MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as optimism over covid drug buoys Asia

Dan Brunskill
Mon, 13 Jul 2020

New Zealand shares joined a rally across Asia, as upbeat investor sentiment spilled over from Wall Street's close on Friday on optimism over a late-stage trial for a hopeful covid-19 treatment.  The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 39.93 points, or 0.4 percent, to 11,434.79. Within the index, 25 stocks fell, 18 rose, and seven were unchanged. Turnover was $149.3 million. The positive sentiment from Wall Street on Friday night spilled over into Asia today. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.7 percent in late trading, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.9 pe...
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MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join Asian rally on strong US, European manufacturing
Dan Brunskill | Tue, 04 Aug 2020

New Zealand shares joined a rally across Asia as better than expected US and European manufacturing figures revived investors' confidence in the global economy. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare led the mark...

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Weaker NZ dollar lifts off its lows after RBA more upbeat
Jenny Ruth | Tue, 04 Aug 2020

The weaker New Zealand dollar lifted off its lows after the Reserve Bank of Australia maintained its settings and reiterated its commitment "to do what it can to support jobs, incomes and businesses i...

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Healthscope in $550M deal to sell NZ pathology business
Rebecca Howard | Tue, 04 Aug 2020

Australia’s Healthscope has inked a deal to sell its New Zealand pathology business to the NZ Super Fund and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board for more than $550 million. The two pension funds w...

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