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January 2019
February 2019
January 2019
3rd - Just how bad is Vital Healthcare's governance?
3rd - New Zealand dollar weakens amid Chinese sabre-rattling, European turmoil
3rd - Dairy product prices advance for third straight auction
3rd - January 3rd Morning Report
3rd - Promisia raises $1.35m from rights issue amid ongoing MedSafe dispute
3rd - Kathmandu says Christmas sales miss expectations but margins improve
3rd - NZ Racing Board skittish about outsourcing TAB
3rd - IAG increases its reinsurance cover to A$9 billion
3rd - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drop in first trading day of 2019 as Kathmandu whacked on weak sales
4th - New Zealand dollar rallies as US stocks plunge sparks a USD sell-off
4th - January 4th Morning Report
4th - Govt MP McAnulty jumps queue in bid to impose banking code of conduct
4th - SLI Systems to delist next week
4th - New Zealand dollar treads water after wild swings
4th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares firm as Apple jitters bolster demand for utilities
7th - Kiwi dollar firms on Fed comments, US jobs growth
7th - January 7th Morning Report
7th - Do our banks need as much gold-plating as the Reserve Bank thinks?
7th - Paymark points to disappointing retail sales over Christmas
7th - Pushpay on track to achieve positive March-year ebitdaf
7th - Barfoot reports first annual median house price fall in a decade
7th - AsureQuality extends Bureau Veritas partnership to SE Asia
7th - Gold Report 7th January 2019
7th - NZ dollar settles within a range on soothing developments
7th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as bargain hunters move on global relief rally
8th - January 8th Morning Report
8th - NZ dollar holds gains; investors await Trump's Wall speech, China trade talks
8th - Vital trustee's fees highlight manager's even richer gravy train
8th - New vehicle demand expected to soften after record 2018 registrations
8th - NZ dollar hovers near top of recent range as hopes rise
8th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares get further lift on improving offshore sentiment
9th - January 9th Morning Report
9th - NZ dollar weakens as USD boosted by China trade talks progress
9th - Fletcher's Three Kings quarry may be for sale for $150m
9th - NZX December trading activity busier; value fell
9th - NZ commodity price slide slowed in December - ANZ
9th - World Bank sees "Darkening Skies" in 2019
9th - Fonterra announces sale of Farm Source livestock division
9th - NZ dollar gains amid rising optimism for US-China trade pact
9th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain as trade fears ease
10th - January 10th Morning Report
10th - NZ dollar firms as trade talks, FOMC support global outlook
10th - Summerset's 4Q sales slip; 2018 build target met
10th - First Gas faces prosecution for Papamoa pipeline purchase
10th - Michael Hill names COO
10th - Turners says used car demand strong despite December downturn
10th - NZ dollar softens after weak Chinese PPI
10th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as investors take a breather
11th - January 11th Morning Report
11th - NZ dollar little changed; Powell provides reasons to be dovish
11th - Ikea NZ launch details: there will be meatballs
11th - No crisis in Australia's housing market; NZ prices seen stable to lower: Nikko
11th - Dwelling consents rise 5.3% in November year
11th - Synlait's licence for China exports renewed
11th - NZ dollar headed for 1.5% weekly gain on improved global outlook
11th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rises as positive offshore leads spur buying
14th - January 14th Morning Report
14th - NZ dollar rises as benign inflation data weighs on USD
14th - Orr: Don't rely on bank stress test outcomes alone
14th - Chatham Rock eyes capital raising after Capital Trust delay
14th - Pohokura maintenance to cut production again
14th - Fitch expects slower GDP growth than Treasury
14th - RBNZ appointments complete senior leadership team
14th - Pohokura maintenance to cut production again
14th - NZ dollar falls after China's trade surplus with US balloons
14th - ARA Group acquires Metalbilt, Danks in RCR disposal
14th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares inch higher in tepid trade
15th - Last-ditch lobbying seeks NZ's full involvement in massive telescope project
15th - NZ dollar firms; improved business confidence expected
15th - January 15th Morning Report
15th - Businesses become less gloomy as demand lifts: QSBO
15th - December food prices up on year despite fall in fruit and veggies
15th - More court action this week over Rod Duke's helipad
15th - Better but still weak business confidence: a signal to cut the OCR?
