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Christchurch Airport more than doubles annual profit, dividends

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Christchurch International Airport, which is 75 percent owned by the city council, more than doubled full-year profit and lifted dividends for the year, including a special payment from proceeds of a property sale. Net profit rose to $37.8 million in the 12 months ended June 30, from $15.7 million a year …

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Diligent appoints Michael Stanton as CFO

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Diligent Corp, the governance software developer, appointed a permanent chief financial officer as it recovers from a string of errors in filing its financial statements. Michael Stanton will today take over as CFO from interim CFO and corporate controller Alex Sanchez, who will continue as vice president and chief accounting …

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While you were sleeping: China sparks global rally

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Shares on both sides of the Atlantic moved higher, triggered in part by a late surge in Chinese equities, amid optimism China’s government will act to support its flagging economy. In New York trading at about 2.45pm, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 2.3 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 …

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NZ dollar gains after Australian business conditions lift, RBNZ looms

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The New Zealand dollar rose ahead of the Reserve Bank’s statement on Thursday and after an Australian survey showed improving business conditions even while business confidence fell, giving traders more confidence economic growth across the Tasman won’t collapse. The kiwi rose to 62.76 US cents as at 5pm in Wellington, from 62.67 cents late …

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Kim Dotcom et al seek further delay to extradition

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Kim Dotcom and his fellow Megaupload co-accused have again sought to delay their extradition fight with the US, claiming natural justice has been denied as they’re unable to pay for expert witnesses outside New Zealand. In the Court of Appeal Justices John Wild, John Fogarty and Jillian Mallon reserved their decision, while Justice Wild said they were “presented …

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Smartpay forecasts second year of earnings decline

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Smartpay Holdings, the listed payment terminal supplier, expects earnings to decline for a second year as it rebuilds its Australian taxi business after losing a key customer. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation will probably decline to between $8 million to $8.5 million in the current financial year, from …

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Shake-up ahead for mobile and online content providers in major NZ telecoms review

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New Zealand’s government has commenced the biggest review of the telecommunications and broadcasting markets since the advent of the internet with today’s release by Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams of a discussion paper for public submissions. “Regulating Telecommunications for the Future” kicks off a full review of the Telecommunications Act 2001 to …

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While you were sleeping: Europe’s sigh of relief

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European equities moved higher amid relief that Chinese stocks losses were contained, fuelling optimism that a slowdown in global economic growth will be checked. Europe’s Stoxx 600 Index finished the day with a 1.1 percent gain from the previous close. The UK’s FTSE 100 Index added 0.5 percent, France’s CAC …

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