Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Business News

  • HiFX Morning Update - April 19 2017

    09:03 | 19/4/17
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    Once again geopolitical news has dominated markets after UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a snap general election for June 8. The GBP which initially plunged on the announcement has since surged higher and is the strongest performing currency ... more»
  • Fletcher break-up talk resurfaces after recent share slump

    20:22 | 18/4/17
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    April 18 (BusinessDesk) - Speculation about a break-up or buyout of Fletcher Building has re-emerged with investment banks said to be working on pitches on the other side of the Tasman, according to an Australian media report. more»
  • NZ dollar rises to 2-week high on TWI basis

    20:20 | 18/4/17
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    April 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a two-week high on a trade-weighted basis on expectations tonight's dairy auction will be the third in a row to produce rising prices, while the consumers prices index on Thursday will likely show inflation ... more»
  • Govt agrees $2 bln pay equity package

    19:47 | 18/4/17
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    April 18 (BusinessDesk) - The government will implement a historic pay equity pay deal for aged and residential care workers worth $2.05 billion of extra pay for some 55,000 people – close to 2 percent of the total New Zealand workforce. more»
  • Minister appoints two new Electricity Authority members

    17:34 | 18/4/17
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    Energy Minister Judith Collins has appointed two new members to the Electricity Authority, both with extensive knowledge of the Australian electricity system and one a pioneer of New Zealand's wholesale electricity markets in the 1990s. more»
  • Aged Care Provider Enliven Says Pay Equity a Game Changer

    17:21 | 18/4/17
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    Aged-care service provider, Enliven, is welcoming the recently announced pay increase for care and support workers. Part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support, Enliven provides a wide range of aged-care services across New Zealand. more»
  • Annual inflation tipped to hit mid-point of RBNZ's target

    17:06 | 18/4/17
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    April 18 (BusinessDesk) - Higher food and fuel prices are expected to propel annual inflation to 2 percent in the first quarter, marking the first time it will hit the mid-point of the central bank's target range in five-and-a-half years.  more»
  • Geneious Biologics Set to Launch at Bio-IT World

    17:03 | 18/4/17
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    AUCKLAND, NZ – April 18, 2017 – Geneious Biologics, a next-generation cloud service developed to empower enterprises engaged in commercial antibody discovery and screening and significantly improve their success rates, will launch at Bio-IT World Conference ... more»
  • The CUBE Launches Business Mentors Initiative

    17:01 | 18/4/17
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    It was announced today that the Centre of Unique Business Evolution (CUBE) has launched a Business Mentoring initiative for the Upper Clutha community. The free initiative is open to all start-ups and businesses and the CUBE will match participants with ... more»
  • Rail industries on track for Rail R U OK?Day

    16:59 | 18/4/17
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    THE Australian and New Zealand rail industries will celebrate the third annual, Rail R U OK?Day Thursday 20 April, with celebrations taking place across Australasia.  more»
  • The changing face of the retail consumer

    16:16 | 18/4/17
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    The next generation of influential and savvy shoppers want new ways to pay for goods, are particular about where and how they shop, and display little loyalty to brands, according to new research [1] from Visa. more»
  • Matrix Capital sells to Silicon Valley's TCV

    16:11 | 18/4/17
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    April 18 (BusinessDesk) - US hedge fund Matrix Capital Management sold down its stake in Wellington-based software developer Xero, selling to Silicon Valley tech investor TCV more»
  • Finalists announced in PR awards

    15:41 | 18/4/17
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    Excellence in the public relations profession is again recognised with the announcement of the finalists in the 43rd Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) annual industry awards. From nearly 100 entries, 29 finalists have been named. ‘Highly ... more»
  • PwC Herald Talks to Hit the Road

    15:30 | 18/4/17
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    18 April 2017 – NZME’s thought-provoking business networking event series, PwC Herald Talks, is moving into its third year and expanding. Following its success in Auckland, select PwC Herald Talks will also be held in Wellington and Christchurch, ... more»
  • Allan Hawkins' finance companies lose appeal

    15:12 | 18/4/17
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    April 18 (BusinessDesk) - The High Court has upheld a ruling that former 1980s highflyer Allan Hawkins' Budget Loans and Evolution Finance misled 21 borrowers while enforcing loan contracts and sided with the Commerce Commission that 19 charges that were tossed ... more»
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