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Research spending up 29% in two years

Auckland New Zealand business spending on research and development has grown by more than $350 million in just two years, with software companies leading the...

Xero reaches milestone

Auckland Xero, the cloud-based accounting software firm, says it reached a milestone of signing up one million customers just ahead of its March 31 year-end,...

Rabobank annual profit down 14%

Wellington Rabobank New Zealand posted a 14% decline in annual profit last year as the rural lending specialist boosted its provisioning for bad debts in...

Brexit, Trump troubles focus for investors

Jeremy Flood of Craigs Investment Partners It has been a fairly quiet week for the local market, giving investors a chance to catch their breath after...

Holcim’s ‘chief burner’

AS the Cape Foulwind cement works breathes its last, after almost 60 years of operation, Westport clinker kiln operator, Leanne Aitken, is considering her future. Ms Aitken has been...
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