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.
Small businesses remain upbeat about economic outlook - MYOB
Performance in the three months to end of 2024 was described as 'above expectations'.
NZ added the population of Taranaki in 2023 - what does that mean for interest rates?
New Stats NZ data shows unprecedented levels of migration continue in both directions.
Young Kiwis head for Australia in record numbers - but immigration boom rolls on
Despite high net gains we may have passed the peak
Downbeat data points to easing inflation, less pressure on RBNZ to hike rates
Subdued consumer prices, card spending and housing data will give RBNZ pause for thought.
Food prices on the rise again - milk, eggs and chocolate lead the way
Despite a monthly rise, annual price increases were the lowest since November 2021.
'We disagree': Economists push back on need for more RBNZ rate hike expectations
Economists are divided over whether a higher OCR is needed to beat inflation.
Liam Dann: Could Year of the Dragon deliver a cure for global inflation?
OPINION: Falling prices in China could flow through to cheaper imports here and globally.
Grim warning: ANZ picks two more Reserve Bank rate hikes ahead
Strong employment data will force RBNZ to lift the OCR in February and April, ANZ says.
Could today’s low unemployment number mean another interest rate hike?
Analysis: Stronger-than-expected jobs data plays into the RBNZ's inflation concern.
Jobs surprise: Unemployment rate rises, but slowdown not as bad as expected
New data shows the labour market holding firm despite record immigration.
Liam Dann: Why we’re doomed to hold interest rates too high for too long
They say Monetary Policy is a blunt tool, but does it need to be quite so blunt?
Market Watch: Why your KiwiSaver is looking so healthy... and could a Trump win sink it?
Wall Street has been on a roll but there are some big risks lurking in 2024.
Economists forecast NZ GDP growth will be better than expected
Immigration to drive stronger economic growth this year, says Infometrics.
Business confidence rises again but inflation outlook still “too high” - ANZ
The latest ANZ survey shows costs still rising for business.
Mood of the sales team: New survey reveals outlook at sharp end of business world
The Mood of the Sales Leader survey offers a 'rosier' outlook but with tough months ahead.