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Shares bounce on big banks boost

25 September 2020 - Financial stocks led the local stock market higher as they surged on an announcement the Australian federal government would roll back responsible lending rules.

Kiwi falls on economic concern

24 September 2020 - The New Zealand dollar sank to its lowest level since late August as the greenback continued to attract buying amid a sustained equity sell-off on recessionary fears.

Pushpay leads stock market higher

23 September 2020 - Pushpay led the stock market higher on an analyst upgrade and as tech stocks on Wall Street rebounded following extended selling.

NZ shares buck global sell-off

22 September 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as renewed fears of further pandemic lockdowns in Europe pushed the kiwi dollar lower and improved the outlook for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.

Profit taking pulls shares down

21 September 2020 - Profit taking pushed New Zealand’s benchmark stock index more than 500 points below its record as investors found few reasons to buy with a global recession in progress.

Strong kiwi weighs down shares

18 September 2020 - New Zealand’s benchmark stock index extended its losses, locking in a third consecutive weekly decline as the kiwi dollar continued to climb.

Global markets dip as US Fed disappoints

17 September 2020 - New Zealand shares fell in sync with global markets after the US Federal Reserve failed to deliver new stimulus as investors had hoped.

Less gloomy outlook boosts kiwi; NZ shares rise

16 September 2020 - The New Zealand dollar was stronger as local investors were buoyed by a less pessimistic outlook for the labour market in the Treasury's pre-election forecasts.

Sharemarket misses regional rally; NZX offline - again

15 September 2020 - New Zealand shares missed a regional rally as the strong kiwi dollar stymied strong offshore leads, while the NZX’s website went offline in the afternoon.

NZ shares rise as THL bolsters sentiment

14 September 2020 - New Zealand shares edged higher with Tourism Holdings leading the market after an upgrade to its earnings helped insulate investor sentiment from a one-week extension to current covid restrictions.

Profit-taking pulls shares lower

11 September 2020 - New Zealand shares took another fall as investors took profits from well performing stocks after US tech stocks continued to decline on Wall Street.

NZ shares bounce with Wall St

10 September 2020 - New Zealand shares bounced on improved investor sentiment as share markets on Wall Street snapped out of a three-day correction.

Stock market selloff returns from holiday

9 September 2020 - New Zealand shares fell in broad-based selling as the tech rout on Wall Street returned after the Labor Day holiday in the United States.

Sky TV leads gains for second day

8 September 2020 - New Zealand shares rose on light volume as investors took a cue from European share markets with Wall Street closed for Labor Day. Sky Network Television continued to rally ahead of its result.

Shares rise in quiet trading

7 September 2020 - New Zealand shares edged higher in quiet trading as many investors stuck to the sidelines with US markets closed for the upcoming Labor Day holiday. Sky Network Television led the market.

Sharpest drop on NZX in months

4 September 2020 - New Zealand's benchmark stock index had its biggest fall in almost two months after Wall Street saw a sharp correction overnight. Growth stocks with US exposure led the market lower.

Entertainment stocks lead market rally

3 September 2020 - New Zealand shares rose in a broad-based rally, led by entertainment companies as the pandemic appeared to be coming under control in key markets. SkyCity Entertainment Group led the market higher.

Shares rise, dollar hits 14-month high

2 September 2020 - The benchmark index halted a two-day decline as upbeat economic data in key markets helped prop up investor sentiment regarding global recovery. The New Zealand dollar climbed to a 14-month high.

Strong currency weighs down exporters

1 September 2020 - New Zealand shares fell for a second day as the strong kiwi dollar took the shine off star exporters A2 Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.

Heavyweight exporters fall as dollar rises

31 August 2020 - New Zealand shares fell in the first full day of trading since last Monday with the heavyweight export stocks pulling the market lower as the kiwi dollar hit new highs.

Reeling from cyber attacks, NZX 50 shuffles to record

28 August 2020 - New Zealand shares eked out a record close as investors caught up for lost time after a string of cyber-attacks left the local market open for just five hours in the past two sessions.

Third cyber attack halts NZX trading

27 August 2020 - A new record was snatched from the New Zealand share market as a third cyber attack shut down the exchange after just one hour of trading.

Shares rise, cyber attack interrupts trading

26 August 2020 - New Zealand shares edged higher in a highly compressed trading session after a second cyber attack in as many days caused trading to be halted for more than three hours.

Network issue cuts bullish day short

25 August 2020 - An upbeat session was cut short this afternoon as an internet connectivity issue halted trading on the NZX. Tourism Holdings had been leading the market higher on vaccine optimism.

Wall Street leads property stocks higher

24 August 2020 - New Zealand shares followed Wall Street higher after new data indicating an improving US economy pushed two of the major indices to a new record.

NZ shares rise on bullish earnings

21 August 2020 - New Zealand's main shares index ended the week on an upbeat note as investors were encouraged by bullish earnings results. Skellerup Holdings led the market after it repeated last year's record result.

Heavyweight stocks drag market down

20 August 2020 - New Zealand’s benchmark share market index fell for a second day as investors continued to sell off its two biggest stocks from record highs. Mercury NZ led the market lower.

Investors hit pause on market rally. Find out why.

19 August 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as companies reported mixed earnings results. A2 Milk led the market lower after its full-year report didn’t meet investors' high expectations.

Shares rise, dollar softens as negative cash rate predicted

18 August 2020 - New Zealand shares climbed for a second day as investors continued buying dividend-paying stocks and as another bank forecast negative interest rates here within a year.

Shares rise as negative interest rates loom

17 August 2020 - Shares on New Zealand’s benchmark index rallied as central bank stimulus helped fuel a bounce back from lockdown-related selling last week. Summerset led the market higher on a strong earnings result.

Domestic bellwether stock Freightways leds NZX lower

14 August 2020 - New Zealand's benchmark stock index crept lower as investors took risk-off positions in the lead up to the extension of the covid-19 lockdown in Auckland. Domestic bellwether stock Freightways led the market lower.

NZ shares flat as tech rally balances covid fears

13 August 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.

Reserve Bank measures limit virus-driven stock slide

12 August 2020 - Reserve Bank stimulus helped soften a fall by New Zealand equities as investors reacted to a covid-19 flare-up which has put Auckland back into a level-3 lockdown.

Sharemarket investors go bargain hunting

11 August 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as investors rotated out of the best-performing stocks such as Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, and into some of the cheaper, beat-up firms including Air New Zealand, on the prospect of their recovery.

Local market in lock-step with ASX

10 August 2020 - Shares in New Zealand’s benchmark index were buoyed by strength in the Australian market and an as-expected earnings report from Contact Energy.

Energy sector leads sharemarket lower

7 August 2020 - New Zealand shares fell after Rio Tinto quashed rumours production was ramping up at the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter; Fisher & Paykel Healthcare fell after rival ResMed reported disappointing earnings.

NZ shares flat as Tiwai smelter rumours swirl

6 August 2020 - New Zealand shares edged higher as rumours of negotiations to delay closing the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter pushed Contact Energy and Meridian Energy higher. Exporters A2 Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare fell.

Gold soars on global uncertainty; shares sink

5 August 2020 - New Zealand shares edged lower and gold hit another record as investors focused on the lingering uncertainty caused by the number of coronavirus cases continuing to rise globally.

Better news out of US and Europe drives NZX rally

4 August 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 market higher.

NZ shares fall as Aussie lockdown bites

3 August 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as new lockdown measures - placed over parts of Australia to stem a resurgence of covid-19 - weighed down financial and travel stocks on the local market. Fruit exporter Scales dropped on downgraded earnings.

NZ shares rise as local earnings salvage sentiment

1 August 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as earnings updates from local firms and US tech companies outweighed data showing a record quarterly contraction for the US economy. Mainfreight hit an all-time high.

