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More than words on Housing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:51:58 +1300 | Peter Wakeman

How can people not owning a house get ahead with 15% GST, rents and other living costs when wage increases do not keep up? More >>

Focused and consistent strategy sees CBL beat forecasts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:25:52 +1300 | CBL Corporation

A focused and consistent strategy has seen specialist insurer CBL Corporation overcome currency headwinds and one-off expenses to celebrate its first full year as a listed company by posting another solid result for the year ended 31 December 2016.More >>

2016 Full Year Results

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:19:13 +1300 | WPP AUNZ

WPP AUNZ Limited (“WPP AUNZ” “the Group” ASX: WPP), Australasia’s leading marketing content and communications group, today announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016. More >>

Crowe Horwath Nelson appoints new Associate Principal

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:15:54 +1300 | Crowe Horwath

The Nelson Tasman region’s largest business advisory and accountancy firm Crowe Horwath has appointed Justine Kennard to Associate Principal. Justine was promoted from the role of Senior Client Manager. More >>

Evenfy app offers a way to organize group expenses

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:42:08 +1300 | Evenfy

Group events and tasks are fun, but when it comes to managing group expenses, the troubles start brewing. First of all, it becomes difficult to track who spent on what and how much. Secondly, there are chances that group members may perhaps do ...More >>

Council propose changes to Financial Strategy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:14:12 +1300 | Hutt City Council

On 21 February Hutt City Council met to discuss proposed projects, strategies and budgets to be included the 2017/18 Draft Annual Plan. More >>

NZ dollar gains vs Aussie after weak 4Q business investment

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:35:20 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose against the Australian dollar on the back of some weak business investment data across the Tasman and gained against the greenback. More >>

HiFX Morning Update - February 24, 2017

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:23:00 +1300 | HiFX

The Kiwi outperformed all its major competitors in the last 24 hours after quiet ranges earlier in the week. The NZD traded a 73 point range to finish up 1.0% higher against the USD. The FOMC meeting minutes yesterday morning at 8am showed that the ...More >>

Aucklanders light up the night sky for Pride

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:37:33 +1300 | ANZ Bank

ANZ’s #HoldTight campaign to support the Pride community motivated more than 75 ANZ staff and supporters to hold hands on Auckland’s Pink Path last night. More >>

Trade Me first half profit climbs 16%

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:09:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me lifted first-half profit 16 percent signalling an end to an investment phase for the online marketplace and business, although the result fell just short of analyst expectations. More >>

MYOB to acquire leading payment solutions provider, Paycorp

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:12:11 +1300 | MYOB

MYOB Group Limited (MYOB or the company; ASX: MYO), a leading provider of online business management solutions, today announced it has entered in to a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Paycorp Payment Solutions Pty Limited (“Paycorp”) ...More >>

HiFX Data Update - US Fed Interest Rate Decision

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:29:32 +1300 | HiFX

The US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) have just announced US interest will remain unchanged for now but may raise rates fairly soon. The key points from this meeting include: More >>

HiFX Morning Update, February 23 2017

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:23:55 +1300 | HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7162 (mid-rate) this morning. Currency and equity markets have remained in a holding pattern ahead of this morning’s FOMC monetary policy meeting minutes data release. Overnight the UK Office for National Statistics upwardly ...More >>

Housing affordability improving in most parts of the country

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:16:30 +1300 | Home Loan Report

Housing became more affordable for first home buyers in most parts of the country last month, as falling prices more than offset the extra costs of rising mortgage interest rates, according to 's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports.More >>

Borrowers need to look to the smaller lenders

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:59:35 +1300 | Mike Pero Mortgages

Smaller and highly responsive New Zealand-owned and operated lenders are the go-to options for Kiwi homebuyers now more than ever as the big four trading banks become increasingly picky on mortgage lending.More >>

A tax refund could put extra cash in your pocket

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:13:23 +1300 | Canstar

Auckland, 22 February 2017. As Benjamin Franklin said “There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes”. Although he was right, what he didn’t say is that on the bright side, you can often get a refund on your taxes! More >>

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7162 (mid-rate) this morning

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:34:12 +1300 | HiFX

The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction delivered a 3.2% fall for the index compared with a 1.3% increase at the previous auction. More >>

Rabobank beefs up its animal proteins specialisation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:12:57 +1300 | Rabobank

Leading agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has appointed Blake Holgate to head up its research and analysis of New Zealand’s animal proteins sector. More >>

Heartland lifts first-half profit, ups share purchase plan

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:04:30 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland Bank increased first-half profit 14 percent as the NZX-listed lender's loan book grew at the same time as it benefited from cheaper funding costs. More >>

Western Pacific Insurance policy holders get pay out

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:44:34 +1300 | Grant Thornton

The liquidators of Western Pacific Insurance Limited are making their first payment to Western Pacific’s Canterbury policy holders who are mainly holders of commercial buildings, say the liquidators David Ruscoe and Richard Simpson of accounting and ...More >>


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