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Approaching the dotted line

Traders and investors moved to the sidelines in overnight trading ahead of the expected signing of a China / US trade deal tonight. The clearing of trade clouds is a key factor in the recent stronger performances in risk assets.

Foodstuffs joins the climate leaders coalition - Foodstuffs

Foodstuffs New Zealand has joined the Climate Leaders Coalition, formally linking its sustainability ambitions to the Coalition’s mission to tackle climate change and help New Zealand transition to a low emissions economy through collective action.

PaySauce grows recurring revenue and customer numbers - PaySauce

SaaS employment solutions provider PaySauce (NZX:PYS) continues to deliver strong year-on-year growth, with total recurring revenue1 up 96% for Q4 2019. The number of employees in New Zealand being paid through PaySauce payroll software increased by 114% to 13,349 people.

Kiwifruit prices hit record high - Stats NZ

Kiwifruit prices were at an all-time high in December 2019, with prices for seasonal fruit and vegetables also up, Stats NZ said today.

New Chief Executive appointed at Meat Industry Association

The Meat Industry Association (MIA) has appointed Sirma Karapeeva as the organisation’s new chief executive.

Ms Karapeeva, who is currently MIA’s Trade and Economic Manager, has been with the trade association since 2015.

Skills Active appoints an acting chief executive

Skills Active Aotearoa has appointed Bentham Ohia as executive director and acting chief executive.

Bentham commences his role effective Tuesday 14 January, on a three-month fixed term. He brings considerable senior leadership experience combined with deep educational knowledge.

Xero small business insights snapshot for December

Record high for cash flow positivity

The latest Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) data shows an all-time high percentage of cash flow positive small businesses in November 2019.

Givealittle finds a new home with Perpetual Guardian

New Zealand crowdfunding platform Givealittle will move to new owners, Perpetual Guardian (under parent company Complectus), in early 2020.

What's keeping New Zealand business leaders awake at night?

Overcoming challenges is a crucial part of any C-suite role but these challenges can often seem like shifting goalposts at times of economic uncertainty, and technological and cultural change.

NZDIA Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award nominations open

Nominations to a national award that recognises dairy farmers who demonstrate leadership in their approach to sustainable dairying and who are ambassadors for the industry open January 15th.