Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Business News

  • MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent rises

    17:33 | 16/4/14
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    April 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks joined a global rally as US company earnings growth lifted sentiment for equity markets. Diligent Board Member Services led the benchmark index higher after reporting first-quarter sales growth. Pacific ... more»
  • MediaWorks Appoints Head of Corporate Communications

    17:21 | 16/4/14
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    MediaWorks has appointed Rachel Lorimer to the newly created role of Group Head of Corporate Communications.  more»
  • New Zealand Shut for Easter

    17:20 | 16/4/14
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    A national survey this week of Hospitality establishments shows that just over half are planning to close on Good Friday and over a third plan to close on Easter Sunday.  more»
  • New Safety Service for travellers in New Zealand

    17:15 | 16/4/14
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    A new Safety Service for Domestic and International travellers to New Zealand will now be available at the touch of a screen.  more»
  • Franchising Sentiment Shows Continued Optimism

    17:04 | 16/4/14
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    The Franchize Consultants’ April 2014 Franchising Confidence Index demonstrates a further increase in a general trend towards improved confidence across overall sector growth drivers. more»
  • NZ dollar falls to nine-day low after CPI misses estimates

    17:02 | 16/4/14
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    April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped to a nine-day low after slower than expected inflation raised questions over the track of rising local interest rates.  more»
  • Overcoming distance to improve productivity

    16:58 | 16/4/14
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    New Zealand’s productivity paradox shows more work is needed to overcome our key disadvantages, says BusinessNZ. New research by the Productivity Commission reveals the paradox that New Zealand’s reasonably robust policy settings should mean productivity ... more»
  • Waikato HomeXPO a Win Win for Home Owners and Businesses

    16:49 | 16/4/14
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    Thousands of home owners were treated to a fantastic array of inspiration, innovation and renovation ideas and products at the three day Waikato HomeXPO. More than 11,000 visitors to the second boutique HomeXPO, part of the revamped New Waikato Show held ... more»
  • Call for Formal Review of Christchurch Draft District Plan

    16:20 | 16/4/14
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    Property Council has grave concerns for the future of Christchurch as Christchurch City Council reviews its District Plan.  more»
  • Ambitious Project to Reimagine Hotel Food

    16:18 | 16/4/14
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    Food-lovers everywhere are placing greater importance on locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. The raw food movement is sweeping the world. In New Zealand Heritage Hotels are increasingly choosing to buy fresh produce in season. Combine these major ... more»
  • Imarda launches its global expansion

    16:11 | 16/4/14
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    The location based fleet-management specialists Imarda Ltd have today embarked on the global expansion phase of their i360 platform, releasing the details of their first Franchisee Partnership with Imarda SA Technologies (Pty) Ltd – formerly Telematics ... more»
  • Commission urges businesses to know Easter laws

    15:56 | 16/4/14
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    Easter Saturday and Sunday are not public holidays, casual staff may not be covered under the Holidays Act and businesses must not mislead customers when applying a surcharge. more»
Global Indices
CodeLastChange
NZ505,091140.28%
COMP4,034110.29%
DJI16,263890.55%
SP5001,843120.68%
DAX9,1741651.77%
FTSE6,593520.79%
NI22514,4184213.01%
TWI79.520.510.64%
Currencies
CodeLastChange
EURUSD1.3820.0010.04%
NZDUSD0.85880.00390.45%
AUDUSD0.93670.00110.12%
NZDAUD0.91680.00490.53%