Liam Dann, Business Editor at Large for New Zealand’s Herald, works as a writer, columnist, radio commentator and as a presenter and producer of videos and podcasts.
I'm Liam Dann, Business Editor at Large for New Zealand’s Herald. I've been a journalist since the mid-1990’s and for more than twenty years I've been a financial journalist. Business is something I fell into after returning from my OE, having spent some time working in the financial sector in London. I loved the freedom financial journalists have to go deep into the complexity of the forces that influence our lives. Over those years I've covered, agriculture, aviation, technology, stock markets and economics. I led the Business Herald through the global financial crisis as its editor from 2007 to 2015. In that role I was privileged to travel to China, Europe, the UK and US and other far-flung spots on economic and business research and study trips. Since shifting to my 'at-large' role in 2015, I have been freed up to work as a writer, columnist, radio commentator and, more recently, as presenter and producer of videos and podcasts. The media has changed radically, but one thing that hasn't is my focus on telling New Zealand's economic story. With the help of some very smart contacts in the world of finance and economics, my aim is always to tell that story in a way that brings it to life and makes it relevant to a wide and diverse audience.
Business Confidence: ‘Soft landing’ in play as optimism lifts - ANZ
While coalition talks dragged on into November firms' sentiment continued to improve
Liam Dann: Reserve Bank talks tough, pushes back on rate cut hype - will markets buy it?
With a hawkish tone, the RBNZ warned it's not the time to let up in the inflation fight.
Orr's OCR surprise: Why cuts might not start until mid-2025
The Reserve Bank warned that inflation remained too high.
OCR announcement: Has inflation cooled off enough?
Capacity pressures easing as higher interest rates dampen demand.
How companies can survive and thrive in an era of low economic growth
Three finalists in running for the Deloitte Top 200 Company of the Year award.
OCR announcement: Will the Reserve Bank change its interest rate plans?
With a last hike for the year looking unlikely, what does the bank expect for 2024?
Liam Dann: The big divide that will drive conflict in the new Govt
OPINION: Christopher Luxon has done well to find much common ground but a big gap remains.
Money Talks: Spark CEO Jolie Hodson on finding a work-life balance
The Spark chief executive reflects on the meaning of money with Liam Dann.
Liam Dann: Say cheese... how we’re winning the war on inflation
OPINION: All the news about inflation was good last week - but one product stands out.
Rolls-Royce one day, Mini the next: Ups and downs of an entrepreneur
Rebecca Thomas, founder of Mint Asset Management, shares her thoughts on success.
Leaving home: Record net migration loss as Kiwis fly away
Overall net migration gains also hit another record high, at 118,900 arrivals.
Liam Dann: New data reveals psychological turning point in inflation fight
Food prices fell in October, led by one culturally significant grocery item.
Finally, cheaper cheese - food prices fall in October
New Stats NZ data shows food prices fell in October compared to September.
Money Talks: Comedian James Mustapic on Celebrity Treasure Island, expensive blueberries
Listen: From alt-comedy to household celebrity, Mustapic talks life, career and money.