Monday, 30 March 2015


Major Indices
NZX Top 5 by Value
TMETrade Me Group Limited3.6804,223,6910.1102.90%
SPKSpark New Zealand Limited2.9306,364,9580.0200.68%
XROXero Ltd24.30162,3890.502.02%
FBUFletcher Building8.440793,8140.0901.06%
SMLSynlait Milk Limited2.750242,8860.2107.09%
Recent News
  • GBP/EUR Sell-Off May Have Reached Conclusion

    22:11 | 30/3/15
    Pound Sterling Live
    The pound to euro exchange rate (GBP/EUR) may see its recent weakness finally come to an end. "At the recent low, however (of 1.356) sterling appears to have found support in the form of its 50-day moving average" - Bill McNamara @ Charles Stanley. more»
  • Rock Star Bob Geldof Spearheads US Private-Equity Push Into Ethiopia

    22:05 | 30/3/15
    Wall Street Journal
    KKR & Co., the New York-based private-equity firm, last summer bought control of a rose farm, Afriflora, for about $200 million, its first investment in Africa. more»
  • Ex-divs to take 3.3 points off FTSE 100 on April 2

    22:00 | 30/3/15
    LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) - The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. more»
  • Economic Confidence Shows Euro-Area Recovery Defies Greek Risks

    22:00 | 30/3/15
    (Bloomberg) -- Euro-area economic sentiment rose to the highest level in more than 3 1/2 years, adding to signs that the fragile recovery is stabilizing despite Greece's struggle to secure funding. more»
  • Asian Shares Rise On Wall Street Cues

    22:00 | 30/3/15
    Japanese shares rose as investors shrugged off weak data which showed that companies curbed output in February due to the Lunar New Year holidays. The benchmark ... The yen was slightly lower against the dollar, spurring buying in exporter shares ... more»
  • Low Crude Prices: Will It Stem Deepwater Drilling?

    21:48 | 30/3/15
    Seeking Alpha (registration)
    Not only that, but most international oil companies are struggling to replace reserves and are severely limited as to where they can explore for new reserves onshore. This has led to a movement offshore and into deeper waters; a trend which ... more»
  • FTSE 100 moves higher with mining shares lifted by Chinese hopes

    21:43 | 30/3/15
    The Guardian
    Leading shares have moved higher after four days of decline, helped by a revival in the mining sector. Over the weekend President Xi Jinping announced new infrastructure plans and also talked up the state of the country's economy. more»
  • DR Congo chef struggled against racism in Belgium, finds stardom after return ...

    21:37 | 30/3/15
    Mail & Guardian Africa
    Yumbi won 10 million CFA francs (15,245 euros), which he invested in renovating his restaurant and setting up a school to train future chefs, which already has a dozen enthusiastic students. more»
  • Don't Wait: Rush To Buy Starbucks (SBUX)

    21:26 | 30/3/15
    Seeking Alpha (registration)
    SBUX will be a long-term winner that you can buy, collect dividends from, re-invest in, and forget. ... In a previous piece we talked about the limited number of stocks that we feel we could confidently buy today and forget about for the next 5-10 year ... more»
  • Foundations support for schools growing

    21:15 | 30/3/15
    Arkansas Online
    The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation formed in 1992, said Jack Butt, founder and donor of the group. Since then, the foundation ... In Northwest Arkansas, investing in children is the smartest thing to do, directors said. "There is no better ... more»
  • A Crowded Marketplace

    21:15 | 30/3/15
    Beijing Review
    Ltd., conducted a survey examining financing options for micro and small businesses as well as startups, and found that under the current regulatory system, it was difficult for such ventures to secure bank loans. more»
  • New Zealand firm to export hi-tech fibre optics to China

    21:12 | 30/3/15
    [AUCKLAND, NZ: 4.00pm, 30 March] Auckland-based manufacturer Hope King today launched production of its hi-tech fibre optics components, aiming to export $9 million-worth of componentry to China in the first year. more»
  • Unleashed Software-as-a-Service extends QuickBooks Online

    21:10 | 30/3/15
    Unleashed Software , the inventory management software-as-a-service (SaaS) developer, has announced an integration with Intuit’s QuickBooks Online business and financial management software to increase the value of cloud-based inventory management systems ... more»
  • Taylor Swift cleans up at music awards

    21:03 | 30/3/15
    Daily Echo
    Rihanna performed her new single, B***h Better Have My Money, for the first time, while Iggy and Jennifer Hudson kicked off the show dressed as an inmate and police officer as they performed Trouble with a prison-themed set design. Jamie Foxx hosted ... more»
  • Briefs

    21:03 | 30/3/15
    Press Herald
    Some 34 South Berwick and Eliot students are hoping to make the four-day trip to the nation's capital following their February win in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution contest, which tested their understanding of the fundamental ... more»