Thursday, 18 September 2014


Major Indices
NZX Top 5 by Value
ANZANZ Banking Group34.70640,5820.351.00%
SKTSky Network Television6.2903,541,3630.0500.80%
SPKSpark New Zealand Limited2.9703,898,9260.0250.85%
WBCWestpac Banking Corp36.35803,6780.100.27%
MELCAMeridian Energy Limited1.4151,308,2260.0453.28%
Recent News
  • RPS group to buy Australian consulting firm for €21.5m

    20:37 | 18/9/14
    Irish Times
    Consultant engineering firm RPS Group, which was retained by Shell EP Ireland Ltd to work on the controversial Corrib Gas project in Co Mayo, has said it is to acquire the Australian consultancy firm Point Project Management. more»
  • Egdon and Union Jack Oil expects Burton on the Wolds drilling in October

    20:26 | 18/9/14
    Proactive Investors UK
    Egdon Resources (LON:EDR) and Union Jack Oil (LON:UJO) told investors that drilling is expected to get underway for the Burton on the Wolds exploration well, in Leicestershire, by mid-October. more»
  • Share market breaks losing streak but Australian dollar slumps in wake of Fed ...

    20:26 | 18/9/14
    ABC Online
    Finance and energy stocks helped drive the rise, offsetting losses by mining and retail firms. BHP Billiton fell 0.5 per cent, Rio Tinto 0.1 per cent and gold miner Newcrest 1.8 per cent. Woolworths dipped 0.5 per cent and Coles parent company ... more»
  • Week Ahead What's On Listings 18-09-14

    20:22 | 18/9/14
    Lancashire Evening Post
    Royal British Legion Longridge Ltd, Towneley Road, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 679153. ..... Preston Barbershop Harmony Singers - The Red Rose Chorus: The Red Rose Chorus want more men to sing four part harmony. Every Thursday. 7.30pm. more»
  • Thomas Cook-owned IKYA Group buys Canadian firm Brainhunter

    20:15 | 18/9/14
    In June, it acquired Chennai-based industrial asset management firm Hofincons Infotech and Industrial Services Pvt. Ltd. Hofincons Infotech has interests in electrical, mechanical and instrumentation services as well as facilities management. In ... more»
  • America's Pathetic, Negligent Energy Policy

    20:15 | 18/9/14
    America's national energy policy is not green; it is dark & oily, backward, cloddish, and out of touch with the realities of today's world of modern technology. more»
  • Forex - Euro pares losses against Swiss franc after SNB statement

    20:15 | 18/9/14
    The Swiss franc was boosted after the SNB stopped short of taking fresh measures to stem the appreciation of the franc. Switzerland's central bank kept its interest rate target unchanged at zero to 0.25% and also kept the exchange rate floor unchanged ... more»
  • Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

    20:15 | 18/9/14
    Live 5 News
    By contrast, private sector tech champions such as Lenovo Group in personal computers and search engine Baidu Inc. survived bruising competition to rise to the top of their industries. more»
  • FTSE 100 flat as Scots head to the polls

    20:08 | 18/9/14
    MADRID (MarketWatch) - London's benchmark stock index stuck to the flat line on Thursday, with investors not surprisingly sitting on the sidelines ahead of the outcome of the Scottish referendum as voters headed to the polls. more»
  • BSE Sensex reclaims 27K level, soars over 400 pts

    20:06 | 18/9/14
    Indian Express
    The BSE Sensex reclaimed the 27,000-mark after a week by surging over 400 points at midsession today on widespread buying by funds and retail investors amid optimism over trade ties with China and rise in foreign capital inflows. The 30-share Sensex ... more»
  • UPDATE 1-French Connection says cautious about Christmas trading

    20:03 | 18/9/14
    Reuters UK
    The London-based company, whose competitors include SuperGroup Plc and Ted Baker Plc, shut four non-contributing stores during the period and said it planned to close 3-4 more stores in the second half. more»
  • Arts calendar

    20:03 | 18/9/14
    Juneau Empire (subscription)
    An exploration of the science, the political process, the industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this crossroads in climate disruption. more»
  • appoints Jonathan Brennand as General Manager

    20:03 | 18/9/14
    Having graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a BSc Hons in Mathematics and Management Sciences, Jonathan began his career at KPMG where he worked his way up from auditing to corporate restructuring and ... more»
  • Between Counterinsurgency and Genocide

    20:03 | 18/9/14
    War on the Rocks
    More exhaustive historical research may provide a more complete picture of Ottoman motivations and the balance between operational exigency and genocidal intent, but Erickson's work makes it difficult to assert that the former played no role. more»
  • 1 Reason I Wouldn't Buy Barclays PLC Today

    20:03 | 18/9/14
    Motley Fool UK
    Unfortunately for Barclays, there appears to be no end to the steady stream of misconduct allegations stretching back to before the 2008/2009 banking crisis, a situation that could cause a significant drain on the balance sheet as the prospect of ... more»
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