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Strong debut for Genesis

Genesis 2:40pm Shares in Genesis Energy have traded as high as $1.83 on the NZX, well above their $1.55 issue price.

Business backs Labour's plan

David Cunliffe 2:53pm Business groups cautiously welcome Labour's manufacturing policy, which the government dismisses as "same old same old".

Labour market takes off

unemployment More jobs were advertised in March, continuing a run of rises for three consecutive months.

New Zealand stocks "fair value"

sharemarket 3:13pm New Zealand stocks are trading at fair value, research company Morningstar says in its latest market outlook report.

Business briefs: new casino bosses

magnifying glass dollar 3:28pm Short snippets from today's business news: New SkyCity bosses, most popular bank, hospitality industry Easter survey.

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ASX200 5,420.320 arrow 32.200 0.60%
DOW 16,424.850 arrow 162.300 1.00%
NASDAQ 4,086.220 arrow 52.100 1.30%
FTSE 6,584.170 arrow 42.600 0.70%
NIKKEI 14,417.680 arrow 420.900 3.00%
H-SENG 22,696.010 arrow 24.800 0.10%

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NTL 0.013 arrow 0.003 30.00%
TRS 0.003 arrow -0.001 -25.00%
NWF 0.079 arrow 0.008 11.27%
SEA 0.019 arrow 0.001 5.56%
MGL 0.200 arrow 0.010 5.26%
DPC 0.240 arrow 0.010 4.35%
APN 0.730 arrow 0.030 4.29%

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Indices Top Movers Currencies
Australian Dollar 0.920
Euro 0.624
British Pound 0.513
Hong Kong Dollar 6.690
Japanese Yen 88.020
Singapore Dollar 1.079
US Dollar 0.863

Price as at 3:50 pm, 17 Apr

Turners Auctions upbeat outlook

Nz dollars The used vehicle seller says sales will increasingly be online, on Trade Me and even Facebook.

Business briefs: new casino bosses

Short snippets from today's business news: New SkyCity bosses, most popular bank, hospitality industry Easter survey.

Liquidator fined for 'buffoon' comment

New Zealand stocks "fair value"

Are 362.5 days not enough?

easter bun I understand a business needs to make money but can you not make that money the 362.5 days a year you're open?

'As-is' sale tops $1m

A 20-year-old house considered uneconomic to repair with no insurance has sold at auction for over $1m.

World's largest curved TV revealed

High dollar keeps lid on inflation

KiwiSaver tax rules 'unfair'

Tax rates for KiwiSaver are too high and need to be lowered, a fund-management industry group says.

Fears plain packs will slow trade

Cigarette pack A dairy owner is worried plain cigarette packaging will cause more thefts from his store.

What the doctor ordered

Dr Dave Grant has quit his job at hospital to make coffee. The money's worse, but there are perks.

Money not top of the list

Tech catches startup off guard

Illuminated billboard switched off

A 24-hour illuminated billboard in a residential street has been turned off after complaints.

Canada's Silicone Valley

Blackberry Z10 The demise of BlackBerry may have spelled trouble for its hometown, instead the tech hub is booming.

Euro hedge funds booming

European hedge funds' assets hit a record high for the first quarter of this year.

Yellen bares her teeth on regulation

Bridgestone executive in court

$53b US cable merger backed

Washington Post says the main US cable providers should be able to merge, but with conditions.

How much do you get paid?

Khyaati Acharya Knowing what our colleagues get paid can actually make us more productive.

Hutson in comeback mode

An intriguing struggle is developing over listed dentistry company Abano Healthcare.

'We don't know how lucky we are'

Beware ageism at work

Shock news: Greens favour privatisation

OK, that's a provocative headline, but how else to interpret the Greens' social housing policy?

Stoned at work

marijuana Many Kiwis are getting high before work - and employers are undertaking drug testing themselves.

Kiwi productivity still lags

NZ is left behind due to poor international connections and lack of knowledge-based capital, like R&D.

Are all entrepreneurs rogues?

NZX must act on gender quotas

Bunny ad causes offence

A furry billboard is getting under the skin of animal lovers worldwide.

China's credit falls

per cent Chinese policymakers try to rein in a credit binge, while meeting a target of 7.5 per cent economic growth.

China set to elevate environment

China is set to pass a new law that would give more powers to shut polluting factories.

Rethinking Chinese tourism

Plant waits for nod

China's matchmaker

Sam Pearson has learned to take a backhanded approach when promoting tennis in China.

Farming inquiry call

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright. Independent inquiry sought into direction of agriculture as farming's effects on water quality had become "too politicised".

Plant up and running

The Alliance Group has finished commissioning its $25 million rendering plant.

Big plans for farm

More feed than cows to eat it

Mystery silo

A Taranaki family is keen to find out more about a silage silo built on their farm in 1931.

Kiwis still love indie bookstores

Bookstore_thumb Online book retailers have not spelled the final chapter for New Zealand's independent ‘local’ bookstores.

Lorde of the jewels

An Auckland couple’s jewellery brand has caught Hollywood’s eye.

Building a strong supply chain

Hats off to brolly good deal

Rethinking Chinese tourism

New research is reshaping the tourism offered to Chinese travellers.

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Australian Dollar 0.920
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British Pound 0.513
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Japanese Yen 88.020
Singapore Dollar 1.079
US Dollar 0.863

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