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Scales on track for forecast

Scales Corporation confirmed, based on the current trading environment, that it remains on track to meet the 2015 Prospective Financial ...

Dairy auction has mixed result

Given sharp falls in commodity prices of late overnight it was reassuring to at least see a lift in dairy ...

RCG Retail & Property Review: A high speed year.

In their last blog of the year, retail & property consultancy RCG notes how remarkable it is that we have ...

Kiwi Income Property Trust becomes listed company

Kiwi Income Property Trust’s Unit Holders today overwhelmingly approved resolutions to effect the corporatisation of the Trust. ...
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Tourism Holdings directors have upgraded the half year and year end forecast for the year ended 30 June 2015. ...
Cautious optimism

The New Zealand economy is in good heart compared with other international economies, according to the latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast. ...



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Gráinne Troute has been appointed to the board of Tourism Holdings Ltd as a non executive director commencing February 1 2015. ...



THL upgrades FY15 forecast image

Tourism Holdings directors have upgraded the half year and year end forecast for the year ended 30 June 2015. ...



LIC announces joint venture

LIC has purchased the majority interest of its Brazilian genetics distributor, NZ Brasil Genetics Producao Animal Ltda. ...



New submarine cable

Spark New Zealand announced today that the three telecommunications companies planning to build a new submarine cable between New Zealand and Australia have confirmed their investment and a commencement of the project in early 2015. ...



RCG Retail & Property Review: A high speed year. image

In their last blog of the year, retail & property consultancy RCG notes how remarkable it is that we have completed another year in what seems 'high speed'. ...



MARKETWEEK: Falling oil prices could crush inflation image

By WARREN HEAD There was no hike in the central bank’s interest rate fix this week and it looks like the heavy lifting is on hold. ...



RCG Retail & Property Review: Taking the store online image

Why have some New Zealand department stores been so slow to start offering online shopping? ...



PREMIUM: What to expect from RBNZ tomorrow image

[PREMIUM} In tomorrow's Monetary Policy Statement, Westpac economists have made up their minds on what we might expect from the central bank in the morning. ...



MARKETWEEK: Early Christmas for Chorus and Finzsoft investors image

By WARREN HEAD The market took a breather into the weekend, easing a point to close off the week at 5522 on the NZX-50 index but for the past couple of weeks the performance has been ...



Aussie market advances again image

Australian shares completed a trifecta of winning days on Friday, closing around the best levels of the session, reports CommSec in Sydney. ...



Market climbs higher for a second day

The Australian sharemarket has finished firmly in the black, following a strong lead from European and US markets. ...



Finzsoft – the new ‘high-flyer’

Finzsoft Solutions shares sank today on news of an impending takeover offer coming in the New Year. In the last few week Finzsoft became the flyer of the year. Headliner Editor Warren Head reported ...



Aussie market comes up for air image

The Australian share market has ended a 6 session losing streak on Thursday with a gain of 9.6 points. The ASX 200 trade through a range of 41 points from low to high. ...



Oil and gas stocks lead ASX lower image

Losses worsened this afternoon with Australian shares falling by 0.7 per cent and closing at a fresh two-month lows in the process, reports CommSec market analysts Steven Daghlian from Sydney. ...



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. ...



Fed meeting leads to market volatility

NZ swaps closed up 3bps across the curve yesterday. Overnight, US 10-year yields pushed up from 2.12% to 2.21%. ...



Markets expecting more hawkish FOMC tone

NZ yields were lower and curve flatter yesterday in response to heightened risk aversion offshore on Tuesday night, says Kymberly Martin, senior markets strategist at BNZ Markets ...



Slight push upwards by yields

NZ yields closed a little higher at the short-end but little changed at the long-end. Overnight, US 10-year yields traded between 2.02% to 2.12%. ...



Yields close lower

NZ swaps and bond yields closed down 2-4bps yesterday. Overnight, US 10-year yield traded between 2.09% and 2.13%, toward the lower end of this range currently, says Kymberly Martin, senior market strategist at BNZ Markets. ...



Yields ease off recent push

NZ swap and bond yields closed down 1-5bps on Friday. On Friday night US 10-year yields drifted down from 2.16% to 2.08%. ...





Kiiw dollar holding its own

Having dropped below 0.7700 in the wake of the Fed yesterday, NZD/USD has recovered to sit 0.4% stronger for the day at 0.7740, says Raiko Shareef, markets strategist at BNZ Markets. ...



Data filled day ahead

There is a raft of Kiwi data due today, says Con Williams, agri- economist at ANZ. He also notes how well the Kiw is doing against the Aussie dollar ...



NZD down vs. USD. Rouble rises from rubble

NZD continued to fall overnight, falling with the G10 pack against the USD. NZD/USD stands 0.8% weaker at 0.7740. ...



Markets awaiting Fed's FOMC

Financial markets calmed from the previous wild moves of the day before as they awaited the outlook from the US Federal Reserve's FOMC. ANZ agri-economist Con Williams looks at the overnight markets ...



Kiwi dollar benefits from market swings

The NZD is moderately stronger this morning, benefitting from some rather violent USD selling across the board last night, says Raiko Shareef, market strategist at BNZ Markets. ...



DNZ Sells Two Wellington Properties

DNZ Property Fund has unconditionally sold two properties in Wellington: 12 Tyers Road and 13 Jarden Mile. The total sale price of $5.3m represents a 5.5% premium above book value. ...



Property prices reset higher

Property selling prices reached a record high in November, Realestate.co.nz says. ...



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. ...



Crude oil prices falling

Crude oil prices dropped again as markets digested the fact that OPEC would not be cutting its production quotas. WTI crude closed down 10%, while Brent crude fell a further 3.5%, says Sharon Zollner, ANZ ...



Commodity prices drifting

New Zealand commodity prices are lower for the eighth consecutive month with October data at the lowest level since March 2013 ...



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. ...




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