15th - NZ dollar nudges higher ahead of key Brexit vote
15th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drift after US stocks eased back overnight
16th - QV says house prices rose 3.2% in 2018
16th - Dairy product prices climb amid solid appetite for whole milk powder
16th - January 16th Morning Report
16th - NZD treads water ahead of Brexit vote; buoyed by dairy auction, China stimulus
16th - Labour market confidence ticks up but wage pressures missing in action
16th - Michael Hill Dec qtr sales fall 1.3% despite Christmas boost
16th - Govt's surplus runs ahead of forecast
16th - Card spending suggests little festive cheer for retailers
16th - Transpower signals tight electricity supply in mid-May
16th - 2degrees appoints CFO Mark Aue as chief executive
16th - New NZX rules to strip Vital Healthcare investors of rights
16th - Westpac raises milk price forecast on strong GDT result
16th - New Zealand dollar little changed amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty
16th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise, buoyed by dairy prices, overseas markets
17th - NZ dollar eases as Brexit saga enters next phase
17th - January 17th Morning Report
17th - December house sales fall to seven-year low
17th - Record second-half throughput for Marsden Point
17th - Kathmandu hires new leader for North America
17th - UFB uptake reaches 51% on Chorus networks
17th - 'Excessive' RBNZ bank capital proposals to add up to 1.25% to mortgage rates: UBS
17th - NZ dollar extends decline amid mixed data
17th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares get further lift from positive offshore markets
18th - January 18th Morning Report
18th - NZ dollar extends slide as Philly Fed lifts sentiment in US
18th - Tilt affirms guidance; Dec qtr production misses long-term expectations
18th - NZ manufacturing activity hits highest level since April
18th - Currency frozen in multi-million dollar Cryptopia theft
18th - NZ dollar heading for 1% weekly slide as outlook weakens
18th - Housing Ministry head hints he acted against departed KiwiBuild head Stephen Barclay
18th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares follow Asian markets higher on renewed hopes for China-US resolution
21st - January 21st Morning Report
21st - Sharp oil price drop should have kept December quarter inflation flat
21st - NZ dollar firms on mixed US data; flat CPI expected
21st - Labour will lose in 2020 without more progress on housing affordability: Pavletich
21st - Oil prices may remain under pressure in 2019 - IEA
21st - Trustpower winning new customers with multi-service product bundles
21st - McCashin's secures option over Veritas stake
21st - NZ dollar drifts lower ahead of CPI; China GDP as expected
21st - MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks gain; investors seek value ahead of earnings season
22nd - NZ dollar stalled ahead of CPI data; IMF trims global outlook
22nd - January 22nd Morning Report
22nd - Govt part-funds another $11m of low-emissions transport projects
22nd - Genesis coal burn reached 5-yr high in 'unprecedented' conditions
22nd - RBNZ plucks bank capital numbers out of the air: Reddell
22nd - Billionaire Aussie miner moves businesses to NZ in 'quixotic' CER gambit
22nd - New Zealand dollar becalmed ahead of CPI data
22nd - NZ shares fell on global growth concerns
23rd - KiwiBuild a 'massive political distraction' from other housing efforts: NZ Initiative
23rd - NZ dollar eases against pound; otherwise stalled ahead of CPI
23rd - January 23rd Morning Report
23rd - Eroad lifts sales growth in December quarter
23rd - Z Energy raises earnings, dividend forecast on crude oil slump
23rd - Agria rep to step down as Wrightson chair by June 28
23rd - NZ 4Q inflation remains stuck in neutral
23rd - Mercury says strong prices to offset lower hydro output, Metrix sale
23rd - PaySauce more than doubles recurring quarterly revenue
23rd - NZ dollar rises as inflation data reduces rate-cut risk
23rd - NZ shares ease on global growth concerns
24th - NZ dollar extends gain on reduced chances of rate cut
24th - January 24th Morning Report
24th - NZX, FMA launch capital markets review
24th - Piha EV trial to test vehicle-to-home power supply
24th - Rubicon says hurricane damage will cut earnings
24th - Accountants call for changes in capital gains tax draft
24th - Apple
24th - 2019 may be a better year for listings: NZX's Peterson
24th - NZ dollar stalls after NAB raises mortgage rates
24th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares inch higher as US shutdown sidelines investors
25th - NZ dollar weakens on China trade risk, Australia growth worry
25th - January 25th Morning Report
25th - Oceania Healthcare first-half result down on property, wage costs
25th - AMP warns 2018 net profit likely to be just A$30 million
25th - Govt plans tougher anti-competition measures, eyes Australian law
25th - Cryptopia investors worried by lack of information after major hack
