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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Fletcher Building sees FY earnings $650M-$690M on 2H rebound
11:31 | 21/10/14
Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building, the biggest company on the NZX 50 Index, is forecasting a gain in full-year operating earnings of as much as 11 percent, driven by anticipated recovery in the second half.
ASX-listed Empired buys Intergen for A$17.4 mln
11:30 | 21/10/14
Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - ASX-listed IT firm Empired has bought local IT firm Intergen for A$17.4 million in cash and shares to build the biggest trans-Tasman Microsoft services provider.
Fonterra, MFAT to Help Advance Dairy in Developing Countries
11:28 | 21/10/14
Fonterra and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have agreed to work together to help developing countries build viable dairy industries and increase dairy nutrition knowledge.
Fletcher pushes for investment, not repaying debt
11:18 | 21/10/14
New Zealand Herald
Fletcher Building chairman Ralph Waters says the company will focus on further investment, not repaying debt and Mark Adamson, chief executive has told how 300 houses built annually will be trebled.
Digital Transformation and Your Business
11:11 | 21/10/14
Pretty much every business is destined to become a digital business. It doesn’t matter how big the business, how old, or the sector or industry in which it operates. Digital transformation is inevitable. That doesn’t mean every business is going ...
Small increase in visitor arrivals
11:01 | 21/10/14
The number of visitor arrivals to New Zealand in September 2014 (193,300) increased 1 percent compared with September 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was the second-highest total for a September month, after September 2011 (219,900), which ...
Labour costs rise 1.8 percent
10:58 | 21/10/14
Labour costs rose 1.8 percent in the year to the June 2014 quarter, with the non-wage component rising 2.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The increase in the non-wage component reflected higher costs for annual leave and statutory holidays, ...
NZ net migration rises to annual record in September
10:57 | 21/10/14
NZ net migration rises to annual record in September on increased numbers from India, Australia
Bargains Are Found in Russian Markets
10:56 | 21/10/14
Wall Street Journal
Barclays PLC's index of Russian government and corporate dollar-denominated bonds is down 0.7% this year, badly lagging behind the double-digit gains of the debt of developing countries such as Peru, Turkey and India. Companies and investors have ...
Horizon's Aquaheat to buy Hawkins Refrigeration
10:47 | 21/10/14
Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Aquaheat New Zealand, a unit of Horizon Energy Distribution, is to buy Christchurch-based Hawkins Refrigeration to expand its national reach, retaining existing owners and managers to run the business.
When it comes to US power grid reliability, small electricity grids have the ...
10:45 | 21/10/14
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Then there are eight regional reliability councils that work with the North American Electric Reliability Corp., which is overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
PGG Wrightson looks to beat operating earnings in 2015
10:38 | 21/10/14
Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China's Agria Corp, expects to shrug off falling dairy prices and beat its strongest earnings result in several years in 2015 after a strong first quarter.
TSX Ends Higher On Gold, Mining Stocks -- Canadian Commentary
10:33 | 21/10/14
... compared to $1.43 per share in the comparable quarter last year. Catamaran Corporation (CCT.TO) added 0.93 percent, while Extendicare Inc. (EXE.
Rural Health & Safety meetings – keeping our people safe
10:30 | 21/10/14
Federated Farmers Waikato is holding interactive sessions on the importance of Health & Safety on-farm, in the coming weeks, following a successful session held earlier this year. “These sessions are about enabling farmers with the right health and ...
Mixed Reaction to Shell's Carousel Cleanup Proposal
10:22 | 21/10/14
Royal Dutch Shell plc .com
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