Property stocks give market cheer

29 July 2020 - New Zealand shares were buoyed by property stocks on news that Stride Property was maintaining its dividend despite the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

NZ shares dip as investors await US earnings

28 July 2020 - New Zealand shares edged lower as investors became wary of a market correction ahead of earnings results from some of the United States’ biggest listed companies.

Gold pushed to a record, while NZ shares fall

27 July 2020 - New Zealand shares had a soft start to the week as building tensions between the US and China stoked demand for defensive assets such as gold, which hit an all-time high.

US-China tensions weigh on global outlook pushing NZ shares lower

24 July 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as the prospect of heightened tensions between the US and China weighed on the global economic outlook and prospects for corporate earnings.

Another down day on the market; Oceania reports weak earnings

23 July 2020 - New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Oceania Healthcare after it reported annual earnings significantly weaker due to covid-19.

A2 and F&P Healthcare pull the market down

22 July 2020 - New Zealand shares edged lower as the two biggest companies - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk - weighed on the broader index, following Australia lower amid concerns over the latest wave of new covid-19 cases across the Tasman.

NZ shares surge on optimism over tech sector, covid vaccine

21 July 2020 - [UPDATED] New Zealand shares jumped on growing optimism among investors that US tech companies will deliver strong earnings in the current earnings season and that potential covid-19 vaccine trials are showing promise. (Corrected Heartland guidance).

NZ shares fall as investors worry about virus spread

20 July 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as a global spike in coronavirus cases kept the risk of further economic disruption on investors’ minds.

NZ shares rise as investors look for safety

17 July 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as the local economy's relatively strong recovery from the covid-19 lockdown attracted investors keen to limit their exposure to the likes of Australia and the US, where the virus is spreading once more.

Market gives back all recent gains

16 July 2020 - New Zealand shares snapped a three-day rally, as investors grew concerned about deteriorating US-China relations and the economic cost of a resurgence of covid-19.

NZ shares rise as vaccine trial boosts global sentiment

15 July 2020 - New Zealand shares rose for a third day as investors welcomed interim results of a covid-19 vaccine trial which showed a positive immune response to the virus.

Investor demand for reliable dividends wins the day

14 July 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as investors sought property stocks paying reliable dividends amid concerns over the covid-19 pandemic and heightened tensions between the US and China.

NZ shares rise as optimism over covid drug buoys Asia

13 July 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.

Energy stocks drain market for second consecutive day

10 July 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as energy stocks declined for a second day following the announcement Rio Tinto’s New Zealand aluminium smelter will close.

Smelter closure pulls plug on energy stocks

9 July 2020 - New Zealand shares slumped, led by a sharp drop across the energy sector after Rio Tinto said it will close the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter next year, having given notice to its supplier Meridian Energy.

NZ shares fall as Melbourne lockdown spooks investors

8 July 2020 - New Zealand shares followed Australia lower as investors weighed up the economic impact of a covid-19 lockdown being re-imposed in the state of Victoria, where new cases of the coronavirus have spiked in the last week.

Investors bet on further central bank stimulus and low interest rates

7 July 2020 - New Zealand shares rose for a fourth day as investors bet that further central bank stimulus and ongoing low interest rates will continue to support equities.

NZ shares rise as Metlifecare jumps on new takeover bid

6 July 2020 - New Zealand shares rose, led by Metlifecare after the retirement village operator received a new takeover offer from its on-again, off-again suitor, EQT.

Market hits four month high

3 July 2020 - New Zealand shares rallied to a four-month high as some investors were encouraged by better-than-expected US jobs data and continued central bank support.

NZ shares rise as vaccine news spurs optimism

2 July 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as promising results from a covid-19 vaccine trial spurred optimistic investors to take positions in riskier stocks. Kathmandu Holdings led the market higher.

NZ shares fall on Auckland Airport guidance; F&P gives up gains

1 July 2020 - New Zealand shares fell on the back of a grim update from Auckland International Airport and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare gave up some of its recent gains.

First $20 billion New Zealand company minted

30 June 2020 - New Zealand shares extended yesterday’s gain, following Wall Street's lead overnight and as Fisher & Paykel Healthcare become the NZX’s first $20 billion company.

Local bourse bucks global slide on Fisher & Paykel result

29 June 2020 - New Zealand shares rose, led higher by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare which reported a record profit and a positive outlook as the pandemic spurs demand for medical supplies.

NZ shares rise as investors eye upbeat F&P Healthcare result

26 June 2020 - New Zealand shares edged higher, with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare among the day’s leaders as investors eye a strong result for the respirator maker on Monday.

Covid fears cast pall on sharemarket (again); Air NZ drops

25 June 2020 - New Zealand shares joined a global sell-off as fears the covid-19 pandemic has a new lease of life weighed on the outlook for company earnings. Air New Zealand dropped as trans-Tasman rival Qantas Airways announced a major restructuring.

Investors chasing yield push the sharemarket higher

24 June 2020 - New Zealand shares rose, led by companies offering reliable dividends such as Stride Property, as the Reserve Bank reaffirmed its commitment to near-zero interest rates. A weaker currency also boosted the fortunes of exporters including Pushpay Holdings and A2 Milk.

NZ shares fall as Ebos shareholder sells down; covid jitters remain

23 June 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as a cornerstone investor of Ebos Group sold down a 9 percent stake in the healthcare products company, dominating trading today. Investors also remain concerned about the threat of a second wave of covid-19.

NZ shares fall as fears of a second covid wave rise

22 June 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as investors grow increasingly concerned about a second wave of covid-19 disrupting the global economic recovery.

NZ shares rise; index moves push Port of Tauranga to record

19 June 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as index changes drove heavy trading and large moves in the likes of Port of Tauranga and Kiwi Property Group. An upbeat earnings season also supported investor sentiment.

Air NZ's share price brought back to earth; Heightened pandemic fears weigh on the market

18 June 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as weaker-than-expected data added to resurgent fears about the covid-19 pandemic. Air New Zealand dropped on a dire earnings outlook.

Market posts its biggest gain since March; A2 and F&P take the lead

17 June 2020 - The New Zealand share market posted its biggest gain since March, boosted by gains by A2 Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.

US Fed stimulus drives global rally; Including NZ

16 June 2020 - New Zealand shares joined a global rally as the US Federal Reserve's expanded bond buying programme fed investor optimism that central banks and legislators are doing everything they can to support the world economy.

NZ shares fall as new virus cases appear in China

15 June 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as a spate of new covid-19 cases in China spoiled investor sentiment across Asia. Casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group led the market lower.

NZ shares fall as Asia joins global sell-off

12 June 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as stock markets across Asia followed Wall Street's lead as investor optimism over the pace of the recovery was brought to a halt by pessimistic economic outlooks and a growing number of new covid-19 cases in some US states.

Cold water poured on V-shaped recovery

11 June 2020 - New Zealand shares fell after the US Federal Reserve's pessimistic economic outlook threw cold water on markets that had priced in a V-shaped recovery.

NZ shares fall as world waits on the Fed

10 June 2020 - New Zealand shares dipped, taking a lead from Wall Street as investors began taking profit on recent gains and before the US Federal Reserve makes its first economic forecasts since the pandemic struck.

Strong kiwi weighs on exporters pushing sharemarket down

9 June 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as a strong kiwi dollar weighed on export heavyweights Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk, pushing the market lower and giving back much of yesterday’s gains.

NZX50 back in positive territory on optimism over recovery

8 June 2020 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index is back in positive territory after strong US employment data on Friday and the announcement the further easing of local covid-19 restrictions stoked investor optimism about the pandemic recovery.

NZ shares fall as kiwi dollar weighs on offshore earners

5 June 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as the strengthening kiwi dollar weighed on firms exposed to overseas earnings. Gentrack led the market lower.

