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NZX 50 outperforms Australian, European indices in Q3
1 Oct, 3:55pm
The NZX 50 Index outperformed its Australian, European and UK counterparts in the past quarter, pushed higher by confidence after August's reporting season and a rally in listed electricity generator-retailers based on political relief, which bo... More »

KiwiSaver providers warned over sharp sales practises when switching customers
1 Oct, 2:30pm
The Financial Markets Authority has warned KiwiSaver providers over sharp sales practices following a doubling of the amount of money switched by customers into other schemes in the past year... More »

Farmers are divided over Fonterra's guaranteed milk price
1 Oct, 11:50am
Fonterra Co-operative Group's guaranteed milk price scheme has stirred a mixed reaction from farmers. Some view it as just another risk management tool while others are against it, arguing a co-operative should have the same milk... More »

NZX offers milk forecasting services to dairy industry
1 Oct, 10:40am
NZX, which operates the New Zealand stock exchange and the dairy futures market, is offering a new service for the dairy industry to forecast local milk production and calculate milk prices... More »

Infratil downgrades guidance after Australian energy assets sale
1 Oct, 10:10am
Infratil, the infrastructure investor, has lowered earnings guidance for the coming year by as much as $40 million, reflecting the sale of its Australian energy assets... More »

PGC misses deadline to publish audited accounts, citing delay in property audit
1 Oct, 9:55am
Pyne Gould Corp, the Guernsey-based asset management firm controlled by George Kerr, said it missed yesterday's deadline to submit its final audited accounts for the 2014 year to the stock exchange because of a delay in auditing one of the larger pro... More »

NZ dollar gains vs. euro as weak inflation prompts speculation of ECB stimulus
1 Oct, 8:50am
The New Zealand dollar rose against the euro as slowing European inflation prompted speculation of further stimulus from the European Central Bank... More »

While you were sleeping: US consumer confidence drops
1 Oct, 8:10am
Wall Street slid after a report showed a surprise decline in US consumer confidence, while other data showed disappointing home prices and business conditions in the Midwest... More »

NZ dollar heads for 11% slump in Sept quarter
30 Sep, 5:10pm
The New Zealand dollar is heading for an 11 percent slump in the September quarter as global demand for the greenback has rallied on the prospect of rising US interest rates next year, and as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand confirmed it had been acti... More »

Next Capital's Vitaco the latest to settle convertible notes tax dispute
30 Sep, 3:35pm
Vitaco Health Group, the food supplements business majority owned by Australian private equity firm Next Capital, has cut a deal with the Inland Revenue Department which will see it give up $29.9 million of tax losses generated from mandatory convert... More »

Air NZ's Luxon defends domestic regional air fares
30 Sep, 3:30pm
Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has defended its pricing on domestic regional routes, saying it's one of only a few airlines in the world servicing as many smaller towns as it does, and that such routes are often considered uneconom... More »

NZ business confidence falls to 2-year low as election jitters weighed in September
30 Sep, 2:45pm
New Zealand business confidence declined for a seventh month in September, to the lowest level in more than two years, as election uncertainty added to concerns about slowing economic growth, according to ANZ Bank's latest Business Outlook... More »

FMA warns New Zealanders to steer clear of General Equity
30 Sep, 1:20pm
The Financial Markets Authority has warned New Zealanders to exercise "extreme caution" when dealing with building society General Equity and has ordered the company to display the regulator's warning on its website... More »

NZ building consents flatline in August
30 Sep, 12:05pm
New Zealand building consents held steady in August from a month earlier, underpinned by approvals for apartments and retirement village units... More »

ICM's Duncan Saville seeks spot on NZOG board
30 Sep, 11:30am
Duncan Saville, whose ICM unit manages ASX-listed Zeta Resources, is seeking a seat on the board of New Zealand Oil & Gas, and has the blessing of the oil explorer's current directors... More »

Australia's Quattro in talks to buy Precinct and Goodman properties
30 Sep, 10:50am
Quattro Asset Management, an Australian fund manager, is in negotiations to buy two Auckland industrial assets from Goodman Property Trust and two office towers in Wellington and Auckland from Precinct Properties New Zealand... More »

Firms stick to steady as she goes on employment front, survey says
30 Sep, 10:25am
Nearly two-thirds of employers intend keeping headcount steady this quarter, according to the latest Hudson quarterly report on employment trends... More »

NZ dollar catches breath after yesterday's slump
30 Sep, 8:45am
The New Zealand dollar edged up following its dramatic slump yesterday after the Reserve Bank confirmed speculation it intervened in the currency market last month, selling the kiwi in an attempt to push its value down and benefit exporters, and... More »

Threat of refinery strike averted by further facilitated talks
29 Sep, 5:05pm
Threatened strike action at New Zealand Refining, the country's only oil refinery, has been averted... More »

FMA approves NZX's new growth stocks NXT market
29 Sep, 4:30pm
The Financial Markets Authority has approved the NZX's new NXT market for high growth or "momentum" stocks, with the stock market operator expecting it to launch later this year... More »

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