Market poised for Fletcher full-year result

1h nzherald.co.nz
Fletcher Building's annual result for the full year result is due out this morning, with investors saying they are focusing on the outlook commentary.
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Fran O'Sullivan: Has Mixed-Ownership Models got the answer to funding?

2h nzherald.co.nz
It's four years since the National Government completed a raft of partial privatisations raising $4.7 billion which was ostensibly to be used to towards funding new infrastructure.
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NZ dollar benefits from USD weakness

14h nzherald.co.nz
The New Zealand dollar gained as the greenback continued to be weighed down in Asian trading by complaints US President Donald Trump made about US interest rate rises.
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NZ shares at fresh high, Vector, A2 gain

14h nzherald.co.nz
New Zealand shares inched to a fresh record ahead of tomorrow's bumper results day, led higher by Vector and A2 Milk Co.
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More Kiwis cross the ditch as net migration slows

20h nzherald.co.nz
New Zealand's inbound net migration continued to slow from a peak last year as a growing number of long-term visitors leave the country, on top of more Kiwis departing for Australia.
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Kiwi passengers stuck in Honolulu - Air NZ flight cancelled

20h nzherald.co.nz
New Zealand passengers are stranded in Honolulu after a Air New Zealand flight was instructed to return to Auckland Airport.
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'Everything gets destroyed': The difficult problem of plane passenger waste

2018-08-20 abc.net.au
There's been a big focus on the carbon footprint of flying — but have you ever wondered how much rubbish you generate as a passenger on a plane?
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Record-breaking NZ sharemarket poised for Big Wednesday

2018-08-20 nzherald.co.nz
The record-breaking New Zealand sharemarket is poised to take in the good, the bad and the fair-to-middling tomorrow when a slew of results from the country's top corporates are due.
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Scant FMA oversight drags out investigations 'in deepest secrecy'

2018-08-20 nzherald.co.nz
Limited oversight of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has let the watchdog drag its heels on investigations into listed company failures such as CBL Corp and Wynyard Group, New Zealand Shareholders' Association (NZSA) chairman John Hawkins says.
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Southwest Ready To Move On From 2nd Quarter

2018-08-19 seekingalpha
Southwest Airlines reported year-over-year July 2018 traffic with revenue passenger miles increasing 2.1% in addition to available seat miles increasing 3.2% year over year. (2-0)
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Planned retirement villages will bring 320 jobs, $45m boost to Hawke's Bay, research shows

2018-08-19 nzherald.co.nz
With four new retirement villages in various stages of planning, new research suggests Hawke's Bay can expect a $45 million economic boost and more than 300 new jobs, if they all pan out.
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A fortune at stake as Robyn Denholm negotiates Tesla privatisation

2018-08-19 theage.com.au
Telstra’s alleged CEO-in-waiting Robyn Denholm, passed a big test with the telco last Thursday when she managed to front up to its full year results in Melbourne alongside Andy Penn’s other direct reports.
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A fortune at stake as Robyn Denholm negotiates Tesla privatisation

2018-08-19 smh.com.au
Telstra’s alleged CEO-in-waiting Robyn Denholm, passed a big test with the telco last Thursday when she managed to front up to its full year results in Melbourne alongside Andy Penn’s other direct reports.
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Insurers bolster dementia insurance offerings as Japan grays

2018-08-19 japantimes.co.jp
Insurers are competing to offer dementia insurance products and services as the population continues to rapidly gray. (3-0)
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NZ fixed mortgage rates set to fall - economist

2018-08-19 nzherald.co.nz
Fixed mortgage rates look set to fall as financial markets adjust to moves being made by the Reserve Bank, Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens said.
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Obituary: Gordon 'Tiger' Edmonds 19/11/25-28/7/18

2018-08-18 nzherald.co.nz
Gordon David "Tiger" Edmonds was larger than life in every single dimension, his nephew, Peter Edmonds, says.
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The Warehouse unveils 'concept' store to test market, rolls out digital price tags

2018-08-17 nzherald.co.nz
New Zealand's biggest retailer, The Warehouse, is using a revamped shop as a concept store to test shopper preferences and the retail market.
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Australia's giants plan to get richer by shrinking fast

