Public sector decision-making concerned with infrastructure
investment will now have to consider public private
partnerships, a move which is likely to find widespread
Sharemarkets could be in for a rocky few days after the
United States Federal Reserve stepped in yesterday to try and
drive down debt and boost economic growth.
Mortgage lending rates are on the move again, but not in the
way earlier predicted.
Households are likely to remain cautious with their spending
after recent labour market data showed subdued wage growth as
unemployment soared to 6.8%.
Blackberry maker Research in Motion appeared to be closer to
a resolution in its dispute with Saudi Arabia over the
Canadian firm's popular messaging services.
Businesses and consumers appear to be more realistic about
their prospects although they are remaining relatively upbeat
about their futures.
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne in two weeks will finally
introduce a Bill to Parliament calling for income sharing to
be allowed between couples with children.
Allied Farmers faces fresh problems after it announced last
night a temporary delay to plans for a capital raising while
it continues discussions with the trustee of its finance
Most internet security firms release in January their
predictions of what nasties will invade our computers during
Vodafone human resources director Michael Stanley is
also chairman of the company's charitable foundation. He
talks to business editor Dene Mackenzie about why he is such
a passionate supporter of the foundation.
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