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January 2016
February 2016
January 2016
5th - While you were sleeping: Stocks tumble, gold rises
5th - NZ dollar starts 2016 weaker amid concerns about China, Middle East
5th - Wynyard signs $27 mln, three-year deal with national security bureau
5th - IkeGPS drops GE brand, improving profit margin
5th - Dick Smith put into receivership 2 years after being taken public by Anchorage Capital
5th - UPDATE: Dick Smith couldn't find alternative funding in time to buy inventory, banks pulled support
5th - NZ shares join global stock rout as weak manufacturing points to slowing Chinese economy
5th - A2 Milk's Babidge, other shareholders cash in on high share price
5th - Turangi Maori land trust brings in Chinese partners for sheep milk expansion
5th - David Jones gets OIO approval to buy Kirkcaldies' store lease
5th - NZ dollar slips as Chinese stocks settle down, dairy auction looms
5th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global rout as Chinese manufacturing contracts; Xero, Z Energy drop
6th - Dairy product prices post a surprise decline
6th - While you were sleeping: Wall Street drops second day
6th - NZ dollar declines vs. yen as investors seek lower risk assets
6th - Auckland house prices little changed in December as sales volumes, listings drop
6th - NZ honey exports double in November on manuka demand
6th - El Nino seen abating but NZ primary sector not out of the woods given size of event
6th - Mega cashed up as minority investors diluted in pre-Christmas rights issue
6th - Richfield directors reject takeover offer from Brierley's Mercantile
6th - NZ dollar extends decline as PBOC devalues yuan, spooking investors
6th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend slide; A2 Milk, Sky TV, Fletcher decline
7th - While you were sleeping: China, Korea, oil worries
7th - NZ dollar gains vs. Aussie amid concerns about Chinese slowdown
7th - Summerset lifts annual sales 26% in 2015 on new developments
7th - NZ new vehicle sales soar to record in 2015
7th - SBS Bank CEO Wayne Evans dies suddenly of natural causes
7th - Key tipped to announce $1.25B spend on Auckland rail two years early as part of funding package
7th - Alliance moves to deepen cooperative culture as Silver Fern sells stake
7th - Anchorage Capital, chided for Dick Smith profit, repackages businesses from footwear to burgers
7th - Chile reveals NZ to host TPP signing ceremony in Feb, Govt tight-lipped
7th - NZ dollar falls as Chinese share trading suspended again
8th - While you were sleeping: China, oil sink stocks
8th - NZ dollar falls to three-month low vs. yen as investors spooked by China
8th - IkeGPS shares halted pending placement of shares
8th - Michael Hill boosts 1H sales 8.7% on 'steady' margins; mulls ASX listing
8th - Ferrier Hodgson tells Dick Smith workers it may take 6-8 weeks to establish if sale is possible
8th - Mobile tech company VMob migrating to NZX main board after rapid share price rise
8th - Debt listings, Australian bank share sales eclipsed IPOs on NZX in 2015
8th - MEA Mobile wants to spread success of photo print app to Australia
8th - NZ shares drop as fears over China envelop global markets
8th - Greenheart NZ to buy Northland Forest Managers for $1.5 million
8th - NZ wool prices rise in first auction of 2016, underpinned by lower kiwi dollar
8th - NZ dollar regains ground as China halts cuts to yuan fixing
8th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on global uncertainty; Nuplex, Xero, Chorus drop
11th - World Week Ahead: US earnings, China’s trade balance
11th - NZ dollar falls after strong US jobs data; continuing concerns about China
11th - IkeGPS raises $900,000 in institutional placement, still looking at US listing
11th - NZ residential building consents rise 1.8% in November on retirement village growth
11th - NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline this week on China concerns, Fed rate hike bets
11th - NZ regional confidence rises in December quarter as dairy farmers upbeat, cities optimistic
11th - Labour's Robertson heads to Paris for new policy ideas
11th - Asia-Pacific shares continue to fall, Australian energy stocks hit hard
11th - Warehouse Group forecasts 15% to 21% lift in first-half profit after strong Christmas trading
11th - NZ dollar edges lower as Chinese stock market settles down
12th - While you were sleeping: Oil sinks to new lows
12th - NZ, Aussie dollars stabilise after China bolsters yuan
12th - Buller Electricity initiates mop-up provisions for holdout shares in Pulse Energy
12th - New Zealand stocks rise as bargain hunters emerge, local news remains scant
12th - Improvement in NZ home affordability may not last
12th - Dick Smith receivers install Don Grover as acting CEO as Abboud quits; retailer put up for sale
