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Health insurance with a twist

Hospital corridor, generic 5:00am Sovereign will effectively pay its customers' health insurance if they choose not to claim, opting for public system instead.

Buckley Systems to lay off staff

Job cuts, jobless, redundancies 5:00am Forty employees at Buckley Systems will learn their fate today when redundancies are announced.

Profit extends life of Reefton mine

Reefton mine 5:00am The life of the Reefton gold mine will be "slightly" extended, OceanaGold says, as it reports a NZ$66.7m profit.

Hotel chain's profit drops

Millennium Hotel Christchurch 5:00am Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand has reported a sharply reduced profit after tax of $6.22 million for the half year to June 30, down from $9m a year earlier.

Job trial rules not followed

Coffee 5:00am A Wellington cafe worker was unfairly sacked when his employer mistakenly relied on the 90-day trial period.

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NZX50 5,159.403 arrow 0.851 0.02%
ASX200 5,632.900 arrow 10.000 0.20%
DOW 16,880.360 arrow -31.800 -0.20%
NASDAQ 4,462.900 arrow 20.200 0.50%
FTSE 6,773.440 arrow -34.300 -0.50%
NIKKEI 15,620.770 arrow -25.500 -0.20%
H-SENG 24,732.210 arrow 91.700 0.40%

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Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
CGF 0.140 arrow -0.028 -16.67%
OGC 3.430 arrow -0.470 -12.05%
PGC 0.355 arrow 0.025 7.58%
BLT 0.017 arrow 0.001 6.25%
MCK 1.270 arrow 0.070 5.83%
GXH 1.650 arrow 0.090 5.77%
CRP 0.230 arrow -0.010 -4.17%

Price as at 6:50 pm, 31 Jul

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.914
Euro 0.634
British Pound 0.503
Hong Kong Dollar 6.584
Japanese Yen 87.340
Singapore Dollar 1.060
US Dollar 0.849

Price as at 8:50 pm, 31 Jul

Overseas trio get land back

Walter Peak An Israeli billionaire family and an ocean explorer can buy back land sold to a developer.

Health insurance with a twist

Sovereign will effectively pay its customers' health insurance if they choose not to claim, opting for public system instead.

Hotel chain's profit drops

Exploration wells in budget blowout

South African insurer opens doors

home insurance South African insurer Youi has started selling house, contents and car cover over the internet in New Zealand.

Westpac wins best-value gong

The red bank's digital offerings won praise from ratings agency Canstar.

Health insurance revamp

Taxes on savings 'fairness' issue

KiwiSavers warned on fees

Fees are easier to compare under a new reporting regime, and big differences have been found.

Tech firms get Branson bump

Kiwis behind The Mind Lab and Littlelot jetting off to Sir Richard Branson's Centre for Entrepreneurship.

A new generation of job-seekers

Almost three-quarters of Gen Y-ers use their smartphone when looking for jobs.

Selling your business to a client

New head for SODA Inc.

Cheesemakers raise the bar

Wairarapa sheep farmers become pioneers in their field.

NZ helps protect Pacific fisheries

Pacific Islands Forum NZ is committed to monitoring illegal fishing in the Pacific, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

Wanna buy a giant gherkin?

One of London's most recognisable office buildings, that last changed hands for £600 million, is for sale.

Aussie rate cut on the cards

Big fine for Russia asset grab

Strong rebound for US economy

Growth comes in ahead of expectations as consumers step up spending and businesses restock.

Data - can't live with it, or without it

pattrick smellie If it weren't for Kim Dotcom, it would seem laughable that the US would place much value on having a "no spying" agreement with NZ.

Stop building castles in the air

Why Chalkie thinks lines company regulation is a waste of effort.

This is law-making 'at its worst'

Focus on health and safety sharpens

Xero leading way in Australia

The time is right for New Zealand tech companies to expand into Australia.

Job trial rules not followed

Coffee A Wellington cafe worker was unfairly sacked when his employer mistakenly relied on the 90-day trial period.

Councillor angry over living wage

Poor chairing by mayor last year the reason living wage didn't pass through council, councillor says.

Sexually harassed worker paid $20K

Air NZ boss blasts staff

Caring, sharing firms preferred

People are increasingly choosing to work for employers who are caring, sharing and environmentally aware, report says.

Boardroom identity

boardroom Tania Simpson brings her culture - and te reo - to some of the most hardened boards.

Unfinished business

The great battles of feminism may be over, but women still have plenty to fight for in the quest for equality.

What power the female vote?

Working in a man's world

Vote: Emerging Leaders

Five finalists have been selected for the 2014 Women of Influence Emerging Leader category. Vote now!

Extra China flights in summer

Plane China Airlines will add an extra 15,000 seats on its Taipei to Auckland route.

a2 Milk Company approval

NZX-listed The a2 Milk Company has been approved to be a manufacturer of a finished infant-formula product to China.

Chinese interest 'unprecedented'

China to be biggest lamb market?

China slowdown hits NZ

A drop in house prices disconcerts Chinese consumers, and weighs on Kiwi exports to China.

Wild wind behind rural fires

Fire Service firefighters generic Firefighters kept busy as winds up to 130kmh level powerlines and fuel scrub fires over Canterbury.

Time to trim the fat

Fonterra's forecasted milk price cut brings warning to farmers to trim the fat and pay close attention to operational costs.

Working dogs in demand

Extended burning ban unlikely

Sheep milk - better for ewe

Sheep milk holds out the promise of being a potential money maker for New Zealand farmers, with the bonus of a lower ecological impact.

US first port of call for Jade

DavidLindsay Jade has implemented its marine terminal software in ten American ports, from Philadelphia to New Orleans.

Yearning to be free

Have Auckland Transport stumbled upon a truth universally acknowledged?

Sainsbury's fund lamb R&D

How to make it in America

Steven Blackburn: How I keep well

Xbox New Zealand's manager Steven Blackburn enjoys the physical and mental release of trail running.

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Australian Dollar 0.914
Euro 0.634
British Pound 0.503
Hong Kong Dollar 6.584
Japanese Yen 87.340
Singapore Dollar 1.060
US Dollar 0.849

Prices as at 8:50 pm, 31 Jul