Sunday, 18 March 2018

Business News

  • Opus International Consultants is now WSP Opus

    13:20 | 14/3/18
    WSP Opus, is now the New Zealand operation of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, following the purchase of Opus International Consultants Limited (Opus) by its new ultimate owner WSP Global Inc.  more»
  • LIC gets green light for share simplification

    13:12 | 14/3/18
    Following a Special Meeting held today the Board of Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited (NZX: LIC) (LIC) has announced that it has received shareholder support to proceed with its proposal to simplify LIC’s share structure. more»
  • Auckland's overheated housing market is losing steam

    12:58 | 14/3/18
    March 14 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland's overheated housing market is slowing, with price growth lagging behind other main centres as it takes longer to sell a property and the number of houses available for sale increase, according to the latest monthly ... more»
  • Future of Tax seeking public opinion

    12:57 | 14/3/18
    BusinessNZ has welcomed the release of the Tax Working Group background paper The Future of Tax .  more»
  • New partnership to drive innovation in perennial fruits

    12:03 | 14/3/18
    14 March 2018: AgTech solutions company Autogrow and Plant & Food Research today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) confirming their intention to collaborate in the development of protocols to maximise yield and enable continuous production ... more»
  • Dollar touches 3-week high as US inflation meets estimates

    11:41 | 14/3/18
    March 14 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a three-week high after US inflation printed in line with expectations and US President Donald Trump dumped his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. more»
  • Christchurch goes cashless for Chinese visitors

    11:27 | 14/3/18
    ChristchurchNZ and Christchurch Airport are working together to help local businesses connect with Chinese consumers via cashless payment system Alipay.  more»
  • WeChat Pay popular with PappaRich customers

    11:13 | 14/3/18
    Since launching WeChat Pay during this year’s Lantern Festival, PappaRich have received enthusiastic feedback from the local Chinese community and Chinese tourists, for whom this is the most convenient way to pay. more»
  • Aurecon appoints new Roads leader

    11:10 | 14/3/18
    Recognising the increasing pressure on road infrastructure from growing populations and transformative technologies, global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Nial O’Brien as Global Service Leader – Roads.  more»
  • ANZ Investments joins global responsible investment network

    11:09 | 14/3/18
    ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited (ANZ Investments) has announced today that it has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is a set of principles designed to provide a global benchmark for responsible ... more»
  • Honda Torneo parks up in top spot for most stolen car

    10:52 | 14/3/18
    Auckland, Wednesday 14 March 2018 – The Honda Torneo remains parked up in the number one spot as the most frequently stolen car, since its debut on the list in 2010, according to AA Insurance. more»
  • While you were sleeping: Tillerson out, US inflation muted

    10:04 | 14/3/18
    March 14 (BusinessDesk) - Wall Street gave up earlier gains as investors assessed the impact of tame US inflation data on the outlook for interest rates and US President Donald Trump’s sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the administration's ... more»
  • Grant funding round now open: Borrin Foundation EOI 2018

    09:55 | 14/3/18
    Do you need grant funding for work that you believe will make a difference to the lives of New Zealanders, through the law? We’re calling for great project ideas through our first Expression of Interest (EOI) round for grant funding. more»
  • House prices rise 6.9% across New Zealand

    09:52 | 14/3/18
    The median house price for New Zealand rose 6.9% in February to $530,000 up from $496,000 in February 2017 according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), source of the most complete and accurate real estate data ... more»
  • Is artificial intelligence the future for the primary sector

    09:51 | 14/3/18
    There has been a lot of hype around artificial intelligence (AI) over the last couple of years. The advances in AI, machine learning and predictive analysis has come ahead in leaps and bounds, but are we really there yet?  more»
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