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US tax rate boost for Tourism Holdings

Tourism Holdings Ltd (THL) is the key New Zealand beneficiary of United States tax reform, which will boost its US-derived income from 2019. Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird said the payback on its acquisition of El Monte, in the US, would consequently be sooner and greater than previously anticipated. (2-0)

Stocks slip as holiday trading hold sway in sharemarket

New Zealand shares fell in light volume as holiday trading continued, with Pushpay Holdings and Fonterra Shareholders Fund leading the losses. (10-0)

From hobby to international business: Former Whanganui student's rise

EMMA RUSSELL continues her series charting the stories of former Whanganui students who have gone on to success in the big, wide world. (2-1)

Tourists invited to take pledge - drive safely, don't poo where you shouldn't

Tourism company thl plans to launch a scheme in which overseas visitors pledge to be responsible tourists, including being careful about where they go to the toilet. (2-1)

Mark Lister: A lucrative year for investors

Another year has come and gone, and for investors it was a very lucrative one. Despite numerous risks that could've derailed things, markets focused on the positives during 2017. (8-1)

Brokers' Picks 2018: Hot stocks for the new year

Brokers have picked a diverse mix of stocks for 2018, in many cases opting for those that have underperformed in the last year or so. (8-1)

NZX50 runs away with 22 per cent gain in 2017

New Zealand shares dipped in the final trading day of 2017 on lacklustre holiday volumes, rounding out a 22 per cent annual gain for the benchmark index in what's been a stellar year for a2 Milk Co. (17-1)

NZ shares rise on Tourism Holdings, Sky TV gains

New Zealand shares rose in subdued holiday trading, keeping the S&P/NZX 50 Index on track for an annual gain of about 22 per cent, as US tax cuts lifted sentiment for equities and for companies that do business in the US, such as Tourism Holdings. (11-1)

Sharemarket slips in thin holiday trade

New Zealand shares slipped in thin holiday trading as appetite declined for companies offering attractive dividend yields, such as regulated utilities Chorus and Genesis Energy and pay-TV operator Sky Network Television. (23-1)

Herald business leader of the year finalists

ASB chief executive Barbara Chapman has been named New Zealand Herald business leader of the year but faced tough competition from this year's finalists. (3-1)

Stellar year on NZX but slowdown likely

New Zealand's benchmark stock index is headed for a 22 per cent gain this year as investors chased growth stories ranging from infant formula to technology and tourism. Headwinds may prevent a repeat in 2018. (18-0)

NZ shares up in very quiet pre-Christmas trading

New Zealand shares traded quietly in a truncated final session before Christmas, rising in light volume. (5-0)

NZ shares fall in light trading

New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Freightways and Kathmandu Holdings in the last full day of trading before Christmas, while Comvita, Synlait Milk and Moa Group gained. (8-0)

Tourism Holdings expects up to $3 million annual recurring benefit from US tax changes

Tourism Holdings says annual profit will be about 10 per cent higher from new tax legislation passed in the US. (2-0)

NZ shares rise as A2 and Fletcher Building rebound

New Zealand shares rose, led higher by Freightways and Comvita, as a2 Milk Co and Fletcher Building rebounded from recent selling ahead of the Christmas holiday. (12-0)