BusinessDesk Today

BusinessDesk Today

A daily news bulletin for business leaders. A round-up of the top stories from BusinessDesk’s newsroom and across the NZME network.

Episodes

November 30, 2023 4 mins

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  • Fonterra's Miles Hurrell wants new govt to 'push and push hard' on US trade
  • 72 million more seats, flight prices continue to take off
  • The big media issues facing the new government

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In this episode:

  • ASB boss says safety before speed of payments
  • Sanford nominee says 'we all want to create wealth'
  • One million smart meters now on Vector and Amazon's data system
  • Business of Government: the ghost of Bill English

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In today's round of BusinessDesk Today's top stories, Murray Jones discusses:

  • Making sense of the coalition agreements
  • Flurry of legal action expected over environmental policy changes
  • Date set for Eric Watson's bankruptcy hearing
  • Bremworth still not ruling out Napier plant rebuild

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On today's episode, Jacques Steenkamp discusses:

  • Energy policy: largely status quo with sprinkling of investigations;
  • Possibility of RBNZ setting off a fireworks rate hike;
  • NZ First wants grocery commissioner to eat more Weet-Bix; and
  • CPB Contractors sought appeal in Christchurch pool blowout saga.

As well as an update on the markets.

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On today's episode, Jacques Steenkamp discusses:

  • The wait is over: new govt today;
  • NZ directors a little less pessimistic on the economy than last year;
  • Tower to present risk ratings on sea surge, landslips in coming months; and
  • ASX-listed Clover Corp takes 'fairly significant steps' to seize control of Melody Dairies.

As well as an update on the markets.

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On today's episode, Jacques Steenkamp discusses:

  • Luxon close to being sheriff, but who will be deputy?;
  • Next winter blackout risk increased by geothermal delay, Transpower says;
  • Rate cuts could come sooner if stars align – Westpac; and
  • A new gold rush for investors.

As well as an update on the markets.

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November 21, 2023 6 mins

On today’s episode:

  • Roundup back under the microscope in NZ
  • Forsyth Barr says Gentrack and Turners Automotive Group to enter NZX-50
  • Easy Crypto launches new NZD-backed stablecoin
  • Business of Government with meaningless performance reporting

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November 20, 2023 7 mins

In today's round of BusinessDesk Today's top stories, Murray Jones discusses:

  • Talking to the taxman about trusts
  • NZGIF offers new debt funding for SMEs to decarbonise
  • Harbour Asset Management's impact fund does better on climate than returns
  • Consumers don't look to be full of Christmas cheer

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On today's episode, Jacques Steenkamp discusses:

  • Check-in for negotiations, check-out with a coalition;
  • Luxon's boarding pass to power;
  • FTN Motion sees silver lining in tighter market; and
  • Ombudsman rules Te Whatu Ora acted unlawfully in eight-month delay for info.

As well as an update on the markets.

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On this episode - 

  • Developers institute audit
  • NZME future ambitions
  • Under investment is taking our economy back in time
  • Congestion charges for major cities

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November 14, 2023 6 mins

On this episode:

  • A liquidating booze company’s supercar creditor,
  • Managing errant employees
  • IRD to scour sharesies investors
  • Do we trust our public servants?

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On today's episode, Jacques Steenkamp discusses:

  • Bankruptcy at the end of the Doshis' Rainbow;
  • Luxon's boarding pass to power;
  • Pāmu winds up part of food business, told to focus on core farming; and
  • We urgently need rules for AI, says legal expert.

As well as an update on the markets.

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On today’s episode:

  • Fonterra plant closures might be on the cards
  • China Forestry fails to keep evidence in NZ during shipping dispute
  • Self-regulated hearing aid market in need of ‘overhaul’, says advocate
  • Breaking the grocery duopoly – lessons from telco

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On today’s episode of BusinessDesk Today:

- Gentailers spend $180m smoothing Waitaki consent path

- Ken Wikeley head to court of appeal over Eric Watson coal case

- We need a saner version of techno-optimism

- Williams Corp looks to shared model to help move housing stock

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Welcome to BusinessDesk's daily podcast where you'll find a summary of the day's top stories. Ella Somers hosts today's episode:

  • Board size and pay rises centre stage at Fonterra AGM
  • NZX50 Carbon Insight: Companies turn to tech for third-party emissions data
  • Skellerup versus the biggest global proxy advisor

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In today's round of BusinessDesk Today's top stories, Murray Jones discusses:

  • Westpac borrowers mostly managing shift to higher rates
  • The progress of the Climate Leaders Coalition 
  • BNZ bankrupts 'hopelessly insolvent' former Highlanders co-owner in Australia
  • Bluebird invests $40m into chip automation

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On today's episode, Jacques Steenkamp discusses:

  • Mainfreight half year revenues could be down $1b;
  • Cooking the Books podcast: How to budget without restriction;
  • US takeover offer for MHM Automation could be a sign of things to come; and
  • Waste Management refunds customers $5.6m after incorrect billing.

As well as an update on the markets.

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November 2, 2023 4 mins

Welcome to BusinessDesk's daily podcast where you'll find a summary of the day's top stories. Ella Somers hosts today's episode.

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On today’s episode of BusinessDesk Today:

  • Air NZ’s earning coming into land lower
  • Entity previously backed by Hanover to buy Big Sky Dairy Farms owes $2.6m
  • NZers put the kettle on as All Blacks were losing the Rugby World Cup final
  • Not always Supie super

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