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Smart Enablers To Uplift Revenues, But Challenges Remain

Smart Enablers To Uplift Revenues, But Challenges Remain

A joint member survey between Ovum and Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) reveals an optimistic outlook among respondents that believe smart enablers could have a positive impact on their revenues.

Investors' Equity Portfolios Disadvantaged By Focus On Developed Markets

Investors' Equity Portfolios Disadvantaged By Focus On Developed Markets

Institutional investors are limiting returns and retaining unnecessary risks in their equity portfolios by continuing to bias investment towards developed economies, says Mercer.

Farmer Views Sought On Remaining Wool Levies

Farmer Views Sought On Remaining Wool Levies

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is proposing that the $2.8 million of remaining wool levies will be put towards activity that supports the wool sector in a manner consistent with the mandate provided in 2003, and under which the levy funds were collected.

Greenstone Bond Issue Oversubscribed At $147 Million

Greenstone Bond Issue Oversubscribed At $147 Million

Greenstone Energy's retail bond issue has closed, having raised $147 million, including $47 million in oversubscriptions. The funds will be used to repay bank debt.

Sony Style Riccarton Donates To Christchurch Quake Fund

Sony NZ Ltd has today confirmed its Sony Style Riccarton store will donate $25,000 to the Christchurch Mayor's fund. The store, which was structurally unaffected by the earthquake, is now open for business.

Australasian Company Supports Earthquake Recovery

Transpacific Industries Group (NZ) Ltd (TPI) has put together a significant assistance package to help Cantabrians recover and rebuild following the 4 September earthquake.

Record Angel Investment Creates New Challenge

Record Angel Investment Creates New Challenge

Angel Association chair Phil McCaw said the record investment activity by angel investors shows that the sector is becoming a key source of capital for young New Zealand companies.

Which Is The Bay Of Plenty's Most Sustainable Business?

The hunt for Bay of Plenty's most sustainable business has heated up with this year's finalists now selected.

August Sees Small Service Sector Improvement

The PSI for August was 51.4. This was up 1.0 point from July, and the second highest August result since the survey began (although well off the peak of 58.4 in 2007). A PSI reading above 50.0 indicates that the service sector is generally expanding; below 50.0 that it is declining.

Additional Capex Underpins Mine Production

Pike River Coal advises that a combination of proactive steps the company has taken to sustain the rate of underground mine development will require the company to seek a short-term working capital facility.

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