Thursday, 17 April 2014

Latest News

  • Thrifty secures government rental car contract

    12:41 | 17/4/14
    Scoop
    Thrifty Car Rental has won a key government contract to provide vehicle rentals to all New Zealand government agencies. The tender was granted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and is the first “All-of-Government” agreement ... more»
  • Mixed feelings about Council's Progress

    12:27 | 17/4/14
    Scoop
    Chamber pleased with Council’s progress, but disappointed about 2.49% rates increase and living wage Wellington City Council’s decision to increase rates is disappointing says Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley. ... more»
  • Free tips on long term success for innovative local business

    12:27 | 17/4/14
    Scoop
    Kiwis are known for their can-do attitude and clever ideas, but how many actually make it to market and provide the innovative thinker with the business of a lifetime?  more»
  • Why you should buy Santos Limited instead of Woodside Petroleum Limited

    12:22 | 17/4/14
    The Motley Fool
    Firstly, Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) has reported sales revenue of US$1.7 billion for the March quarter, on sales of 23.2 million barrels of oil equivalent. more»
  • Australian Olympian Does Best With Cash: Riskless Return

    12:19 | 17/4/14
    Bloomberg
    Now the managers of the A$185 million ($174 million) Smallco Investment Fund have put 25 percent of assets in cash, matching the highest level since the global financial crisis and more than twice the 12 percent average since 2008. ... Focusing on a ... more»
  • 5 health care stocks to supercharge your portfolio

    12:11 | 17/4/14
    The Motley Fool
    Meanwhile within the Pharma, Biotech and LS industry, Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX: SRX) stands out for the same reasons at the three stocks above and looks particularly appealing from a price-to-value point of view given expected future earnings growth. more»
  • Asia Stocks Rise Second Day on US Data, Yellen Comments

    12:00 | 17/4/14
    Bloomberg
    “The global economic cycle is gradually improving and monetary conditions are easy,” said Shane Oliver, who helps oversee about $130 billion as Sydney-based head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors Ltd. “The trend in share markets is likely ... more»
  • Newly Revealed Portions Of CIA Torture Manual: Doctoring Tapes, Foreign ...

    12:00 | 17/4/14
    The Public Record
    While controversy remains pitched over the release of a portion of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” torture program, the CIA's release of material - including portions that speak to the ... more»
  • Goldman Sachs: Hunter Or Prey? What Market-Maker Appraisals For DJIA ...

    11:48 | 17/4/14
    Seeking Alpha
    Price change forecasts for DJIA components based on Market-Maker hedging are now freely accessible at blockdesk.com. The recent inclusion of Goldman Sachs as a DJIA component provides a view of that stock's prospects, in sharp contrast to the others. more»
  • Auburn-area community calendar | April 16

    11:48 | 17/4/14
    Auburn Reporter
    Keynote speakers: Dr. Gary Muscatello, DVM, University of Sydney, Australia; Chad Kruger, WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources; Dr. Nick Bond, state climatologist, University of Washington. Afternoon session offers participants ... more»
  • Labour’s manufacturing policy a good contribution

    11:47 | 17/4/14
    Scoop
    ManufacturingNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says Kiwi manufacturers will welcome some of the ideas in Labour’s manufacturing policy announced today, however some areas need more work. more»
  • Dream big or go home

    11:37 | 17/4/14
    Business Spectator
    This week, the StartupAUS Crossroads report underlined the pressing need to fix our start-up eco-system, or risk losing out on the huge opportunity presented by high growth technology companies such as Atlassian, Freelancer and 99designs. We know ... more»
  • RBNZ Observer: Another 25bp hike expected next week

    11:33 | 17/4/14
    Scoop
    The RBNZ became the first developed world central bank to hike rates this cycle, in March, raising its cash rate by 25bp to 2.75%. We expect the RBNZ to follow through with a further 25bp rate hike next week, as New Zealand’s economy remains on track ... more»
  • Oil and gas activity in full rebound 4 years after Macondo well blowout

    11:31 | 17/4/14
    The Times-Picayune
    The Obama administration had imposed a temporary ban on new deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion April 20, 2010, which killed 11 workers and unleashed the nation's largest oil spill. It wasn't clear ... more»
  • The Tornado East Texas Never Saw Coming – And Why They May Not See The ...

    11:26 | 17/4/14
    The Weather Channel
    For several hours, discussion percolated in the National Weather Service's private chat room, limited to meteorologists, emergency managers and members of the media. more»
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