25th - Net migration slows, may have peaked in 2016: new data
25th - Reserve Bank extends consultation on controversial new capital rules
25th - NZ dollar ends the week higher as rate cut expectations fall
25th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks inch higher ahead of earnings season
29th - NZ dollar falls as slowing Chinese growth weighs on US company earnings
29th - January 29th Morning Report
29th - SkyCity first-half earnings beat expectations as high rollers, Auckland outperform
29th - Synlait follows Fonterra with lower forecast farmgate payout
29th - South Island tourism drives record NZ guest nights
29th - Hydrogen unlikely to be economic for industrial heat - officials
29th - Scott Tech, Mt Cook Alpine Salmon in automated pin boning project
29th - Fuel imports drive NZ's annual trade deficit to 11-year high
29th - Regulators identify life insurance bad behaviour but refuse to name names
29th - Life insurance industry slammed in regulators’ report
29th - Government to fast-track bank, life insurance customer protection measures
29th - Regulators should name and shame insurers who don't lift their game: Robertson
29th - Global risk aversion keeps NZ dollar capped
29th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall amid ongoing concerns about global growth
30th - NZ dollar treads water as US-China trade talks, Fed meeting loom
30th - NZQA must urgently bolster vocational training to alleviate skills shortages
30th - January 30th Morning Report
30th - Air New Zealand slashes earnings guidance on engine issue, slowing travel growth
30th - Heartland appoints Myles Perry as acting CFO
30th - Z Energy CFO Day to depart in exec restructuring
30th - Air NZ shares hit 3-month low; earnings downgrade puts tourism under microscope
30th - EU votes to reduce NZ export rights
30th - First Food Act fine imposed on Hellers for mis-labelling sausages
30th - NZ loses ground against Aussie on higher-than-expected CPI, lift in iron ore prices
30th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Air NZ warning weighs on tourism stocks
31st - Govt to 'take time to get it right' on new national wage bargaining proposals
31st - January 31st Morning Report
31st - NZ dollar jumps half a US cent as Fed takes cautious approach to future rate hikes
31st - RBNZ bank capital proposals will drive up rates, reduce credit
31st - Cryptopia might reopen in February, NZ Police says
31st - Helpful weather underpins higher NZ milk collection, says Fonterra
31st - NZ needs pay reforms to avoid 'yellow vests' populism, says former Nat PM Bolger
31st - ComCom eyes terminal, refinery access in fuel market study
31st - Analyst warns Air New Zealand may be in for more pain
31st - NZ fund manager buys embattled Mahana winery from receiver
31st - Standard & Poor's lifts NZ's outlook to positive
31st - Fitch Ratings says reforms likely to hamper life insurance growth
31st - Bathurst picking further production gains on strong steel demand
31st - KiwiRail pleased with early Northland studies
31st - NZ dollar at 6-week high after dovish Fed, S&P lifts outlook on NZ
31st - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global rally as Fed poised to keep rates low; Air NZ falls again
February 2019
1st - NZ dollar holds above US69c as Trump upbeat on trade talks
1st - Watch for Hayne report to trump FMA, RBNZ
1st - February 1st Morning Report
1st - NZ consumers still reasonably upbeat and willing to make big ticket purchase
1st - Looming NZ tax report 'lost opportunity' for small business
1st - Prices inched up for high-spending households in the December quarter
1st - Landlords adding insulation ahead of July deadline
1st - Vital Healthcare's manager commits to A$1.258 billion Healthscope purchase
1st - New Zealander at heart of latest Brexit stoush
1st - David Smol, Sheridan Broadbent get short-term appointments to NZTA board
1st - NZ dollar headed for 1.1% weekly gain against US on trade optimism, dovish Fed
4th - NZ dollar dips back below 69 US cents on strong US jobs data
4th - OECD data suggests social spending and productivity may be related
4th - February 4th Morning Report
4th - Unemployment may jump a little but labour market remains solid
4th - Vista renews Viacom deal to use Movio analytics
4th - Dwelling consents reach 14-year high in 2018
4th - Life insurance industry will need to be dragged kicking and screaming into reform
4th - Amcor
4th - NZ dollar holds recent gains on greater risk appetite
4th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as investors eye Australian banking report
5th - Australian commission ban likely to scare NZ mortgage brokers
5th - NZD weaker against US but rangebound against Aussie ahead of RBA
5th - February 5th Morning Report
5th - NZ new vehicle registrations fall in January as market softens
5th - Auckland housing market still moving in favour of buyers, says Barfoot
5th - Govt must keep nerve if housing reforms to succeed: First NZ Capital
5th - Will Australia ban mortgage brokers' commissions? Will NZ follow?
