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2014

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Category Winners announced 
22 August 2014
Five of New Zealand’s top entrepreneurs have been named as category winners in this country’s most prestigious business awards, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists announced 
24 July 2014
Sixteen entrepreneurs from around New Zealand have been named as finalists in this year's Entrepreneur Of The Year contest.

EY Business Journalist of the Year announced
19 June 2014
Tim Hunter, the deputy editor of Fairfax Business Group, has been named the inaugural EY Business Journalist of the Year.

2013

Deals back on corporate agenda
29 November 2013
Deal-making is back on the corporate agenda, fuelled by a record Fonterra payout, the Canterbury rebuild and growing confidence in the economic recovery.

Cyber-crime is greatest global threat to organisations’ survival
29 November 2013
Cyber-attacks are firmly on the New Zealand radar as 64% of New Zealand organisations cite an increase in external threats to their information, according to EY’s 2013 Global Information Security Survey (GISS). But doing anything about it seems some way off.

Multinationals respond to global tax crackdown
18 September 2013
Multinational companies face higher tax bills as governments  worldwide crack down on profit-shifting into low-tax jurisdictions.

2013 EY Entrpreneur of the year New Zealand category winners announced
22 August 2013
Five category winners will compete to represent New Zealand in EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards in Monaco next year.

David Haywood on Capital taxes
16 August 2013
The OECD, in its June 2013 economic survey of New Zealand, has again highlighted the lack of a comprehensive capital gains tax as a weakness in our tax policy framework. 

More bad news for miners
15 August 2013
The government’s proposed changes to the tax regime for the mining of gold and other “listed industrial minerals” are impeccably timed.

Alesco to do battle in Supreme Court
14 July 2013
The Supreme Court’s decision to hear Alesco’s tax battle with the Inland Revenue Department has brought a collective sigh of relief to taxpayers and their advisers – but also a degree of apprehension.

Surviving a tax attack
6 June 2013
The Inland Revenue Department has launched a tax attack on 500 taxpayers for failing to distribute enough profits to themselves from their businesses and professional practices.

OECD backs calls for global tax reform
5 June 2013
The OECD has weighed into the tax attack on multinationals, backing calls by governments for a comprehensive review of international tax rules.

Tech-firm taxes a red herring
4 June 2013
As the political furore about the meagre taxes collected from tech companies gains global momentum, New Zealanders should focus on the real issue: how we can best attract and retain more of the real value-adding functions of these companies.

Right team, right story, right price – but what could still derail your IPO?
26 May 2013
What we’ve learned from floats such as Mighty River Power, Summerset, TradeMe and Fonterra’s Trading Among Farmers indicates a successful Initial Public Offering boils down to three critical factors: attractive pricing, a compelling equity story and confidence in the management.

Post budget comment by Rob McLeod Managing Partner for EY Oceania
16 May 2013
Bill English has been too conservative in reining in government expenditure.  If he were confronting a bleaker fiscal picture, like the Australian government, I predict he would have done better. 

Productivity an unspoken hope
15 May 2013
Budget 2013 helps create certainty and that is essential to the confidence that businesses need to invest in their productivity potential.

Capital markets: Government must keep on keeping on
15 May 2013
The Government’s sound progress in strengthening capital markets has had a strong hand in rising business confidence, though we can’t be complacent.

Sin tax in the sights?
14 May 2013
In New Zealand,  other sin taxes relate to excise taxes on alcohol and gaming duty. Other countries are becoming more creative.

Andrew Taylor and Gareth Galloway: Capital markets in good heart but still fragile
7 May 2013
Will political uncertainty derail the latest lift in confidence?
 
China’s burgeoning media and entertainment industry
27 Febrary 2013
New Zealand businesses cannot afford to ignore China’s burgeoning media and entertainment industry. Most homes have television and even an industry sector such as publishing, which is struggling in more mature markets, is thriving in China
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Spotlight on China
6 February 2013
New Zealand businesses cannot afford to ignore China’s burgeoning media and entertainment industry.

2012

Taxpayers have won a significant courtroom victory over the IRD
19 December 2012
The IRD has decided not to appeal a High Court decision by Justice Paul Heath, who overturned a ruling by the Taxation Review Authority against anaesthetist Philippa Catherine White.

Trans-Tasman companies caught in tax sting
13 December 2012
Trans-Tasman companies with expats in top management positions are likely to be the biggest losers in the IRD’s latest tax grab as it moves to retrospectively tax accommodation allowances.

Facebook update  
12 December 2012
As the political furore about the meagre taxes collected from tech companies gains global momentum, New Zealanders should focus on the real issue: how we can best attract and retain more of the real value-adding functions of these companies.

Kiwis need a slice of banking action
11 November 2012
New Zealanders should be demanding the opportunity to buy shares in the Kiwi operations of Australian banks without having to invest also in the parent companies.

2012 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Announced
17 October 2012
Craig Heatley, founder of SKY TV, is the winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award.

2012 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists announced
3 August 2012
Sixteen of New Zealand's top entrepreneuers have reached the finals in this country's most prestigious business award, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®.