Third consecutive day of gains on NZX as optimism persists

4 June 2020 - New Zealand shares rose for a third day as investors remain upbeat about the potential recovery from the pandemic disruption.

Investors eye covid recovery

3 June 2020 - New Zealand shares joined a global rally as investors grow increasingly optimistic about the recovery from the covid-19 outbreak.

NZ shares soar as investors get FOMO

2 June 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 digit gains.

NZ shares outperform weaker global markets

29 May 2020 - New Zealand shares edged higher today as positive earnings counterbalanced a weak lead from Wall Street as investors eyed escalating US-China tensions.

Early market rise undone by fears over US-China tensions

28 May 2020 - New Zealand shares reversed an earlier gain as Asian markets were sold off amid growing fears of a confrontation between the United States and China.

NZ shares buoyed by Mainfreight's upbeat outlook

27 May 2020 - New Zealand shares were led higher by Mainfreight after the logistics group's earnings weathered the worst of the covid-19 crisis at a time when investors grow more optimistic about the global economy reopening.

Easing Covid 19 restrictions buoy market

26 May 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as the further relaxing of global covid­-19 restrictions bolstered investor confidence.

NZ shares gain in light trading as investors eye US-China tension

25 May 2020 - New Zealand shares rose in light trading ahead of public holidays in the US and UK, as investors remain wary of growing tensions between the US and China.

China's lack of growth targets weighs NZ market down

22 May 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as China didn't set a target for gross domestic product growth, spurring concern about the global economic recovery.

Investors grow wary; market falls for second consecutive day

21 May 2020 - New Zealand shares fell for a second day as investors await earnings next week to gain a better sense of the economic outlook.

NZ shares mixed as investors turn cautious

20 May 2020 - NZ shares were mixed as cautious traders faced up to the realities of the ongoing economic crisis.

International vaccine news excites market

19 May 2020 - New Zealand shares followed Wall Street higher as investors were encouraged by positive data from a small covid-19 vaccine trial.

NZ shares rise on US futures and weakening currency

18 May 2020 - New Zealand shares followed US futures higher while the prospect of negative interest rates put pressure on the kiwi dollar, enticing investors on to the share market.

NZ shares edge lower as investors digest QE, covid fund

15 May 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as investors paused to digest the extra support from the government and Reserve Bank announced this week and what it means for the economy.

Investors fear slow global recovery

14 May 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as a warning of slow economic recovery from the US Federal Reserve prompted a global retreat from equity markets.

NZ shares fall on US fears of new outbreaks

13 May 2020 - New Zealand shares joined a global selloff as investor sentiment soured amid warnings that easing lockdowns could cause a second wave of covid-19 infections.

Choppy trading on market but tide rises

12 May 2020 - New Zealand shares continued to march higher as investors remained cautiously buoyed by the reopening of the economy and the virus outbreak passing. Vista Group International led the market higher.

Market rises as the economy reopens; Sky TV soars

11 May 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as investors welcomed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that the economy would reopen over the next 10 days. Sky Network Television led the market higher, joined by retail, entertainment and travel companies.

NZ shares rise as leisure economy set to resume

8 May 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as stocks exposed to consumer leisure sectors found support with coronavirus restrictions set to ease, led by pay-TV operator Sky Network Television.

Level 2 details boost Tourism Holdings, Restaurant Brands

7 May 2020 - New Zealand shares rose after investor confidence was bolstered by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's outline of alert level 2 restrictions. Tourism Holdings, Restaurant Brands, and Kathmandu Holdings were among the day's leaders.

NZ shares rise as Pushpay climbs to new heights

6 May 2020 - New Zealand shares rose, led by Pushpay Holdings, as the mobile payments app developer soared to new heights after signalling it was in for more growth.

Investors find hope in a trans-Tasman bubble

5 May 2020 - New Zealand shares edged higher, led by Kathmandu Holdings, which will start reopening its Australian stores this week and as investors found hope in the prospect of a trans-Tasman travel bubble.

NZ shares rise in late rally as blue chips gain

4 May 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as a strong rally in Australia helped overcome the subdued tone set over the weekend, and as investors were heartened by news that no new local covid-19 infections had been reported in the past 24 hours.

Investor fatigue sets in after April rally

1 May 2020 - New Zealand shares started May in a downbeat way as investors toned down the enthusiasm that drove the benchmark index's biggest monthly gain in four years.

Investors cash in April's gains' NZX down

30 April 2020 - New Zealand shares fell on the last day of the month as investors continued to bank profits from outperforming stocks and as large fund managers tweaked their portfolios in preparation for May.

NZX drops after rally; Property stocks sold down

29 April 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as investors cashed in on yesterday's strong rally and sold down property stocks to take advantage of Investore Property's discounted $100 million capital raising.

Shares rise as investors anticipate swift move to level 2

28 April 2020 - New Zealand shares rose in the first day of looser lockdown restrictions with investors optimistic that low infection rates could see the economy opened up further.

NZ shares fall as investors wait for economy to reopen

24 April 2020 - New Zealand shares edged lower as investors paused to take stock as they wait to see how conditions develop under alert level 3. Air New Zealand led the market lower.

Topsy turvy market conditions continue; NZX snaps 3 day losing streak

23 April 2020 - New Zealand shares snapped a three-day decline as global oil prices stabilised and upbeat investment sentiment on Wall Street flowed through to the local market. Refining NZ bounced back from yesterday's sharp drop.

NZ shares fall; oil price plunge weighs on Refining NZ

22 April 2020 - New Zealand shares fell for a third day after a fresh drop in global oil prices heightened concerns about the outlook for the global economy. Refining NZ, which operates the Marsden Point oil refinery, led the market lower.

Oil crash spooks investors; NZ shares fall

21 April 2020 - New Zealand shares joined a global selloff as a slump in US oil futures prices sapped investor sentiment that had been on the mend due to optimism over the slowing pace of covid-19 pandemic.

Market turns on lockdown news

20 April 2020 - New Zealand shares snapped a five-day rally as investors digested the impact of government plans to loosen the national lockdown next week.

NZ shares rise as covid-19 crater passes

17 April 2020 - New Zealand shares finished an already strong week with an extra surge as investors anticipated the end of strict lockdowns locally and in the United States. Tourism Holdings and SkyCity Entertainment Group notched up double-digit gains.

NZ shares rise as investor FOMO stokes demand for beat-up stocks

16 April 2020 - New Zealand shares rose for a third day as investors hoping to join the recent rally continued to buy into stocks impacted by the pandemic. Air New Zealand led the market higher.

Confidence returns to stocks: Vista bounces back, Refining NZ jumps on review

15 April 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as investors recovered confidence in the long-term prospects of heavily sold stocks amid signs the covid–19 pandemic may be beginning to ease. Vista Group International, Air New Zealand and Kathmandu Holdings all notched up double-digit gains.

NZ shares close at month-high on optimism over covid-19 response

14 April 2020 - New Zealand shares closed at their highest level in more than a month as investors were buoyed by the prospect of the lockdown coming to an end, with some of the hardest-hit stocks such as Vista Group International and Air New Zealand leading the market higher.

Investors cash in gains to chase value elsewhere

9 April 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as investors cashed in strong-performing stocks, including Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk, to pursue value in beaten up stocks which may be set for recovery.

Sharemarket cracks 10,000 mark

8 April 2020 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index closed above 10,000 for the first time in almost a month as dwindling numbers of new covid-19 cases helped buoy some of the most exposed sectors of tourism, retail and aged care.

Auckland Airport rallies after $1b placement; NZ market disconnects from offshore events

7 April 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as Auckland International Airport resumed trading after successfully raising $1 billion in a discounted placement to shore up its balance sheet.

NZ shares fall as investors make way for $1b Auckland Airport placement

6 April 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as investors freed up cash to take part in the $1 billion placement of new Auckland International Airport shares. Kiwi Property Group, Contact Energy and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare were all off the pace today.

