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RCG Retail & Property Review: There's a lot to do in housing

The residential sector still has plenty of catching up to do. Construction is picking up but will need to rise ...

Downer EDI buys Tenix

Downer EDI Ltd announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the shares in Tenix Holdings ...

RCG Retail & Property Review: It's all about good ideas.

A question all businesses ask themselves is - how do we maintain and grow consumer interest? It's all about good ...

Leap in risk aversion on financial markets

Risk aversion accelerated on financial markets overnight, Imre Speizer, markets strategist Westpac said this morning. ...
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For the three months to 30 September 2014, Hellaby’s group sales and EBITDA were significantly ahead of the same period last year, shareholders attending today’s annual meeting were told. ...
Solution Dynamic guidance update

Solution Dynamics (SDL) has produced a solid start to FY2015 with first quarter earnings well above budget, mainly the result of increased sales of both software and print imaging services to existing customers. ...



Airwork on course

Airwork’s chairman Mike Daniel announced at today’s annual meeting of the company that Airwork is on target to exceed the IPO forecast tax paid profit for the six months ending 31 December 2014 by 23%, ...



Merger of wool scours

Cavalier Wool Holdings an associate wool-scouring company in which Cavalier Corporation Limited has a 50% shareholding, has entered into a transaction with New Zealand Wool Services International (owned by Melbourne-based Lempriere Australia Pty Ltd) to ...



PGG Wrightson set to better results

PGG Wrightson Ltd today confirmed it believes it can increase Operating EBITDA for the current year and better the $58.7m Operating EBITDA achieved in the year to 30 June 2014. ...



Acquisition by Horizon’s Aquaheat

Aquaheat New Zealand the wholly owned subsidiary of Horizon Energy Distribution, announced the purchase of Hawkins Refrigeration effective 3 November 2014, subject to certain conditions being met. ...



RCG Retail & Property Review: There's a lot to do in housing image

The residential sector still has plenty of catching up to do. Construction is picking up but will need to rise far higher to correct the housing supply, says the consultancy group RCG ...



MARKET WEEK: Nothing like fear of a fall to focus the mind image

BY WARREN HEAD A veteran publisher once told me that people are less motivated to do something for reward than they are in wanting to avoid a loss. ...



RCG Retail & Property Review: It's all about good ideas. image

A question all businesses ask themselves is - how do we maintain and grow consumer interest? It's all about good ideas. ...



Westpac Weekly Insight: She'll be right image

Businesses and consumers are less optimistic about the economy, but confident in their own prospects. Westpac Chief Economist Dominick Stephens presents economic insights in this bite-sized weekly video. ...



MARKET WEEK: Spring storm from the Northern Hemisphere image

By WARREN HEAD US markets recorded their fourth biggest decline of the year this week following concerns of softer world growth and it sort of overshadowed how all markets behaved. ...



Pause for the Aussie market image

Australian shares faded this afternoon to end a touch lower for the first time in six days, says CommSec analyst Steven Daghlian. ...



MIners improve on rising ASX image

Australian stocks maintained earlier gains to close higher for the fifth consecutive trading session. ...



ASX drifts off daily gains image

After a strong start to the session on Friday, the ASX 200 saw its gains trimmed over the course of the afternoon says Tom Piotrowski, market anaklyst at CommSec. ...



PREMIUM : Risk appetite looking up

Risk appetite improved slightly, following the carnage in asset markets the previous day, reports Imre Speizer, market strategist at Westpac. ...



[PREMIUM] Sell-off continues on global markets

There has been no turnaround on international markets overnight as the concern about the slow pace of global economic recovery continues. ...



Forecast below consensus

[PREMIUM] Synlait Milk’s NPAT guidance was lifted this week but has been followed by two days of sell-off of the share price. ...



Outlook for gold

[PREMIUM] With the international price of gold retreating (and leading to job losses of 25% at OceanaGold's Macrae's mine), what do analysts see as the direction for gold this year? ...



