The Federal Reserve's final meeting of the year takes place
The South Island received more good news with the release of
the latest manufacturing activity statistics showing
Canterbury-Westland and Otago-Southland leading the pack.
Lifting New Zealand children off the National Deprivation
Index is one of the main goals next year for Prime Minister
Credit Union South, which has its headquarters in Dunedin,
has had its long-term credit rating lifted to BB by rating
agency Standard and Poor's.
Leaving the Dunedin Railway Station took Prime Minister John
Key longer than usual yesterday as he was mobbed by tourists
and city visitors seeking a photo of themselves with Mr Key.
Dunedin's Blis Technologies has changed its media protocols
after receiving a censure from the NZ Markets Disciplinary
Tribunal and a fine that will cost the cash-strapped company
Homeowners with mortgages got a welcome Christmas present
from Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler when he held the
official cash rate unchanged at 3.5% yesterday.
Telecommunications company Spark was yesterday accused of
political posturing after it announced price rises for some
of its home phone and broadband plans from February 1.
Returning the Crown accounts to surplus is proving elusive
for Finance Minister Bill English, who may never see the
balance sheet in black unless he is prepared to hang on in
Parliament for the long term.
Transferring financial data from a client to their accountant
seems such a simple process from the outside looking in.
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