NZ shares rise; Tourism Holdings rallies on joint venture exit

3 April 2020 - New Zealand shares rose, led by Tourism Holdings as investors welcomed news the rental RV operator would shore up its balance sheet by selling down its stake in a joint venture project rather than raising money at a steep discount.

After the ups; the downs

2 April 2020 - New Zealand shares fell, led by a slump in Kathmandu Holdings after the retailer raised funds at a steep discount. Fears about the severity of the covid-19 outbreak in the US also weighed on investor sentiment.

Investors eye eventual recovery

1 April 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as investors revisited some of the hardest hit stocks as they started preparing for other side of the covid-19 crisis.

Investors rejig portfolios; Gentrack soars

31 March 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as institutional investors increased their exposure to equities at the end of the March quarter, and as central bank support raises the prospect of a rally following the coronavirus crash. Gentrack soared after it affirmed earnings guidance.

Exporters F&P Healthcare, A2 enjoy weak kiwi; NZX rises

30 March 2020 - New Zealand shares were dragged higher as a weaker kiwi dollar lifted the value of export earnings for heavyweights Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk Co.

Volatile day on the market; Shares started up but ended down

27 March 2020 - New Zealand shares snapped a three-day rally in volatile trading, as investors continue to assess the fallout from the level 4 shutdown and as higher bond yields reduce the attraction of companies that typically pay a reliable dividend in ordinary times.

NZ shares rally on US stimulus; beat-up stocks recover

26 March 2020 - New Zealand shares rose for a third day as the US$2 trillion stimulus package bolsters investor confidence that governments are throwing everything at the covid-19 pandemic.

NZ shares gain; Wall Street rally brings out bargain hunters

25 March 2020 - New Zealand shares rose for a second day as a strong rally on Wall Street brought out investors on the prowl for bargains.

Government support package helps NZ shares rally

24 March 2020 - The New Zealand share market rallied on news government is expanding its business support package and as the US Federal Reserve announced it will take extreme measures to offset the global downturn.

NZ shares plunge as country prepares for shutdown

23 March 2020 - The share market plunged more than 7 percent today as the Prime Minister confirmed evidence of community transmission of covid-19 and announced the country had 48 hours to prepare for strict isolation.

New Zealand shares joins Asia rally; Air NZ plummets

20 March 2020 - New Zealand shares joined a rally across Asia, clawing back some of the week’s losses, despite Air New Zealand tumbling by a third after coming off a trading halt.

Stocks hit record lows as market suffers

19 March 2020 - New Zealand shares fell, with several companies hitting record lows, as investors grappled with the uncertainty of how long and deep the economic downturn will be as the pandemic continues to rattle financial markets.

A much better day for NZ shares

18 March 2020 - Investor panic subsided and New Zealand shares edged higher as government packages designed to blunt the economic pain from the pandemic offered some much coveted good news.

New Zealand shares ease as govt unveils $12.1b crutch for business

17 March 2020 - New Zealand shares recovered from an early selloff as the government announced a $12.1 billion stimulus package to bolster the domestic economy in the face of a looming recession.

Tourism stocks plunge as border effectively closed

16 March 2020 - New Zealand shares fell lower as investors reacted to new requirements that all travellers entering the country self-isolate for 14 days.

NZX50 recovers from horror open in volatile trading

13 March 2020 - New Zealand shares slumped almost 5 percent today, as the volatile market recovered some ground as the worsening pandemic triggered a historic global selloff.

Trump travel-ban drives NZX50 to nine-month low

12 March 2020 - New Zealand shares sank to a nine-month low as investors were shocked by US President Donald Trump's ban on all travellers from Europe.

Stock rally stalls as US virus response disappoints

11 March 2020 - New Zealand shares turned around an early rally as a lack of follow-through from the US on how it would respond to the covid-19 outbreak disappointed investors.

NZ shares recover in modest decline as cooler heads prevail

10 March 2020 - New Zealand shares bounced back from a sharp sell-off in early trading as investors regained some confidence that governments are taking steps to deal with the covid-19 outbreak.

NZX50 slumps 3% as investors flee for safe havens

9 March 2020 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index dropped almost 3 percent as investors fled the local stock market for safe havens leaving dividends behind, after oil prices collapsed following the OPEC meeting on Friday.

NZ shares fall; virus fears heighten volatility

6 March 2020 - New Zealand's benchmark stock index reversed yesterday’s gains, falling almost 2 percent as coronavirus fears fuelled market volatility.

Utilities buoy sharemarket

4 March 2020 - New Zealand shares rose for a second day despite a weak lead from Wall Street. Utilities led the local market higher as the prospect of low interest rates for longer made companies paying reliable dividends more attractive.

Six-day losing streak ends as central banks begin to act

3 March 2020 - New Zealand shares bounced back from a six-day downturn as investors found hope in speculation central banks around the world may be planning to coordinate an economic response to the coronavirus outbreak.

NZ shares fall for sixth day as virus fears escalate

2 March 2020 - New Zealand shares fell for the sixth consecutive day as the worsening virus outbreak continued to weigh on the local stock market, with travel companies including Air New Zealand among the hardest hit.

Companies take a hit a coronavirus fears spread

28 February 2020 - New Zealand shares followed global markets lower as the spread of coronavirus outside China continued, and the Ministry of Health confirmed a case in New Zealand late on Friday.

Investors sell down energy stocks

27 February 2020 - New Zealand shares slipped for a third day as kiwi energy stocks came under pressure and global markets continued to decline.

Pandemic fears drive NZ shares lower for a second day consecutive day

26 February 2020 - New Zealand shares sank for a second day as investors remained fearful that the spread of covid-19 could dent global growth.

NZ shares fall as the risk of global pandemic rises

25 February 2020 - New Zealand shares joined a global rout after the spread of coronavirus cases outside China caused stocks across Europe and the US to plunge as investors sought to avoid the risk of a global pandemic.

NZ shares tank following sudden spread of covid-19

24 February 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as a sudden increase of coronavirus infections outside Chinese borders unwound earlier confidence the outbreak might be contained.

Earnings season rewards investors

21 February 2020 - New Zealand shares edged higher today, rounding out the second week of major earnings with a 2 percent weekly gain.

NZX50 cracks 12,000 first time ever; Ebos, Auckland Airport earnings lift market

20 February 2020 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index broke through 12,000 for the first time after Ebos Group and Auckland International Airport reported strong half-year earnings.

Fletcher and Spark earnings settle investors

19 February 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as first-half earnings reports from Fletcher Building and Spark New Zealand brought confidence to investors.

Heartland highlight in NZ shares reporting season

18 February 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as the local earnings season continued with investors heartened by a strong result from Heartland Group Holdings.

Weaker Kiwi buoys A2, F&P Healthcare

17 February 2020 - New Zealand shares rose, led by A2 Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare as a weaker kiwi dollar helped boost the value of their overseas earnings.

NZ shares fall as Synlait declines another day

14 February 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as Synlait Milk led the market lower for a second day after it slashed its earnings outlook yesterday.

Synlait Milk slumps to 2-year low; NZ shares fall

13 February 2020 - New Zealand shares were led lower by Synlait Milk after the dairy company slashed its earnings outlook, citing a weak infant formula market and the risk posed by the covid-19 outbreak to its supply chain.

NZ shares buoyed by RBNZ optimism of brief coronavirus hit

12 February 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as investors took heart from the Reserve Bank indicating the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the domestic economy and corporate earnings would be short-lived.

Coronavirus fears boost demand for yield plays

11 February 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as companies paying reliable dividends became more attractive in an environment where fears over the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak have pushed down global bond yields.

New Zealand shares fall as investors go on “buyers strike”

10 February 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as investors were unnerved by news that the coronavirus fatality rate passed that of the SARS outbreak almost two decades ago.

