Labour is relying on “the Jacinda Effect" to smooth over a capital gains tax (photo:Jerry Yelich - O'Connor)

Labour's capital gains tax gamble

Labour is on something of a jihad against farmers and the productive sector generally – and the capital gains tax shows that. 

NZ ‘cannot ignore’ access to Japanese market under TPP

Wed 23 Aug

A trade expert says Labour needs to find a way to deal with its TPP concerns without putting the whole deal at risk.

Calastone marketing director Andrew Tomlinson says fund managers shouldn't wait to be "disrupted"

Need more muscle over here! Too few technologists in leadership, study shows

Wed 23 Aug

Technologists are reaching management levels but the boardroom door remains firmly shut.

Chief executive Christopher Luxon said it "faced an unprecedented increase in the level of competition"

Air New Zealand annual earnings fall 21% in competitive market

Wed 23 Aug 2

The board declared final fully imputed dividend of 11c a share, an increase of 10% on the prior year.

Back to the black

The great thing about black? Literally, no other nation wears it.

Henry Ho had launched World TV more than two decades ago

Ho silent as World TV dispute discontinued

Wed 23 Aug

Tensions escalated after the ERA ordered more than half a million dollars against World TV to an aggrieved employee. 

Hal Lawton's appointment drove Macy's shares up

While you were sleeping: Dow rallies 196pts on renewed hope of US tax reform

Wed 23 Aug

Wall Street's fear gauge – the CBOE Volatility Index or the VIX – dropped 12.6% to 11.53.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says major infrastructure spending exceeds the capacity of property rates to fund it (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Auckland Council debt – $22,189 for every residential ratepayer

Tue 22 Aug 17

Only the tiny Waitomo District Council has more debt for every residential ratepayer than Auckland Council.

Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson's policies for this election will matter a lot more now due to Jacindamania (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

What business needs to know about a potential change in government

Labour's record in government is patchy after gaining the Treasury benches from opposition only three times since 1960 

Greens leader James Shaw insists the changes are “operational issues” and it would be “inappropriate to make any further comment"

More Greens turmoil: Key staff walk

The backroom staff most involved with Metiria Turei's benefit confession have gone. 

Sky TV chief executive John Fellet accused news media groups of piracy and biased reporting
Transport Minister Simon Bridges' updated transport policy could keep National separate from Labour
Powerhouse chairman Russell Yardley said in July Hydroworks will end up being in a good situation with the right guidance
(Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says elimination of R&D tax credits has pushed New Zealand tax credits offshore (Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

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