New Zealand First leader Winston Peters yesterday threw his
support behind the campaign to save the KiwiRail-owned
Hillside Engineering workshops.
The Government appears likely to go into the November 26
election claiming it has made a start in turning around the
country's financial position.
Innovative thinking by Blue Sky Meats as it contemplated the
drastic effect of last spring's storms on available stock
helped the company report a much improved profit for the 12
months ended March.
Claims that a capital gains tax would create large amounts of
government income and make houses cheaper were flawed, Polson
Higgs tax partner Michael Turner said yesterday.
bonds to investors could be a way for the Government to
spread the cost of its $17 billion infrastructure plans,
Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.
Labour is about to announce new tax policies but leader
Phil Goff is tight-lipped about whether a new capital gains
tax would be part of the package. Business editor Dene
Mackenzie looks at some options.
The battle between Microsoft and Google for online supremacy
continued with a vengeance last week.
Tokyo-listed Asahi Group Holdings yesterday created three
multimillionaires when it made an offer for the Charlie's
Group, the manufacturer of juices and organic beverages.
Two significant data
releases this week should provide a much needed fillip to an
economy battered by earthquakes.
Fonterra yesterday launched a $A200 million ($NZ260 million)
offer of five-year, Australian dollar-denominated bonds as it
continues its policy of raising funds where it trades.
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