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 5,920.960 arrow 29.110 0.49%
ASX200 5,699.160 arrow 29.600 0.50%
DOW 17,689.860 arrow -56.100 -0.30%
NASDAQ 5,128.280 arrow -0.500 0.00%
FTSE 6,696.280 arrow 27.400 0.40%
NIKKEI 20,585.240 arrow 62.400 0.30%
H-SENG 24,636.280 arrow 138.300 0.60%
NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Top Movers

  PRICE MOVEMENT
BLT 0.025 arrow 0.006 31.58%
OGC 2.680 arrow -0.470 -14.92%
CGF 0.120 arrow -0.020 -14.29%
WDT 0.052 arrow -0.008 -13.33%
CRP 0.007 arrow -0.001 -12.50%
SCY 0.510 arrow -0.030 -5.56%
BFW 3.200 arrow 0.150 4.92%
Price as at 6:36 pm, 31 Jul

Currencies

RATE
Australian Dollar 0.904
Euro 0.601
British Pound 0.423
Hong Kong Dollar 5.119
Japanese Yen 81.850
Singapore Dollar 0.906
US Dollar 0.660
Price as at 8:10 pm, 1 Aug

Say ‘Argh!’ to the cost of dentistry

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Bach owners hit by crackdown

Holiday homeowners may reduce or hide their sideline income to avoid getting stung.

Affordability - the holy grail

Take a bite of Ooooby

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