12th - Harmoney board reshuffle sees chairman Campbell go, founder Roberts return
12th - Slowdown in Chinese investor interest in Auckland property market temporary glitch, Juwai says
12th - First direct air service between NZ and Aussie capitals tipped
12th - NZ commodity prices fall 1.8% in December; down 13% in 2015
12th - NZ commodity producers had 'a year to forget' in 2015, ANZ says
12th - Shanghai Pengxin rejection has flow-on impact on failed Lochinver neighbour
12th - NZ dollar bounces as global pressures continue to weigh
12th - More for NZ than US in TPP, says World Bank study, as MFAT confirms NZ signing ceremony
13th - While you were sleeping: Wall Street pares gains
13th - NZ dollar falls as commodity prices sink on concerns about China
13th - Pushpay attracts more revenue through its merchants, plans share split
13th - NZ property values rise 14% in 2015; regulatory curbs slow Auckland growth
13th - Dramatic climate change benefits for NZ from electric vehicles, study shows
13th - NZ Mitre 10 chairman Dippie's Mega stores ordered back to negotiations after misleading union
13th - NZ dollar rises as oil prices advance from lows, Chinese stocks gain
13th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on bargain-hunting; Sky TV, Westpac, Air NZ gain
14th - While you were sleeping: Wall St falls, Treasuries rise
14th - NZ dollar drops as higher oil inventories stoke global growth concerns
14th - Lewis Road Creamery eyes China as potential export market
14th - Trans-Tasman rivalry increases for Air NZ; fares seen falling
14th - Crime prevention company Auror strikes national deal with NZ Police, pushes offshore
14th - Vital Healthcare Property Trust
14th - NZ credit, debit card retail spending falls in December as durable goods purchases slide
14th - Direct FX may cancel derivatives licence itself after temporary compliance rule breach
14th - BlackRock brings Fletcher Building stake back above substantial shareholder mark
14th - SBS Bank names Mark McLean as interim replacement for Wayne Evans
14th - Nubiotics' milk & honey businessman Trevor Lock charged with $1 mln fraud by SFO
14th - NZ dollar falls as oil prices drop to 12-year low, Chinese stocks decline
15th - While you were sleeping: Oil rebound lifts Wall St
15th - NZ dollar drops to three-month low as investors remain wary
15th - Auckland house price growth may moderate in 2016, Fitch says
15th - NZ food prices fall for fifth month in December, led by cheaper chicken
15th - Z Energy pushes for broader company reporting in NZX governance review
15th - Virgin Australia unlikely to make significant profits for shareholders, analyst says
15th - Bethunes shareholders agree to sell Webb's auction house, seek new direction
15th - NZ wool prices mixed amid larger volumes, weaker currency
15th - NZ dollar heads for 1.6% weekly fall as commodity prices sag, investors stay gloomy
18th - World Week Ahead: Global outlook doubts
18th - NZ dollar dips then rebounds as traders favour kiwi over Aussie
18th - NZ employment confidence improves in 4th quarter
18th - NZX 50 sinks to month-low as Wall St rout spooks local investors
18th - Gary Romano resigns local directorships with Pengxin
18th - NZX seen having sluggish IPO pipeline in 2016
18th - NZ Dollar Outlook: weak growth, dairy prices, inflation to weigh on kiwi
19th - While you were sleeping: European stocks, oil slide
19th - Open Country Dairy cuts milk payout below Fonterra's forecast
19th - NZ dollar to remain volatile vs Aussie on weak commodities
19th - SkyCity expects first-half profit to rise as much as 30%
19th - NZ business confidence recovers from four-year low in December, profits still weak
19th - Mighty River Power buys solar power installer What Power Crisis
19th - NZ Refining earns record fees as throughput jumps to all-time high; shares gain
19th - NZ guest nights rise for 20th month as Queenstown, Wanaka remain tourist drawcards
19th - Australian online recruiter CareerOne takes on Seek, Trade Me Jobs in NZ
19th - Smith City agrees to buy Furniture City for $5.85M for Auckland foothold
19th - New Zealand's online recruiters shrug off the entry of new Australian player, CareerOne
19th - New docs show why agencies abandoned Hubbard investors' interest claims
19th - NZ dollar falls as Chinese growth misses forecast
20th - Dairy product prices decline for second auction in 2016
20th - While you were sleeping: China concerns ease
20th - NZ dollar gains as Chinese data, GDT auction, allay fears about commodities
20th - Kiwi companies using extract from totara trees see sales boom
20th - NZ consumer prices rise at slowest annual pace since 1999 on cheap petrol; kiwi drops
20th - NZVIF invests $11 million in new Silicon Valley-style venture capital micro fund
20th - NZ online job vacancies rise in December as all skill levels in hot demand
