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January 2004
2nd - Monday 2nd February 2004
5th - Austral Pacific lists tomorrow
7th - HY-FY investors get a jolt
9th - Monday 12th January 2004
11th - Small caps lead broad market rally in 2003
12th - Richina gets new director
12th - TeamTalk buys $10 mill of new gear
13th - Former fund managers jump fence
15th - AMP Office Trust gets active shareholder
19th - Monday 19th January 2004
20th - New investment management company started in Wellington
21st - House prices to start falling by the end of this year
21st - Rising house prices drive down national affordability
23rd - Regulator hedges bets in broadband battle
23rd - IPO pipeline keeps brokers busy
23rd - Fraudsters thumb noses at tough rules
23rd - New head at Westpac bank
23rd - 'Accident-prone' bank CEO under pressure
23rd - Shotover buyer puts pressure on Ngai Tahu
23rd - Whistleblower hung out to dry over Invensys
23rd - Vending company moves to bed down acquisition
23rd - GPG builds its cred in UK finance circles
23rd - How to get a board seat in four easy steps
23rd - High stakes game at Christchurch Casino
26th - Monday 26th January 2004
26th - It's a close call on interest rates this week
27th - Investment expectations driving property market
28th - NZ Super Fund appoints two more investment managers
28th - Blokart International is running to land Volvo contract
29th - OCR increased to 5.25%
29th - OCR rise likely to raise mortgage rates
29th - Fisher Funds to launch listed investment fund
30th - Brierley swings, Weldon weaves, but the horse has bolted
30th - Value beats growth for fund managers
30th - Kiwis lose their taste for exotics after Parmalat
30th - Investors eye market dogs
30th - Nuplex provides strong glue
30th - Rising dollar hits rural company profits
30th - Metals continue their golden run
30th - Opus eyes Stock Exchange listing
30th - Trans Tasman holder creeps to 60%
30th - Telecom shares rise ahead of hoped-for dividend payout
30th - Task Transactions wins big ATM contract
30th - Hedging saves Carter's bacon in tough year
30th - Power still costs less
30th - Fonterra accounting changes 'short-changing shareholders'
February 2004
1st - A change in culture
1st - Auckland as HQ
1st - Blow the budget
1st - Buy, sell, hold: Revved up
1st - No Patsy
1st - Pick 'n' mix
1st - The tax man
1st - The Guru is back!
3rd - Fisher on her new fund
3rd - Sealegs to move to the desert
3rd - AMP's picks for 2004
3rd - NZ Oil and Gas to sell part of Kupe
4th - Briscoes fourth quarter sales down
5th - Morrison's amazing levitation act
5th - RAMs charge $70b home equity market
5th - Alternative investments defend hard-won patch
5th - When spin doctoring gets out of control
5th - Week in review
5th - Consolidation works for National Property Trust
5th - Over: NZ growing faster than the rest of the world
5th - Global rally boosts Kiwi trusts
5th - NAB shores up confidence
5th - SkyCity gives multiplex to competition
5th - Company results
5th - Fonterra: half-year report makes up for media release
5th - Briscoe Group disappoints in a flat retail market
5th - PRG sucks out cash to power its UK stores
5th - Biotech firm in 'family tiff' as it nears deal
5th - South Port posts flat half year net profit of $1.3M
6th - Investment trusts provide some good gains
7th - Stock Guru entries close today
9th - Monday 9th February 2004
9th - Stock Guru: Wannabe Gurus pick Telecom to perform
9th - Telecom spurs NZ sharemarket out of seven day losing streak
10th - TeamTalk announces $1.4 million profit for six months to December 2003
11th - Sealegs deal sinks
11th - Sky City confirms Darwin purchase
11th - Shareholders approve NZRPT split
12th - Restaurant Brands: Vicki Salmon
13th - Flights of fancy mark Infratil airport battle
13th - Tablet PCs improve but sales stay sluggish
13th - AA runs smoothly on tablets
13th - Air NZ head creates 'new, viable airline with a future'
13th - Kmart moves into Manukau Supa Centa with 'big box'
13th - Postie Plus moving to new digs
13th - CentrePort is key
13th - Exporters and investors feel the pinch of $US
13th - Week in review
13th - AMP shareholders hope for change in fortune
13th - Bancorp fund aims to cash in on takeover
13th - Tough mining investors move fast
13th - The best and the worst managers
13th - Trans Tasman eyes up Asia for AGP spend
13th - Fletcher can see the wood for the trees
13th - Fletcher Building brings home bacon
13th - Burns Philp tumble slashes $600m from Hart's wealth
13th - Investors grab 'Midas touch' man's shares
13th - Hirequip unfazed by lost acquisition
13th - Tower's troubled but vital Australian operation is returning to profit
13th - Freightways shrugs off rivals
13th - Tale of two retailers
13th - Ngai Tahu wants bigger shot at Jet control
13th - Smith City angry at NZAX for reporting error
13th - Wary Tower picks 'sound result'
13th - Watchdog swoops on finance companies
16th - Monday 16th February 2004
16th - Stock Guru: Investors with the X factor
16th - Four managers selected for new Govt fund
16th - NZX creates advisory boards
18th - Origin Pacific announces deal with Korean Air
19th - Signs housing market slowing
20th - Contact plays power politics
20th - Hagaman flies high
20th - Burns Philp offloads top block
20th - Recent decisions mean stakes rise in director liability
20th - Asic goes to war against financial advisers
20th - Week in review
20th - Port positions for growth after torrid year
20th - Why the kiwi will keep on rising
20th - Dividend yields holding strong
20th - The Naked Venture Capitalist
20th - Repco on the right track for investors
20th - Jury out on Sky City's Darwin buy
20th - Trans Tasman minorities grumpy at directors
20th - Contact throws down power price gauntlet
20th - Director to pay $7m
20th - Court told of Warehouse tax records destruction
23rd - Powerco to issue guaranteed bonds
24th - Stock Guru: Top four lead by a mile
24th - Origin Pacific finds new partners
25th - AXA achieves four of its five goals
25th - Strong housing market makes us wealthy
26th - Promina to shake up commissions
27th - F&P Healthcare a tasty target for US rivals
27th - How the world will carry the US economy
27th - Seeing red in rather unusual cashflow creativity
27th - Behind the profit line: strange behaviour
27th - House prices rise 22%
27th - Week in review
27th - There's life Jim but not as we know it ...
