Aged care and retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare
yesterday reported a better-than-expected profit for the six
months ended September and celebrated by lifting its interim
Several changes are expected before Christmas to the
companies included in the NZX-50 index which is traditionally
tracked by many index funds.
The pick-up in population growth continues to fuel demand for
housing, just as it has done for the past six months, ASB
economist Jane Turner says.
More of us are planning to do Christmas shopping online this
Dunedin-based Motor Trade Finances has survived the two most
difficult years in its 39-year history, and has come through
in good shape, managing director Angus Bradshaw says.
Labour leader Phil Goff has achieved what was probably his
main aim - publicity - when he ended a 20-year political
consensus on monetary policy.
Otago was one of 12 regions which recorded a rise in economic
activity in the three months ended September.
Personal tax cuts are back on the agenda of Prime Minister
John Key and his enthusiasm for the cuts appear to indicate
they could be part of National's 2011 election manifesto.
The $130 million listing of DNZ Property Fund on the New
Zealand Stock Exchange is likely to find favour with
investors, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms
Debenture holders in Hanover Finance and Hanover subsidiary
United Finance are being asked to take a leap of faith that
Allied Farmers can eventually return the majority of their
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