Fletcher to address NZSA's performance concerns

Fletcher Building has taken on board criticism from the NZ Shareholders’ Association about the company’s performance and communication with investors and plans to address issues including directors’ fees at this month’s annual meeting,…

Vodafone and Sky TV team up for Vodafone TV

Vodafone has announced a partnership with Sky TV which will enable a new, integrated TV experience.The new service is cloud-based and connects multiple devices to free-to-air TV channels, movies and Netflix through a central box…

Latest ANZ residental property survey finds sharp spike in concern over meth contamination and over LVR restrictions

Tweet Image sourced from Shutterstock.com Property investors have got a lot more worried about meth contamination and the impacts of LVR restrictions in the past year, according to the latest ANZ Residential Property Survey. The single biggest concern for investors is meth contamination with 48% of investors viewing this as a risk, up 10% from 2016. The biggest regulatory concern …

Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy argues NZ is looking less like a developed nation and more like a pretender as well educated young people flock overseas

Tweet By Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy* Immigration was a recurring theme in the run-up to the election. But with all the talk focussed on the flow of people into the country, we ignored a more concerning migration – the massive number of New Zealanders that choose to leave. Admittedly the recent trend has been a tale of kiwis coming home to roost. But …

Outstanding issues, including Cabinet positions, mean NZ First board not debating completed agreements Monday, PM English says; Govt formation could come later this week

Tweet Government formation may not come until later this week, Prime Minister Bill English has said, as Kingmaker New Zealand First readies for an all-day board meeting to discuss which way to go. Speaking on several media Monday morning, English said there were still outstanding issues to be decided on, meaning Winston Peters’ board was not choosing between completed agreements. …

Roger J Kerr says an inflation rate over 2% looks likely next year

Tweet Image sourced from Shutterstock.com By Roger J Kerr Back at the start of the year I was sounding warnings around rising food prices being a feature of New Zealand’s inflation landscape in 2017. The incredibly wet autumn with saturated fields had prevented the normal planting of winter vegetable crops and supply shortages would force prices upwards. Those that buy their …

Roger J Kerr says local US dollar exporting companies have been actively positioning their hedge books ahead of the decision on a new government

Tweet By Roger J Kerr Despite the political uncertainties continuing in New Zealand with the form of the new Government still unknown as at Monday 16th October, the Kiwi dollar has recorded solid gains from the lows of 0.7050 through the 6th to 11th October period to trade higher to 0.7170. The appreciation has nothing to do with the FX …