27th - Auckland airport eyes $90 million profit
27th - When dogs start barking again
27th - Axa beats expectations
27th - Dividends flow as NGC turns around
27th - Banks defend cash twilight zone for APs
27th - Waitara meat messiah tells Labour to 'back off'
27th - Bizarre Stock Exchange ruling riles Tranz Rail holdouts
29th - Kingfish fund covers the small fry
March 2004
1st - Unbundling untangled
1st - Till debt do us part
1st - The VC stoush
1st - Sea change
1st - Crafting success
1st - Carving up Affco
1st - Buy, sell, hold: Medical props
1st - Artful investing
1st - Anzac spirit
1st - Monday 1st March 2004
2nd - NBNZ life business may be sold
2nd - Fund managers should disclose the size of their tax losses
4th - NZX: Mark Weldon
4th - Stock Guru: WN wins with RetailX
5th - KFC sales shows improvement
5th - Online alternative to AX flourishes
5th - How profits were won and lost over the half-year
5th - Week in review
5th - Hidden dangers lurk on Freightways path
5th - Time to re-allocate asset portfolio
5th - Investors warm to tourism firms
5th - Intel revises the future
5th - F&P offers $1m to school
5th - Record trade moves through PrimePort
5th - Energy SOEs vie for support
5th - Documents wait on Digi-tech
5th - Fonterra bullish despite doomsayers
5th - Glitch ties up financial adviser withdrawals
5th - Contact vs the whiz kids
5th - TTP chief to discuss private deal with board
5th - Auckland vs Wellington in finance company spat
5th - Maverick tries to raise $90 million
5th - New tax to hit air travellers
5th - Monday 5th April 2004
8th - Monday 8th March 2004
8th - Economists split on OCR this week
10th - Mike Pero sells control of broking firm
11th - RB surprises with dovish comments
12th - Unusually plain speaking from big three
12th - Week in review
12th - Investor delight as GPG cashes in on investments
12th - Retailers look for tummy ticklers
12th - Collective agreement costs Lyttelton Port
12th - Auckland picks calmer seas
12th - The wave of wine
12th - Takeover in gas
12th - Aussies take the lion's share of Paravel
12th - Fingers burnt, Hanover tries its hand in Oz
12th - F&P Finance steps up the war on crooks
12th - Brokers back NZX over trading outages
12th - Kiwibank boosts loan book, narrows loss
12th - Monday 12th April 2004
15th - Monday 15th March 2004
15th - New independent directors and chair at TeamTalk
15th - Stock Guru: Warehouse popular with gurus
15th - Two-year home loan rates a bargain
18th - House sales and prices robust in February
19th - Canon advances in business and consumer markets
19th - Transtasman dogfight
19th - Aquiline treads carefully
19th - PRG denies sale talk
19th - 42 Below scores Foster's, with maybe more to come
19th - Trust feud tears Kain family asunder
19th - CanWest linked to biggest NZ tax avoidance case
20th - Commodities fund captures investors' attention
22nd - StockGuru: NOG the gas for sharemarket game
22nd - Resistance to retirement saving reaching critical point
23rd - Merger arbitrage fund deadline extended
25th - Could the super fund take on the RBNZ over currency?
25th - CHH sell tissue business and plans capital repayment
26th - Pyne Gould Corporation to list on main board
26th - Steel users brace for price shock
26th - Experts back whale-sized fishing merger
26th - Krukziener on spree but bondholders high and dry
26th - Kingfish closes in on prey
26th - The secretive rise of the House of Hanover
26th - Hedge your bets on absolute returns
26th - NZ rises in the global ranks
26th - Forest firms try to add value to trees
26th - Monday 26th April 2004
29th - Securities Commission class exemptions for directors and officers
29th - S&P happy with Promina's progress since listing
30th - Stock Guru: Leader coasting along nicely
30th - Waste Management: Kim Ellis
30th - Rating action on Australian synthetic CDOs following valuation of Parmalat
30th - Urbus looks for a partner
April 2004
1st - February housing consents at 30-year high
2nd - Asteron targets refinancing market
2nd - IRD offer too late for some as Digi-Tech culls investors
2nd - xx
2nd - Retirement villages eye NZX listings
2nd - Newcomer Milford wants $50 million for listed fund
2nd - Bank giant chided over manager's neglect
2nd - $9.4 million dividend
2nd - Travel's man is not the usual high-flyer
2nd - Hanover 'not secretive' - Right of reply
2nd - Your wealth, Risks exposed in listed debt mart
2nd - Investors buy as insurers rev their engines
2nd - Why won't corporates say what they mean?
