Business

Rod Drury

Call to unlock broadband content

A range of obstacles could slow down ultrafast broadband.

SOE sales an election punt

The arguments put up for asset sales are easily knocked over.

Property shake-out

Bank losses to crystallise in development loan sale.

HIH case goes to Australia

The Australian courts are to decide whether the New Zealand subsidiary of failed insurer HIH Australia owes $277 million to investors on that side of the Tasman.

Few details in Mana tax plan

A pledge to introduce a transactions tax is uncosted.

Indices

  VALUE MOVEMENT
NZX50 5,851.929 arrow -9.753 -0.17%
ASX200 5,928.770 arrow 20.300 0.30%
DOW 18,132.700 arrow -81.700 -0.50%
NASDAQ 4,963.530 arrow -24.400 -0.50%
FTSE 6,946.660 arrow -3.100 0.00%
NIKKEI 18,797.940 arrow 12.200 0.10%
H-SENG 24,823.290 arrow -78.800 -0.30%
NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Top Movers

  PRICE MOVEMENT
NTL 0.009 arrow -0.001 -10.00%
CRP 0.019 arrow -0.001 -5.00%
TUR 1.940 arrow 0.090 4.86%
KMD 1.570 arrow 0.050 3.29%
SAN 5.000 arrow 0.150 3.09%
OGC 2.560 arrow -0.080 -3.03%
ALF 0.065 arrow -0.002 -2.99%
Price as at 6:49 pm, 27 Feb

Currencies

RATE
Australian Dollar 0.969
Euro 0.676
British Pound 0.490
Hong Kong Dollar 5.869
Japanese Yen 90.480
Singapore Dollar 1.031
US Dollar 0.757
Price as at 8:10 pm, 28 Feb

New airline 'totally different'

New regional airline will learn from past failure and will not compete against Air NZ, says founder.

Downtime dress dilemmas

Avoiding casual calamities when invited to an out-of-work-hours function is quite an art.

Raise a glass to craft beer

Kiwi firm exports good vibrations

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