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12:39pm Demand for housing in Christchurch after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes has driven the value of residential properties up.
12:19pm Austal will build two high-speed support vessels for a naval customer in the Middle East under a new $US125 million.
12:19pm Hochtief moves to increase stake in Leighton Holdings with a $22.15 per share offer, a significant premium on the last traded price of $20.72.
Paul McBeth 12:19pm Christchurch-based construction firm Fulton Hogan has lifted its pre-tax interim profit by 144 per cent.
12:19pm The biggest quarterly gain in manufacturing sales volumes follows booming trade figures for New Zealand.
8:59am The Australian bond market is weaker after the release of better-than-expected US jobs figures.
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10:04am Cable-TV company Comcast is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in US theme parks in a challenge to Disney's hold on the tourism market.
12:40pm The sharemarket is weaker after disappointing Chinese trade data sparked a sell-off in the resources sector.
12:47pm The Australian dollar is still lower after falling on the back of more worries about tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Shares of Coupons.com gained $US14.40 ($A15.90), or 90 per cent, to $US30.40 in morning trading.
Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist RBA governor Glenn Stevens has acknowledged that he's not sure whether the transition away from the mining investmnt boom will proceed smoothly.
Greg Roberts South Australia wants a piece of the iron ore market dominated by the Pilbara, and Iron Road hopes to get a $4.5bn mine in production by 2018.
Paul McBeth Fonterra forecasts its New Zealand milk supply to rise 7.5 per cent this year, with a higher farmgate payout and drought not being as bad as last year.
Westpac has created a deputy role for CEO Gail Kelly, which will be filled by chief financial officer Phil Coffey.
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens does not believe Australia has an imminent budget problem, but is concerned about the medium term outlook.
Trevor Chappell Sharemarket investors can benefit if they look for companies that gain advantage from a lower Australian dollar.
RBA governor Glenn Stevens says he's unsure when the next interest rate movement will be and whether cash rate will go up or down.
Evan Schwarten Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens doesn't want to see a significant increase in lending growth to home buyers.
Jason Cadden RBA governor Glenn Stevens is confident unemployment will fall later this year as economic growth increases.
The Australian Industry Group's index for construction shows the industry has contracted again for a second month in a row.
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens is appearing before the House Economics Committee in Sydney.
Aerospace giant Boeing is freezing its traditional defined-benefit pensions for its non-union employees starting in 2016.
Australian bond futures prices are still falling as easing worries over the Ukraine and better local economic data decreases demand for safe haven assets.
Fifteen local and Australian institutions snap up $NZ100m worth of discounted Warehouse shares as the retailer seeks to fund new financial services.
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at the close on Friday
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