2nd - Trans Tasman takeover offer unlikely to please
2nd - Sofitel captures investor imagination
2nd - Sofitel captures investor imagination
5th - TeamTalk Announces $8 Million IPO, NZSX Listing
5th - Growth opportunities being explored by TeamTalk
6th - AUT tax changes missing from bill
7th - Got a question for Sky City?
7th - Stock Guru: Oil explorers boost winning portfolio
8th - Court overturns tax scheme promoter's huge windfall
8th - Bondholders may sue Krukziener
8th - Gaze pitches to Europeans
8th - Kyoto cost: millions every year says Genesis
8th - Funds guru tells NZX to list ETF in New York
8th - Bell just won't give up
8th - Thomas refuses to back down over casino battle
8th - Aussie judge overturned in Digitech case twist
8th - Vodafone head toasts New Zealand success story
8th - NZX rule changes
8th - Decision time for Wrightson investors
8th - Survival of the fishers
8th - A closer look at the Sanford-Sealord deal
8th - Learning to cut it in the global market
8th - IPOs float on a tide of cash
8th - NZX ploughs forward
8th - In for a penny ­ margin lending catches on
8th - Blind theory impedes reality
8th - Rise and fall of boomers and busters
8th - Tech stocks grapple with technical problems
8th - NZ Oil & Gas on cusp of gush
8th - Sky City in shootout at Christchurch corral
14th - Arbitrage fund sitting on sidelines
15th - NZX releases results
15th - National Prop Trust buys in Napier
16th - Sky seeks clearance for all of Chch casino
16th - PFI posts gains
16th - ihug plans NZX listing
17th - Barrage of spin meets Rubicon offer
17th - Jones beats bank over sour tower deal
17th - Waitaki developers seek cheque mate
17th - Macquarie reveals its hand in related-party deals
17th - Share of the week: Scott Technology
17th - The O'Brien Column: The stock exchange chooses new clothes
17th - Price peak for retirement firms?
17th - PAC attracts worldwide interest
17th - Rings maker crowned king of Kiwi business world
17th - Under-insurance tackled
17th - Shotover Jet minorities show the way
17th - Watson tipped to move on Zintel
17th - Tranz Rail sellers not off the hook yet
17th - Maori leaseholders haunt Tenon amid takeover bid
19th - SkyCity bids for all of cinema operator
19th - Comvita approves issue of new shares
19th - Investor Interview with SkyCity's Evan Davies
20th - Revaluations add $50 mill to Kiwi Income
20th - Lie given to housing slowdown notions
21st - New investment company IPO launched
22nd - Mortgage rate falls short-lived
23rd - Sky City spoils takeover ship for ha'penny worth of tar
23rd - Freedom pushes the boundaries
23rd - Warehouse's 22nd Auckland Shed
23rd - Property: Nat Prop Trust buys centre, seeks to offload 15% of units
23rd - Even good bubbles can be pricked
23rd - Expect harmless trampling and trumpeting
23rd - WEEK IN REVIEW
23rd - Warm winds blow TrustPower's way
23rd - Your wealth - Closer public financial management urged
23rd - Your wealth - The quick get a share of returns
23rd - NZ Oil & Gas strikes gold on share market
23rd - Evergreen trims its growth
23rd - Conspirators ponder SEA tactics
23rd - BNZ pulls plug on brokers
23rd - Telstra's numbers won't ease CEO Ziggy's woes
23rd - Auckland Ports owner fires independence flare
23rd - Sky City says bah humbug
23rd - Hanover Group quietly sets up insurance subsidiary
23rd - Ex-Farmers chief executive guns for another $1 million payout
23rd - Right on deadline
23rd - Norgate bid casts doubt on Genesis stake
23rd - Pacific Blue's huge blue
23rd - Whitcoulls sold
26th - BT and Fisher lose NZIT mandates
26th - Confidence in shares boosts investor sentiment
26th - Pumpkin Patch confirms $120 mill IPO
29th - Cash rate put up 25 basis points
29th - Bollard raises rates citing inflation pressures
29th - Refinery plans new co-generation plant
30th - Shoeshine: BNZ baulks at brokers' free lunch
30th - Property: Reasons for discount yet to be revealed
30th - Property: Mortgage broker rejects bank lender's claims
30th - On the money: Punters have no belief in gloom-merchant predictions
30th - Sharemarket: Rural service companies hold up well
30th - WEEK IN REVIEW
30th - SHARE OF THE WEEK: Cautious welcome for Vertex upgrade
30th - Your wealth: Aquiline's directors will learn their lesson
30th - Your wealth: Housing boom defies realities
30th - Whitcoulls set for return to the NZX
30th - Unions stymie Lyttelton at peak time
30th - Policy review lifts F&P Healthcare
30th - Where to for SEA takeover?
30th - Brokers pick rampant sharemarket to slow
30th - Sky City 'would eliminate competitor'
30th - Currency a key issue for Pumpkin Patch IPO
30th - March housing consents at 28-year high
30th - Superannuation funds produce some good numbers in the past quarter
May 2004
1st - Wild west origins
1st - Loyal local
1st - How low can you go?
1st - A place in the sun
1st - Climb every (retail) mountain
1st - Home bodies
1st - Optimal beginnings
3rd - Monday 3rd May 2004
4th - Residential mortgage lending increases 13.3%
4th - Tower integrates businesses
5th - KPMG queries some fixed interest investments
5th - MGP and Macquarie Goodman Industrial Trust to buy Auckland property
5th - Feltex announces details of its IPO
6th - Investor Interview with Designer Textile's Mark Bilton
6th - IMF gives NZ's financial sector a qualified tick
7th - Certified Organics wins order in Australia
7th - R U A GURU?
