The stalling of manufacturing activity in the
South Island last month was understandable, as it was the
first survey since February's earthquake in Christchurch, BNZ
senior economist Craig Ebert said yesterday.
Michael Hill International shares were upgraded yesterday by
Forsyth Barr from hold to accumulate after the release of the
jewellery retailer's nine-month sales figures.
Any purchase of AMI Insurance by another New Zealand-based
insurer would need Commerce Commission approval, to ensure
competitiveness remained in the market.
Allied Farmers shareholders face more economic pain as the
company finds selling assets harder than expected.
Electronic card transactions rebounded in March, probably due
to Christchurch households replacing damaged appliances and
clothing following the February 22 earthquake.
Businesses needed to prepare for more social network use by
their employees, Symantec vice-president and managing
director for the Pacific region Craig Scroggie said.
Teachers caught the interest of Mackline recently with a
theme of dissent with completely different outcomes.
Labour Party Dunedin North
candidate David Clark is under no illusions about his
political future. To become an MP he has to win the
electorate as he cannot rely on getting in on the list.
European financial difficulties will be the focus of markets
this week as the "no" vote looked set yesterday to win
Iceland's referendum to repay Britain and the Netherlands
money from a bank crash.
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