NBR Heads Up - Weekend Review Edition

Saturday Feb 4 2017
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What's the story behind the story? Our special feature audio offers a mix of comment from journalists, experts and panel discussions.

 Paid content  •   Matthew Hooton
Hooton: English struggling to fill predecessor’s media shoes

The new PM is a consummate Wellington insider, but he is letting others set the news agenda.

Steve Maharey
Trump will fail because he is incompetent

The new president is drawing heavily on his experience as an owner-operator of a real estate business and reality TV star.

 Paid content  •   Sir Bob Jones
Jones on Everything: Silly season brings journalism's demise closer

I once wrote an article speculating about what would happen if there was no news and reached the conclusion that on well-established form, reporters would simply invent it. 

 Paid content  •   Rodney Hide
Hidesight: Post-TPP trade should go back to basics

Kiwi businessman and Trump insider Chris Liddell is talking nonsense.

Nevil Gibson
Carry on: Etihad strikes Lufthansa deal, Emirates rebuff and more

Business traveller news also includes a global boost for a Kiwi film and a new Sydney base for Jetstar.

NBR Radio
Sunday Business and Best of the Week

The Sunday Business feature guest this week is Andrew Turnbull, the Investment Committee Chair for the Kiwi Innovation Network – or KiwiNet.

 Paid content  •   Tim Hunter
Hunter's Corner: Tenon’s awkward fan dance of disclosure

As practised by its most skilled performers, listed company disclosure is a form of burlesque.

 Paid content  •   Cameron Officer
Motoring: AMG C 43 provides estate sale of the century

Less is more when it comes to the Estate version of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 line-up

 Paid content  •   Michael Coote
On the money: a gradual return to 'normalisation'

 “Policies and capital markets are moving from the ‘Unconventional Era’ and ‘Great Distortion’ to ‘Gradual Normalisation"

 Paid content  •   Bernard Hickey
On the Other Hand: Trump SWOT analysis

Bernard Hickey wonders whether Trump's ascent to power was an opportunity or a threat – or both.

John Daly-Peoples
Waiheke Island sculpture trail features marvellous art in marvellous location

The New York Times says you must go to the Headlands exhibition

 Paid content  •   Richard Edelman
Trust is imploding – what can be done

GUEST OPINION: Two-thirds of the countries in the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer are now “distrusters”

 Paid content  •   Campbell Gibson
Harmoney customers could be entitled to compensation for fees

Peer-to-peer lender is trying to strike out the case.

 Paid content  •   Fiona Rotherham
Solid Energy ends sales process, expects few further job losses

Update: Nine miners lose their jobs but fate of others looks more hopeful.

Paul McBeth
Intueri to quit Australia after losing subsidies

​The Auckland-based private education provider is undertaking a strategic review of operations in Australia and New Zealand

 Paid content  •   Tim Hunter and Calida Smylie
Wealthy Kiwis behind Nosh buy

New chairman sees Australian expansion opportunity for upmarket grocer. UPDATED with Tim Cook's view.

Paul McBeth
Reckitt Benckiser fined $1.1 million over misleading Nurofen ads

Reckitt Benckiser had already agreed to enforceable undertakings to change the packaging of the specific pain range and had taken down the offending website pages before that.

 Paid content  •   Jenny Ruth
Petrol price angst much ado about nothing: analyst

Petrol prices, ex-taxes, are 50% higher in Wellington than Rotorua.

 Paid content  •   Nathan Smith
Trump's Beltway: Sanctions fall off Russia and Iran put on notice

Mexico wall may take two years, Trump may seek congressional waiver for Lighthizer and warning on trade rules.

 Paid content  •   Nathan Smith
An open letter to angry America

Sometimes the structural imbalances go your way, and sometimes they don't: Better figure out who makes the scales.

 Paid content  •   Sally Lindsay
Rapid global fashion retailers' store growth cools off

The days of rapid store growth for H&M appear to be over for now.

