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MARKETWEEK : Annual meetings step up the news flow

By WARREN HEAD The July equities market produced some wild volatility at times as the news headlines beat a negative drum ...

Moa doing better in distribution

Distribution is a key battle field to win on, in beverage and it was a topic of some interest at ...

MARKETWEEK: Market at mercy of commodities

By WARREN HEAD The beauty of a freely floating currency has been evident for all to behold this month, as the ...

Reserve Bank drops cash rate

The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 3.0 percent. ...
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The RBNZ has reiterated its expectation that the OCR will fall only slightly further. By contrast, we remain comfortable forecasting a low point in the OCR of 2.0%. This week's video explores the contrast between ...
Coats has good half year

Coats Group plc the international industrial thread and consumer textile crafts has improved revenue and operating profit in the latest half year to 30 June. ...



THL ends Strategic Review

In April this year Tourism Holdings Ltd announced the commencement of a review of the capital structure of the company. THL engaged First NZ Capital to conduct the review. ...



Origin Energy selling out of Contact.

Origin Energy Ltd is selling its entire holding in Contact Energy. ...



S&T completes acquisition

Steel & Tube Holdings Ltd has completed its acquisition of the business of Manufacturing Suppliers Ltd, also known as Fortress Fasteners, and its related companies. ...



Market waiting for upcoming dairy auction

Currency traders are braced for the upcoming DairyTrade Auction, says Cameron Bagrie, senior economist at ANZ. ...



RCG Retail & Property Review: Immigration on a roll image

Unprecedented immigration is helping to boost the economy, and sectors such as property and retail, notes RCG Group associate director John Polkinghorne, But how accurate are the figures? ...



Westpac Weekly Insight: Comfortably Low image

The RBNZ has reiterated its expectation that the OCR will fall only slightly further. By contrast, we remain comfortable forecasting a low point in the OCR of 2.0%. This week's video explores the contrast between ...



MARKETWEEK : Annual meetings step up the news flow image

By WARREN HEAD The July equities market produced some wild volatility at times as the news headlines beat a negative drum on world events. The world economy has many cooling spots but fundamentally all of New ...



MARKETWEEK: Market at mercy of commodities image

By WARREN HEAD The beauty of a freely floating currency has been evident for all to behold this month, as the Kiwi dollar moved in alignment with lowered commodity prices – in our case, milk based ...



RCG Retail & Property Review: Shopping centres as social centres image

In the UK the traditional retail assistant is under threat by new technology. Conversely, shopping centres have become social centres, says RCG. ...



Strong gain over July for ASX image

Australian shares ended the week on a positive note, said CommSec in Sydney. The ASX 200 has risen by 2.4% over the course of the week. ...



Australian market improves image

Aussie shares improved on their earlier gains, with the ASX 200 rising by 0.8 per cent on Thursday, said Steven Daghlian at CommSec. ...



Gains across the board on ASX image

Australian shares were able to consolidate early improvements on Monday to end the session higher. ...



Volatile trading on ASX image

Australian shares eased in volatile trade on Tuesday. The ASX 200 index fell by just 0.1 per cent, was down as much as 1 per cent in early trade and was up slightly around 2pm ...



US stocks react to Shanghai slump image

Western stockmarkets have reacted to the biggest drop on the Shanghai stock market in 8 years, as fears grow about the level of equity speculation and a slower running Chinese economy. ...



Difficult day for the Aussie market image

Australian shares improved this afternoon to finish the session 0.8 per cent lower. At its worst levels the local market was down by 1.5 per cent, said CommSec analyst Steven Daghlian ...



[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? ...



Fall in yields

NZ swap and bond yields fell 1-2bps across the curve yesterday. Overnight, US 10-year yields dipped to 2.15%. ...



Yields fall across curve

NZ yields fell across the curve on Friday following the previous night’s move in US yields, said Kymberly Martin at ANZ ...



Yield curve steepens

The NZ curve steepened yesterday as short-end yields dipped while long-end yields rose, said Kymberly Martin at BNZ Markets ...



Downward drift in yields

NZ swaps closed down 1-3bps, with some further flattening of the curve. Overnight, US 10-year yields dribbled down from 2.26% to 2.22%. ...



Strong rally in NZ bonds

NZ swaps closed down 2-4bps on Friday and there was a strong rally in NZ bonds following the previous night’s offshore moves, said Kymberly Martin at BNZ Markets. ...





Kiwi eludes fall by commodity currencies

The US dollar made modest gains against nearly all major currencies overnight, despite a soft manufacturing report, said Raiko Shareef at BNZ Markets. ...



Weal US jobs data drops greenback

The US Q2 employment cost index (ECI) recorded its slowest quarterly pace of growth in three decades. This drove US dollar weakness and a solid rally in US Treasuries, said Con Williams, agri-economst at ANZ. ...



Sharp rallies in Anzac currencies

Friday turned out to be unexpectedly vicious for currency markets, said Raiko Shareef at BNZ Markets. ...



US dollar continues to strengthen

The USD has continued to strengthen over the past 24-hours, said Kymberly Martin at BNZ Markets. ...



US dollar in advance

The US dollar advanced as markets continued to digest the post-meeting FOMC statement., said ANZ senior economist Cameron Bagrie ...



ANZ ups rates for investment lending

The flow-on effects of the Reserve Bank today cutting the Official Cash Rate were not all in a downwards direction. ANZ announced interest rates for residential investment property loans will increase to manage ...



New site for Summerset

Retirement village operator Summerset has acquired an interest in a new site at St John’s in Auckland’s sought-after Eastern Suburbs. ...



New cool store for Highbrook

Goodman (NZ) Ltd, the Manager of Goodman Property Trust, announced the development of a new cool store at Highbrook Business Park in Auckland. ...



Property Institute warns of ‘apartment bubble’

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, is warning of an ‘apartment bubble’ as the likely consequence of two seemingly unrelated responses to house price inflation in the Auckland property market. ...



Auckland's dominance only strengthening

By Geoff Barnett Respected and independent property information company, CoreLogic, recently compiled and analysed some extensive data which backs up some real estate commentary but at the same time dispels a few commonly held assumptions ...



Dairy at new low - dollar quiet

Dairy prices hit their lowest level in six years last night but the rate of decline in the latest Dairy Trade auction was the smallest in months. The dollar was only slightly lower on the ...



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. ...




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