7th - Taranaki dreaming over Powerco stake
7th - SEA looks set for long Trans Tasman 'creep'
7th - Funds fail to beat three-year results
7th - Mixed reactions mean bank probably got it roughly right
7th - Week in review
7th - Carter Holt cools as investors await progress
7th - Miners strike share price oil
7th - Kiwis make global bid for software outsourcing
7th - Carter Holt eyes Asian investments
7th - What's in a name? Ask Elders Finance
7th - Macquarie builds sizeable Kiwi portfolio
7th - Battle for Tenon hots up
7th - Onerous security tax will hit passengers
7th - Sky City's Davies hits the jackpot
7th - Opinion: Big NZ banks take a leaf from Arkwright's open-all-hours policy
7th - Market review: Better to take the medicine now
7th - Fidelity acquires Lumley Life's NZ book
10th - Monday 10th May 2004
10th - Colville offer launched
11th - Another listed investment company unveiled
12th - Urbus posts 87% profit gain
12th - Unit trust loophole to be closed
14th - No free lunch in listed funds' options
14th - Macquarie and Multiplex sign multi-million deal
14th - Bond marketers reverse Bush's praise deficit
14th - Shining a light on spin-doctor hype
14th - CBA strategist bullish on transtasman strength
14th - Interest rate rises and rapid growth loom
14th - Week in review
14th - Investors seek a better buy with Briscoe as sales disappoint
14th - Revaluations boost Urbus Properties' profit
14th - Tippling on brewers or vintners
14th - Internet growth reinforces reasons for online branding
14th - Winemaker axes jobs
14th - Montana man full of confidence
14th - Hart targets Dairy Foods
14th - Australian beer deal will hit DB
14th - New bidder crashes Tenon party
14th - Opinion: Small is suddenly beautiful again
14th - Monday 14th June 2004
17th - Monday 17th May 2004
18th - BT's new ceo named
19th - Investor Interview with Certified Organics
19th - Sky City Entertainment Group gains Commerce Commission clearance
20th - Mixed messages from the housing market
20th - Rival bid emerges for Rural Equities
21st - Air NZ plans Link upgrade to meet regional travel boom
21st - Shaken Origin picks it will be back in the black by June
21st - Tauranga Supa Centa kicks off
21st - AmTrust sheds NGC House
21st - AMP Office Trust hands in a good surplus report
21st - Darby projects move ahead
21st - Jack's Point land doubles in value
21st - Hurdle to $50m retail park lifted
21st - International standards make first impact
21st - Commercial bucks the trend
21st - Out of step with the world
21st - Inland Revenue unveils its weapon against Australian unit trusts
21st - Banking on Scotsmen to ring the changes
21st - Richmond hopes for greener pastures after horror
21st - Property investors start young
21st - Bears gather for second rampage
21st - Baird McConnon's quest to save Wrightson
21st - Thai fly buy
21st - Aussie banks get strong Kiwi warning
21st - Hanover's Hotchin: 'I'm no exile abroad'
21st - Hirequip ­ hunted or hunter?
21st - Retail boost for Kiwi Income Property
21st - Waiting for Tenon
21st - Fuel prices punish Air NZ
21st - PRG investors tick Watson plan
21st - Norgate determined to hang in there
21st - Telecom set for big give and take deal
21st - Arm wrestle for Rural Equities
21st - Opinion: Stock market flooded with floats
21st - Dorchester buys MoneyOnline
24th - Monday 24th May 2004
24th - Feltex prices shares at $1.70 each
27th - Tower returns to profitability
28th - Let Watson walk on ­ alone
28th - Hanover quits bond company
28th - Sober language overcomes share sale hype
28th - Mr Chips tastes good for lucky few
28th - Private investors should be extra choosy
28th - Ethical fund manager explains how
28th - Wrightson picks good time for first TVC in 15 years
28th - All eyes on interest rates' effect on loans
28th - The good times roll on in middle market
28th - High-end financiers spread their wings
28th - New act gives some protection to borrowers
28th - Using options for an each-way currency bet
28th - Bank acquisition raises Aussie influence issue
28th - Tower climbs back to investors' relief
28th - Has fried chicken had its day?
28th - Sexy makeover to lift mower sales
28th - Masport's new head gives company a facelift
28th - Rabobank jumps the farm gate
28th - Pumpkin Patch is not a retail stock: ­ Muir
28th - Briscoe keeps mum on PRG retail asset talk
28th - Dorchester Pacific puts on the ritz
28th - Baycorp fends off 'duping' case in two hemispheres
30th - Banking on houses
31st - Monday 31st May 2004
31st - Pukeko prospect not a big find
31st - Calan extends sale deadline
June 2004
1st - Norgate raises offer price
1st - Fisher Funds to accept increased offer for Wrightson
1st - Buy, sell, hold: Renouf reborn
1st - Closing the gaps
1st - Making it in China
1st - Team building
1st - Medicine Man
1st - Go forth - and multiply
1st - Flying backwards
1st - Is gold mine?
