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NZ dollar falls after Fed signals rates hikes are coming; Scottish, NZ votes loom
18 Sep, 5:05pm
The New Zealand dollar fell after the Federal Reserve signalled rates hikes were on the cards in the coming year, fuelling demand for the greenback, and as the looming Scottish independence referendum and the local general election keep an element of unce... More »

Crown extends clean-up promise to Solid Energy
18 Sep, 4:30pm
Commercially troubled state coal miner Solid Energy requires an extension of a government guarantee to meet the $103 million future cost of returning mined land to its pre-mined condition in order to maintain positive equity in its balance sheet... More »

OPI Finance receiver lashes Crowe Horwath over OPI settlement details
18 Sep, 2:50pm
Accounting firm PwC has taken the rare step of chastising another member of its own industry, ASX-listed Crowe Horwath, for understating by half the value of a settlement reached over the auditing of OPI Finance in the failed finance company's receiv... More »

Tauranga 'game-changer' to boost Timaru port's 2015 profit
18 Sep, 2:35pm
PrimePort Timaru, the South Island hub which has aligned itself with Port of Tauranga, expects a turnaround in its fortunes as it benefits from its tie up with the country's busiest export port... More »

Trilogy flags return to profit in first half on Australian sales
18 Sep, 1:10pm
Trilogy International, the skincare and scented candle company, expects to return to profit in the first half of its financial year as Australian sales pick up... More »

NZF flags reverse listing with unidentified business
18 Sep, 11:15am
NZF Group, the financial services company, has entered into a non-binding agreement with an unidentified business for a possible reverse listing, and expects to acquire it by the end of the month... More »

NZ economy grows 0.7% in 2Q as surging services make up for weak primary sector
18 Sep, 10:55am
New Zealand's economy grew just ahead of expectations in the second three months of the year as the fastest growth in the services sector for seven-and-a-half years offset shrinking activity in the primary sector when global commodity prices were coming o... More »

NZ dollar falls to 7-month low after Fed raises forecast for 2015 rates
18 Sep, 8:40am
The New Zealand dollar dropped to a seven-month low after the Federal Reserve raised its expectation for the level of interest rates by the end of next year, boosting the lure of the greenback... More »

Ex-OPI Finance auditor cuts $6.25 mln deal wth receiver
18 Sep, 8:35am
The auditor of failed lender OPI Pacific Finance has cut a $6.25 million deal with the firm's receiver after losing a bid to strike out parts of the case earlier this year... More »

While you were sleeping: Stocks, greenback rise on Fed
18 Sep, 7:55am
Wall Street advanced, as did the US dollar, after Federal Reserve policy makers kept their pledge to maintain interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” after the end of its monthly bond-buying program... More »

NZ dollar pares gain in lead up to Fed review, annual current account deficit narrows
17 Sep, 5:05pm
The New Zealand dollar pared gains as investors refrained from taking any new positions ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy review, and after government figures showed the current account deficit narrowed in the year to June 30... More »

Tait Communications buys Brazilian partner
17 Sep, 3:45pm
Tait Communications, the Christchurch-based radio communications firm, has bought its long-time Brazilian partner SGM Telecomunicacoes for an undisclosed sum as it looks to beef up its presence in the rapidly growing Latin American economy... More »

Roy Morgan poll shows Nats extending lead, Labour/Greens fading
17 Sep, 3:10pm
The last Roy Morgan opinion poll before the general election on Saturday shows the National Party gaining ground in the first fortnight of September, up 1.5 percentage points to 46.5 percent, while both the Labour and Green parties slipped in the rol... More »

Duco Promotions taps Martin Snedden for new top job
17 Sep, 3:00pm
Duco Promotions has appointed former head of New Zealand's Rugby World Cup 2011 Martin Snedden as head of the sporting events company as it chases international growth... More »

Danone Nutricia needs 18 months to recover from botulism scare, CEO Tap says
17 Sep, 2:50pm
Danone Nutricia chief executive Corine Tap said it would take the infant formula manufacturer 18 months to recover from the adverse effects of the Fonterra Cooperative Group botulism scare... More »

Ryman expands board as veteran director Clements departs
17 Sep, 11:55am
Ryman Healthcare, the country's biggest listed retirement village operator, is expanding its board with two new hires, as 15-year veteran director Andrew Clements departs... More »

GCSB's 'Project Cortex' may expand to technology sharing with ISPs
17 Sep, 11:30am
The Government Communications Security Bureau may expand its 'Project Cortex' to sharing malware-disrupting technology with local internet service providers, according to Cabinet papers declassified by Prime Minister John Key... More »

NZ balance of payments deficit hits cyclical low point
17 Sep, 10:55am
The annual deficit in New Zealand’s dealings with the rest of the world fell, in line with consensus forecasts, to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product in the year to June 30, hitting what economists expect will prove to be a cyclical lowpoint... More »

Restaurant Brands 2Q sales rise 5.8%, boosted by KFC promotions, Carl's Jr expansion
17 Sep, 10:25am
Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest fast-food operator, increased second quarter revenue 5.8 percent as it benefited from increased sales at its largest KFC fried chicken chain and ramped up expansion at its newest Carl's Jr burger chain... More »

S&P affirms NZ Post credit rating, cuts hybrid notes to 'junk'
17 Sep, 10:15am
Standard & Poor's affirmed New Zealand Post's issuer credit and related debt rating at A+/A-1 with a long term negative outlook, while cutting its hybrid notes to 'junk' status... More »

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