Diversification is a hot topic in the agricultural sector, Westpac senior economist Anne Boniface says. Business editor Dene Mackenzie dissects the latest Westpac Agri Update.
The Reserve Bank will keep the official cash rate (OCR) at 1.75% on Thursday.
The New Zealand economy produced a cracker of a performance in the three months ended June, ASB senior economist Jane Turner says.
The Government seems likely to test public opinion before adopting a recommendation from the tax working group on adopting a form of capital gains tax.
The Tax Working Group's report released yesterday was disappointing and failed to live up to its hype, Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Phil Stevenson says.
The 10-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy has been met with a lot of reflection about how things have changed since the dark days of 2008.
Dunsandel milk company Synlait has put its larger competitor Fonterra to shame after reporting an operating profit 56% higher than it reported for the same period last year.
New Zealand households are particularly concerned about the outlook for their own finances and the general economy over the next year, Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens says.
New Zealand production would be a key factor for the direction of dairy prices for the rest of the season, ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny said yesterday.
Tourism remains the saviour of New Zealand's external accounts, which in June continued the trend of deterioration started in 2017.
Retailer Kathmandu yesterday reported a profit in line with expectations, helped by a strong result in Australia, Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird said.
Air New Zealand continues to report substantial increases in the number of passengers it carries both on short-haul and long-haul flights.
The Otago economy is steaming, according to the latest ASB Regional Economic Scoreboard.
After a few quarters of patchy and subdued growth, the stars seem to have aligned for the New Zealand economy during the June quarter, Westpac senior economist Michael Gordon says.
The BNZ-BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index is at its lowest level in more than five years - more bad news for the Government which attracts criticism for ignoring business concerns.
Breaking some of my largest stories over the past 31 years required building a strong bond of trust with contacts and people who were prepared to give up information ahead of official announcements.
The ability of Dunedin to absorb job losses has always been an integral part of the city’s character.
Dene Mackenzie, the Otago Daily Times business and political editor, is retiring next week after 31 years at the newspaper. Sifting through his clippings collection, he finds - to no surprise - some things never change.
The electricity sector has little to worry about from the first report of the electricity price review, Forsyth Barr broker Damian Foster says.
Households are paying 79% more for their power than in 1990, but the Electricity Price Review says the industry is not making excessive profits, based on available evidence.