20th - Soft NZ inflation puts acid on RBNZ to cut rates this year
20th - NZ housing market strengthens in December, led by regions
20th - Tiwai Point smelter looks safe, despite global glut: First NZ Capital
20th - Singapore Airlines announces capital connection service between Wellington, Canberra and Singapore
20th - Fonterra likely to reduce 2015/16 milk payout after weak start to 2016
20th - Morrison & Co's Lib Petagna still selling Infratil shares
20th - All Blacks end 21-year sponsorship with Coca-Cola, sign deal with Pepsi
20th - New KiwiSaver products are likely this year as providers move beyond plain vanilla offerings, Morningstar says
20th - NZ dollar falls as weak inflation fuels rate cut expectations
20th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall with Asia; MRP, Spark, Steel & Tube drop
20th - UPDATE: All Blacks end 21-year sponsorship with Coca-Cola, sign deal with Pepsi
21st - While you were sleeping: Oil spurs global stock rout
21st - NZ dollar hits 3-month low, rebounds amid global weakness
21st - NZ manufacturing activity jumps to 14-month high in December, led by new orders
21st - NZ stocks fall along with global markets as oil prices continue to plummet
21st - NZ consumer confidence rises in January, belying global turmoil
21st - OIO approves sale of Fastway couriers to Dubai-based Aramex
21st - NZ dollar gains as oil prices recover, Asian stock rally
21st - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by offshore markets; Nuplex, Sky TV, Orion Health down, Air NZ up
21st - Wellington ratepayers to pay $8 mln over 10 years for Canberra flights
22nd - While you were sleeping: ECB, China signal support
22nd - NZ dollar rises to week high as commodity currencies return to favour
22nd - Auckland's Queen Elizabeth Square re-zoned, paving way for Precinct purchase
22nd - First NZ downgrades Summerset to 'neutral' as Auckland's housing market cools
22nd - NZ wool prices rise; lamb wool returns to record levels
22nd - Comvita's share price soars as more honey equals more money
22nd - Cheap oil may spur RBNZ to rethink flat OCR
22nd - Air New Zealand suspends Vanuatu flights over runway safety concerns
22nd - NZ dollar heads for 1% weekly gain as sentiment picks up
22nd - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as Asia picks up alongside oil prices; Sky TV, Fisher & Paykel, Trade Me gain
22nd - Duncan Saville's Utilico ends 12-year run as substantial Infratil investor
25th - World Week Ahead: Central banks take centre stage
25th - NZ dollar declines as traders eye looming RBNZ meeting
25th - NZ export log prices jump higher on low shipping rates, currency decline
25th - NZ export log prices jump higher on low shipping rates, currency decline
25th - Affco and Meatworkers Union square off in court again over Wairoa lockout
25th - NZ Dollar Outlook: Analysts split on Kiwi outlook amid market turmoil
25th - Tau fly monitoring continues as insect poses risk to $7bn horticulture industry
25th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise with global markets; Xero, A2, Nuplex gain while Spark falls
26th - While you were sleeping: Oil weighs on equities, again
26th - NZ dollar drops as oil price slide weighs on commodity currencies
26th - Gary Romano resigns from China's Shanghai Pengxin group
26th - NZ Govt 5-month deficit wider than expected as tax-take misses forecast
26th - BNZ lifts New Zealand 2016 growth forecast after robust data
26th - No buyers emerge for Wild Pair as receivers sell down inventory
26th - TPP: Canada in, NZ releases National Impact Analysis
26th - Greens push for separate Treasury unit to cost political promises
26th - SeaDragon directors sell shares after accidentally breaching Takeovers Code
26th - Sealord profit falls 62% in 2015 as low global fish prices weigh on earnings
26th - NZ dollar follows oil prices, equity markets lower as risk appetite wanes
26th - Westland follows Open Country in cutting dairy payout prediction
26th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as investors wait for leads; Xero, Kathmandu down, Tower rises
26th - NZ govt flags 10-year, $100M research project to boost agriculture while improving environment
27th - While you were sleeping: Hopes for oil deal
27th - NZ dollar rises as oil price gains bolster commodity currencies
27th - Fitch downgrades NZ economic forecast, lowers rating outlook
27th - Smiths City to battle for market share after dropping low margin products
27th - OceanaGold's 2015 production beats expectation, raises forecast for 2016
27th - Veritas downgrades earnings forecast; won't pay 1H dividend
27th - Most NZ SMES don't intend hiring in next 6 months, Westpac monitor shows
27th - G3 maintains margins in third quarter as volume lags expectations
27th - UPDATE: Veritas shares slump after downgrade to earnings forecast
