Investor uncertainty about credit markets helped lift demand
for Telecom Finance bonds, Forsyth Barr broker Ken Lister
National Party leader John Key would not be drawn yesterday
on how his party intends funding tax cuts, which he told a
Dunedin audience would be larger than Labour's.
An assured National Party leader John Key kept to the party
message during a visit to Dunedin yesterday.
A strong family connection with the Labour Party prompted
author Mary Logan to write the biography of one of Kurow's
favourite sons, Sir Arnold Nordmeyer.
The National Party benefit policy was about "the richest
people attacking the poorest people" in New Zealand, Prime
Minister Helen Clark said in an interview yesterday.
A United States-based private investment firm with a
shareholding of about 3% in Telecom is nominating two
candidates to stand for election as directors of the company.
National Party leader John Key has returned to his party's
roots by targeting the unemployed in a benefits policy he
says will have an unrelenting focus on getting beneficiaries
back to work.
The start of the Olympics last week conveniently coincided
with a massive rise in spam promoting the year's most
prominent sporting event.
South Island listed companies again outperformed the wider
NZX-50 during the three months ended June, according to the
Deloitte South Island Index.
Corporate raider and strategic investment
company Guinness Peat Group PLC is selling its stake in Tower
Australia Group Ltd to one of Japan's largest life insurers,
Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company.
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