MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain as F&P Healthcare gets strong lead from rivals

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain as F&P Healthcare gets strong lead from rivals
Dan Brunskill
New Zealand shares ended the week on an upbeat note after stock markets were knocked around by the global outbreak of coronavirus. A weaker kiwi dollar buoyed exporters such as Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.  The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 51.8 points, or 0.4 percent, to 11,717.44. Within the index, 28 stocks rose, 17 fell and five were unchanged. Turnover was $218.1 million. Shane Solly, a portfolio manager at Harbour Asset Management, said it was a challenging week for markets as uncertainty around coronavirus has caused investors to step back ...

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