27th - Prime Minister confirms big infrastructure spend on Auckland transport
27th - NZ Super Fund boss Orr sees buying opportunities in volatility
27th - New ANZ boss promotes two New Zealand executives in management reshuffle
27th - Congestion charges for infrastructure will need council justification: Key
27th - PM says National will work with any party to pass RMA reform, including NZ First
27th - NZ falls in international corruption rankings, OIA and environment blamed
27th - NZ dollar falls vs. Aussie as Australian inflation beats expectations; Fed, RBNZ loom
27th - Why the rush on TPP? asks US critic
27th - Rubicon director Hugh Fletcher uses share slump as buying opportunity
27th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares flat as Chinese, Australian markets down; Vector, Warehouse rise while Air NZ falls
28th - While you were sleeping: Fed leaves rates steady
28th - NZ dollar hovers around 65 US cents after Fed, awaiting RBNZ
28th - Fonterra cuts forecast milk payout to $4.15/kgMS for current season
28th - RBNZ's Wheeler opens door for more rate cuts with inflation set to rise more slowly; kiwi drops
28th - No appeal from Chorus or Spark on final pricing for copper network
28th - NZ imports rise to record high in 2015 as kiwi dollar declines
28th - Airline pilot concerns over night flying into Queenstown Airport have been allayed
28th - NZ dollar, swaps fall as RBNZ opens door to lower rates, Fonterra cuts forecast
28th - NZ Refining seen stepping up dividends on record earnings, lower debt
28th - DairyNZ estimates 85% of dairy farmers will lose money this season as Fonterra cuts forecast payout
28th - CORRECT: NZ Refining seen stepping up dividends on record earnings, lower debt
28th - Chorus gets reprieve on copper, though fibre questions linger, First NZ says
28th - Shareholders Association to reconsider Wynyard rights issue
28th - NZ dollar drops after RBNZ adopts easing bias, Fonterra cuts forecast payout
28th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed as market prepares for earnings; Z, MetroGlass rise while Nuplex falls
29th - While you were sleeping: Oil, US earnings lift Wall Street
29th - NZ dollar gains as greenback falls on weak US economic data
29th - Infratil's NZ Bus to lose South Auckland contract
29th - Fliway says first half earnings beat prospectus forecast on cost management
29th - ERoad trims sales forecast while holding revenue outlook on US opportunity
29th - IkeGPS cuts revenue forecast as orders for new product delayed to 2017
29th - Xero slows cash burn in December quarter as knuckle-down kicks in
29th - NZ residential building consents rise 2.3% in December, driven by Auckland and neighbouring regions
29th - Bankers warn more forced NZ dairy farm sales likely following payout drop
29th - OIO approves Dairy Farms NZ's $47 mln purchase of 5 Southland farms
29th - Hundreds set to visit Sweden as Volvo Million Dollar Campaign Launches
29th - Fliway shares gain 10% after announcing 1H earnings beat forecast
29th - Fletcher Building books $85 mln profit from sale of Rocla Quarry Products
29th - NZ govt keeping in touch with digital transformation of workforce
29th - NZ in talks with China on allowing chilled meat exports
29th - Hot Stock: Ardent Leisure
29th - Intueri shares plunge 35% on Serious Fraud Office investigation
29th - Rakon shares drop as major network operators delay spending, prompting profit warning
29th - UPDATE: SFO confirms Intueri under investigation; shares drop 35%
29th - NZ wool prices edge up at auction as volumes rise to a seasonal peak
29th - NZOG prowling for cheap assets as slide in oil price shakes out bargains
29th - NZ dollar TWI heads for 1.4% weekly drop as RBNZ adopts easing bias, Fonterra cuts forecast
31st - Labour launches new policy offering three years' free tertiary education
February 2016
1st - World Week Ahead: Alphabet earnings, US jobs
1st - NZ dollar rises to 3-week high vs. yen after BoJ introduces negative interest rate
1st - Snakk maintains above-target gross margin in third quarter
1st - Synlait cuts forecast milk payout for this season as prices remain low
1st - Pyne Gould blames auditor disagreement for another delay to 2015 annual report
1st - Fonterra governance review raises questions of foreign farmer shareholders, director skills
1st - NZ migration at record high in 2015 as fewer depart for Australia, foreign students flood in
1st - NZ honey exports soar 41% in 2015 to new record
1st - Ryman to spend more than $200 mln on third Melbourne village
1st - Kathmandu lifts first-half sales 9.1% with wider margins, affirms annual guidance
1st - Banks hire Cameron Partners to look at Paymark after potential buyer emerges
1st - NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi's fate this week in hands of RBNZ
1st - Fletcher Building says no issues with payments for PNG operations