NZ shares rise as investors catch up with Australian gains

7 February 2020 - New Zealand shares rose today, as investors played catch up to the Australian market which rose sharply on Thursday while the local market was closed for Waitangi Day.

After a few downers NZ shares get an upper

5 February 2020 - New Zealand shares rebounded today, as a strong lead from Wall St and stimulus from the People’s Bank of China buoyed Asian markets from coronavirus fallout and caused investors to walk back a portion of the recent sell off.

Coronavirus weighing on exporters; NZ shares fall

4 February 2020 - New Zealand shares fell today, led lower by export stocks as coronavirus continued to propel investor decision making.

New Zealand shares fall as mainland Chinese markets reopen

3 February 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as the coronavirus outbreak continued to weigh on investor confidence, however, it weathered a savage reopening to Chinese equity markets as a weaker kiwi dollar buoyed exporters.

Upbeat ending for sharemarket this week; F&P Healthcare gets strong lead from rivals

31 January 2020 - 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.

Shares flat-line as coronavirus concerns reemerge

30 January 2020 - New Zealand shares were mixed as defensive stocks such as Spark New Zealand insulated the wider market from a new wave of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

NZ shares narrowly miss regional rally

29 January 2020 - New Zealand shares fell despite a rally in the Asian markets today. SkyCity Entertainment Group led the market lower, as investors continue to assess the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus hits tourism stocks again

28 January 2020 - New Zealand shares fell for a third day as investors attempted to price the risk posed by coronavirus. Tourism-related companies including Tourism Holdings and Air New Zealand led the market down.

Coronavirus ripples through markets driving shares down; utilities down

24 January 2020 - New Zealand shares fell as the outbreak of coronavirus continued to weigh on tourism-related companies, and as a flatter interest rate outlook sapped the attraction of companies paying reliable dividends.

NZ shares edge higher as Chinese virus fears weigh

23 January 2020 - New Zealand shares edged higher as investors continue to assess the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

NZX50 hits record as Asia recovers from virus fears

22 January 2020 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose to a record as investor confidence recovered from yesterday's fears over the outbreak of coronavirus in China. A2 Milk led the gain.

Resilient NZ market an attractive harbour for nervous investors

21 January 2020 - New Zealand shares rose as the resilient local market provided an attractive harbour for investors anxious about the spread of coronavirus in China. Defensive stocks such as utilities and property companies led the gain.

NZ shares fall as Gentrack paints grim earnings outlook

20 January 2020 - New Zealand shares fell today with Gentrack leading the market lower as the software company painted a grim picture for future earnings.

NZ shares extend strong start to 2020 as blue chips gain

17 January 2020 - New Zealand shares continued their strong start to the decade, with a raft of blue-chip stocks leading the benchmark index higher. Gentrack bounced back from its sharp sell-off in recent days.

Investors regain confidence in utilities

16 January 2020 - New Zealand shares continued their march in uncharted territory as utilities such as Contact Energy and Meridian recovered some investor support.

Sharemarket hits record as investors eye US-China trade deal

15 January 2020 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index broke new ground as investors await the signing of the preliminary US-China trade deal. Gentrack slumped as a potential major customer backed out of a deal.

NZ shares join global rally as upcoming US-China trade buoys investors

14 January 2020 - New Zealand shares joined a global rally as the upcoming preliminary trade deal between the US and China underpinned optimism about global growth, and revived confidence in tech stocks such as Gentrack.

NZ shares follow soft Wall St lead

13 January 2020 - New Zealand shares took their cue from a soft lead on Wall Street as investors started the week on a cautious note.

NZ blue-chips lead market higher

10 January 2020 - New Zealand shares were led higher by stronger blue-chip stocks including Meridian Energy and Port of Tauranga in subdued trading through the first full week after the Christmas and New Year holiday.

Heavyweights drag sharemarket down

9 January 2020 - New Zealand shares were dragged lower as the market’s biggest companies, including Meridian Energy, Ryman Healthcare and Auckland International Airport, were among those sold off.

Iranian missiles bring market down; Burger Fuel serves last burger in Iraq

8 January 2020 - New Zealand shares joined a global sell-off as Iran’s retaliatory attack on US military bases dented investor confidence.

Yield plays remain attractive to investors

7 January 2020 - New Zealand shares were dragged higher as blue-chip companies offering reliable dividends, such as Meridian Energy and Spark New Zealand, gained amid light trading in an uneasy market.

NZ shares shrug off Middle East tensions; Infratil gains

6 January 2020 - New Zealand shares were one of the outliers across Asia, shrugging off heightened tensions in the Middle East and higher oil prices. Infratil rose on a sharp lift in the value of its data centre investment.

NZX50 rounds out 30% gain in 2019

1 January 2020 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 30.4 percent in 2019 as low interest rates and a relatively robust economy encouraged investors to pursue returns in equity markets.

NZ shares fall as blue chips take a breather; Metlife buoys retirement sector

27 December 2019 - New Zealand shares fell in light holiday trading as blue-chip stocks including Auckland International Airport, Spark New Zealand and A2 Milk ended the day weaker. Retirement village stocks continued to gain with Metlifecare’s takeover one step closer.

Retirement village shares feature in subdued Christmas trading

24 December 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in shortened holiday trading, as retirement village operators continued to be buoyed by the prospect of Metlifecare’s takeover.

NZ shares gain; retirement village operators buoyed by M&A

23 December 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as the prospect of a higher takeover bid for Metlifecare whetted investor appetite for other retirement village operators, while Restaurant Brands hit a record on its foray into California.

Record year beckons for NZ shares; index reweighting drives big volume

20 December 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index remains on track for a record year, nudging higher in heavy trading as investors made way for the latest index reweightings ahead of the holiday period.

Sharemarket extend gains; Metlifecare knocks back takeover bid

19 December 2019 - New Zealand shares extended their gains in what’s shaping up to a record year, with Metlifecare gaining after knocking back a takeover bid at considered too low.

NZ shares march higher as holiday trading takes hold

18 December 2019 - New Zealand shares rose to a record close in relatively light trading through most of the day as the holiday season starts to take hold.

Sharemarket plays catch up after yesterday’s outage

17 December 2019 - New Zealand shares were stronger as they played catch up from yesterday’s late outage, with heavier trading than usual.

NZ shares dip as NZX outage stops trading early

16 December 2019 - New Zealand shares were slightly weaker when trading ended early as the stock market operator dealt with connectivity issues.

Z Energy sinks on profit warning

13 December 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as Z Energy’s warning of lower profits and smaller dividends cast a long shadow over the market.

Infrastructure spend buoys investors; Bellweather stock rises

12 December 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as the government’s efforts to stoke the economy with infrastructure spending continued to overshadow uncertainties around Brexit and the lingering China-US trade talks.

NZ shares nudge higher; ports gain ahead of Northport study

11 December 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher after a late rally, with most port stocks stronger ahead of tomorrow’s release of the upper North Island supply chain study recommending Northport take over as the principal import port for Auckland.

NZ shares rise as A2 recovers

10 December 2019 - NZ shares rose as A2 Milk recovered from yesterday's decline on the surprise departure of its chief executive, while blue-chip stocks Ryman Healthcare and F&P Healthcare also booked strong gains.

A2 CEO’s shock exit weighs on stock market

9 December 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led by A2 Milk after the milk marketing company’s chief executive unexpectedly left the company, effective immediately.

A2 Milk boss steps down, NZSA says board must be held to account

9 December 2019 - A2 Milk Co chief executive and managing director Jayne Hrdlicka will step down from her role effective immediately and former head Geoffrey Babidge will take the helm while a search for a replacement is underway.

NZ shares edge higher as US-China trade talks drag on

6 December 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as investors count down for China and the US to cut a trade deal before tariffs take effect in 10 days.

