Jonathan Underhill MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 rises to record again; Meridian paces yield stocks higher Tue 27 Jan 15 NZX50 index rose 39.082 points, or 0.7 percent, to 5737.738, bringing its gains this year to 2.3%. Paul McBeth Dollar retreats from 3-year low as FOMC, RBNZ awaited Tue 27 Jan 15 Kiwi traded at 74.26 US cents at about 5pm in Wellington. Fiona Rotherham A2 Milk Co changes requirements for NZ directors ahead of ASX listing Tue 27 Jan 15 Approval from at least 75% of shareholders was required to pass the resolution at a special meeting in Auckland today that took just five minutes from beginning to end. Paul McBeth F&P Appliances subsidiary fined A$200k over misleading warranty claims Tue 27 Jan 15 The court's decision sends a strong warning to businesses that they must not misrepresent or understate consumers' rights under the Australian Consumer Law when marketing extended warranties Jonathan Underhill Anzco's Harrison to fund new Lincoln University chair in trade, global value chains Tue 27 Jan 15 The university declined to release financial details other than to say it was for a senior academic salaried position. Tina Morrison Lamb wool price rises to 3-year high on increased demand Tue 27 Jan 15 The price for lamb wool jumped 10 cents to $6.10 per kilogram. Log export prices rise to 9-month high in January as Chinese inventories fall OPINION: Is Davos still relevant? NZ forest growers join trade-boosting global forest certification system SUBSCRIBER -ONLY POLL RESULT: Do business culture differences adversely affect our trade with China? Airport's retail sales to take a hit from new duty-free tobacco restrictions Dollar touches fresh 3-year low, dips below 74 USc, ahead of RBNZ meeting New promise for quake central from BNZ Centre Goodman Fielder gives top priority to R&D While you were sleeping: Europe extends ECB advance MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 charts new record as Spark attracts income hunters; VMob soars Dollar trades near 3-year low after failing to break below 74 US cents Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline in volatile trading as RBNZ, Fed meet Beyond Uber Dollar falls to 3-year low as investors favour greenback, shed euro Liquor ruling shuts out extended bar hours Deflation looms, but don't worry, experts say SkyCity's convention centre cost stance 'arrogant or naive' – Barnett World Week Ahead: Eyes on Fed, Greece Carry on: Virgin drops fuel surcharge, Qantas sees growth in US, UK, Emirates wants updated A380 MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 rises to a record; MRP, Meridian, Genesis climb Dollar heads for 3.5% weekly drop as US economy shines Right of Reply: Science backs irrigation argument Choppy markets provide opportunities and challenges for investors Foreign buyers eye up yearlings at annual Karaka sales Kathmandu appoints Xavier Simonet as new chief executive UPDATED: Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns; tribe reconsiders inland port development Grower group asks minister to intervene on Zespri; calls for resignations Windflow to sack staff as UK, NZ energy markets remain slow Dollar holds at 2½ year low as investors mull outlook While you were sleeping: ECB exceeds expectations MARKET CLOSE: Shares fall led by Meridian, MRP; Warehouse gains on Norman stake MPI, Zespri investigate reports into Chinese importer arrests Dollar falls as investors mull lower rates after Canadian cut; ECB looms Contact Energy signs deal with Maui that could see it use less gas Chinese firm wants third Taupo dairy farm for $22m Lyttelton workers to meet for strike ballot Consumer confidence climbs in January on improving future outlook Bonus share treat coming for buoyant power company shareholders Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December International education booming - report China's execs 'haven't got a clue' about Western business, analyst Nearly 3% of Kiwis are one-percenters – Oxfam Nine staff at Zespri’s new Chinese importer arrested SUBSCRIBER-ONLY POLL RESULT: Is work/life balance more important than a pay rise? James Pascoe increases stake in Warehouse to 7.4% Mighty River Power to keep energy price on hold, other prices could change GeoOp user growth accelerates in December quarter Low oil prices could offset multi-billion dollar dairy loss Dollar falls to 2 1/2 year low after Canadian central bank cuts rates ‘Zero inflation’ on the way, Reserve Bank to wait longer While you were sleeping: Stocks advance on ECB reports MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 rises to record; MRP, Meridian, Genesis gain Dollar falls on deflation, fading case for rate hikes Supersized super yacht, a vision of luxury - the Serene arrives in Auckland Skilled job vacancies rise in December as Canterbury rebuild spurs hiring Auckland Council seeks senior managers with sense of mission, not entitlement Turners & Growers annual pre-tax profit to rise as much as 20% Davos 2015: World CEOs want better tax systems, give thumbs down to climate change Work/life balance trumps pay raise as top incentive for employees Todd Corp explores sale of $431m stake in Aussie telco services co — report Dollar declines ahead of inflation data as RBNZ seen remaining on hold Editor's Insight: World CEOs see less growth, US overtakes China as main market Nathan Guy talks the irrigation talk While you were sleeping: IMF sees slowing growth Dairy prices rise Infratil executive Lib Petagna continues share sell-down ANZ cuts 2014/15 Fonterra payout forecast to $4.35/kgMS MARKET CLOSE: Shares fall led by Pacific Edge; MRP, Spark gain Dollar falls on weakening global outlook Will dry conditions affect overnight global dairy prices? Meat companies left chewing on untapped Chinese potential 'Historic high' business mood as 2015 begins UPDATED: NZ Refining shares climb to 22-month high as margins improve Geothermal overtakes gas as NZ’s second electricity source NZF and Inventory Technologies restructure plans up to three weeks away OceanaGold 2014 gold, copper production beats expectations on Didipio mine US identity theft ring investigation to use Wynyard software Dollar falls against euro as ECB meeting looms Ecologists defend attack on dairy industry While you were sleeping: Gearing up for ECB QE MARKET CLOSE: Shares rise as Hallenstein trading boosts retailers; Spark gains Dollar edges up ahead of local business confidence, inflation Winegrowers baulk as MPI looks to claw back testing costs Davos 2015: Groser to attend top-level trade talks Employment confidence dims in December quarter amid falling commodity prices Dollar set to gain vs. yen in 2015, hurting buttercup squash exporters UPDATED: Hallenstein shares rise to year high after strong Christmas trading update SUBSCRIBER-ONLY POLL RESULT: Should Air NZ offer its customers locally-owned beer brands? Pyne Gould fined, censured over late annual report SUBSCRIBER-ONLY POLL RESULT: Should employers eschew zero-hour contracts? Dollar hits fresh record vs € as ECB seen launching QE this week Synlait Milk talks down threat of dry Canterbury conditions World Week Ahead: Will the ECB move?