5th - Taranaki council disputes govt wastewater claims
5th - Mitre 10 boss Neil Cowie to depart after five-year building boom
5th - NZ commodity prices have strong start to 2019
5th - Deutsche Craigs, Goldmans to run Napier Port IPO
5th - NZ dollar falls against Aussie as RBA language rules out a rate cut
5th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join Australian rally; banking report milder than expected
7th - NZD jumps against Aussie on dovish Lowe speech
7th - February 7th Morning Report
7th - Property investor survey suggests they're mostly conservative
7th - Pushpay forecasts 60% full-year margin, 'substantial' net profit
7th - Orion Health's McCrae to take firm private
7th - Bigger tax take from GST, tobacco excise bolsters govt coffers in 6-month surplus
7th - Biggest Hayne impact on Heartland will be the ban on mortgage broker commissions
7th - Weaker than expected jobs data in December raises rate cut prospects
7th - NZX trading quieter in January as more activity goes off-market
7th - CBA delivers good news for ASB perpetual preference shares investors
7th - Downer's first-half NZ revenue flatlines as Hawkins, utilities make up for slower transport sales
7th - NZ 2-year swap falls to record low as traders increase bets on rate cut
7th - Australia's Cimic gives Auckland rail the glad eye
7th - IAG's NZ premium growth and margins outpace Australia
7th - NZ dollar dives after weaker than expected jobs data
7th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain as prospect of rate cut stokes demand for yield stocks
8th - PM warns slowing global growth will weigh on New Zealand's economy
8th - NZ dollar rangebound on weak jobs, global growth woes
8th - February 8th Morning Report
8th - OMV plans $500 million-plus Taranaki investment
8th - NAB's Henry and Thorburn fall on their swords
8th - Farmer confidence in NZ economy lowest in almost a decade
8th - LIC more than doubles 1H net profit as artificial breeding gains traction
8th - Queenstown the most popular among foreign buyers in 2018
8th - Transpower challenged to deliver on network spend
8th - NZ dollar gains against Aussie on downbeat RBA forecasts
8th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise in quiet trading ahead of earnings season
11th - Fletcher likely to pay a 30c annual dividend this financial year
11th - No change on Wednesday but is the OCR headed up, down or sideways?
11th - February 11th Morning Report
11th - NZ dollar trades in tight range as investors grow nervous over US-China trade
11th - FIRST CUT: Contact 1H net profit jumps on asset sales, increases FY div guidance
11th - Trustpower flags write-down on generation assets as price expectations fall
11th - Grant Samuel values Methven shares at up to $1.60, GWA's offer price
11th - Investors lukewarm about Briscoes Christmas miracle
11th - Health ministry prosecutes Promisia Integrative over Arthrem product
11th - JB Hi-Fi's NZ stores profitable again as sales grow 5.8%
11th - GWA's $118m offer for Methven comes after years of underperformance
11th - NZ dollar gains on bargain hunting ahead of RBNZ rate decision
11th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain as Contact kicks off earnings season on a bright note
11th - Gold Report 11th February 2019
12th - NZ dollar dips as US-China trade negotiations keep investors on edge
12th - South Port eyes extra Tiwai trade; reiterates FY guidance
12th - February 12th Morning Report
12th - Rising house prices put pressure on affordability through tail-end of 2018
12th - NZ card spending bounces back in January as consumers lean on credit
12th - Falling solar, battery costs may outstrip Transpower projections - SEANZ
12th - Retrospective NZX rules change hurts Vital Healthcare investors
12th - Falling solar, battery costs may outstrip Transpower projections - SEANZ
12th - New app from NZ-based Shareclarity an industry-first
12th - New app from NZ-based Shareclarity an industry-first
12th - Inflation expectations ease in Reserve Bank survey as chances of rate cut grow
12th - NZ dollar treads water ahead of Reserve Bank's monetary policy statement
12th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain as power companies Meridian, Genesis, Mercury buoyed by low rate outlook
13th - Moving to Hawkes Bay for life, not just for Christmas
13th - February 13th Morning Report
13th - RBNZ's capital proposal could lead to a real-time bank stress test: KPMG
13th - NZ dollar treads water as investors eye Reserve Bank rate review