 Paid content  •   Chris Keall
Moving celebrations out of Waitangi: New PM warms to Seymour's idea

Maori trade unionist, AUT history professor, NBR readers also back ACT leader's plan.

 Paid content  •   Karyn Scherer
NBR INVESTIGATION: Palmers denies it could be the next Nosh

The collapse of seven stores in four years worries some suppliers and staff.

Dr Bryce Edwards
NZ POLITICS DAILY: Willie Jackson changes the game

The Labour Party has just dodged a bullet poaching Willie Jackson from the Maori Party

 Paid content  •   Tim Hunter
$1m costs claim in ‘staggering’ shareholder battle

Auckland merchant banker faces blowback after abandoning case against wealthy investor.

Sophie Boot
NZ commodity prices drop in January

Wool prices dropped 8.6% month-on-month and are now 30% weaker compared to a year ago

 Paid content  •   Rob Hosking
English's Election Opener: no sizzle, and tough chuck steak rather than prime fillet

English needs a bit of sizzle, especially in election year.

Paul McBeth
Fulton Hogan, Aurecon win $40.7 million job to replace three Northland bridges

The government pledged to build the bridges in a 2015 by-election

Tina Morrison
Auckland average house price firms in January, breaking with tradition

The average sale price in January of $913,938 edged up from $913,709 in December last year.

Calida Smylie
Veritas sells Nosh, meeting ANZ's sell-or-close deadline

Buyer pays $4m for the $23m turnover business.

 Paid content  •   Jenny Ruth
More writedowns plague Opus in $30m annual loss

Writeoffs nearly double from the first half

 Paid content  •   Jason Walls
Analysts divided over future of Fonterra partner Beingmate

The Chinese infant formula maker was caught off guard with the e-commerce boom in China.

Staff Reporter
US EPA guidelines recognise ENCZ specifications

A recognition by the US federal agency could herald " lucrative opportunities."

Staff reporter
Growing pains for Palmers, Racing industry at crossroads, Election year balancing acts

In NBR today...

 Paid content  •   Calida Smylie
F&P has contingency plans if Trump builds Mexico wall

'To be honest, the media seems to be more worried about it than we are,' spokesman says.

Sophie Boot
NZX trading volumes slow in January, although values rise with benchmark index up 2.5%

The volume of cash market trading fell 12% to 110,935 in January from the same month a year earlier.

Tina Morrison
NZ new vehicle sales rise 16% to reach new record in January

The new car market has been on a tear, with registrations up 9.5% last year to hit the highest ever annual tally of 146,753.

Rebecca Howard
Metro Glass shares tumble after weaker-than-expected guidance

Sales have lagged behind due to a faster‐than‐expected slowdown in the Canterbury residential market and a short‐term drop in activity in Wellington

 Paid content  •   Fiona Rotherham
Disruption of open trade biggest threat to economy, Prime Minister says

The Prime Minister warns of trade threat from political instability.

 Paid content  •   Campbell Gibson
Government’s contract with HP Enterprise ‘monopolistic’

Contract expected to save $6 million over three years but NZRise says it is another example of bad procurement.

 Paid content  •   Chris Keall
Morgan has blown it in Mt Albert: commentator

Simon Wilson criticises an "opportunistic" pitch for National Party voters.

 Paid content  •   Fiona Rotherham
Fonterra plans new investment in China, Brazil and Europe

Fonterra revises Velocity strategy, looks to invests more in offshore milk hubs and processing 

 Paid content  •   Chris Keall
Sam Morgan's plan to get around Auckland traffic

Rich Lister puts $5m into startup that does the stuff too complicated for humans to handle.

 Paid content  •   Nevil Gibson
Margin call: Rising yield curves see danger

The truce between some of Silicon Valley’s and Wall Street’s heavy hitters and the new Trump administration ended this week

 Paid content  •   Nevil Gibson
Editor's Insight: Petrol price inquiry to shed more light

A petrol price inquiry is likely as Energy Minister Judith Collins gets to grips with her new portfolio.

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