Chinese Path of Exile fans at a Shanghai gaming event.

Grinding Gear Games plans hiring spree after Chinese takeover

Mon 21 May 3

Government still gathering information on cow disease outbreak

Prime Minister says quick decision needed on cow disease to give certainty to farmers.

NEP New Zealand's director Ray Standidge says it will challenge Sky's local market.

Overseas outside broadcast giant challenges Sky in NZ

Mon 21 May

Takeover of outside broadcasting company NZ Live sees unprecedented challenge to Sky. Watch Hamish Coleman-Ross's interview with Ray Standidge.

Veritas chairman Tim Cook says “We are delighted to have received the support of Nomura."

UPDATE: Nomura sees upside in hospitality sector

Mon 21 May 11

A pleasure to deal with supportive lender, says Veritas chairman.

Outgoing Kiwi Property Group chief executive Chris Gudgeon says offshore investors only care about Auckland.

Kiwi Property Group sets sights on Auckland development

Annual results show earnings rose 8.2% for the 2018 financial year but included a fall in net profit. 

Westpac senior economist Satish Ranchhod says March quarterly spending figures are much lower than expected

Retail spending slows as cooling house prices put damper on economy

Mon 21 May 5

Westpac senior economist Satish Ranchhod says the spending downturn chimes with other signs that the economy is slowing. 

Harmoney founder Neil Roberts says he is considering the judgment.

High Court rules in favour of regulator over Harmoney's fees

Mon 21 May 3

Harmoney and ComCom consider implications of the decision.

NZ Super Fund interim head Matt Whineray says returns have been great but market fluctuations will impact them in future.

Bumpy ride inevitable for NZ Super Fund returns, interim head warns

Mon 21 May 2

Matt Whineray marks 10 years with the NZ Super Fund this week. Watch Fiona Rotherham’s interview with the acting chief executive.

Penny Bright went the wrong way about it but Auckland Council should be more transparent.

In defence of Penny Bright's crusade

Mon 21 May 3

Opinion: Council information delays over Holidays Act backs up Penny Bright's activism.

The Week Ahead

Mon 21 May
Science, Research and Innovation Minister Megan Woods explains why they are out.
CBL managing director Peter Harris expected creditors would not vote for liquidation.
23% of directors of firms surveyed by Chapman Trip were women.
JP Morgan economist Ben Jarman says a change in the asset mix from mortgages to business "would arguably represent a more efficient allocation of capital."
It will be interesting to see how Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government will achieve with the extra spending. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
Managing director Peter Harris sold CBL shares in April last year.
Former Reserve Bank economist Michael Reddell says there is "no particular reason why productivity can't increase this century."

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