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Zespri says kiwifruit growers facing record pre-hectare returns

Zespri International, the grower-owned kiwifruit marketing company, said it expects record per-hectare returns for green and green organic kiwifruit this season following supply constraints, favourable market conditions and strong end-of-season sales. Pre-hectare returns for green kiwifruit growers are forecast at $52,987 and green organic at $42,207. The increased grower returns …

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NZ govt’s deferred operating surplus won’t hurt credit rating, Moody’s

The one-year delay forecast in the New Zealand government’s return to surplus doesn’t have any implications for its Aaa credit rating, with everything else going in the right direction, according to Moody’s Investors Service Yesterday’s half-year economic and fiscal update pushed out the Treasury’s expectation for a return to surplus, projecting …

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ACCC appeals Air NZ, PT Garuda win in Australian cartel case

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is appealing am Australian Federal Court ruling clearing carriers Air New Zealand and PT Garuda Indonesia of fixing prices for international air freight services. The competition regulator’s appeal is focusing solely on the court’s finding that the activities did not occur in the Australian market, it …

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Wynyard warns revenue may miss annual forecast as contracts lag, shares fall

Wynyard Group, the security software firm, warned annual revenue may come in lower than its forecast $29 million as negotiations with some of its larger customers lag. The shares fell. The Auckland-based company said sales may fall below that range if larger contract negotiations extend into the new year, having previously flagged annual …

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Postie to launch new brands, tapping South African owner’s supply chain

Postie, the retail chain bought out of administration by South African retailer Pepkor, is betting on its new owner’s economies of scale to boost sales in a “challenging” retail environment. The international retail chain owner acquired Postie’s 64 stores, intellectual property, staff, head office and stock from the administrators in July …

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While you were sleeping: Energy rebound, ruble slide

Equities on Wall Street and in Europe rose as investors found value in beaten-down stocks including energy shares such as Chevron and Nabors Industries. Shares of Chevron gained 2.6 percent, while those of Nabors soared 6.6 percent. Oil stemmed its slide, at least for now. West Texas Intermediate for January …

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Dairy product prices rise from five-year low

Dairy product prices rose in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, propelled by a jump in anhydrous milk fat and butter. The GDT average winning price rose 2.4 percent to US$2,609, up from US$2,513, the lowest level since August 2009, two weeks ago. Some 35,390 tonnes of product was sold, down from 39,273 …

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