Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Latest News

  • Energy-Saving Endeavours Rewarded In Competition

    15:17 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    The switch to a gravity-feed water system has resulted in huge cost-savings for Otago farmers David and Sarah Smith, winners of an energy excellence award in the 2014 Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards. more»
  • Tackling a decline of pharmaceutical success

    15:14 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    Bart Ellenbroek A Victoria University of Wellington researcher will discuss why pharmaceutical industry success rates are so low and suggest solutions to tackle this crisis at an inaugural professorial lecture next Tuesday. Professor Bart Ellenbroek, ... more»
  • China Merchants lands Lanka contract

    15:11 | 17/9/14
    South China Morning Post (subscription)
    Xi will also inaugurate a US$1.5 billion project, the largest single direct foreign investment, to build a port city on reclaimed land in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. more»
  • Poll shows Nats extending lead, Labour/Greens fading

    15:05 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The last Roy Morgan opinion poll before the general election on Saturday shows the National Party gaining ground in the first fortnight of September, up 1.5 percentage points to 46.5 percent, while both the Labour and Green parties ... more»
  • HIGHLIGHTS-ThomsonReuters/INSEAD Q3 Asian Business Sentiment Survey ...

    15:00 | 17/9/14
    Reuters UK
    The property sector was marred by pessimism, with sentiment down sharply from the previous quarter as only four of 15 companies were positive on outlook compared with 10 of 17 firms that reported last time. Global economic uncertainty was perceived as ... more»
  • Judge questions Detroit's pension expectations

    15:00 | 17/9/14
    USA TODAY
    "In your view, is it fair to conclude that the standard practice in the industry ... has been part of the cause of the (underfunding) that public pensions in this country are now struggling with? more»
  • Duco Promotions taps Martin Snedden for new top job

    14:57 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Duco Promotions has appointed former head of New Zealand's Rugby World Cup 2011 Martin Snedden as head of the sporting events company as it chases global growth.  more»
  • Australia shares slip to 11-week low, investors eye Fed

    14:48 | 17/9/14
    Reuters
    Sai Global Ltd slumped 7.7 percent to trade at April lows of A$4.09 after the compliance advisory firm said it had not received any bids for the whole company after putting itself up for sale. more»
  • Midday: ASX backflips before Fed meets

    14:48 | 17/9/14
    Finance News Network
    Copper miner Avanco Resources Limited (ASX:AVB) has reported its maiden JORC copper ore reserves at the Antas deposit. The miner says the results confirm a robust and high grade copper deposit suitable to open pit mining and with simple metallurgy. more»
  • MSI Global Alliance Preparing for an audit - tips

    14:47 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    In order for an audit to run smoothly it is essential for all parties to plan adequately. There are 5 areas a CFO should consider when preparing for an audit:  more»
  • Nutricia needs 18 months to recover from botulism scare: CEO

    14:46 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Danone Nutricia chief executive Corine Tap said it would take the infant formula manufacturer 18 months to recover from the adverse effects of the Fonterra Cooperative Group botulism scare. more»
  • Molkerei Ammerland Completes First Sweet Whey Powder Auction

    14:45 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    Sweet whey powder has been sold for the first time on GlobalDairyTrade (GDT), the world’s leading online dairy auction platform, with Molkerei Ammerland selling the product they offered at their first trading event. more»
  • Maritime New Zealand media release: Operation Moana

    14:43 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    Maritime New Zealand media release: Operation Moana A joint operation by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the New Zealand Defence Force has seen 16 fishing vessels operating off the west coast of the South Island boarded and inspected to ensure they are meeting ... more»
  • $1.3m Rebuild Rectifies Quake Damage on Historic Site

    14:42 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    A $1.3 million rebuild and refurbishment has been completed on historical Beckenham buildings damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.  more»
  • Axis Homes with Jalcon

    14:42 | 17/9/14
    Scoop
    Jalcon Homes says that an Axis Series Home is a good, affordable option for Auckland home buyers – and that quality shouldn’t be sacrificed for a compact living space.  more»
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