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Independent Financial Review - November 7, 2007

Independent Financial Review - November 7, 2007

EXPORTERS MAKE HAY WHILE THE AUSSIE DOLLAR SHINES; Driven up by rising interest rates and a falling US dollar, Australia's currency is surging and our exporters are making the most of their relative cheapness. Nick Smith reports.

PULL YOUR SOCKS UP, PORT TELLS TOLL; Ports of Auckland boss Jens Madsen says Toll Holdings' rail services aren't good enough, reports Jenny Keown.

LABOUR'S EDUCATION COMMISSION 'SQUANDERS MILLIONS'; The Tertiary Education Commission now has 50 employees on salaries of more than $100,000 and it's money exceedingly ill-spent, claims National. Kimberley Villari reports.

SWANSONG; Chris Trotter detected a current of unease at Labour's weekend conference and wonders if the party has got out of sync with its countrymen.

THE TAXMAN COMETH; Despite IRD's crushing workload, commissioner Bob Russell has set himself a programme of personal visits to the country's top corporates.

NO HANG UPS; Telecom's outgoing money man Marko Bogoievski has no regrets about his time with the telco giant but he's looking for a job with a smaller outfit.


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