1st - High stakes
1st - NZX to take over CSFB fixed interest indices
1st - AMP Office Trust's new notes issued at 8.5%
1st - Fonterra says no to Norgate's offer
1st - Salvus extends offer
1st - AIA looks at bond issue
1st - RPI: Craig Norgate
2nd - UPDATED: St Laurence seeks 19.9% of Rural Equities
3rd - Tower to raise $80 million
4th - Consensual adult investing
4th - AMP buys landmark towers
4th - Kiwi swaps props with Macquarie
4th - Careful investors factor in fuel costs
4th - Michael Hill proves a gem at exporting
4th - Roadshow for ANZO rights issue
4th - BIL lets down investment sector
4th - Where, oh, where have the great Telecom ads gone?
4th - Taking the hire ground
4th - St Laurence chases Rural Equities stake
4th - Duplicity claims tie up Baycorp in court action
4th - Benchmark payout aired for failed flier
4th - Stiassny leaves some skin in RMG but options raise fears
4th - Fonterra sheds jobs in biotech bombshell
4th - StoreFund: Wayne Walden
4th - Opinion: NZ's R&D falling into "valley of death"
4th - Market Review: The "goldilocks" US economy to continue?
5th - Book Review: The Day the Bubble Bursts
7th - Monday 7th June 2004
9th - Rural Equities labels St Laurance bid a Claytons one
9th - Colville pulls offer
10th - RBNZ hikes OCR as expected
10th - Hawkish Reserve Bank raises rates
10th - Dominion Finance announces IPO
11th - StoreFund's Wayne Walden explains the IPO
11th - Super funds come under more scrutiny
11th - BT appoints two new managers
11th - Tenon smoke clears to reveal dense fog
11th - ASB thinks big in business banking
11th - Gain on commodities lure to Kiwi punters
11th - Restaurant Brands learns from its roller coaster ride
11th - PGG an investors' favourite despite industry wobbles
11th - Agri-boom predicted from weakening kiwi
11th - Zintel impresses in reporting round
11th - Dollar's rise hurts
11th - Big volumes force Tauranga port growth
11th - Six out of six for Zespri
11th - Butler family to list its finance company
11th - Macquarie seeks major stake in greenfields Ra Ora site
11th - Software millionaire hits hazards as he dices with several projects
11th - Hi-tech Ilion faces up to its Waterloo
18th - Living Cell thrives on headquarters transplant
18th - Tin traders come out ahead in cat and mouse game
18th - Product, not presentation, is key to success
18th - Pulp rally makes life easier for Carter Holt Harvey
18th - Another week, another IPO
18th - Stripped-back transporters fire up
18th - Finance firms: over-geared, over-exposed and over here
18th - Pacific Lithium ups cathode production
18th - Non-PC businesses risk losing govt contracts
18th - Opinion: New season's slaughterhouse saga opens
18th - Salvus gets away
18th - Risk barometer to measure income returns
21st - Monday 21st June 2004
21st - Salvus now extends its offer
22nd - More possible twists in Sir Selwyn's latest takeover bid
22nd - Delegat's to make capital note offer
22nd - Norgate gets his WRI target
25th - Carter Holt Harvey's next big thing
25th - Asian focus for Air NZ's booming engineering arm
25th - Ngai Tahu signs up to build $12m Turners 'supersite'
25th - Rural Trust holders wooed
25th - Corporate rebirth not without pangs
25th - Owens Group takes long, slow road to recovery
25th - Hedge funds managers set to re-position
25th - Ports weather sharp wind shifts
25th - Still the $75 million man
25th - The $5B bank merger - happy families or ethnic cleansing?
25th - Fonterra pushes for revamp of R&D funding methods
25th - Southland giant spreads northward
25th - Unit trust tax figure 'grossly overstated'
25th - Rail bill balloons as talks deadline looms
25th - Leaked Vertex papers cost manager his job
25th - Opinion: Norgate's plans for Wrightson to be revealed soon
28th - Monday 28th June 2004
29th - Weakening trend but housing consents still high
July 2004
1st - Telecom rules, ok
1st - Plant your own money tree
1st - Good vibrations
1st - Waiting to exhale
1st - Law: How to share secrets - safely
1st - China charge
1st - Grow up
1st - My Portfolio: Psst ... this is private
1st - Buy, sell, hold: Profit Threshold
1st - Timber! Tenon tumbles to Rubicon
1st - Cracking cooperatives
2nd - Surfing the baby boomer wealth wave
2nd - The new landed gentry
2nd - The great energy carve-up of 2004
2nd - Appeal Court upholds Reynolds cheque case
2nd - TTP to build Asian towers
2nd - Analysts favour F&P Healthcare over competition
2nd - Healthy admart forecast underpins CanWest float
2nd - Leaders muddle in the middle
2nd - Land of milk but not enough money
2nd - Carter Holt pursues tissue case against Cottonsoft
2nd - Steel price impact becomes clearer
2nd - Big guns take aim at Norgate
2nd - Transpower threatens to pull the plug
2nd - Market Review: A half-year report card
2nd - Storefund underwriter, ASB, to buy BBQ factory
5th - Monday 5th July 2004
5th - Tower: Keith Taylor
5th - Two year fixed rates best home loan option
6th - Auck Airport issues bonds to refinance debt
8th - Salvus raises $20 mill
8th - St Laurence votes against takeover bid
9th - Investors munch on minnows
9th - Air NZ's refit strategy aims to win back corporates
9th - Unintended consequences follow from do-gooding
9th - Infratil warrants close attention
9th - Can't see the forests for the operating revenue
9th - Companies clean up their capital
9th - PPCS hardens stance, hints at stronger action
9th - Apple Fields suspended by NZX
9th - PRG needs a Panadol for PowerHouse
9th - Opinion: The Rogernomics revolution 20 years on
9th - AMP Office Trust raises $95 milion
9th - Cushing says he has control of Rural Equities
12th - Monday 12th July 2004
12th - Dominion Finance IPO fully subscribed
13th - AMP Office sets rate at low-end of range
13th - New appointments help super fund get fully invested
15th - CanWest MediaWorks: Brent Impey
16th - CanWest floats on shaky profit record
16th - Stake in Oyster Bay pays off handsomely
16th - Hype rules ahead of prices
16th - ETFs offer easy entry to exciting markets
16th - Savers take high road to wealth, Treasury report shows
16th - Counter-cyclical traders bask in year results
16th - Powerco shares rally as energy sector boils over
16th - Smiths doubles share price ahead of listing
16th - Where Buffet and Soros meet
16th - Has CanWest cut off its news options to spite its share price?
