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Slide in dairy prices at auction

There was another weak dairy auction overnight, with GDT-TWI prices declining another 7.2%, to be down a whopping 48.5% since ...

Positive tone from high-flying Air NZ

Air New Zealand shareholders meeting today in Christchurch heard positive addresses from new chairman Tony Carter and CEO Christopher Luxon ...

Bid for LPC closing this week

Christchurch City Holdings’ takeover offer for Lyttleton Port will close off this week with almost a 100% acceptance (last week ...

MARKET WEEK: Time to consolidate on the gains

By WARREN HEAD Kiwis are notorious procrastinators. It is our failing. But last week those who got the brain engaged acted ...
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The winter season, which has effectively ended across the country, would have been one of the mildest winters we have experienced. It really went unnoticed in the face of the elections that occurred just ten ...
RCG Retail & Property Review :Mild winter tough on apparel profits image

The winter season, which has effectively ended across the country, would have been one of the mildest winters we have experienced. It really went unnoticed in the face of the elections that occurred just ten ...



RCG Retail & Property Review: The election's impact on business image

Retail consultancy group RCG asks: "Did the results of the General Election have any impact on any of us?" ...



Building Syndication

Augusta Capital provided an update today on its syndication of Building C, Telecom Place (Now Spark City) which was launched on 24 July 2014. ...



Government Grant to Fast-Track Serko R&D

Serko Limited (NZX:SKO), a leader in online travel booking and expense management for business, announced today that it has been awarded up to $4.2 million for Research and Development (R&D) over three years via a ...



Goodman Fielder refinances

Goodman Fielder today announced that it has extended its debt maturity profile with a successful debt refinancing programme in New Zealand. ...



MARKET WEEK: Time to consolidate on the gains image

By WARREN HEAD Kiwis are notorious procrastinators. It is our failing. But last week those who got the brain engaged acted decisively. The landslide re-Election of National as New Zealand’s primary governing party showed overwhelming public ...



MARKET WEEK : Tibi Series Tibi Metis

By WARREN HEAD There has been a determined emphasis by the major political parties this past week on their economic policies with National standing on its strong performance in righting the economy (so to speak) and ...



Westpac Weekly Insight: A parting of ways image

New Zealand's two-speed economy theme has re-emerged. Some parts of the export sector are really struggling, while the domestic economy is growing rapidly. Westpac Chief Economist Dominick Stephens presents economic insights in this bite-sized weekly video. ...



Election 2014: Economy the Key Issue image

How the economy is going and how it has been managed, form the core issue of the 2014 Election, says MG magazine, the current affairs, business and leisure monthly published by MG Publications. ...



Strongest growth for SMEs since Global Financial Crisis image

With New Zealand’s SMEs are enjoying some of the strongest levels of growth they have seen since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, according to a special pre-Election report on small business policies conducted for ...



Gold stocks brighten dull day image

The recovery that stirred the spirits of optimists this morning was fading at lunchtime and not long afterwards the ASX 200 had made a new low for the session, says Tom Piotrowski - Market Analyst ...



Gains recovered by closing bell image

The recovery that was set in train late morning on Wednesday continued into the afternoon., says CommSec market analyst Tom Piotrowski. ...



Bid for LPC closing this week image

Christchurch City Holdings’ takeover offer for Lyttleton Port will close off this week with almost a 100% acceptance (last week 98.84%). Such is the power of a top price. ...



Red ending to the week image

The second half of the session on Friday saw the ASX 200 trade around the lows of the day with a sense that sellers could make an opportunistic move at any time to take the ...



Most sectors ending in positive territory image

The influence of the strong session on Wall Street overnight faded over the course of the Asian session in general on ASX this Thursday, reported CommSec ...



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. ...



Flat line for swaps

NZ swaps closed flat to up 1bps, while NZ bond yields declined 1-2bps across the curve. Overnight, US 10-year yields declined from 2.50% to 2.41%. ...



Quiet swaps market overnight

In a relatively quiet day, NZ swaps closed up 1-2bps. Overnight, US 10-year yields traded between 2.48% and 2.52%, said Kymberly Martin, senior markets strategist at BNZ Markets. ...



Fx move has muted effect on rates market

NZ swaps closed up 1-2bps yesterday. Overnight, US 10-year yields declined from 2.53% to 2.48%. ...



Longer dated yields lower

On Friday, NZ longer-dated yields closed down 5bps. On Friday night, US 10-year yields popped a little higher, to end the week at 2.53%, says Kymberly Martin, senior market strategist at BNZ Markets. ...



Yields close lower again

NZ swap and bond yields closed down 1-4bps yesterday. Overnight, US 10-year yields slipped from 2.56% toward 2.53%. ...





Kiwi eroded by dairy auction

Prices at the GDT dairy auction fall 7.2%, eroding earlier NZD gains, said Carrick Lucas, strategist at ANZ ...



Kiwi run stopped by dairy dip

The NZD sits at a similar level, around 0.7800, this morning. ...



Kiwi on more measured pattern

The NZD has consolidated over the past 24-hours, to sit at 0.7790 said Kymberly Martin, senior market strategist at BNZ Markets earlier today prior to morning trading (This report delayed by Yahoo Mail disruption) ...



Kiwi dollar walloped by fx move

The NZD has been the worst performing currency over the past 24-hours, losing a further 1.1% relative to the USD, reports Kymberly Martin, senior markets stategist at BNZ Markets. ...



Kiwi limps into lower ground

The NZD limped lower on Friday night to end the week around 0.7870, says Kymberly Martin, senior market strategist at BNZ Markets. ...



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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