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High NZ rates will keep luring investors into kiwi, fund manager says
28 Nov, 4:20pm
New Zealand's relatively high interest rates will continue to lure global investors to the kiwi, creating headaches for local policy makers who, like the rest of the world, want a weaker currency to drive export growth, according to a Sydney based fu... More »

NZ business confidence extends post-election gains
28 Nov, 1:35pm
New Zealand business confidence rose for a second month in November, extending post election gains from a two year low as firms took a more rosy outlook about their conditions... More »

Precinct to raise up to $75M in bond offer to repay bank debt
28 Nov, 1:35pm
By Paul McBeth     Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Precinct Properties New Zealand, which this week sold its SAP building in Auckland to property mogul Bob Jones for $97 million, plans to raise... More »

China's crackdown on polluting tanneries, Russia sanctions drive record slump in lambskin prices
28 Nov, 12:55pm
Global lambskin prices have collapsed from the first quarter's record highs, as a Chinese crackdown on polluting tanneries and Russian trade sanctions sapped demand... More »

FMA boss Everett sees changing landscape under new legislation
28 Nov, 12:55pm
Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett expects sweeping changes to securities law will change the landscape for the sector by putting more emphasis on the investing public... More »

NZ house building consents bounce back in October, rise at fastest pace in two years
28 Nov, 11:25am
New Zealand house building consents rose at their fastest monthly pace in more than two years in October, after three months of dwindling issuance in the lead up to September's general election... More »

NZ regulator ruling set to trim national electricity line prices by 1.1% in 2015
28 Nov, 10:35am
The Commerce Commission's final decision on default prices for 16 electricity lines companies should bring down distribution prices by 1.1 percent in 2015, with future increases for the following four years to be at the rate of inflation... More »

Pacific Edge says it's on track after posting 1H loss; shares jump
28 Nov, 10:25am
Pacific Edge, which makes and markets bladder cancer tests, said its first half loss was unchanged from the year earlier period as increased revenues were channelled into development and marketing of its products, in line with its plans. The shares j... More »

VMob widens first half loss as it chases international growth
28 Nov, 10:15am
VMob Group, the NZAX listed mobile voucher developer, widened its first half loss as it chased international scale and growth... More »

NZ dollar rises to record vs. ruble after OPEC decides not to cut oil production
28 Nov, 8:50am
The New Zealand dollar rose to a record against the Russian ruble amid concerns about the outlook for the Russian economy after OPEC decided against cutting oil production to bolster falling prices and as sanctions against Russia look set t... More »

While you were sleeping: Oil sinks as OPEC holds
28 Nov, 7:55am
Oil slumped, and so did energy stocks, after OPEC ministers decided to maintain the group’s production targets, instead of curbing supply to help a slide in prices... More »

Mowbray struggles to stay afloat as $1.28 mln write-down weighs on profitability
27 Nov, 1:15pm
Mowbray Collectables, the listed stamp and collectables dealer and auction house, has flagged a first-half loss and is in discussion with bankers to stay solvent after a $1.28 million write down on its goodwill... More »

UPDATE: Gentrack chairman says its a long-term game to win back investor confidence
27 Nov, 12:50pm
Gentrack Group chairman John Clifford said the software company’s share price, still trading 35 cents below its listing price, will take care of itself once it starts delivering projected profits over time... More »

Chatham Rock, hoping for EPA ruling before Christmas, widens first-half loss
27 Nov, 11:50am
Chatham Rock Phosphate, the company proposing to mine phosphate nodules from the seabed on the Chatham Rise, reported a near-tripling of its first-half loss as it spent more on exploration, sought a listing on London’s AIM market and applied fo... More »

Trilogy turns to a 1H profit as Ecoya posts positive earnings; shares jump
27 Nov, 11:20am
Trilogy International, the skincare and scented candle company, turned to a profit in its first half as a boost in sales for its Ecoya range in Australia helped the unit reach profitability. The shares jumped to a two-month high... More »

NZ posts trade deficit in October as dairy exports to China fall
27 Nov, 10:55am
New Zealand's posted its largest monthly trade deficit for October in six years, while narrowing the shortfall from September, led by a fall in dairy exports to China while all main imports into the country rose... More »

Energy Mad narrows first-half loss; shifts focus to LED bulbs
27 Nov, 9:50am
Energy Mad, the energy efficient lightbulb marketer, narrowed its first half loss after a year earlier impairment washed through, though widened its operating loss on flat sales and as it shifts focus to LED lightbulbs... More »

Gentrack profit falls 49%, beating downgraded guidance
27 Nov, 9:40am
Gentrack Group, which develops utilities and airports software, reported a 49 percent drop in full year profit, missing its initial public offer forecast, but beating the downgraded guidance it gave just five weeks after listing on the share mar... More »

Tower annual profit drops 32% from 2013 asset sales, flags share buyback
27 Nov, 9:30am
Tower, which sold its health, life, and investment units to focus on general insurance, reported a 32 percent drop in annual profit, while improving its underlying earnings in general insurance, and signalled plans for another share buyback... More »

NZ dollar touches fresh 4-month high vs. A$, breaks through key support level
27 Nov, 8:50am
The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh four month high against the Australian dollar after the Aussie broke through a key support level amid speculation the country's central bank may cut interest rates to bolster the economy... More »

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