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.
The holiday season might be here but the news keeps exploding around us.
As Omicron concerns mount, today's GDP data provides some comforting economic reassurance
GDP data for the third quarter shows how resilient we've become to Covid disruption.
Liam Dann talks to Fisher Funds' David McLeish about inflation and interest rates.
Podcast: Brendan Lindsay who sold his plastics firm for $660 million talks to Liam Dann
Third quarter GDP will show a big fall, reflecting the nationwide lock down
Two new reports highlight extent to which pandemic has raised costs for global trade.
A slower global recovery and high inflation have made 2021 a tough one for many investors.
Omicron uncertainty is a reminder the pandemic is not done with us yet.
Inflation has hit beneficiaries and superannuitants hardest in the past decade.
Some people have to travel further to get cash as branches close.
When the next crisis hits, it's vital that monetary policy has firepower to bail us out.
Our Reserve Bank is hiking rates. Australia's has no plans to move soon... who's right?
ASB economists forecast that even the red-hot housing market will cool.