16th - The Maori business revolution
16th - Going out on a natural high
16th - Blue Chip to offer rights issue
16th - Tenon battles for consent
16th - Icanz has reviewed code
16th - Shareholder advocate aims to drive Icanz 'pimp' off streets
16th - Bitter feud precedes Elders settlement
16th - Trouble at the mill
16th - Tatua payout slides but still beats Fonterra's by a neck
16th - ANZ throws fraud victims to wolves
19th - Monday 19th July 2004
20th - Figures suggest modest housing slowdown
23rd - Competing will smarten hedge funds
23rd - Don't write it down ­ you'll get caught
23rd - Lyttelton Port's mysterious capex policy
23rd - Big gain but long wait for F&P
23rd - Investors look for magic in numbers
23rd - Botry-Zen gets set for a major expansion
23rd - Origin buys into power price boom
23rd - Telecom to sell off retail stores
23rd - Forestry puts pressure on GE's book
23rd - GE ploughs on in wake of UDC upheaval
23rd - Credit ratings service surprises with NZX
23rd - Spurned PRG retail bidder turns on broker's dual role
25th - NZX market rated good place to invest
26th - Monday 26th July 2004
26th - Public Trust recommends investors review strategy
26th - Infrastructure needs demand private investment
29th - RBNZ raises OCR 25 basis points
29th - One rate rise today, more to come
30th - Confident carrier lifts NZ capacity
30th - Tower survivor toughs it out
30th - ACC picks model for online training
30th - Computer Associates weathers the upsets
30th - The ghost of Henry Kelliher
30th - A can of Speights shared around?
30th - Biotech firms offer better bets
30th - What is a technology park anyway?
30th - Interest strong in $100m Sylvia Park offices
30th - Business meets business at Smales Farm
30th - Kiwi firm benefits from US park market
30th - Origin gets good deal in Contact takeover
30th - Kiwi recruiter banks on hi-tech revolution
30th - Project Aqua still 'live'?
30th - Court opens file on SFO tax fraud probe
30th - June dwelling consents hit 30 year high
30th - Opinion: Kiwis catching on to incentive payments
August 2004
2nd - Monday 2nd August 2004
5th - Freightways IPO documents misleading: Securities Commission
6th - Property investors uneasy with tax changes
6th - Aussie rules takeovers: don't bring a mate
6th - Week in review
6th - Tourism Holdings bounces back in style
6th - Newbies spark investor trust interest
6th - Company results
6th - Infratil flies higher
6th - Big deals revealed
6th - Telecom result turns out flush but not flashy
6th - Brokers hike Contact on strong result
6th - Entrepreneur Bryers turns blues into chips
6th - 'Scorpion' Toll hunts Kiwi trucking firms
6th - Hellabys buys BBQ Factory
6th - Opinion: Christmas comes early for yield-hungry Telecom investors
6th - Market Review: Are the markets skating on thin ice?
9th - Monday 9th August 2004
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12th - New credit card rating service
13th - Financial fairydust coats Powerco share sale
13th - ANZ in IRD tax review gunsights
13th - Hirequip clinches staged Pegasus Bay sale
13th - Managed funds star sees chances for DIY hedge managers
13th - Creativity time in the reporting round
13th - Japan to play a big role for Pacific Edge
13th - Lion on target for $220 million full-year profit
13th - Russians upset the oil equation
13th - Hirequip further down path of rationalisation
13th - Skyline moves into top gear
13th - US bad breath is good for Blis
13th - Fletcher Building to spend up as constraints bite
13th - High-tech upgrade planned
13th - Aussie growth spurt likely to go on
13th - Opinion: Fletcher Building enjoys a wonderful problem
16th - Monday 16th August 2004
16th - Bridgecorp buys 20% of Dorchester Pacific
20th - Container clash batters Auckland port
20th - Capital Props in govt camp
20th - Regulators grant wavers to company listing rules
20th - NZX splashes on extra exchange-traded funds
20th - Welfare blanket suffocates savings habit
20th - Steel & Tube moves up an earnings gear
20th - Investors react in advance to signals
20th - Gas company profits explode
20th - No dirty linen for Taylors Group
20th - Diversified Dorchester reaps benefits
20th - A rising tide lifts all boats
20th - Vodka maker moves on US
20th - Failed strategies hit Wrightson result
20th - NGC out of share price puff
20th - Strike notice threatens Ports of Auckland
20th - Unfrozen assets expose claim saga details
20th - Bizarre mill-sharing deal proves too close for comfort
20th - Opinion: Batten down the hatches or full steam ahead - Take your pick!
