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 5,788.042 arrow -6.781 -0.12%
ASX200 5,588.320 arrow 18.800 0.30%
DOW 17,164.950 arrow -251.900 -1.50%
NASDAQ 4,635.240 arrow -48.200 -1.00%
FTSE 6,749.400 arrow -61.200 -0.90%
NIKKEI 17,674.390 arrow 68.200 0.40%
H-SENG 24,507.050 arrow -88.800 -0.40%
NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Top Movers

  PRICE MOVEMENT
PPP 0.045 arrow 0.005 12.50%
NTL 0.010 arrow -0.001 -9.09%
CAV 0.560 arrow 0.030 5.66%
CRP 0.190 arrow 0.010 5.56%
BLT 0.020 arrow 0.001 5.26%
PGC 0.360 arrow -0.020 -5.26%
PGW 0.490 arrow 0.020 4.26%
Price as at 6:50 pm, 29 Jan

Currencies

RATE
Australian Dollar 0.936
Euro 0.644
British Pound 0.482
Hong Kong Dollar 5.633
Japanese Yen 85.350
Singapore Dollar 0.984
US Dollar 0.727
Price as at 4:10 pm, 31 Jan

Analysts bullish about beef

Beef and sheep farmers can look forward to a positive year, according to the Rabobank agribusiness outlook for 2015.

Squeeze put on lemons

Soaring lemon prices are leaving a sour taste in shoppers' mouths.

Inventor embraces digital tools

Demand for builders heats up

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