13th - Genesis caves, brings back door-knocking
13th - Robertson's 'well-being' budget to be delivered on May 30
13th - RMA reform must address council cultures, capability - Parker
13th - Hallenstein shares jump 7.5% on first-half profit guidance
13th - SkyCity chair Campbell the likely driver of surprise share buyback
13th - NZOG says rig booked for Ironbark drilling
13th - Australia's Bapcor still finding NZ a happy hunting ground
13th - Reserve Bank pushes out the likely date of next OCR move to 2021
13th - Orr dovish but not as dovish as the market expected
13th - NZ dollar jumps a cent as Reserve Bank rate outlook wrong-foots traders
13th - Wrightson cleared to sell seeds business
13th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global rally on US-China trade optmism; SkyCity falls
14th - Timeline tight for critical skills education reform, industries say
14th - Reserve Bank's Orr says he's open to persuasion on new bank capital rules
14th - NZ dollar holds above US68c as greenback rallies on rising US inflation
14th - February 14th Morning Report
14th - Skellerup lifts 1H profit 15% on strong industrial sales
14th - KiwiBuild will crowd out as much as 75% of other home building: RBNZ
14th - NZ house sales fall in January, take longer
14th - January food prices rise 0.8% from year earlier
14th - Meridian buys power from rival Genesis amid strong demand, declining storage
14th - Suncorp's New Zealand 1H profit jumps on premium price hikes
14th - AMP NZ's earnings slide 45%; group profit slumps 97%
14th - New MPS committee reduces risk of a feral Reserve Bank governor: Orr
14th - TVNZ has a keen interest in what happens to Stuff assets, Kenrick says
14th - MPs told $200m Northport rail link 'critical'
14th - Macpac performance overshadowed by SRG underpayments scandal
14th - NZ dollar rises on stronger China trade data
14th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares snap six-day gain as kiwi weighs on F&P, A2; Skellerup gains
15th - NZ dollar holds gains as weaker US retail sales weigh on greenback
15th - February 15th Morning Report
15th - NZIQS decides more training is the answer to past president's misconduct
15th - Wellington Drive beats 2H sales forecast, will meet earnings guidance
15th - New NZ dry dock a basis for new industry - KiwiRail
15th - Slowing new orders growth weighs on January PMI
15th - NZX to push sales this year after reshaping business dents 2018 profit
15th - New net migration data to remain rubbery for quite some time
15th - Burger Fuel exploring sale after review questions listing merits
15th - NZ dollar set for weekly gain after Reserve Bank surprise
15th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares dip as global trade jitters weigh on A2, F&P
18th - Tax Working Group's capital gains proposal keenly awaited
18th - NZ dollar starts the week with a tailwind as positive US-China trade talks boost sentiment
18th - FIRST CUT: Port of Tauranga lifts 1H profit 4%
18th - February 18th Morning Report
18th - Steel & Tube turnaround continues with 49% jump in first-half net profit
18th - PFI doubles 2018 profit on valuation gains, underlying earnings fall short
18th - Perky services sector in Janary soothes fears over cooling economy
18th - Customer satisfaction in NZ banks rises despite Australian scandals
18th - Nib NZ first-half earnings slide 30% as claims outpace policy growth
18th - Guest night growth slows; overseas visitors spent less time in North Island
18th - Open Country challenges validity of Fonterra's 2018 milk price
18th - Steel & Tube recovery to include $5.6M of 2nd-half cost savings
18th - NZ dollar rises on optimism for China-US trade deal
19th - February 19th Morning Report
19th - NZ dollar dips from 13-day high as US holiday keeps markets quiet
19th - Precinct raising $150M from an underwritten placement and retail offer
19th - NZME targets positive earnings from paywall in 2 years; profit falls
19th - Tower affirms earnings guidance, notes increased digital upgrade cost
19th - Hallenstein seeks new CEO; shares fall
19th - Heartland's 1H profit dampened by restructuring, accounting changes
19th - OMV eyes Asia's growing gas demand
19th - Wrightson warns weak wool demand, slow spring listings weigh on earnings
19th - NZ dollar falls after second fruit fly discovered
19th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall: A2 downgraded on eve of earnings, Heartland misses expectations

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