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New Zealand

Alternative bidder emerges for Solid Energy


By Pattrick Smellie Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – A New South Wales-based mining investor, Mach Energy, is expected to make an alternative bid for distressed state-owned coal miner Solid Energy at today’s ‘watershed’ meeting of creditors in Christchurch this morning. BusinessDesk reliably understands Mach will seek a 30 day delay to …

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Solid Energy insolvent, bank creditors support orderly selldown


Solid Energy’s banking backers can expect to get back between 35 cents and 40 cents in the dollar under a Deed of Company Arrangement that will allow the insolvent state-owned coal miner to be wound up and its saleable assets disposed of over the next two and a half years. A …

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NZX accredits US firm Straits Financial for dairy derivates market


NZX, New Zealand’s stock market operator, has accredited US-based Straits Financial to access its growing dairy derivatives market. Straits has been accredited as a general clearing, trading and advising participant for the NZX dairy derivatives market, the first US clearing member to receive approval since authorisation was granted from the US Commodity …

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Fonterra confirms proposed coal mine at Mangatangi is on hold


By Fiona Rotherham Sept. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the country’s largest milk processor, has confirmed it has put on hold a proposed coal mine at Mangatangi while it assesses its energy options. The Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA), which is trying to stop coal mining in New Zealand, …

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Christchurch Airport more than doubles annual profit, dividends


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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NZ dollar gains after Australian business conditions lift, RBNZ looms


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


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


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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