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ANZ Profits During Recession And Cuts Jobs

ANZ Profits During Recession And Cuts Jobs

29 April 2009 - Bank workers union Finsec says that ANZ National bank's underlying profit increase of 24% announced today shows they are very profitable during the recession and it is time for the government to step in and demand concessions from the bank on behalf of tax payers and workers.

Suzuki And Marac Team Up

Suzuki And Marac Team Up

29 April 2009 - MARAC continues to fill the gap left by GE Money and GMAC's exit from the New Zealand vehicle dealer market, with a new partnership between Suzuki New Zealand Limited, MARAC Finance Limited and MARAC Insurance Limited.

ING Medical Properties Trust's Ascot Central Awarded NZGBC 4 Green Star - Office Design Rating

ING Medical Properties Trust's Ascot Central Awarded NZGBC 4 Green Star - Office Design Rating

29 April 2009 - The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has awarded Ascot Central, Greenlane, the 4 Green Star - Office Design rating.

West Wind Powers Wellington

29 April 2009 - ``Today Wellington's wind will finally be put to good use, delivering significant benefits to the Wellington region,'' says Fraser Clark, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association.

Success Of Scoured Wool Brand Necessitates Increased Storage Capacity

Success Of Scoured Wool Brand Necessitates Increased Storage Capacity

29 APRIL 2009 - Demand from international carpet manufacturers for Purelana, New Zealand's only brand of scoured strong wool, has encouraged its owner, New Zealand Wool Services International, to increase warehousing capacity in both the North and South Islands by 200 per cent.

American Greetings Announces Fourth Quarter Results

American Greetings Announces Fourth Quarter Results

American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) today announced its fourth quarter results for the fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2009.

Callplus And Slingshot Go Mobile

Callplus And Slingshot Go Mobile

29 April 2009 - From August, CallPlus and Slingshot customers will be able to buy mobile services directly from their favourite ISPs under a deal signed with Vodafone.

Uncertain Times See Bank Savings Rate As Top Investment Class

Uncertain Times See Bank Savings Rate As Top Investment Class

29 April 2009 - * Bank savings hit a record high as favoured investment class * Investment confidence drops to its lowest level in over a decade * KiwiSaver support constant with a modest increase In the opening quarter of 2009, bank savings accounts, often seen as the most conservative inv

Big BNZ Profit Enough To Avoid Cuts

Big BNZ Profit Enough To Avoid Cuts

Bank workers union Finsec says the BNZ's announcement of a half year profit of $400 million shows it is doing very well despite the current environment and shows that the bank should not proceed with plans to cut jobs. The BNZ has cut over 40 jobs this year through restructuring.

Fonterra Is The Toast Of Dairy Farmers

Fonterra Is The Toast Of Dairy Farmers

Federated Farmers is toasting Fonterra's decision to revise upwards, its forecast payout for the 2008/09 season from $5.10 per kilogram of milksolids (kgMS) announced in late January, to $5.20 per kgMS announced today.