2018-08-17 theedgemarkets
Defying a global spike in acquisitions, some of Australia’s biggest and oldest companies are trying to shrink to greatness. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Wesfarmers Ltd and Telstra Corp are potentially spinning off assets collectively valued at A$59.5 billion (US$43 billion) in as little as three years — more than the tally for the whole of the past decade. (8-0)
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Australia's giants plan to get richer by shrinking fast

2018-08-17 malaymail
Defying a global spike in acquisitions, some of Australia’s biggest and oldest companies are trying to shrink to greatness. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Wesfarmers Ltd and Telstra Corp are potentially spinning off assets collectively valued at A$59.5 billion (RM176.3 billion) in as little as three years — more than the tally for the whole of the past decade. (8-0)
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NZ shares gain as investors take stock in earnings season

2018-08-17 nzherald.co.nz
New Zealand shares rose as investors took stock in a brief lull to the domestic corporate earnings season, with Skellerup Holdings extending yesterday's gain to break a new record.
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Telstra Corporation Ltd. ADR 2018 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-08-16 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Telstra Corporation Ltd. ADR in conjunction with their 2018 Q4 earnings call.
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Downer EDI, Ltd. ADR 2018 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-08-16 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Downer EDI, Ltd. ADR in conjunction with their 2018 Q4 earnings call.
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Māori leaders pitch to Māori landowners - let us pay to plant trees and we will share the carbon credit profits

2018-08-16 nzherald.co.nz
A carbon-trading business seeking to unlock millions of dollars from communal Māori land is launching today in a scheme which will provide the Government's Billion Trees plan a massive boost.
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Pilot urges Queenstown Airport to look at alternative sites

2018-08-16 nzherald.co.nz
Queenstown Airport is in danger of ''killing the golden goose'' if it doesn't look elsewhere for long term expansion, says an experienced pilot and long term Wanaka resident.
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Stock Takes: Why a2 Milk is the cream of the crop

2018-08-16 nzherald.co.nz
Investors will find out on Wednesday whether the company's performance can justify the share price, which has been on a near exponential growth path over the past couple of years.
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Competition tsar Rod Sims turns Hawk on dodgy sports club merchandise

2018-08-16 theage.com.au
ACCC chairman Rod Sims managed to gate crash one of the busiest days of reporting season after sin binning 21 AFL and rugby league clubs over their returns policies in relation to dodgy merchandise.
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Competition tsar Rod Sims turns Hawk on dodgy sports club merchandise

2018-08-16 smh.com.au
ACCC chairman Rod Sims managed to gate crash one of the busiest days of reporting season after sin binning 21 AFL and rugby league clubs over their returns policies in relation to dodgy merchandise.
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Cooks Global Foods' big plans for coffee brand Mojo

2018-08-16 nzherald.co.nz
Following the planned purchase of coffee brand Mojo for $19 million, the NZX-listed company is looking to the United States for market domination.
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NZ shares rise as Skellerup posts record profit

2018-08-16 nzherald.co.nz
New Zealand shares rose, led higher by a record profit from Skellerup Holdings, as investors focused more on domestic earnings than volatility in global markets. Precinct Properties New Zealand also gained.
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Royal Adelaide Hospital services in doubt after contractor's $93.8m loss

2018-08-16 abc.net.au
The future of catering and cleaning services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital are in question, after revelations the company contracted to run them has lost $93.8 million on the contract.
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InterContinental revealed for Auckland, Commercial Bay development hits $1b

2018-08-15 nzherald.co.nz
NZX-listed landlord Precinct Properties plans to bring global hotel brand InterContinental to Auckland in a $298 million expansion of its now-$1 billion Commercial Bay city's waterfront project.
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Whittaker's opens first chocolate store at Auckland Airport

2018-08-15 nzherald.co.nz
The company yesterday opened its first bricks and mortar presence at Auckland International Airport - after more than 120 years in business.
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Vector chief says infrastructure resilience is a key challenge in New Zealand

2018-08-15 nzherald.co.nz
It's fair to say that in the list of things we simply cannot live without, electricity ranks right up there with food, water, shelter, and sewerage — closely followed of course by Wi-Fi and Netflix, writes Simon Mackenzie.
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NZTA's Fergus Gammie spell's out light rail's place in Auckland's future