23rd - Monday 23rd August 2004
24th - Mike Pero pays surprise dividend
25th - King holds firmly on to Dorchester Pacific crown
26th - Govt sets up task force to look at adviser regulation
27th - Accounting standard s, Joe Blow investor and the death of the PE ratio
27th - Up above sends silliness south
27th - Investors shun carpet makers' positive spin
27th - Telecom takes next step in retail rejig
27th - RPI pulls crafty Wrightson ploy
27th - 'Thought police' slash Sky City's profit
27th - Holidays Act hits flier's labour bill
27th - Growth spurt puts Hirepool on steroids
27th - Keenan pushes Southern listing
27th - Turners & Growers set to list
27th - Lowe holds sway over part of Watson fortune
27th - Leaky building claims hit Mainzeal profits
27th - ABN Amro Craigs behind $50m private equity fund
27th - Opinion: NZ a hot spot but not all tourist stocks sizzling
30th - Monday 30th August 2004
31st - Dorchester Pacific sale hits takeovers hurdle
September 2004
3rd - Hirequip's shrinking margins
3rd - Firms play hopscotch on Wellington leases
3rd - St Laurence cuts up Hilton ownership
3rd - Auckland One sells to Westfield for $121m
3rd - Evergreen loss highlights Opio
3rd - 1st Class Baggage buys leasehold interest
3rd - Margaret Wilson sends Stalinesque shivers down advisers' spines
3rd - High margins boost New Zealand Refining
3rd - Fitch approved to rate Kiwi insurance companies
3rd - Travel operators wait for normality
3rd - The Great Aussie bank swindle
3rd - Hubbard writes big cheque to Rolleston
3rd - Gould stays silent on farm stake
3rd - TVNZ guns for Trinity tax names
6th - NZX suspends Access Brokerage
7th - Seeds of Pohutukawa fund sought
8th - The MOZY v the OZZY
9th - Reserve Bank hikes rate
9th - Reserve Bank raises rates and signals more to come
10th - Garlick the Dalek jets in from Outer Space
10th - Listed trusts mix and match
10th - Warning to central bankers to weigh every word used or risk stability
10th - Some good may come from Access default
10th - Briscoe Group counts on Santa to deliver
10th - Queenstown monorail venture officially unveiled
10th - Retailers face selling pressures
10th - Wesley sets sights high with Turners' foray
10th - Ebos awaits outcome of hospital tender
10th - New Warehouse boss still assessing Aussie nightmare
10th - Smiths directors applauded after share price doubles
10th - Interested Trinity investors named in Roxburgh deal
10th - Lawyers blast Takeovers Panel decision
10th - BNZ in the gun over Access
10th - Opinion: Investors need faith as broker goes under
13th - Monday 13th September 2004
14th - Takeovers Panel releases Dorchester decision
15th - Direct buys part of Access
15th - New regime to bite in 2007
17th - Nanny trustees botch Vector numbers
17th - Smiths boss clarifies report
17th - Trans Tasman buys second HK development site
17th - Bridgecorp says it is 'secure'
17th - Pohutukawa fund set to bloom
17th - KFC leaves little room for error at Restaurant Brands
17th - Ebos share at record price after contract
17th - Bollard balancing act predictable
17th - The lucky country spends up large in New Zealand
17th - Independent reports more than a valuation
17th - Boards look to independents to resolve takeover conflicts
17th - Good times have a few years left to go
17th - Big brother helps First NZ Capital to top in M&A
17th - Blue Chip threatens gag as Wevers walks
17th - BNZ pulls off a PR coup
17th - Offer 'insults' Bridgecorp directors
17th - Opinion: New carrot to save for Retirement
20th - Monday 20th September 2004
24th - Wellington brokers buys up in the Bay
24th - Fictional guarantee prompts BNZ's bounty
24th - Lawyers hammer Building Authority over leaky homes
24th - Oiling the economic squeaky wheel
24th - Datamail doubles size and exports
24th - First, kill all the commercial lawyers
24th - Nickel prospecting investor seeks diversification
24th - Alliance failure blow for Pacific Blue
24th - Insurers see improving times
24th - Biotech wave
24th - Busy Boult behind Cobb & Co comeback
24th - TelstraClear tipped to buy Axon
24th - Vector sale figure a mystery and a myth
24th - 'We're not greedy'
24th - Henry and stock picker push equity fund
24th - Watchdog tells finance industry to cut the spin
24th - Opinion: NZ High Court ties flying Kangaroo down
26th - Shares beat property: FundSource
27th - 42 Below: Geoff Ross
27th - Commission critical of some finance companies
October 2004
1st - Housing equity fuelling spending
1st - Dorchester report an interesting read for securities cops
1st - ING and Urbus look to merge
1st - Grierson stands up to Aussies
1st - Simpson Grierson building: ugly duckling?
1st - Spot-the-vested-interest game starts
1st - Breakthrough for Lyttelton Port
1st - Few complaints for investors in new listings
1st - Retirement operator rides high on demographics
1st - Listed companies cut down forests
1st - The wacky world of tax, trusts and Digi-Tech
1st - New apple adds crunch to Turners listing
1st - Securities watchdog eyes Dorchester deal
1st - Takeovers Panel dithers amid Powerco fiasco
1st - Opinion: Local councils may be stuck with junk after Powerco debacle
4th - Monday 4th October 2004
6th - ING Life may launch Islamic life product
8th - Kiwibank's hidden subsidy masks massive losses
8th - Works begin at Sylvia Park, funding sought
8th - Ice skating rink one slide closer
8th - Centre catches 'retail leakage'
8th - RMA change may fast track national projects
8th - Accor lifts presence in Christchurch
8th - Investors keep their chins up
8th - No nervous nellies needed in technology
8th - Fingers crossed for Wrighton's latest rejig
8th - Leaders had their run in first half
8th - Airport on a roll
8th - Dorchester buyers line up
8th - Blue Chip seeks tax ruling
8th - New air shuttle service launches
8th - Good Kiwibank result is a sham
8th - Tricom links to Prime come under spotlight
8th - Opinion: Fonterra invests in getting own shareholders on side for change
8th - Market Review: Can the local sharemarket continue to outperform?
