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MARKETWEEK: An autumn tinge to share trading

By WARREN HEAD There was an autumn tone to the mood of the New Zealand sharemarket this week with profit-takers and ...

Xero grows revenue 77%

Xero continued to deliver exceptional growth for the year ended 31 March 2015, recording operating revenue of $123.9m, up 77% ...

Petrol price decline eliminates inflation

Headline CPI fell 0.3% today to bring annual inflation to just 0.1%. Jane Turner, senior economist at ASB Bank said ...

Life in New Zealand is not without flaws

By WARREN HEAD Life in 21st century New Zealand seems assailed by an increasing number of inconsistencies that keep butting into ...
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Kirkcaldie & Stains Group’s pre-tax profit for the six-month period ended 28 February 2015 was $57,000. ...
Update from Orion Health

Orion Health Group the Auckland based healthcare software and services group released a business update today. ...



NZF acquisition called off

The agreement that NZF had previously entered into to acquire 100% of the shares on issue in inventory Technologies Ltd has faltered. ...



New crane for Northport

Northport is to purchase a $5 million mobile crane for delivery by the end of the year, giving it the ability for the first time to load dedicated container vessels. ...



Capital raising by Allied Farmers

Allied Farmers has announced that it is seeking to raise additional capital ...



Writedown puts Kirks in red at half-year image

Kirkcaldie & Stains Group’s pre-tax profit for the six-month period ended 28 February 2015 was $57,000. ...



Westpac Weekly Insight: A rock and a hard place image

Inflation has dropped to a 16-year low. The RBNZ is stuck between a low inflation "rock" and a strong economy "hard place". Westpac Chief Economist Dominick Stephens presents economic insights in this bite-sized weekly video. ...



MARKETWEEK: An autumn tinge to share trading image

By WARREN HEAD There was an autumn tone to the mood of the New Zealand sharemarket this week with profit-takers and dip-buyers in balance. ...



Life in New Zealand is not without flaws image

By WARREN HEAD Life in 21st century New Zealand seems assailed by an increasing number of inconsistencies that keep butting into the business world but if you can push the pause button on the daily blur ...



RCG Retail & Property Review: The wider impact of New Zealand's Easter trading laws image

Of all the activities that have been generated in the property environment over the past few weeks, the item that caught our attention yet again was the impact of non-trading on Good Friday and Easter ...



MARKETWEEK: Reflections on the implications of currency parity image

By WARREN HEAD April’s dual holidays of Easter and end of term school holidays, coupled with terminal tax, drained the equity market of liquidity over the past fortnight. ...



Gain for ASX with energy rising image

Australian shares held fast at the best levels of the session over the course of Friday afternoon. The ASX 200 ended the session with a gain of 1.5% ...



Seeka Kiwifruit starts roadshow

Seeka Kiwifruit has started a corporate roadshow - the presentation to the investment community is available here to Headliner PREMIUM CLUB members. ...



ASX ends a two-session slump image

Australian shares ended higher on Tuesday although the ASX 200 was off the best levels of the session seen early trade, said CommSec analyst Tom Piotrowski ...



Chinese easing has minimal impact on Aussie market

[PREMIUM CLUB] Australian shares remained firmly in the red over the course of Monday afternoon. ...



Jitters hit big markets

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Friday, following negative news that sent overseas stocks lower, as investors looked ahead to a heavy week of earnings, said First NZ Capital. ...



[PREMIUM CLUB] Kathmandu result preview image

Retailer Kathmandu Holdings will be reporting on 24 March. What analysts are expecting. Read on. ...



[PREMIUM CLUB] Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund previewed image

A favourable commodity input cost environment likely to continue for Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund, comment equity analysts ahead of the 1H15F on Wednesday 25 March. ...



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? ...



American rates falter

US interest rates fell sharply on Friday on poor business investment numbers, but recovered somewhat overnight said Raiko Shareef at BNZ Markets this morning. ...



Rates move up

NZ swaps closed up 4bps across the curve yesterday, while NZ bond yields closed up 5-9bps. Overnight, US 10-year yields traded choppily around 1.89%. ...



Busy day on moneymarket

The fact NZ swap and bond yields closed little changed belied a fairly active day in NZ markets performer said Kymberly Martin, senior market strategist at BNZ Markets. ...



Interest rate for bond issue

Following the successful bookbuild process, Fonterra Co-operative Group confirmed today that the company’s bond offer has closed and the full issue amount of $250m plus oversubscriptions of $100m has been allocated to the participants (or ...



Bond offer opened by Fonterra

Fonterra is offering $250 million-worth of 2021 bonds at interest rate of about 0.75% over and above a base rate. ...





US dollar knocked back

The defining piece of economic news over the local long weekend was a very soft US business investment report on Friday, which saw the USD knocked back across the board, said Raiko Shareef at BNZ ...



US dollar affected by soft US data

The US dollar remains on the backfoot and there are developments in the Greece situation, reports Philip Borkin, senior economist at ANZ ...



Undershoot by USA

US dataflow continued to undershoot market expectations, said ANZ Banking Group, in a report from Australia. ...



Kiwi dollar under pressure

After game changing commentary from (RBNZ Asst Governor) McDermott yesterday, the response has been a NZ dollar under pressure and losing ground on cross rates in the subsequent sessions, said Kymberly Martin, senior market strategist ...



Oil prices rise, Kiwi eases

Oil prices rose to the highest level in four months following reports of Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, said Mark Smith, senior economist at ANZ ...



House asking prices record

Realestate.co.nz’s latest monthly data for March shows the average asking price in New Zealand crept up 0.6% a new high of $514,712. ...



DNZ sells office property

DNZ Property Fund has entered into an unconditional contract to sell the office property at 8 Rockridge Road, Auckland, for $6,300,000. The property was valued at $6,550,000 at the 30 September 2014 interim result. ...



DNZ sells office property

DNZ Property Fund has entered into an unconditional contract to sell the office property at 8 Rockridge Road, Auckland, for $6,300,000. The property was valued at $6,550,000 at the 30 September 2014 interim result. ...



New development at Highbrook

Goodman (NZ) Ltd, the Manager of Goodman Property Trust is to proceed with three new development projects, comprising two industrial facilities and an office building at Highbrook Business Park to accommodate strong customer demand. ...



Wellington Industrial Acquisition

Argosy Property has today settled the recently announced acquisition of five industrial properties in Wellington for $59m. ...



Fonterra collects less and more

Fonterra milk collection in New Zealand was 3% lower in January 2015 but is 3% higher for the season to date. ...



Copper price in tretreat

Copper has been the big mover of the last 24 hours, reports the ANZ this morning. ...



Commodities lower over 2014

The ANZ Commodity Price Index fell a further 4.4% in December – the tenth consecutive monthly decrease in the index. ...



Oil prices fall further

World oil prices fell on Friday in thin, holiday-affected trade. Metal priceds wqere also down, reports CommSc. Howevertm, gold has increased in value. ...



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 ...




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