Banks rally on Reserve Bank capital decision

5 December 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as bank stocks rallied when the Reserve Bank's new capital adequacy rules weren’t as harsh as some investors feared.

NZ shares dip on eve of major regulatory decisions

4 December 2019 - New Zealand shares dipped ahead of major regulatory decisions on domestic banking and fuel markets tomorrow.

NZ shares join global decline; US tariff move weighs on exporters

3 December 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a global sell-off as a revival in US trade protectionism added to pessimism among global investors. Local exporters were among the hardest hit as a stronger kiwi dollar combined with the souring sentiment.

Five day streak of gains ends; Gentracks leads market lower

2 December 2019 - New Zealand shares snapped five days of gains, led lower by Gentrack as investors fretted over how the utilities software developer will cope with ongoing turmoil in Britain’s electricity market.

NZX50 gains 4.9% in November as M&A boosts retirement sector

29 November 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 4.9 percent in November as retirement village operators were boosted by potential merger and acquisition activity and A2 Milk mounted a comeback on strong earnings guidance.

NZX50 hits record; buoyed by business confidence, M&A

28 November 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index hit a record as investor sentiment was buoyed by a recovery in the latest business confidence survey and a better than expected earnings season, and a growing appetite among private equity buyers to pursue mergers and acquisitions.

NZ shares gain as F&P has solid first half

27 November 2019 - NZ shares rose as Fisher & Paykel Healthcare gained, cracking $12 billion in market value after lifting first-half profit.

MSCI reweighting drives mammoth volume on NZX

26 November 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose back above 11,000 as the official MSCI New Zealand Index reweightings drove more than half a billion dollars of activity in the market's busiest day for almost a year-and-a-half.

Optimism over US-China trade deal welcomed by the market; Cracks at Metroglass

25 November 2019 - New Zealand shares were buoyed by upbeat sentiment across Asia as investors clung to hopes that a China-US trade deal could be reached before the end of the year.

Gentrack sinks on profit warning; NZ shares fall overall

23 November 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Gentrack, after the utilities software developer downgraded its earnings and gave a flat outlook for 2020.

NZ shares fall as US-China trade concerns weigh on markets; Ryman slips

21 November 2019 - New Zealand shares joined the lull across Asia-Pacific markets as investors grow increasingly pessimistic about China-US trade relations. Ryman Healthcare fell on disappointment that its earnings forecast wasn't stronger.

NZ shares rise; Metlife jumps on takeover talk

20 November 2019 - New Zealand shares were led higher by Metlifecare after the retirement village operator said it had attracted a sub-par offer from a credible buyer.

A2 soars; Ebos slides on major stake sale

19 November 2019 - New Zealand shares were led higher by A2 Milk after the firm gave upbeat earnings and margin guidance, more than offsetting a five-month low for Ebos Group when its cornerstone shareholder pared back its holding.

Not a great Monday on the market: Sky TV, Steel & Tube warn on earnings

18 November 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as investor confidence was dented by profit warnings from Sky Network Television and Steel & Tube Holdings.

NZ shares edge lower; power companies under pressure

15 November 2019 - New Zealand shares edged lower as electricity companies remained under pressure as the future of the Tiwai Point smelter remains uncertain and after a weak operating update from Contact Energy.

NZ shares recover as investors re-think RBNZ review

14 November 2019 - New Zealand shares recovered some of yesterday’s sell-off as investors digested the impact of the Reserve Bank's announcement yesterday of an unchanged 1 percent cash rate on high-yield stocks.

NZ shares sink after RBNZ keeps OCR at 1%

13 November 2019 - New Zealand shares fell after the Reserve Bank surprised investors by keeping the official cash rate at 1 percent, meaning stocks held for reliable dividends didn't become even more attractive from ever-lower interest rates.

Gentailers dominate trade; Mercury wind farm has investors revisiting smelter fears

12 November 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher as Mercury NZ's decision to press ahead with the second stage of what will be the country's biggest wind farm had some investors revisiting their fears of the energy-hungry Tiwai Point smelter closing.

Retirement villages buoyed by Auckland housing market bounce

11 November 2019 - New Zealand shares gained, led by Summerset Group, as retirement village operators extended their gains following signs of a recovery in the Auckland property market. Abano Healthcare jumped on a takeover bid.

NZ shares rise as Fletcher remains in MSCI index

8 November 2019 - New Zealand shares gained as Fletcher Building and Mercury NZ rose on the back of their inclusion in the MSCI New Zealand Index.

NZX50 firms in mixed trade: Pushpay extends gain while Trustpower falls

7 November 2019 - The key New Zealand share index was mildly stronger despite the number of its constituents falling matching those that gained. Pushpay Holdings extended its gains after reporting strong results and A2 Milk bounced back from Wednesday's sell-down.

A2 Milk faces new China competition driving down share prices

6 November 2019 - New Zealand shares declined after A2 Milk fell on news of a new competitor in China's infant formula market and as rising bond yields made dividend stocks less attractive.

NZ shares nudge up amid growing optimism over US-China trade

5 November 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a rally across Asia as investors remained confident that US and China will end their protracted trade war. Fletcher Building led the market higher as the stock continued its recovery this month.

NZ shares rise on improved US-China trade outlook

4 November 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a rally across Asia as easing trade tensions between the US and China helped buoy investor sentiment. Exporter Fisher & Paykel Healthcare was among firms that gained.

Tiwai still plagues power companies; property rises

1 November 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, as investors continued to assess the impact of Rio Tinto’s threat to close the Tiwai Point smelter. However, property stocks had a strong day, led by Vital Healthcare Property Trust.

NZX50 falls 1.3% in October; investors ponder smelter future, index reweighting

31 October 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 1.3 percent in October as the threat of Tiwai Point smelter closing weighed on electricity companies and as investors prepared for the upcoming reweighting of the MSCI index.

Shares dip; Kiwi Property capital raising hogs the headlines; Plenty to look forward to tomorrow

30 October 2019 - New Zealand shares dipped as Kiwi Property Group's plans to raise up to $210 million kept investors busy ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy review overnight and a slew of local company earnings and annual meetings tomorrow.

NZ shares edge higher on growing hopes for US-China trade

29 October 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher as growing optimism for a US-China trade deal helped buoy investor sentiment across most of Asia. Auckland International Airport and the Fonterra Shareholders' Fund led the market higher.

NZX50 stumbles over smelter scare

25 October 2019 - New Zealand shares fell 2.5 percent this week as the threat of the Tiwai Point smelter closure tripped up electricity companies that had been on a tear, and gave investors cause to ponder the slowing economy.

NZ shares fall as yield stocks face selling

24 October 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, with a number of utilities and property stocks held of their reliable dividends leading the market lower. Power companies were generally flat on large volumes after yesterday's savaging.

Investors dump power companies on smelter scare

23 October 2019 - New Zealand shares dropped as Contact Energy, Meridian Energy and the other power companies were sold off sharply on the prospect of the Tiwai Point smelter facing potential closure.

NZ shares follow Asia higher; SkyCity falls as fire rages

22 October 2019 - New Zealand shares were broadly stronger, joining the upbeat mood across Asia. SkyCity Entertainment Group hit a seven-week low as a fire atop the firm's new international convention centre raged throughout the day.

NZ shares edge lower as global ructions weigh; Tourism Holdings sinks

21 October 2019 - New Zealand shares edged lower as global investors were unnerved by the uncertainty over the Brexit outcome and a slowing pace of growth in China. Tourism Holdings dropped to a two-month low.

Blue-chip stocks Meridian, A2 lead market lower

19 October 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led by blue-chip stocks such as Meridian Energy and A2 Milk Co, as weaker than expected Chinese growth weighed on Asian markets.