1st - Government to oppose appeal blocking $1.2 bln Auckland housing scheme
1st - NZ dollar gains vs. Aussie as Chinese manufacturing keeps shrinking
1st - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Kathmandu on sales growth; A2, Genesis fall
2nd - While you were sleeping: Stocks fall on growth concern
2nd - Full break-up may be best option for 'under-valued' Fletcher Building, given non NZ operations
2nd - NZ dollar gains on concerns about pace of US Fed rate hikes
2nd - Fletcher Building buys roading contractor Higgins for $315 mln, restructures into 5 divisions
2nd - OIO probe into Motukawaiti Island sale fails to uncover enough evidence to prosecute
2nd - Augusta to buy A$23 mln industrial property in Brisbane for syndication
2nd - NZ wool auction volumes likely to drop 4.4% this season
2nd - Retirement Commissioner to look at annuities, low interest rates in policy review
2nd - NZ commodity prices slide 2.3% in January, for a 15% annual drop
2nd - Trade Me cut to 'sell' from 'buy' at broker Craigs
2nd - EPA poised to chase Chatham Rock for unpaid fees
2nd - UPDATE: CRP determined to reapply for seabed mining licence as fee stoush looms
2nd - RBA retains easing bias, watches labour market pickup, financial turbulence
2nd - NZ dollar falls vs. Australian dollar after RBA less pessimistic on global outlook
2nd - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Fletcher on Higgins buy; Summerset gains, MRP, Nuplex drop
3rd - Dairy product prices drop amid bearish outlook
3rd - While you were sleeping: Wall St follows oil lower
3rd - NZ dollar declines on weak commodity markets as oil, dairy prices drop
3rd - Wynyard shareholders to vote on lifting share issue cap in two weeks
3rd - NZ new car sales hit record in January on demand for commercial vehicles
3rd - Labour writes to Talley's urging resolution of five-month Affco meatworkers dispute
3rd - Unemployment drops sharply to 5.3%, near six-year low; kiwi dollar gains
3rd - Briscoe forecasts 18% profit lift in full-year profit as 4th-qtr sales rise
3rd - Internet service firms hard to contact and difficult to swap, Consumer NZ says
3rd - Wheeler cites flexible policy targets, argues against knee-jerk rate cuts
3rd - Harmoney raises $8.8 mln in preference share issue, halves threshold to go public
3rd - Weak global dairy prices raise risk of further cuts to Fonterra milk payouts
3rd - Economists question sharp drop in NZ unemployment rate
3rd - NZ dollar gains vs. Australian dollar after strong jobs data, Wheeler talks down cut
3rd - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall with commodities; A2, Kathmandu drop, Precinct Properties gains
4th - While you were sleeping: US economic red flags
4th - NZ dollar rises to month high after Wheeler speech, greenback weakness
4th - Fonterra's Darnum JV with Beingmate to ship Chinese product in second half of 2016
4th - NZX metrics: cash market trades rise 45% in January, value of equity trades slips 1.1%
4th - Goodman Property Trust Units
4th - Auckland's house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January, Barfoot says
4th - RBNZ's McDermott says central bank forecasts are 'conditional', open to change
4th - Twelve nations formally sign Trade Pacific Partnership Agreement in Auckland, ratification will take longer
4th - Celebrity and 'your own crowd' crucial to crowdfunding success, promoters say
4th - Dick Smith employees in Australia underpaid by A$2 mln, Kiwi staff unaffected
4th - Court of Appeal hears NZ Honey's fight with MPI over claimed manuka health benefits
4th - Government plan for Northland targets transport, web, Maori assets
4th - NZ dollar holds near month-high on stronger jobs market, Wheeler guidance
4th - MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise ahead of earnings season; Steel & Tube, Westpac gain, Z, Skellerup fall
5th - While you were sleeping: US dollar loses lustre
5th - NZ dollar hits fresh monthly high as doubts grow about Fed rate hikes
5th - Hallenstein first-half profit falls 20% as competition, lower currency crimp margins
5th - NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security and reputation
5th - UPDATE: Hallenstein shares tumble as retailer confirms profit impact from weak dollar
5th - 'Small cost' in removing carbon subsidy from big emitters: NZIER
5th - NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi dollar, reduced demand from China
5th - Zespri and T&G's collaborative marketing example for all industry, says Hort NZ
5th - NZX dairy futures point to further decline in whole milk powder from six-month low
5th - Fresh NZ seafood reaches rural China via Alibaba's Tmall platform
5th - Fonterra offers payout to organic farmers based on market returns, a first for the cooperative
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