Friday, 29 August 2014

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  • CORRECT: TVNZ lifts annual profit 25% on flat ad revenue

    15:06 | 29/8/14
    Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. more»
  • UPDATE 1-China's Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 mln e-commerce co ...

    15:00 | 29/8/14
    BEIJING Aug 29 (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda group said on Friday it would set up a 5 billion yuan ($814 million) e-commerce joint venture with Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc, as the firms push into the high-growth e-commerce sector. The joint ... more»
  • Influenza immunisation campaign wins top marketing award

    14:56 | 29/8/14
    The National Influenza Immunisation Campaign, which saw a record number of New Zealanders immunised against influenza in 2013, won a 2014 TVNZ Marketing Award in Auckland last night (Thursday). The campaign took out top prize in the healthcare category. ... more»
  • Midday: ASX flat as companies file results

    14:48 | 29/8/14
    Finance News Network
    The worst performing sector is consumer staples, falling 1.8 per cent to 10,095. Shares in Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES) have fallen 2.89 per cent, trading at $43.37. more»
  • Two Innovate 2014 Grand Prize Award Winners Named

    14:40 | 29/8/14
    For the first time, two grand prize winners were named at the annual Innovate competition.  more»
  • Australia shares flat after Wall Street's slip

    14:37 | 29/8/14
    Reuters UK
    Qantas Airways Ltd, however, rose for a second straight session after it said it expects to return to underlying profitability in the current half year. more»
  • Spark New Zealand selects OTT platform provider, Xstream

    14:35 | 29/8/14
    Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom NZ), a New Zealand- wide communications and internet service provider, has selected Xstream’s award winning professional video management platform, Xstream MediaMaker™, for delivery of their new OTT video service, ... more»
  • Holden celebrates 60 Years in NZ with campaign by Isobar

    14:29 | 29/8/14
    When it comes to cars in New Zealand, there aren’t many more iconic than Holden, and the brand is celebrating 60 years of loyal customers via a series of vignettes housed on a dedicated section within, developed by digital creative ... more»
  • Inside Dr. Seuss Inc.

    14:26 | 29/8/14
    Wall Street Journal
    Now vice president and associate publishing director of Random House/Golden Books Young Readers, she keeps a picture of Geisel at his 80th birthday party above her desk. more»
  • Briefly:Economic cooperation bound to increase in coming days: Chinese envoy

    14:26 | 29/8/14
    International Finance Corporation, the private sector lending arm of the World Bank, and the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program are investing $3.8 million in feed manufacturer Probiotech Industries to enhance ... more»
  • Untangling the Mess of Austrian Bank Hypo

    14:26 | 29/8/14
    Wall Street Journal
    Here, in the headquarters of Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International Group AG, former detective Christian Böhler and his team are untangling a web of suspected collusion among bankers, politicians and Balkan power brokers that has tarnished the reputations ... more»
  • Airways provides Pacific aviation solutions

    14:25 | 29/8/14
    At the upcoming International Conference on Small Island Developing States, Airways New Zealand will present to delegates about the safe, successful and sustainable aviation model it has in the Pacific. Pauline Lamb, Chief Operating Officer, will ... more»
  • NZ business confidence declines for 6th consecutive month

    14:25 | 29/8/14
    Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand firms' confidence declined for the sixth successive month in August, as the country's economic growth comes off the boil amid declining terms of trade, a strong currency and rising interest rates, according to ANZ Bank's ... more»
  • Appomattox schools works to improve English scores on state testing

    14:15 | 29/8/14
    Lynchburg News and Advance
    He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army receiving the Bronze Star for his bravery. He had a great many interests and hobbies, was an avid pilot, an amateur Radio enthusiast, enjoyed fishing, designing and engineering, along with being a devoted ... more»
  • Air Encounter More Likely to Cause Alarm Than Change

    14:11 | 29/8/14
    New York Times
    As China develops a more sophisticated submarine fleet, based chiefly at Hainan, China's most southern province, the United States has more urgent need to get a look at the capabilities, and that means increasing surveillance, according to James Hardy ... more»
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