Xero's curate's egg first-half result cheered by investors

Jenny Ruth
Fri, 08 Nov 2019

Investors' response to Xero's first-half results was unambiguously positive despite it being a bit of a curate's egg.Xero shares, which trade only on the ASX, rose as high as a record A$74.54, up 10.4 percent from A$67.50 on Wednesday, before easing to close at A$73.95. The shares are more than 82 percent higher than a year ago.The good bits in the accounting software company's results include the overall 30 percent rise in subscribers to 2.057 million, particularly the 51 percent rise in UK subscriber numbers to 536,000, the fact that it repor...
Southern Cross Travel to shed 45 jobs
Brent Melville | Tue, 02 Jun 2020

Southern Cross Travel Insurance plans to cut half of its remaining workforce in the wake of limited travel under covid-19 restrictions, although the rest of the group remains unscathed. The company...

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares soar as investors get FOMO
Dan Brunskill | Tue, 02 Jun 2020

New Zealand shares rose as investors found confidence in the Prime Minister bringing forward a decision about the move to alert level 1. Tourism Holdings and Gentrack led the market higher with double...

Metlifecare seeks shareholder support for action against ex-suitor, EQT
Paul McBeth | Tue, 02 Jun 2020

Metlifecare will seek shareholder support to pursue litigation against its former suitor after the High Court rejected an application that would have preserved a shareholder vote on the teetering $1.5...

Telcos in lockdown, and beyond

Geoff Thorn, CEO, NZ Telecommunications Forum says modern connectivity was a major benefit during lockdown, so it’s important to ensure long term sustainability of the networks