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Strong debut for Genesis

Genesis Shares in Genesis Energy have traded as high as $1.81 on the NZX, well above their $1.55 issue price.

Labour market takes off

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

BNZ names new chief executive

BNZ BNZ Partners director Anthony Healy will step up to the top job on May 12.

Hot Genesis debut forecast

Genesis Shares in Genesis Energy could surge when it lists on the NZX today, fund managers predict.

High dollar keeps lid on inflation

Stock market NZX A high New Zealand dollar is keeping a lid on inflation, with widespread discounting in shops for imports like clothing, shoes and electronics.

  VALUE MOVEMENT
NZX50 5,092.955 arrow 2.406 0.05%
ASX200 5,454.230 arrow 33.900 0.60%
DOW 16,408.540 arrow -16.300 -0.10%
NASDAQ 4,095.520 arrow 9.300 0.20%
FTSE 6,625.250 arrow 41.100 0.60%
NIKKEI 14,417.530 arrow -0.200 0.00%
H-SENG 22,760.240 arrow 64.200 0.30%

NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
NTL 0.013 arrow 0.003 30.00%
TRS 0.003 arrow -0.001 -25.00%
NWF 0.079 arrow 0.008 11.27%
TUA 2.760 arrow 0.160 6.15%
SEA 0.019 arrow 0.001 5.56%
MGL 0.200 arrow 0.010 5.26%
PPL 0.540 arrow -0.030 -5.26%

Price as at 6:50 pm, 17 Apr

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.920
Euro 0.621
British Pound 0.511
Hong Kong Dollar 6.655
Japanese Yen 87.890
Singapore Dollar 1.075
US Dollar 0.858

Price as at 6:20 pm, 18 Apr

It's cold, it's cool and it's hot

NATHAN Nathan Meyer has found the recipe for success, but he's not sharing all the ingredients.

Hooked on fishing

Matt Dobson has been hooked on fishing all his life.

Getting the message out there 24/7

Power Up for work

Upswing in Wairarapa property

Sale sign A spike in residential property sales and long-term growth in mortgage uptake indicates a lift in the Wairarapa market.

Loft apartment needs finishing

An artistic New York loft-style space in Cuba St has gone to mortgagee sale.

Wellington house sales surge

On the tsunami line

Shock news: Greens favour privatisation

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

Top locations offer attractive returns

Woburn House Two prime locations in Lower Hutt are up for sale though agents JLL for less than $750,000 apiece.

Complex made over for offices

Big Save Furniture's Kilbirnie store is ideal for an office-based makeover, Tommy's Commercial believes.

MPs' office unit in Kilbirnie for sale

Oyster's Hutt Valley pearl offers 10% gain

Top floor of prime block on market

The top floor of a prime office block in Victoria St in central Wellington is to be sold.

Why the US loves red Ken

For almost 30 years Ken McDowall worked on Rotokawa Farm at Whanganui, managing the sheep flock and a beef herd for its owner.

Apple growers get the pip

I have a braeburn apple each morning with my breakfast. I love the tangy sharpness of its taste. It could be my Swedish and Anglo-Saxon genes, because I am not alone in this. Apple lovers in Northern Europe buy almost all of our braeburns.

The art of once-a-day milking

Farmers get red pens ready for drought-hit accounts

Farming: full of strategy

A Wairarapa farmer has spent more than 20 years showing Wellington bureaucrats that farmers aren't dimwits.