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Vodafone late fee heads higher

It's about to cost more to pay your phone bill late, as Vodafone plans to lift the penalty to $17.25 from $10.

Spark's holds onto recent gains

simon moutter The telco's shares hold recent gains after the company nearly doubles its annual net profit to $460 million.

Healthy profit increase for Sky TV

sky tv The pay-tv broadcaster posts a higher annual profit as its subscriber base hits an all-time high.

Truckie dispute leads to payout

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

Vector's annual profit dips

power line generic The energy company is blaming regulated price reductions for a $35 million drop in annual profit.

  VALUE MOVEMENT
NZX50 5,166.333 arrow 13.418 0.26%
ASX200 5,638.860 arrow 4.300 0.10%
DOW 17,039.490 arrow 60.400 0.40%
NASDAQ 4,532.100 arrow 5.600 0.10%
FTSE 6,777.660 arrow 22.200 0.30%
NIKKEI 15,586.200 arrow 131.800 0.90%
H-SENG 24,994.100 arrow -165.700 -0.70%

NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
PPP 0.065 arrow 0.009 16.07%
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%
VML 0.014 arrow -0.001 -6.67%
APN 0.850 arrow 0.050 6.25%

Price as at 3:53 pm, 22 Aug

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.902
Euro 0.633
British Pound 0.507
Hong Kong Dollar 6.513
Japanese Yen 87.230
Singapore Dollar 1.049
US Dollar 0.841

Price as at 3:50 pm, 22 Aug

Greens not happy with forest offer

logging Say plans to set up a forestry company for smaller growers will defeat its own purpose if it becomes controlled by foreigners.

Vodafone late fee heads higher

It's about to cost more to pay your phone bill late, as Vodafone plans to lift the penalty to $17.25 from $10.

Woodshield eyes local set-up

Mine re-entry risk 'minimal'

'The money will come'

piggy bank, savings Favour earning money over acquiring status. Status involves spending money, working involves earning it.

More bank fee suits filed

Fair Play on Fees lawsuits against Westpac and BNZ at the High Court join action against ANZ and Kiwibank.

Money tips for my younger self

The best age to get kids saving

Eftpos online flaws to be fixed

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

Fined for sacking son

Court A father is ordered to pay his son $17,000 for wrongly firing him from the family earthmoving firm after a heated argument.

Anti-corruption 101

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

Optimism vital for success

Well-crafted move to cans

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.

We need to talk about that red carpet

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

Economy on steady track

Nothing is significantly less affordable or riskier today than it was yesterday, based on the numbers in the pre-election economic and fiscal update.

Export markets need warming up

Who's the real boss?

Lesson No 4: Don't hug a corpse

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

Truckie dispute leads to payout

Gavel 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

A young woman has been left ''hurt and annoyed'' after her boss told her she could not greet customers by saying ''kia ora''.

Disney a boost for Niue

Are you a work martyr?

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.

Farm sales still rankle

Farm sales A 2012 farm sale to an overseas buyer still rankles with some farmers who wished to buy the properties themselves.

Effluent dumping bid opposed

A farmer has applied to extend a dairy effluent discharge permit.

Calves raising revenue stream

Plantain guru casts light on system

Life is busy

New baby, new job, new awards. Life is busy and challenging for one of New Zealand's top sharemilkers.

Is your boss a psycho?

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

SME owners love 90-day trial

Politicians wanting to axe the employment trial rule will be unpopular with small business owners.

New territories for Auckland registry firm

The world's smallest apple

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 0.902
Euro 0.633
British Pound 0.507
Hong Kong Dollar 6.513
Japanese Yen 87.230
Singapore Dollar 1.049
US Dollar 0.841

Prices as at 3:50 pm, 22 Aug