Children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch produced some
impressive headline financial numbers in its profit report
for the six months ended January 31, but admitted there was
still some way to go before a full recovery.
Allied Farmers' shares dropped to an all-time low yesterday
following a disappointing half-year result and a ratings
downgrade by Standard and Poor's of Allied Nationwide Finance
Investors deserted Telecom yesterday, forcing the shares down
to a record low of $2.18 by mid-afternoon.
Placed firmly in the "why would you do this" column comes
Blippy which asks people to share their spending habits.
Tax changes around property ownership remains high on the
list of things to do for Prime Minister John Key. Business
Editor Dene Mackenzie reviews the latest developments.
Local support is building for Hillside Engineering, in
Dunedin, to bid to build a new fleet of trains for its owner
Vodafone is today readying itself to capitalise on Telecom's
ongoing XT mobile network woes by aggressively chasing
consumer and business customers.
Forsyth Barr yesterday revised its company earnings per share
forecasts as the major week of the current reporting season
New Zealand's national carrier Air New Zealand met brokers'
financial expectations when it yesterday reported its profit
for the six months ended December 31.
It could be in Telecom's long-term interests to dump the XT
mobile network brand and revert to Telecom, University of
Otago Professor of Entrepreneurship Brendan Gray said
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