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Act MP Says Human Rights Criticism Laughable

Wellington, March 20 NZPA - ACT MP David Garrett says criticism his proposed tougher sentencing regime would breach international human rights obligations is laughable because other countries treat their citizens badly.

Nuplex Changes Capital Raising Plans

Nuplex Changes Capital Raising Plans
Wellington, March 20 NZPA - Shares in Nuplex Industries dropped sharply when the company came out of a four-day trading halt and said it had dropped plans for a placement of shares.

Nuplex Considering Changed Capital Raising Plan

Nuplex Considering Changed Capital Raising Plan
Wellington, March 20 NZPA - Nuplex Industries has dropped plans for a placement of shares as part of a planned capital raising.

Nuplex Forced To Scrap Institutional Share Placement: Report

Nuplex Forced To Scrap Institutional Share Placement: Report
Wellington, March 20 NZPA - An announcement is awaited on the progress of Nuplex Industries' capital raising, after a planned new share placement reportedly failed to get enough support.

Nuplex Boss Confident Capital Raising Will Be Successful

Wellington, March 19 NZPA - Nuplex Industries managing director John Hirst is confident the resin and chemicals maker's $110 million capital raising will be successful, despite a share trading halt being extended.

Cabinet Considering Private Prisons Legislation Today - PM

Cabinet Considering Private Prisons Legislation Today - PM
Wellington, March 9 NZPA - The Government is to make a decision today on legislation to allow private companies to run prisons, Prime Minister John Key said this morning. "Cabinet is considering that measure today," Mr Key said on TVNZ's Breakfast programme.

Two Reviews Ordered Into Way NZ Aid Gives Out Money

Two Reviews Ordered Into Way NZ Aid Gives Out Money
Wellington, March 3 NZPA - NZAid's payments have become "handouts" and the National Government will look at changing the way it gives out money, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said.

Commission Reviewing Market Power Law

Commission Reviewing Market Power Law
Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - The Commerce Commission is reviewing how well law that prevents dominant companies from behaving badly works. The review is of how well section 36 of the Commerce Act works.

Fairfax New Zealand Publishing Profit Down

Fairfax New Zealand Publishing Profit Down
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Profits are down but so too are costs in Fairfax Media's New Zealand publishing business and that affords chief executive Joan Withers some comfort about the worst trading conditions she has seen in 30 years in business.

Fairfax New Zealand Profit Down, TradeMe Profit Up

Fairfax New Zealand Profit Down, TradeMe Profit Up
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - It was a tale of two businesses for Australian media company Fairfax in New Zealand.

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