Former IAG chief executive Mike Wilkins will be AMP's acting chief executive until a permanent replacement is found.

AMP NZ distances itself from Oz parent's woes

Fri 20 Apr 14

AMP CEO resigns, chairman apologies amid misconduct scandal.

Fonterra Shareholders' Council chairman Duncan Coull says facts are needed.

Fonterra study will be independent, Shareholders' Council says

Some emails circulating among shareholders are misleading, chairman says.

Fletcher Building chief executive Ross Taylor says there won't be a fire sale.

Little to show for Fletcher if Formica sells

Fri 20 Apr

Fletcher’s focus on Australasia goes some way to streamlining the group.

From left: BizDojo founders Jonah Merchant and Nick Shewring, IWG country manager Pierre, BizDojo director Lachlan Sloane. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

BizDojo parent BDG group settles to avoid liquidation

Fri 20 Apr 2

Claim by a former staff member has settled outside court.

PwC partner and Tax Working Group member Geof Nightingale says the group is going back to first principles.

Labour's Tax Working Group gets a public airing

"These new taxes don’t appear to be a major tax grab but are more about a balance for the future," CPA's Paul Drum says. 

Spoke Phone chief executive Jason Kerr says businesses are "quite willing" to ditch their landline phones.

Auckland-based Spoke Phone raises $1.3m, eyes end to landlines

Spoke says its app can replace traditional phone systems for businesses. 

Punakaiki Fund director Lance Wiggs says "As it stands, I don't think it's a workable system."

Coalition’s R&D tax break ‘unworkable,’ ‘uncompetitive’

A clutch of innovators and investors like the general direction of Megan Woods’ new policy but find five major problems. Watch Grant Walker discuss the pros and cons with Lance Wiggs.

Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig and his former press secretary have been involved in several court cases. (Photo: Tinaz Karbhari)

Colin Craig and Rachel MacGregor case back in court

Fri 20 Apr 5

Court list shows case concerns an application for information from a third party.

Nine of Air NZ's 11 Dreamliners are being checked for faulty engines.
According to Institute of Business Ethics associate director Peter Montagnon, it's critical to get a fix on company culture – and then fix it.

The real culture war

Boards need information on what's really happening in their organisations – and they may have to fight to get it.

Chief executive Mark Peterson expects operating earnings between $28-31 million in 2018. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

NZX first quarter revenue flat on last year as overhaul continues

Issuer relationships division down on last year, secondary market up.

Earthquake Commission minister Megan Woods says the problem of working out liability for EQC is due to new home owners.

Government still does not know cost of Canterbury repairs

EQC minister none the wiser on who is liable for fixing both earthquake repairs.

SkyCity bought the Darwin casino and hotel business from US-based MGM Mirage in 2004 for $A195m.

Private consortium most likely buyer for SkyCity's Darwin business – report

Fri 20 Apr

Information memoranda are circulating in the market.

Craigs Investment Partners analyst Grant Swanepoel has raised his Z Energy valuation.
Simon Bridges
Transport Minister Phil Twyford says there is no hidden agenda.
FMA chief executive Rob Everett
Fletcher is part of a joint venture building the Puhoi-to-Warkworth highway
Federated Farmers environment spokesman Chris Allen is concerned the agricultural industry is losing most of its productive land to houses.
NZ Law Society president Kathryn Beck says the consequences of Ian Hay's behaviour toward his client were grave.
Jacinda Ardern will have other tough calls to come. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
ATEED's Patrick McVeigh says Auckland should be promoting itself in all sectors.
CTU secretary Sam Huggard says there has been a little bit of fearmongering from the oil industry with its talk of thousands of workers losing their jobs.

Banking & Finance

Astana International Financial Centre Authority chief executive Nurlan Kussainov starts with a blank slate.

Oil-rich Kazakhstan seeks new role as Central Asia's financial capital

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The Astana International Financial Centre aims to attract $US40 billion of investments by 2025 using British legal and regulatory rules.

Politics

NZ Rise co-founder Don Christie says "These very long-term, very constrained contracts are effectively destroying the local market.”

How much does the Crown spend on local ICT suppliers vs multinationals?

Analysis: A folllowup to the debate on whether all-of-government contracts should be scrapped, and if the government should double spending on local suppliers.

Media

Netflix credited original content like "The Crown" for increasing profit.

Netflix reveals record quarter, and a focus on partnering with the likes of Sky TV

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Partnerships with traditional TV broadcasters loom large as part of the streaming video company’s strategy as it clocks another record result.