The Deloitte South Island Index of listed companies has
reported a flat past 12 months, undermined by plunging share
price performances of leisure retailer Kathmandu, Dunedin
cancer diagnostic company Pacific Edge and Synlait Milk.
One of the most-heard complaints about petrol prices is
the claim companies are quick to pass on oil price rises but
are slow to pass on the falling prices. NZX-listed Z Energy
commissioned NZIER to update its 2013 report on the issue.
Business editor Dene Mackenzie reports.