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From hero to Xero

Rod Drury Xero Xero shareholders will be contemplating a glass half-full at the company's annual meeting in Wellington today.

Moves to constrain power profits

Electrical plug In a small victory against the tide of ever-rising electricity prices, nationwide bills could be cut by about $33m a year, as monopoly watchdog looks to "constrain excessive profits".

In chocolate Kiwis trust

gold star Which company has been named New Zealand's most trusted brand for the third year in a row?

Orion to take on more debt

Rob Jamieson Christchurch electricity lines company Orion New Zealand reports a net profit of $50.5m but wants to take on higher debt in the next few years.

Stocktake will thin bank rules

Reserve Bank of New Zealand dollar notes The Reserve Bank will shape and thin the stock of banking regulation but don't expect "a severe pruning", according to deputy governor Grant Spencer.

  VALUE MOVEMENT
NZX50 5,133.866 arrow 6.967 0.14%
ASX200 5,543.300 arrow 3.400 0.10%
DOW 17,051.730 arrow -48.500 -0.30%
NASDAQ 4,424.700 arrow -7.500 -0.20%
FTSE 6,728.440 arrow -21.000 -0.30%
NIKKEI 15,215.710 arrow -154.600 -1.00%
H-SENG 23,387.140 arrow -67.700 -0.30%

NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
SGL 0.110 arrow 0.030 37.50%
VML 0.011 arrow -0.001 -8.33%
ATM 0.650 arrow 0.040 6.56%
SEA 0.018 arrow 0.001 5.88%
BFW 2.700 arrow 0.100 3.85%
OGC 3.850 arrow 0.120 3.22%
SKC 3.850 arrow 0.120 3.22%

Price as at 6:36 pm, 22 Jul

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.924
Euro 0.643
British Pound 0.508
Hong Kong Dollar 6.722
Japanese Yen 88.040
Singapore Dollar 1.077
US Dollar 0.867

Price as at 8:50 pm, 22 Jul

'Canterbury first' irks Aussies

Construction, contractors, rebuild Australian businesses complain they are being shut out of the Christchurch rebuild.

Orion to take on more debt

Christchurch electricity lines company Orion New Zealand reports a net profit of $50.5m but wants to take on higher debt in the next few years.

Moves to constrain power profits

From hero to Xero

Migration may stoke housing

Wellington houses, generic, homes Migration boom returns as Kiwis shun Australia and foreigners arrive, and risks reigniting the housing market.

'Raise retirement age soon'

With Kiwis living longer, the Government needs to change its policies, economist tells Nelson conference.

Sole trader privacy concerns

Post-rise pause tipped

Banking in the future

The next wave of innovation is underway in mobile banking. Here's a glimpse of what's coming.

Longer parking limits wanted

mt albert parking Businesses fear a 30-minute parking restriction in Mt Albert is putting customers off.

Students' sweet paleo success

Six teens are revelling in the success of their new business catering for health-conscious chocolate lovers.

Sacked after boss paid for visa

High-flying kiwi hurting SMEs

Store rides the digital revolution

Snapshot Cameras has seen some big changes in its 86 years of business.

China slowdown hits NZ

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

Infratil tipped to make $1.8b

Infratil Energy Australia (IEA), which is under strategic review and may be sold, has been valued at up to A$675 million (NZ$726m) by Goldman Sachs.

Refunds offered after MH17 crash

Airline to go down with plane?

China food scandal spreads

A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in Starbucks, Burger King and others.

Examining child support

Jason Krupp Child support is working, if the benefit's purpose is to top up child-support payments by non-custodial parents.

Finances under-rated

Attacks on Auckland's debt position are hysterical, irresponsible and misplaced.

Home ownership over-rated

Customer relations really matter

Talk as if you're being recorded

Isn't it better for people to be open at work about what they are doing, and not secretly record meetings?

In chocolate Kiwis trust

gold star Which company has been named New Zealand's most trusted brand for the third year in a row?

Talk as if you're being recorded

Isn't it better for people to be open at work about what they are doing, and not secretly record meetings?

Were you born to lead?

Name change sparks Telecom stoush

Shining example

Sustainable energy is his mantra, but Brendan Winitana gets quizzed on his financial smarts.

Breaking the mould

Jane Hunter Women are moving into farming leadership roles in increasing numbers. We profile two women who have made their mark.

'A nod to working women'

Japan's government appoints four women to top jobs, reflecting the PM's focus on the role of working women.

Emma Watson crashes UN website

The online influencers

Unfinished business

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

China slowdown hits NZ

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

Extra China flights in summer

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

a2 Milk Company approval

Chinese interest 'unprecedented'

NZ on tourists' wish lists

High-spending Chinese tourists rank NZ third on their wish list of places to travel, according to a new report.

Decision hits dairying plans

Ngai Tahu farm in Canterbury Ngai Tahu's plan to convert a large chunk of land to irrigated dairy farming has been thwarted.

Water woes worry women

Rural women are concerned about water quality, but believe a lot of the degradation comes from cities and towns.

Dairy hub support urged

Council and farmers work together

Success lies with harvesting beet

The growing popularity of fodder beet has prompted Southland cropping farmer Mark Dillon to invest in a fodder beet lifter.

Why your friends are more popular

Shaun Hendy Analysing social interactions is now a science.

Building a case for eco-friendly pine

An environmentally friendly way of turning pinus radiata into an exterior cladding material is driving growth for a Kiwi wood company.

Finding balance after cancer

Not so virginal

Groundbreaking tool finds Pacific markets

A multifunctional device is giving construction crews the tools they need to finish the job.

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Australian Dollar 0.924
Euro 0.643
British Pound 0.508
Hong Kong Dollar 6.722
Japanese Yen 88.040
Singapore Dollar 1.077
US Dollar 0.867

Prices as at 8:50 pm, 22 Jul