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Refinery sees profit potential

Marsden Point refinery Refining NZ aims to bring in huge tankers carrying as much as 1 million barrels of oil to its Marsden Pt refinery.

Profit Spark-ling

simon moutter Spark may be experiencing the first rays of light after years of seeing its earnings chipped away by falling revenues from fixed-line telecommunications.

Tower solvency margin reduced

Auckland office buildings, Tower Insurance Tower Insurance completes 82pc of its Canterbury quake residential claims and is now allowed to hold $30m less because its risks have reduced.

SMEs pull out election checklists

Generic money BusinessNZ has identified five key election topics affecting small and medium-sized businesses.

Hoverbike reaches new heights

Hoverbike A Kiwi's hoverbike invention is starting to take off in the United Kingdom.

  VALUE MOVEMENT
NZX50 5,166.995 arrow 14.080 0.27%
ASX200 5,645.610 arrow 6.800 0.10%
DOW 17,001.220 arrow -38.300 -0.20%
NASDAQ 4,538.550 arrow 6.500 0.10%
FTSE 6,775.250 arrow -2.400 0.00%
NIKKEI 15,539.190 arrow -47.000 -0.30%
H-SENG 25,112.230 arrow 118.100 0.50%

NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
PPP 0.065 arrow 0.009 16.07%
ALF 0.056 arrow -0.009 -13.85%
SLG 0.110 arrow 0.010 10.00%
NTL 0.012 arrow 0.001 9.09%
CUE 0.130 arrow 0.010 8.33%
CRP 0.130 arrow -0.010 -7.14%
WDT 0.100 arrow 0.006 6.38%

Price as at 6:39 pm, 22 Aug

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.905
Euro 0.636
British Pound 0.508
Hong Kong Dollar 6.530
Japanese Yen 87.590
Singapore Dollar 1.053
US Dollar 0.843

Price as at 8:10 pm, 23 Aug

River's low ebb

Waikato River 300 Record low levels in the Waikato River have made for a challenging year for Mighty River Power.

Going viral with Imgur

If you have viewed a funny picture on a social media site, chances are it came from Alan Schaaf's website.

Tower solvency margin reduced

Profit Spark-ling

What KiwiSaver fees pay for

piggy bank no money All KiwiSaver investors pay fees but many have no idea what they're paying for.

Broker's view: Fletcher Building

Broker Grant Davies looks at the pros and cons of our stock of the week.

'The money will come'

More bank fee suits filed

Eftpos online flaws to be fixed

Some aspects of how online eftpos would work have yet to be resolved, Paymark says.

Manly approach to getting creative

M3 Creative M3 Creative is three men, being creative.

SMEs pull out election checklists

BusinessNZ has identified five key election topics affecting small and medium-sized businesses.

'I'm not racist'

Fined for sacking son

Overpayment puzzling for woman

A childcare centre owner on trial for fraud says she doesn't know why she was overpaid.

Fears about China's economy

china manufacturing Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed and conditions look uncreasingly unsteady.

Marijuana grower to list

Canadian medical marijuana producer Bedrocan will offer investors an alternative in a growing market.

US stocks hit record high

Airlines deny hidden fees

Bank of America settles probe

Bank pays US$16.65b over misleading investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.

Lesson No 4: Don't hug a corpse

pattrick smellie Communications advisers watching the fallout from Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics will be trying to decide what to learn from it.

We need to talk about that red carpet

The real appeal of investing in New Zealand is how easily foreign companies manage to avoid paying tax.

Economy on steady track

Export markets need warming up

Director rotation is an art

Examples like Xero might make other companies reflect on the talent at their top table.

Signs your staff hate you

boss, unhappy worker Hate's a strong word, but for many employees it's a genuine emotion they feel towards their boss.

Truckie dispute leads to payout

A driver who says he was abused by his boss after just a week on the job wins $6000-plus for unjustifiable sacking.

War of words over Kiwi greeting

Disney a boost for Niue

NZ retailers left behind

Kiwi retailers told they're in a slump and 5 years behind the rest of the world in online and mobile selling.

More women in NZ boardrooms

young businesswoman While men still heavily outnumber women in NZX-listed boardrooms, the female presence is slowing rising.

Bank on track to close pay gap

Westpac wins the inaugural Equal Pay Awards, organised to highlight the difference in pay for men and women.

Boardroom identity

Trucking: It's women's work

Cooper's prestigious accolade

Dame Trelise Cooper has become the first Kiwi to be inducted into the Mercedes-Benz Hall of Fame.

Heinz in China food scare

Recalled Heinz infant food product in China Heinz forced to recall infant food products in China after excess levels of lead found.

Start small, Asia exporters told

China has a "seductive" lure but small exporters may be better targeting other Asian countries, a trade expert says.

Chinese company checks projects

China close to settling $16m deal

Chinese investors to help rebuild

A large wave of Chinese investment is headed for Christchurch to assist the rebuild effort.

Meat price may disappoint

Lamb carcases. Sheep and beef farmers warming their hands in advance of better sheepmeat prices have been warned they might be disappointed.

Smart switch could save lives

The scientific smarts of a young Southlander could save lives on farms.

Mild winter kick starting season

Scallop harvest reduced

Rare herd for sale

Colin Lyon hopes someone with the same passion as him will take on his rare Swiss breed of beef cattle to bigger things.

Anti-corruption 101

strap2 New training courses aim to give Kiwi firms the tools for trading in markets where corrupt practices are common.

Is your boss a psycho?

Psychopaths aren’t always serial killers. Positive psychopathology can be an asset in business.

SME owners love 90-day trial

New territories for Auckland registry firm

CEOs Uncovered: Craig Richardson

There can hardly be a more demanding time in a CEO’s life than taking a business to the market. Wynyard Group's Craig Richardson tells all.

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Australian Dollar 0.905
Euro 0.636
British Pound 0.508
Hong Kong Dollar 6.530
Japanese Yen 87.590
Singapore Dollar 1.053
US Dollar 0.843

Prices as at 8:10 pm, 23 Aug