Monday , June 18 2018
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NZ services sector hits most buoyant level in 11 months in June


New Zealand’s services sector, which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy, was at its most buoyant level in 11 months in June. The BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of services index rose 0.1 point to a seasonally adjusted 58.2 last month, its highest level since July 2014, and extending a run of …

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World Week Ahead: US powers ahead


Wall Street is set to sustain recent gains after the Nasdaq closed at a record high on Friday, amid better-than-expected earnings from companies including Google, and US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s comments that rate increases will be moderate. IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo and Morgan Stanley are among the companies scheduled …

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Strategic Planning’s Robinson jailed for six years over fraud


Andrew Robinson, a struck off financial adviser and former director of Strategic Planning Group, has been jailed for six years after pleading guilty to fraud charges earlier this year. Robinson was sentenced in the High Court in Auckland today, having pleaded guilty to five charges of theft by a person …

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