David Boswell

Comment: Co-operative becomes a fiction in Silver Fern Farms deal


The practical implications of the transaction raise many doubts for co-operative shareholders.

Anheuser-Busch InBev chief executive Carlos Brito

Global beer giants face day of reckoning

Fri 9 Oct

The world's two biggest brewers have until next Wednesday to agree on a merger.

MATT COSTELLO: Says the historically high beef processing volumes have been, to a large degree, absorbed by the US market

NZ to fill US beef quota for first time since 2004

Fri 9 Oct

Strong demand from the US, combined with the lowest dairy payout in more than a decade, has paved the way for New Zealand to fulfil its US beef quota for the first time since 2004.


DAVID SURVEYOR: A challenging year for sheepmeat, which makes up 70% of Alliance revenue ‘so it’s a significant issue for us’

Alliance talks up its co-op credentials

Fri 9 Oct

It’s just a coincidence that meat co-op Alliance Group’s three-week farmer roadshow this month overlaps with a roadshow by rival Silver Fern Farms, Alliance chief executive David Surveyor says.


FIONA MaCKENZIE: ‘We can withstand volatility in the short term’

A tale of two funds

Fri 9 Oct

On the face of it, the two major public sector investment funds produced similar returns in the year ended June.


Can Nats do a deal with Phil Goff over Auckland mayoralty?

Fri 9 Oct

Political plotting has already started over next year’s Auckland mayoralty race.


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