Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Business News

  • MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on TPP; SkyCity gains

    17:42 | 6/10/15
    Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose after agreement was reached on the Trans Pacific Partnership deal. Xero, SkyCity Entertainment Group and Fletcher Building gained.  more»
  • NZ dollar slips vs. Australian dollar after RBA statement

    17:20 | 6/10/15
    Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dipped against its trans-Tasman counterpart after the Reserve Bank of Australia disappointed traders looking for hints of another rate cut, keeping the target cash rate unchanged and saying data will inform future ... more»
  • RBA sees regulatory measures helping contain housing risks

    17:18 | 6/10/15
    Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of Australia kept its cash rate unchanged at 2 percent, as expected, and indicated it has become slightly less concerned about volatility in financial markets and the overheated housing market in Sydney and Melbourne. more»
  • NZ govt lifts target speeds for rural broadband to boost ICT

    17:11 | 6/10/15
    Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - The government has lifted its expectations on faster broadband speeds for rural New Zealand as it targets increased spending on research and development in the country's information and communications technology sector, which it sees ... more»
  • Affinity's Tegel may be heading for NZX 50 as fund managers

    16:36 | 6/10/15
    Affinity's Tegel may be heading for NZX 50 as fund managers warm to chicken business  more»
  • TUANZ welcomes Government's new Rural Connectivity Target

    16:02 | 6/10/15
    TUANZ has today welcomed the Government's announcement from the Minister of Communications, Hon. Amy Adams of a new target for Rural Connectivity of 50Mbps for 99% of the New Zealanders by 2025. Over many years TUANZ has consistently stated that that the availability ... more»
  • Indue welcomed as NZBA’s latest affiliate member

    14:39 | 6/10/15
    Today the New Zealand Bankers’ Association announced that Australasian payments solutions provider Indue had joined as its sixth affiliate member. “We are delighted to welcome Indue as an affiliate member of the Bankers’ Association,” said New ... more»
  • Trans Pacific Partnership Another Win for Kiwifruit Growers

    14:32 | 6/10/15
    New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. (NZKGI) welcomes the overnight signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement – another big win for kiwifruit growers following the recent tariff elimination agreement with Korea. more»
  • Air NZ & DOC partnership wins Tourism Industry Award

    14:24 | 6/10/15
    Air New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have won the Industry Alignment Award at the 2015 Tourism Industry Awards in Auckland. DOC and Air New Zealand were recognised for conservation and marketing work centred on DOC’s Great Walks. As ... more»
  • Affco denies fixed-term contract meat workers are locked out

    13:43 | 6/10/15
    Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - Talleys Group-controlled meat processor Affco New Zealand has told the Employment Court case law to backs up its stance that seasonal meat workers are not employed continuously and instead sign fixed-term contracts, so cannot ... more»
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

    13:39 | 6/10/15
    All seafood tariffs will be removed within the 12 Asia-Pacific countries, according to the deal announced this morning.  more»
  • Advertisers Call for Review of Advertising Codes

    13:24 | 6/10/15
    It may seem counter-intuitive to some but advertisers are calling for the current Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Codes1 for advertising to children to be reviewed.  more»
  • Labour says jury's out on supporting TPP

    13:06 | 6/10/15
    Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - Senior Labour Party politicians are waiting for the detail of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade and investment pact before declaring whether it breaches any of the five "bottom lines" the party says the TPP must ... more»
  • New ATC CEO: “there’s no one size fits all”

    12:46 | 6/10/15
    New ATC CEO, Chris Hubbard, is stepping into his role with a promise to move away from a “one-size-fits all” approach to education.  more»
  • New Zealand’s first business social media survey launched

    12:40 | 6/10/15
    Four independent, national businesses have joined forces to determine how successful social media is for New Zealand business. The inaugural online survey will provide details on the most popular social media platforms and how small and large businesses ... more»
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