Microsoft was at 7am today expected to release an emergency
out-of-band patch to fix Internet Explorer (IE) zero day
security vulnerability problems, which have been used by
attackers in various high-profile cyber crimes.
British confectionery maker Cadbury was last night expected
to have conceded defeat in its battle to remain independent
by recommending the 12 billion ($NZ27 billion) takeover offer
from United States rival Kraft.
Much has been promised to investors for the coming year.
New Zealand Assets Management is promising a profit boom this
year. Bank economists are looking forward to a strong rebound
in economic activity. Business Editor Dene Mackenzie sifts
through the predictions.