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Rent needs to drop

The cost of leasing retail space in Esk Street could be too high to attract new businesses, a property valuer says.

KiwiYo opens in Invercargill

Invercargill has a new place for tweenagers to hang out, as the town's first frozen yoghurt bar opens.

Film industry boosts tourism

The billion-dollar visitor economy in Queenstown is on the up, sector representatives say.

Blis pinged for NZX rule breach

Dunedin biotech has been fined $30,000 by the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.

Laundromat to get upgrade

The Glengarry Laundromat has changed hands and the new owners plan to give it an upgrade.

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DOW 17,804.800 arrow 26.700 0.20%
NASDAQ 4,765.380 arrow 17.000 0.40%
FTSE 6,545.270 arrow 79.300 1.20%
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FIN 4.000 arrow -1.000 -20.00%
MGL 0.190 arrow 0.020 11.76%
VML 0.010 arrow -0.001 -9.09%
SDL 0.650 arrow -0.050 -7.14%
RBC 0.370 arrow 0.020 5.71%
PPL 0.210 arrow -0.010 -4.55%
GPG 0.420 arrow -0.020 -4.55%

Price as at 6:50 pm, 19 Dec

Indices Top Movers Currencies
Australian Dollar 0.952
Euro 0.634
British Pound 0.496
Hong Kong Dollar 6.006
Japanese Yen 92.600
Singapore Dollar 1.019
US Dollar 0.775

Price as at 8:10 pm, 20 Dec

Gull entices buyers

Petrol prices may fall to around $1.70 a litre in some parts of the country where Australian player Gull is savagely discounting.

Trades training at a high

Christchurch's rebuild has helped create a boom number of 5000 new apprentices for the construction industry in 2014.

McDonald's better beef aim

LPC to expand inland cargo