NZ shares fall as Pushpay follows Aussie software firms lower

17 October 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led by Pushpay Holdings, as the payments app developer got dragged down by pessimistic analyst reports on ASX software firms Wisetech Global and Afterpay.

Fourth day of gains; Restaurant Brands climbs on upbeat outlook

16 October 2019 - New Zealand shares rose for a fourth day, with Restaurant Brands New Zealand among the strongest performers after the fast-food operator gave upbeat guidance for its annual earnings.

NZ shares rise; F&P Healthcare gains for 3rd day

15 October 2019 - New Zealand shares rose, as Fisher & Paykel Healthcare extended its run after raising earnings guidance yesterday on an earlier than expected US regulatory approval.

Sky soars on NZ Rugby deal; Market up overall

14 October 2019 - New Zealand shares rose, led by a strong recovery in Sky Network Television after the pay-TV operator all-but secured rugby broadcasting rights in a deal that will also bring NZ Rugby on as a substantial shareholder.

NZ shares rise; Sky TV recovers on rugby rights rumour

11 October 2019 - New Zealand shares started soft but ended stronger as Sky Network Television pared back some of yesterday’s losses amid speculation it's won the rights to broadcast All Blacks and Super rugby matches.

NZ shares fall; Sky routed on lost cricket rights

10 October 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as Sky Network Television was routed by the loss of its rights to broadcast domestic cricket matches, the stock slumping to an all-time low in heavy trading.

Trade concerns weigh on market; Fonterra recovery pauses

9 October 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as fears over the US-China trade war re-emerged and weighed on investor confidence across the region. The Fonterra Shareholders' Fund's recent rally also took a breather.

NZ shares join Asian rally on optimism over trade talks

8 October 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a rally across Asia as investors were more optimistic about the upcoming trade negotiations between the US and China.

NZ shares rise in quiet trading as Fonterra hits 4-month high

7 October 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in quiet trading, led by Fonterra Shareholders' Fund units which hit a four-month high as investors and suppliers take some confidence in the dairy processor's new strategy.

Market rebounds; Kathmandu rises after bookbuild

4 October 2019 - New Zealand shares rose after two days of decline, amid a volatile international market. Outdoor retailer Kathmandu helped move the market higher.

NZ shares fall on growth fears, trade war expansion

3 October 2019 - New Zealand shares continued to decline in the wake of data suggesting the US economy is slowing and after the US threatened to open another front in its trade war, this time with Europe.

NZ shares fell on concerns about stalling global growth

2 October 2019 - New Zealand shares played follow-the-leader, following Wall Street lower after poor US manufacturing data highlighted the risks to the global economy.

Investor demand continues for yield stocks

1 October 2019 - NZ shares followed international markets higher as the low-interest-rate environment continues to see investor demand for yield stocks.

Firm start to the week as A2 drives NZ shares higher

30 September 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher today led by A2 Milk, while retirement village stocks were among the day’s gainers.

Property stocks rise while gentailers fall. Market edge up in quiet trading overall

27 September 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher in relatively quiet trading, with property stocks including Kiwi Property Group and Stride Property among the day's gainers. Electricity generators were largely weaker.

Investors unnerved by global uncertainty; Fonterra jumps but market falls

26 September 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led lower by exporters Synlait Milk and Pushpay Holdings, as investors remained nervous about the global economy. Fonterra Shareholders' Fund units rallied as the dairy giant unveiled a new strategy to get earnings back on track.

Yield stocks back in favour with investors; Air NZ takes off

25 September 2019 - New Zealand shares outperformed the rest of Asia, edging higher as yield stocks such as Trustpower and Infratil were back in favour among investors. Air New Zealand rose as rival Jetstar signalled it will stop flying regional routes.

NZ shares fall as A2 hits 7-month low; Spark still defies naysayers

24 September 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, as a seven-month low for A2 Milk outweighed the revival in appetite among investors for high-yielding stocks such as Meridian Energy and Chorus.

NZ shares buoyed by prospect of low rates; Spark gains

23 September 2019 - New Zealand shares rose, bucking international leads, as the prospect of persistently low interest rates continues to buoy the local equity market. Spark New Zealand defied negative headlines to end the day stronger.

NZ shares gain; index reweighting drives heavy trading in Kiwi, Kathmandu

20 September 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in heavy trading as Kiwi Property Group and Kathmandu Holding gained on strong volumes, with the quarterly index reweighting driving traffic.

NZ shares gain; appetite for KFC helps Restaurant Brands hit record

19 September 2019 - New Zealand shares rose, led by a recovery in fuel retailer Z Energy and as Restaurant Brands New Zealand hit a record.

NZ shares fall; Goodman placement sees property stocks sold

18 September 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, with heavy trading in property stocks as investors cleared their books to make way for a $150 million placement in Goodman Property Trust.

NZ shares gain: F&P Healthcare rallies on big volume, Synlait extends gain

17 September 2019 - New Zealand shares snapped a six-day decline as export-focused firms such as Scales Corp and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare benefited from a weaker currency. Synlait Milk extended its gain amid merger and acquisition activity in Australia's dairy sector.

High oil prices weigh on Air NZ, Mainfreight; Shares close down

16 September 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities unnerved investors and higher oil prices weighed on transport stocks including Air New Zealand and Mainfreight.

NZ shares fall for 5th day; Z Energy sold off further

13 September 2019 - New Zealand shares fell for a fifth session, with Z Energy coming in for another heavy day of selling after downgrading its earnings outlook yesterday. Blue-chip stocks were generally weaker.

Z Energy, Synlait crash on earnings downgrades

12 September 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as investors punished fuel retailer Z Energy and dairy processor Synlait Milk for earnings downgrades.

NZ shares sink; rising rates sap demand for yield stocks

11 September 2019 - New Zealand shares dropped to a one-week low as higher interest rates reduced demand for reliable dividends from the likes of Meridian Energy and Spark New Zealand.

NZ shares fall in light trading; power companies come off the boil

10 September 2019 - New Zealand shares fell with the major electricity generator-retailers giving up some of their recent gains. Air New Zealand led the market lower.

Shares snap six-day gain; A2 falls

9 September 2019 - New Zealand shares snapped a six-day winning streak as investors pause for breath with the benchmark index near a record and outperforming all bar China's CSI 300 Index across Asia so far this year. A2 Milk led the market lower.

NZX50 climbs 4.1% in week; yield demand reigns

6 September 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index hit a record, rising  4.1 percent this week with high-yielding utilities and property stocks still in hot demand against a backdrop of ultra-low interest rates.

Shares march higher as low rates keep yield attractive

5 September 2019 - New Zealand shares continued their march into uncharted territory as the low interest rate outlook continues to boost the allure of firms paying reliable dividends, such as property investors and power companies.

Sharemarket cracks another milestone; Vista, Pushpay recover

4 September 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index cracked another milestone, climbing above 11,000 for the first time, as export-based software firms Vista Group International and Pushpay Holdings got a boost from a weaker currency.

NZ shares outperform Asia; Contact, Meridian in demand

3 September 2019 - New Zealand shares outperformed Asia as companies offering reliable incomes, such as Contact Energy and Meridian Energy, remain attractive in a period of heightened global uncertainty.

NZ shares gain; yield stocks Contact, Meridian still in favour

2 September 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as the low interest rate outlook continues to add to the lustre of companies with reliable dividends such as Contact Energy and Meridian Energy.

Vista recovers in heavy day of trading

30 August 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in heavy trading, led by Vista Group International which recovered some of yesterday’s sharp sell-off.

Investors savage Vista after it misses earnings target

29 August 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Vista Group International, which was punished for dialling back its expectations for revenue growth.

NZ shares rise; F&P Healthcare jumps on modest earnings upgrade

28 August 2019 - New Zealand shares rose, led higher by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare on a modest increase in forecast earnings. Port of Tauranga rose as record cargo volumes underpinned its profit gain.

