remained confused about the Reserve Bank's true intentions of future monetary policy.

‘Generally positive picture’ of card spending

New Zealanders are continuing to spend up on their electronic cards in the lead-up to Christmas.