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MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares follow ASX lower, paced by Spark, Xero
30 Mar, 5:35pm
New Zealand shares fell paced by Xero, Spark New Zealand and other dual listed stocks as investors across the Tasman sold off stocks after a major capital raising. Meridian Energy fell ahead of its instalment receipt coming due... More »

NZ dollar slips as traders look ahead to dairy auction, US payrolls data
30 Mar, 5:20pm
The New Zealand dollar fell ahead of key US manufacturing and employment reports, and before a dairy auction where buyers will have to absorb increased volumes of milk powder on offer... More »

NZ dollar may sink to 70 US cents in 2015 on resurgent greenback: BusinessDesk survey
30 Mar, 10:50am
The New Zealand dollar may extend its decline against the greenback this year, on increased signs the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates from a record low, benefitting companies such as Fisher & Paykel Healthcare that get much of their... More »

NZ employment confidence rises with optimism about earnings growth
30 Mar, 10:50am
New Zealanders have become more confident about the labour market and confident they'll be able to earn more in a growing economy... More »

Synlait shares fall 12% after posting a first half loss; lowers full year guidance
30 Mar, 10:45am
Shares of Synlait Milk, the dairy company which has taken a cornerstone stake in Sichuan New Hope Nutritional Foods Co to gain direct interest in a Chinese infant formula brand, fell 12 percent after it turned to a loss in th... More »

NZ puts seven new oil and gas areas put up for tender
30 Mar, 10:35am
A total of seven new areas will be opened up to oil and gas exploration under its block offer tendering system, as the New Zealand government seeks to concentrate activity in a few strategically chosen areas... More »

Zespri says kiwifruit volumes back to pre Psa volumes as new season kicks off
30 Mar, 8:50am
Zespri, the world’s largest marketing exporter, says this season’s volumes are forecast to be back to the levels they were prior to the Psa virus hitting the $1.3 billion industry four years ago... More »

NZ dollar falls to one week low vs British pound after BoE's Carney says next move is up
30 Mar, 8:40am
The New Zealand dollar fell to a one week low against the British pound after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said the next move in interest rates would be an increase, despite record low inflation... More »

World Week Ahead: All about the economy
30 Mar, 7:55am
Investors will scrutinise the latest US jobs data this week, with private payrolls, weekly jobless claims and the government’s official report at the end of a holiday shortened week... More »

NZ crossbred wool falls to two month low amid stronger currency, weaker demand
27 Mar, 3:55pm
New Zealand crossbred wool, which accounts for the majority of New Zealand's production, fell to a two month low at the South Island auction yesterday amid a stronger local currency and weaker buyer demand... More »

Inflation target at 2% risks overheated economy, says BNZ
27 Mar, 12:35pm
Targeting 2 percent annual inflation could force the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to cut interest rates too sharply and overheat the economy, says Bank of New Zealand, which suggests current low global inflation rates mean the local target i... More »

NZ milk powder futures drop as Fonterra lifts GDT volumes, signalling prices will fall
27 Mar, 12:15pm
New Zealand whole milk powder futures dropped after Fonterra Cooperative Group said it will increase the volume of product it puts up for sale on the GlobalDairyTrade platform, suggesting prices may extend their decline in next week's auction... More »

Hallenstein lifts profit 40% as it claws back market share
27 Mar, 12:15pm
Hallenstein Glasson, the fast fashion clothing chain, lifted first half profit 40 percent, beating its guidance, as it clawed back market share in a competitive retail environment... More »

GIC-Goodman Property JV to extend Auckland CBD footprint buying $86.2M building from Fletcher
27 Mar, 11:45am
Wynyard Precinct Holdings, a joint venture between Goodman Property Trust and Singapore government owned GIC, has agreed to buy an office tower in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter from Fletcher Building for $86.2 million... More »

NZX launches three new ETFs
27 Mar, 9:55am
NZX's Smartshares unit, which is being combined with new acquisition Superlife next year, is launching three more exchange traded funds, giving investors exposure to Australia's resource and financial sector and dividend paying New Zealand stocks... More »

NZ dollar reverses overnight gain on weaker dairy price concerns
27 Mar, 9:10am
The New Zealand dollar fell as dairy futures weakened, raising concern about the outlook for the country's largest export commodity... More »

While you were sleeping: Middle East concern lifts oil
27 Mar, 8:00am
By Margreet Dietz     March 27 (BusinessDesk) - Oil rose while stocks fluctuated after Saudi Arabia and its Arab Gulf allies began air strikes on Yemen, bolstering concern about disruption... More »

NZX plans to launch equity options trading on April 24
26 Mar, 2:15pm
NZX, which operates New Zealand's stock market, plans to start offering equity options trading in three stocks as it seeks to develop the nation's capital markets... More »

SeaDragon signs new agreements for shark liver oil; costs jump in Nelson refinery
26 Mar, 2:05pm
SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, has terminated a contract with a charter vessel that supplied deep sea shark liver oil and signed two new supply agreements, highlighting the challenge of ensuring it can source enough... More »

New Zealand's commercial property lending less risky now due to lower debt funding
26 Mar, 1:50pm
The Reserve Bank said New Zealand’s $180 billion commercial property sector has become less risky since the global financial crisis because a reduced amount of debt is being used to fund new developments and purchases... More »

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