2018-08-15 nzherald.co.nz
Significant investment in Auckland's transport system over the next decade will transform the city and help underpin its continuing growth as a vibrant and diverse place to live and work.
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Women making moves in infrastructure

2018-08-15 nzherald.co.nz
For Ariana Stuart, joining the industry as a law graduate at the height of the GFC brought its own set of challenges. She took on further study, before eventually getting interested in infrastructure, especially on procurement and project advice and dispute resolution. Since joining Kensington Swan in 2013, she has grown to specialise in resolving construction and infrastructure disputes, including currently working on the largest leaky building claim in the country.
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Model for the future should involve sharing the risk

2018-08-15 nzherald.co.nz
Fletcher Building chief executive Ross Taylor says it's encouraging to see the Government engaging with the construction industry and the companies that work on the larger projects to understand the present issues and work together to develop a sustainable way forward.
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Hong Kong intervenes to defend peg for first time since May

2018-08-15 malaymail
HONG KONG, Aug 15 — Hong Kong intervened to defend its peg to the US dollar for the first time in three months after the local currency fell to the weak end of its trading band.
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NZ shares rise as earnings continue

2018-08-15 nzherald.co.nz
New Zealand shares rose as earnings season continued to deliver mixed results. NZX was among gainers on the day after delivering a special dividend while Heartland Bank fell on its increased bad debt provisioning.
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New Zealand Poised to Crack Down on Foreign Home Buyers

2018-08-15 theedgemarkets
(Aug 15): New Zealand’s government is poised to ban foreigners from buying residential property, making good on its promise to crack down on offshore speculators who it says are partly to blame for spiraling house prices.
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Airlines up vegan meals as travelers get picky about airplane food

2018-08-14 cnbc
Traditional airplane snacks like pretzels just don't cut it for Nikita Joshi, a 24-year-old biomedical engineer from Youngstown, Ohio. (2-0)
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Fran O'Sullivan: Now's time to sell our assets to fund infrastructure gap

2018-08-14 nzherald.co.nz
Let's cut to the chase. It's time to sell a raft of Crown-owned assets like national grid operator Transpower, NZ Post, Pāmu (formerly Landcorp), and more, to reinvest proceeds in developing New Zealand's next generation infrastructure.
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NZ shares bounce back led by Synlait Milk

2018-08-14 nzherald.co.nz
New Zealand shares bounced back from some of yesterday's sell-off as investors are yet to see serious contagion from Turkey's burgeoning financial crisis, led higher by Synlait Milk and A2 Milk Co. Summerset Group Holdings fell after reporting first-half earnings.
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Arria aims for NZX debut amid new listing drought

2018-08-14 nzherald.co.nz
New Zealand's stock exchange is expected to get a new member before the end of 2018 amid a drought of new listings.
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Contact Energy Ltd. ADR 2018 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-08-13 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Contact Energy Ltd. ADR in conjunction with their 2018 Q4 earnings call.
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Energy firm makes changes to help lower carbon footprint

2018-08-13 nzherald.co.nz
Contact Energy has restructured its retail operations to tie commercial and industrial sales closer to its generation activities.
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Widow expected more than $200,000 when her husband died, she got $25

2018-08-13 abc.net.au
When Kim Garbutt's estranged husband, Craig, died in 2008, his family expected to receive more than $208,000 in death benefits associated with his superannuation fund.
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Widower expected more than $200,000 when her husband died, she got $25

2018-08-13 abc.net.au
When Kim Garbutt's estranged husband, Craig, died in 2008, his family expected to receive more than $208,000 in death benefits associated with his superannuation fund.
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Comment: How to spend a billion dollars

2018-08-13 nzherald.co.nz
You might've seen some headlines recently, with capital figures that defy belief - such as Uber raising a USD$9 billion (NZ$13.65 billion) investment round earlier this year.
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Fletcher starts sale process for Formica, private equity firms likely bidders, report says

2018-08-12 nzherald.co.nz
The sales process for Fletcher Building's Formica unit is about to get underway, and is most likely to attract the interest of private equity buyers, the Australian newspaper reported.
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Buy These 3 High-Yield MLPs For Secure Payouts And Potential 20%+ Returns

2018-08-12 seekingalpha
Investors should tread carefully in the MLP space. Focus on sustainability of distribution payouts, not just high yield.
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