MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 at record as investors hunt yield; Meridian Energy gains

Mon, 08 Sep 2014

By Suze Metherell Sept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks rose, pushing the NZX 50 Index to a record close, as better polling by the incumbent government ahead of this month's election drew offshore investors back to high yielding stocks such as Meridian Energy, Genesis Energy and Spark New Zealand. The NZX 50 rose 7.877 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5261.745. Within the index, 28 stocks rose, 17 fell and five were unchanged. Turnover was $136 million. Two political polls showed a firming in support for the National-led government ret...

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