What’s up with frontier firms? ProdCom going under the hood

Paul McBeth
Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has tasked the Productivity Commission with finding out how to get the most from firms at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.Robertson released the inquiry's terms of reference, noting that the average New Zealand tech firm didn't perform as well as their global peers and that domestic benefits were slow to filter through.“While we do have some world-leading firms, we need them to lift performance and productivity to create a pathway for more firms to succeed on the world stage,” Robertson said.His an...
Markets
MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares flat as tech rally balances covid fears
Dan Brunskill | Thu, 13 Aug 2020

New Zealand shares edged higher as gains in local software companies spurred on by Wall Street's tech rally just offset the general malaise of the latest covid-19 lockdown.  The S&P/NZX 50 Index ro...

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With the re-emergence of covid-19 community transmission and the sudden return to higher lockdown alert levels, the arguments that dominated the first period of lockdown are re-emerging too. The so...

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Paul McBeth | Thu, 13 Aug 2020

Ryman Healthcare is keen on pursuing growth across the Tasman but isn’t considering listing there, although it is mulling over whether to suggest shareholders might like to reinvest their dividends....

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