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ASX: Investors regain confidence

By Michael McCarthy (Chief Market Strategist, CMC Markets)

ASX: Low liquidity and high volatility ahead

By Chay Flack (Equities Dealer, CMC Markets Stockbroking)

ASX: International leads steer expectations towards a bright start

By Niall King (Sales Trader, CMC Markets)

ASX: Sentiment U-turn

By Michael McCarthy (Chief Market Strategist, CMC Markets)

Jobs related weakness hurts Australian shares

By Michael McCarthy (Chief Market Strategist, CMC Markets)

Zonta says no to gender-based violence

On 25 November, Zonta Clubs throughout New Zealand will be visible in their communities wearing orange ribbons and taking a stand against gender based violence.

One dead in Kaitaia crash

One person has died in a car crash in Kaitia. At about 8:30 this morning a car struck a tree in Allen Bell drive. The sole occupant of the car was trapped and died at the scene while emergency services attempting rescue. The Police serious crash unit are investigating.

ANZ NZ Morning Brief

OUTLOOK CURRENCY: A quiet start to the week is expected, before an Australasian focused day tomorrow. The FOMC minutes Wednesday will be a focus for currency this week alongside progress, or lack thereof, over the shutdown. RATES: NZ rates will open unchanged to slightly higher.

Households facing Govt imposed copper tax - Curran

Almost 80 per cent of New Zealand households will be hit with what is effectively a copper tax as Amy Adams provides a corporate welfare hand-out to Chorus, Labour’s Communications and IT Spokesperson Clare Curran says.

International students' visit will help restore confidence in Chch

When five students from the Republic of Korea arrive in Christchurch on Sunday they will have an opportunity to experience a safe city working towards a vibrant future.

English's new tools little help to home buyers - Labour

Bill English’s proposal to allow use of loan to valuation ratios is yet another reason to add to the supply of affordable homes, say Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker and Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Residential red zone settlement date extended

A three month extension to the final settlement date for a small group of residential red zone property owners will ease a number of pressures they are facing, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

NZ joins Global Alliance against child sexual abuse online

Justice Minister Judith Collins has joined with representatives of 48 countries in Brussels at the Ministerial launch of the Global Alliance against child sexual abuse online.

Halloween investment adage still holds true

In Europe it’s a piece of market wisdom referred to as ‘Sell in May and go away’; in the United States they call it the Halloween effect.

Gold price on the move

Gold has climbed to its highest price in almost six months and talk in commodity markets is that it could threaten the fabled USD2,000.00 per oz mark by the end of the year based on global economic conditions.

Kiwis can't afford to join queue

Buying shares in the Government's sell-off of state assets would break the bank for most New Zealanders says Labour's State Owned Enterprises spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

Shareholders approve SmartPay capital raising

SmartPay (NZX: SPY), a leading provider of payments and transactional solutions in New Zealand and Australia, is pleased to advise that the resolution proposed at the SmartPay Holdings Limited Special Meeting of Shareholders held on 28 June 2012 was passed by the shareholders.

Veritas receives outstanding response to rights issue

NZX-listed shell company Veritas Investments Limited ("Veritas") announced today the very successful outcome of its 2 for 1 rights offer that closed last week. In a very strong show of support, 83% of rights were exercised, raising around $700,000 of new share capital for Veritas.

Glass Earth Gold posts Q1 results

Glass Earth Gold Limited (TSXV-GEL; NZAX-GEL) ("Glass Earth" or the "Company") announced today that it has filed its March 31, 2012 first quarter Financial Statements and associated Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") report pertaining to that period with regulatory authorities.

Ecoya in to trading profit

Ecoya Limited (NZX:ECO) the company that operates the Trilogy Skincare and Ecoya Fragrance Brands today announces its audited full year result to 31 March 2012.

Smartpay announces full-year results

SmartPay (NZX: SPY), a leading provider of payments and transactional solutions in New Zealand and Australia, today announced its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2012 together with the announcement that it has substantially completed a positive recapitalisation and restructure of th

Comvita announces share buyback

Global natural health and beauty products company Comvita plans to acquire on market up to 200,000 of its ordinary shares.

Vocus acquires Maxnet

Vocus Communications Limited (ASX: VOC) today announced it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Maxnet Limited, a leading New Zealand based Data Centre operator and Cloud provider.

Rotorua's economic performance stellar - report

Rotorua mayor Kevin Winters says the 2011 Regional Rankings report by BERL (Business & Economic Research Ltd) show a number of encouraging economic indicators for Rotorua, and give reason for some real optimism for the future.

Bullion market remains strong

As the financial year closes, New Zealand Mint's Mike O'Kane tracks gold's progress Despite new confidence about improving global economies, gold remains popular across the three major markets. US market

A2 seeks strategy review

A2 Corporation Limited (NZAX:ATM) ("A2C", "the Company") announces today that it is undertaking a strategic review of its options to accelerate growth and maximise shareholder value.

Makko Facebook IPO advice offer illegal - FMA

The Financial Markets Authority is warning the public of an illegal offer by Makko Securities and its Senior Account Manager, Roy Lochen, to provide broking services in relation to the proposed Initial Public Offering of Facebook and other securities.

Air New Zealand reports profit drop

Air New Zealand today announced normalised earnings* before taxation of $33 million for the six month period ended 31 December 2011, a 71% decline on the same period last year. Net profit after taxation was $38 million.

Pastoral Dairy Investments to float

Pastoral Dairy Investments (PDI), a specialist investment fund led by senior New Zealand dairy industry and investment figures, has today launched an initial public share offering, www.headliner.co.nz reported this morning.

Trade Me hits prospectus forecast

Online marketplace and classified advertising business Trade Me Group Ltd released its interim financial results for the six months to 31 December 2011 this morning.

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