Asian shares reached a 10-year high yesterday as risk appetites sharpened after several upbeat manufacturing surveys confirmed a synchronised upturn in world growth is under way.
Symantec is warning computer users to gear up for a busy year ahead with major service disruptions likely to increase in number and improve their ability to break through cyber defences.
The New Zealand transport sector is enjoying robust demand growth through a period of positive domestic and global economic expansion but falling confidence may hurt domestic demand.
The New Zealand dollar was the best performing major currency in December amid a more positive dynamic for commodity currencies, BNZ currency strategist Jason Wong said.
The Australian sharemarket has been a difficult hunting ground for investors in recent years, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre says.
There is something of a family feeling about RocketWerkz, the Otago Daily Times Business of the Year. Business editor Dene Mackenzie talks to the company founder Dean Hall and his sister Stephanie Hall about their success.
Healthcare remains one of the favourite sectors for investment across the New Zealand and Australian markets, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.
The better-than-expected showing by Chorus in the recent September quarter figures was encouraging for investors, Morningstar analyst Brian Han said yesterday.
The year was one of surprises, consistency, comebacks and consolidation for New Zealand's agricultural industry, ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny says.
Bargains galore are expected to drive New Zealanders to Boxing Day sales, either online or in person.
Dunsandel milk company Synlait intends spending about $125 million on an advanced liquid dairy facility to supply Foodstuffs South Island from early 2019.
New Zealand's net migration remains stubbornly high despite predictions numbers of permanent and long-term visitors are set to fall.
Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor is taking a tough approach in his new role as he sorts out animal traceability and proposed changes for dairy industry laws.
The Government will be relieved Christmas is coming, as it faces increasing criticism from all sides this week.
Business confidence remains low but there was a mildly encouraging bounce in the own activity measure for businesses, ANZ chief economist Sharon Zollner says.