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 5,797.400 arrow 6.064 0.10%
ASX200 5,814.400 arrow 24.400 0.40%
DOW 18,024.060 arrow 183.500 1.00%
NASDAQ 5,005.390 arrow 64.000 1.30%
FTSE 6,985.950 arrow 25.300 0.40%
NIKKEI 19,531.630 arrow 11.600 0.10%
H-SENG 28,133.000 arrow -267.300 -0.90%
NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Top Movers

  PRICE MOVEMENT
MGL 0.120 arrow -0.020 -14.29%
PGC 0.330 arrow -0.045 -12.00%
CRP 0.010 arrow -0.001 -9.09%
VML 0.017 arrow -0.001 -5.56%
CAV 0.380 arrow -0.020 -5.00%
OGC 2.590 arrow 0.110 4.44%
JFJ 5.750 arrow -0.200 -3.36%
Price as at 6:36 pm, 1 May

Currencies

RATE
Australian Dollar 0.961
Euro 0.674
British Pound 0.498
Hong Kong Dollar 5.847
Japanese Yen 90.650
Singapore Dollar 1.003
US Dollar 0.754
Price as at 8:10 pm, 2 May

Panhead's new Canheads

Mike Neilson thinks it's time New Zealanders gave canned beer a second chance.

Fieldays eyes up red meat sector

New Zealand's sheep and beef farmers are in the spotlight for Fieldays. 

Muslims, mortgages and banking

Crunching the numbers

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