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Labour's ice bucket challenge, Orion Health on Obamacare and four cloud predictions for 2015

In today's NBR print edition

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

In today's print edition: Orion Health [ORH] founder Ian McCrae is unconcerned Republicans will try and roll back US health reforms which are benefiting his company ahead of its share market listing. Duncan Bridgeman reports.

Large state sector employment contracts could put further pressure on the government’s surplus target, reveals Rob Hosking.

Experts are welcoming the Supreme Court’s change to a rule that favoured Inland Revenue in liquidations. Victoria Young discusses what the ruling means.

With an announcement expected later this month about the future direction of KiwiRail’s Interislander service, the topic continues to generate heated debate among members of the freight and distribution sector. Nick Grant follows up on last week’s story.

Guardian Trust owner Andrew Barnes pours cold water on reports he is planning a sharemarket float of the trustee company recently merged with Perpetual Trust. Duncan Bridgeman reports.

RIS Group’s [NZX:RIS] suspension from trading could affect its ability to find a reverse listing candidate and ultimately see it booted off the stock exchange. Calida Smylie also profiles three other later filers in hot water.

No guts, no glory – Labour’s next leader will require intestinal fortitude not to mention sheer nerve to get the party and caucus moving and unified. Rob Hosking gives his low down on the candidates.

Three years ago Clemenger Group acquired digital agency Touchcast for $1.5 million when it had a studio of just 20 people. Now staff numbers total 70. Campbell Gibson asks what drives the fastest growing ad agency.

Guam-born Australian industrialist Terry Peabody knows a thing or two about making and losing fortunes. He shares a few stories with Nevil Gibson.

Yogi Berra was fond of saying that it’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. NBR’s Special Report this week focuses on ICT and the trends for the year ahead

In property, Chris Hutching finds more businesses signing up for The Landing development at Queenstown

Meanwhile, Kiwi Income Property Trust [NZX:KIP] unit holders will soon have the same rights as shareholders as other NZX-listed entities. Chris Hutching reports.

Typical New Zealand leadership traits are not idea for health and safety success, guest commentators Katherine Percy and Chris Til explain.

A fossil fuel divestment campaign by university endowment funds is too small to have any impact on stock prices, writes Nevil Gibson in Margin Call.

Shoeshine discusses Comvita’s [NZX:CVT] upcoming rights issue and casts an eye over Orion Health’s new investor.

All this and more in today’s National Business Review. Out now.

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Labour's ice bucket challenge, Orion Health on Obamacare and four cloud predictions for 2015