SKYCITY weak trading update image

[PREMIUM] SKYCITY Entertainment provided a trading update across its casino properties and guided towards a 1H14 normalised NPAT range of $65–68m. What do equity analysts make of this? ...



Caltex Australia refocused

[PREMIUM] Caltex Australia has released their FY13 guidance, in line with consensus. What prospects, then, do equity analysts see for this Australian heavyweight? ...



BHP Billiton US Shale site visit

[PREMIUM] BHP hosted its long awaited shale tour this month, providing a holistic outlook for the business. ...



Swaps market closes higher

Following Friday’s offshore moves, NZ swaps closed up 2-5bps, yesterday, said Kymberly Martin, senior markets strategist at BNZ Markets this morning. ...



Calmness on markets

A semblance of calm returned to financial markets into the close of the week, with a notable recovery enjoyed on equity markets, said Cameron Bagrie, chief economist at ANZ. ...



Yields retrace upwards

On Friday, NZ yields followed offshore moves higher. On Friday night, US 10-year yields continued their inch higher, to end the week at 2.20%, said Kymberly Martin, senior markets strategist at BNZ Markets. ...



Shock drop in US Treasury yield

Rates markets are shell-shocked this morning, after a vicious collapse in global bond yields, says Raiko Shareef at BNZ Markets. ...



Interest rates grind lower

NZ interest rates continue to grind lower, as global growth concerns weigh on international rates markets, says Raiko Shareef at BNZ Markets. ...





Chinese data the focus today

Monday was a much calmer day on markets although European equities failed to hang onto Friday’s recovery gains and movements in oil and fixed income suggest that recent trends remain in place, said David Croy, ...



Kiwi dollar shines as US dollar declines

The NZD has been the strongest performer amongst its peers over the past 24-hours, rising 0.6% relative to the USD, said Kymberly Martin, senior markets strategist at BNZ Markets this morning. ...



Busy data agenda today

The NZD/USD ended the week a little lower, at 0.7920, following a reasonably contained range on Friday night, said Kymberly Martin, senior markets strategist at BNZ Markets. ...



Financial markets still nervous image

Financial markets remain nervous following yesterdays rout, with sizable intraday moves noted across sovereign bond, equity and FX markets, said David Croy, head of marke research at ANZ in NZ early this morning. ...



Leap in risk aversion on financial markets image

Risk aversion accelerated on financial markets overnight, Imre Speizer, markets strategist Westpac said this morning. ...



Exclusive Taupo properties on market

Three multi-million dollar properties in an exclusive gated Taupo subdivision recognised as one of the country’s most sought after areas have been placed on the market for sale. ...



Update by Augusta

Augusta Capital provided an update on recent activity across its Directly Owned Property Portfolio. ...



Ruakura project gets go-ahead

Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) and Chedworth Properties have welcomed final approval from the Ruakura Board of Inquiry to re-zone land they own at Ruakura from rural to ‘employment and residential’ uses. ...



Meridian moving to airport

Auckland Airport has leased a whole floor in its Quad 5 office building to Meridian Energy. ...



Market vitality in Miami Home Prices

The Miami real estate market continued to experience rising prices in the second quarter of 2014 due to strong demand, which is another sign of improving economic conditions in certain states of the US ...



PREMIUM: Digesting the dairy trends. image

There has been a lot to digest in the dairy industry in recent weeks and ANZ Bank’s chief economist Cameron Bagrie and agri-economist Con Williams don’t hold back in discussing how they think the drop ...



Downgrade of milk price by ANZ

Continued strength in the NZD, large falls in international dairy commodity prices, and recent price action (which we consider to be bearish) have prompted ANZ to downgrade their 2014/15 milk price forecast to $6.25/kg milksolids ...



Oil prices edges higher

World oil prices rose in Monday in response to simmering tensions in Ukraine and better-than-expected US retail sales data, reported CommSec. ...



Dairy auction index declines

The price of whole milk powder fell to its lowest level in more than a year in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction ...



Oil prices on the rise

World oil prices rose on Thursday as investors responded to generally firmer US economic data ...




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