Dene Mackenzie

Accounts in good shape, English says

Accounts in good shape, English says

The Crown accounts remained in surplus in the nine months ended March and, with higher core revenue, Finance Minister Bill English is in a happy place as he prepares to deliver his Budget 2016 on May 26.

View tax avoiders will be found

View tax avoiders will be found

If New Zealand tax residents are using tax havens to avoid New Zealand tax - and such is disclosed in the Panama Papers - they can expect to be audited and there will be little sympathy for them, tax expert Scott Mason says.

SFF eyeing venison operation move

SFF eyeing venison operation move

Silver Fern Farms is proposing to move its Islington venison operations to Pareora, in South Canterbury, leaving 54 meat workers with an uncertain future.

Spending on cards a retail predictor

Spending on cards a retail predictor

Electronic card spending figures for April are likely to set the tone for a strong set of retail sales data this week.

Further home loan restrictions possible as tension grows

Further tightening of Auckland housing investor restrictions and potentially a broadening of nationwide investor restrictions have become a possibility as tensions grow between Reserve Bank intentions.

SkyTV review in light of estimate

SkyTV review in light of estimate

Forsyth Barr will review its SkyTV forecasts in light of the number of subscribers the pay television company estimates it will lose in the year to June, broker Suzanne Kinnaird said yesterday.

No easy foreign trust fix seen

No easy foreign trust fix seen

Changing New Zealand's tax laws relating to foreign trusts will not be easy, despite calls from opposition MPs and others calling for tax loopholes to be closed.

Labour participation suggests strong employment

First-quarter employment data appear strong but suggest spare capacity in the labour market is not yet a thing of the past.

Pressure goes on for interest rate cut

Pressure goes on for interest rate cut

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will find itself under more pressure to cut its official cash rate after the Reserve Bank of Australia cut its lending rate to 1.75%.

Rise and rise of the NZ market

Rise and rise of the NZ market

The New Zealand financial market has had a stellar run, falling less than tother markets during the volatility early in the year and rebounding more sharply since then. Business editor Dene Mackenzie talks to Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms about why the NZX50 is trading close to record highs.