11th - Monday 11th October 2004
11th - Lyttelton Port Company: Peter Davie
13th - Gullivers Travel considers IPO
13th - Workplace savings gets qualified tick
14th - Kingfish nets a good catch in its first six months
15th - Opinion: Dormant Commission leaps out of hibernation to bare its teeth
16th - Home loan price war breaks out
16th - Finance Centre sale falls through - again
18th - Monday 18th October 2004
19th - Global growth fund to seek NZ listing
23rd - An investment to make you feel good
25th - Monday 25th October 2004
26th - Feltex Carpets Ltd: Sam Magill
28th - Advisers wary of finance companies
28th - OCR rises but Bollard surprisingly dovish
29th - Rural Property Trust unitholders says keep it going
29th - Tower's light shines in awards
November 2004
1st - Monday 1st November 2004
1st - Easing the pain
1st - Racing this time
1st - Square peg, round hole
1st - Fast 50 2004
1st - Motoring along
1st - Buy, sell, hold: Not just talk
3rd - Eastern Hi Fi considers IPO
3rd - Calan enters option agreement
4th - Mike Pero Mortgages is expecting a pick up this summer
5th - President to preside over a weakening economy and dollar?
6th - Calan completes $12.83 million sale
8th - Monday 8th November 2004
8th - Taskforce to look at adviser regulation named
9th - Mixed reaction to adviser taskforce
10th - Calan to remain a trust
10th - Gullivers Travel confirms IPO plans
10th - NZ Super Fund gets tick
11th - IPO: NZX brings FONZ to town
12th - Carter Holt swings axe on senior staff
12th - Bridgecorp takes bath over rule breach
12th - Trans Tasman hangs on to local listing despite departure
12th - Arabs put a high value on Woosh
12th - Methven pours water on Aussie rule makers
12th - Hanging onto the family silver: Investment strategy
12th - Liquor makers on expected high
12th - Beware domino effect in service industry
12th - Infratil flies on the back of investment portfolio
12th - Reputation rater rates poorly
12th - Monday 15th November 2004
13th - Monday 13th December 2004
15th - Two-year rates go below 7%
16th - ANZ joins the home loan rate war
16th - Stobo provides tonic to funds management industry
19th - Kookmin makes enforeable undertaking
19th - Opinion: Reserve Bank ignored as interest rates tumble
22nd - Monday 22nd November 2004
26th - Opinion: Does the high kiwi risk dumping the economy to a hard landing?
27th - Monday 27th December 2004
29th - Monday 29th November 2004
30th - NZ Oil & Gas Ltd: Gordon Ward
December 2004
1st - Investor Guide: Stocking up
1st - Take a bow, Mr Weldon
1st - Getting prosperous from property
3rd - Opinion: Splitting the straightened Tower better for some than others
6th - Monday 6th December 2004
8th - Bank promises to consult on commission cuts
9th - Bollard leaves OCR unchanged but surpises with hawkish tone
10th - Opinion: Mixed messages from the Reserve Bank can be costly
10th - Market Review: A look into our crystal ball
13th - Henderson TR Pacific Investment Trust appoint deputy fund manager
13th - Major Genesis Energy contract goes to new company
13th - Satara earns plaudits from NZX with its AX listing
14th - Taylors Group Ltd, Maurice Nicholson
14th - Self-regulation preferable to legislation says CFA head
15th - ASB still a market share winner
15th - Richina Pacific celebrate win at the NZ China trade awards
15th - Eastern Hi Fi lists on NZAX
15th - Greg Laurie joins Repco board
15th - Wrightson makes ceo appointment
15th - Repco to buy Alesco Automotive
16th - Blue Chip announces new director
16th - Macquarie buys PwC's financial planning business
16th - Macquarie Goodman trusts secure Toll Logistics at Savill Link
17th - ANZ cuts brokerage rates in Australia
17th - Turners Auctions ceo resigns
17th - Vertex directors seek legal direction on board composition
17th - Opinion: Making hay while sun shines on field of rural change
18th - Two year home loan war ending
20th - Amalgamation of Seeka and Eleos proceeds
20th - Smiths City lifts profit
22nd - Freightways, Dean Bracewell
22nd - Superbank posts loss, but "growing strongly"
22nd - Hellaby acquires Elldex Packaging
22nd - Stiassny gets NGC chair
22nd - Kiwi Income Property Trust appoints new chairman
22nd - Seeka to purchase Bridgecool Corporation
27th - Opinion: Tax avoiders make the rest of society pay
29th - Tunnel at the end of the light never came for NZ economy in 2004
29th - Heritage raises A$1,120,000 for resource expansion
29th - Vertex directors appoint new independent chairman
30th - Higher prices dominate energy sector in 2004
30th - Despite the huff and puff, property market refused to blow down
31st - Record number of new listings on bouyant stock exchange in 2004

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