NZ shares recover; demand for yield boosts Meridian, Spark

27 August 2019 - New Zealand shares recovered some of yesterday's decline as the demand for reliable income boosted yield stocks such as Meridian Energy and Spark New Zealand. Tourism Holdings gained after confirming annual profit beat guidance.

Trump's trade tweets drive NZ shares lower; Freightways caution weighs

26 August 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a worldwide sell-off as US President Donald Trump spooked investors by ratcheting his trade war with China. That weighed on the local reporting season, which saw Freightways punished for its cautious outlook.

Yield stocks sold off; Skellerup drops

23 August 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as diminishing expectations for interest rates to go lower sapped the appeal of companies held for their dividends such as Meridian Energy and Chorus. Skellerup led the index lower after reporting a record profit.

NZ shares gain as Ebos, Air NZ earnings meet expectations

22 August 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as the domestic earnings season continued, with Ebos Group and Air New Zealand meeting investors' expectations. Spark New Zealand rose for a second day on unusually large volumes.

Big Wednesday: A2 squeezed over margins; Fletcher and Spark shine

21 August 2019 - NZ shares sink as investors punish A2 over marginsNew Zealand shares dropped in one of the reporting season's busiest days as A2 Milk fell to a six-week low when its margins disappointed investors. Fletcher Building and Spark New Zealand both gained on their results.

Napier Port has promising debut; NZ shares rise

20 August 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as Napier Port Holdings climbed on debut, rising 13.5 percent to $3 from its IPO price of $2.60 a share.

NZ shares gain as tweaked earnings outlooks boost A2, weigh on Fletcher

19 August 2019 - New Zealand shares snapped a six-day decline, rising ahead of a flurry of company results this week as investors adjusted their earnings expectations to the benefit of A2 Milk and detriment of Fletcher Building.

NZ shares fall as global uncertainty weighs on utilities; Sky gains on M&A

16 August 2019 - New Zealand shares fell for a sixth session, led lower by utilities Vector and Chorus, as investors remain concerned trade and geopolitical tensions could trigger a global recession. Sky Network Television gained after buying a new online rugby business.

NZ shares join global rout as bond markets stoke recession fears

15 August 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a global slump as investors fretted over the prospect of a worldwide recession in the wake of bond market pricing. Heartland Group was among the few local stocks in positive territory after reporting solid earnings growth.

Reporting season on track; Sky City signals growth ahead

14 August 2019 - New Zealand shares dipped as the local reporting season continued to meet expectations with SkyCity Entertainment Group posting a small increase in underlying earnings and signalling growth in the current year.

NZ shares join global lull as investors remain nervous

13 August 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a global decline as investors remain unnerved by heightened geopolitical tensions. Domestic earnings met expectations but failed to stoke local investor confidence.

NZ shares flatline in light trading; Fonterra sinks after dropping dividend

12 August 2019 - New Zealand shares barely budged in relatively light trading as Contact Energy met earnings expectations in kicking off the reporting season. Fonterra Shareholders' Fund units sank as the dairy giant dashed hopes for a dividend this year.

Sharemarket edge lower as investors await earnings season

9 August 2019 - New Zealand shares edged lower as investors prepare for earnings season to kick into life, with the outlook for dividends a key feature after the Reserve Bank's surprisingly steep rate cut this week.

Kathmandu produces 'ripper' result

8 August 2019 - New Zealand shares rose for a second day, led by Kathmandu Holdings after the outdoor equipment chain beat earnings expectations and as record-low interest rates continue to support yield stocks.

NZ shares climb as rate cut stokes demand for yield stocks; Mercury gains

7 August 2019 - New Zealand shares gained after the Reserve Bank's unexpectedly large interest rate cut revived demand for yield stocks, boosting the likes of Mercury NZ to a record.

NZ market dives on escalating US-China trade war

6 August 2019 - The New Zealand share market took a hit in a day of red on signs China may use its currency to stand up to the US in the two countries’ escalating trade war.

Milk shares droop on trade tensions; Local market follows Asia lower

5 August 2019 - New Zealand shares followed offshore markets lower amid trade tensions between the US and China and as investors await another local interest rate cut this week.

NZ stocks edge higher, led by Contact; Asian markets slide

2 August 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher despite a slide in Asian markets on renewed concerns for the global trade outlook. Contact Energy led the gainers as local investors prepare for coming earnings.

NZ shares mixed, weighed by A2 Milk, Tourism Holdings

1 August 2019 - New Zealand shares were mixed, weighed by some profit-taking in the A2 Milk company and a slide in Tourism Holdings.

Woes around the building sector weigh on market

31 July 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as a gloomy local construction sector and warnings about the state of building conditions in Australia weighed on Fletcher Building.

Growth stocks do well v electricity ones

30 July 2019 - New Zealand shares rose, boosted by gains in Sky Network Television and Spark New Zealand after they cut a deal that will let the pay-TV operator's commercial customers access the rugby world cup using a Sky decoder.

NZ shares rise as A2 buoyed by Bubs result

29 July 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as A2 Milk and Synlait Milk were buoyed by a strong June quarter for infant formula maker Bubs Australia. Ebos Group led the market higher on a light volume.

Market ends week lower; Sky TV and A2 fall

26 July 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Sky Network Television, as investors remain wary of the pay-TV operator's plans to get into online streaming. A2 Milk's sheen also came off in a regional sell-off.

NZ shares resume march higher as A2 hits record; Gentrack sinks

25 July 2019 - New Zealand shares bounced back from yesterday's dip, as A2 Milk Co closed at a record with investors still upbeat about the milk marketing firm's outlook. Gentrack dropped to a six-week low after cutting its earnings guidance.

NZ shares take a breather after hitting a fresh record

24 July 2019 - New Zealand shares were mixed after five successive daily gains with leading stocks A2 Milk, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Ryman Healthcare surrendering some of their recent gains.

Market trucks on as Mainfreight and A2 hit new highs

23 July 2019 - New Zealand shares extended their gain as Mainfreight and A2 Milk Co hit highs on strong demand for the export-focused stocks that have reliably outperformed expectations. Sky Network Television led the market higher.

Fourth straight day of share price rises; Exporters gain; Sky leads

22 July 2019 - New Zealand shares rose for a fourth day, outperforming the rest of Asia, as exporters including A2 Milk Co, Mainfreight, and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare all gained. Sky Network Television led the market higher.

NZ shares extend gain as passive funds bolster prices; Tourism Holdings climbs

19 July 2019 - New Zealand shares remained in record territory as passive investment funds appeared to support the upward trend in school holiday-affected trading. Tourism Holdings led the market higher when it resumed trading.

NZX50 hits record as yield stocks remain in vogue

18 July 2019 - New Zealand shares outperformed Asia as companies offering reliable dividends helped lift the benchmark index to a record. Meridian Energy and Z Energy led the market higher.

NZ shares edge higher in quiet trading; weaker currency buoys exporters

17 July 2019 - New Zealand shares edged up in quiet trading as exporters including Tourism Holdings and Air New Zealand led the market higher as a weaker currency underpinned their international earnings. Fletcher Building dropped below the $5 mark.

Shares fall for second consecutive day; AIA, FAP and ATM lead declines

16 July 2019 - New Zealand shares fell for a second day on light volumes, with heavyweights Auckland International Airport, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk weighing on the broader index. Meridian Energy and Contact Energy rose as the government considers plans for faster transport electrification.

AMP share prices takes a big hit; Market down overall

15 July 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, joining a downbeat day across Asia as slowing Chinese growth stoked fears that trade tensions will dent the global economy. AMP slumped after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand blocked the sale of its life insurance business.

Mixed day on sharemarket; Trustpower leads decliners; Summerset biggest improver

12 July 2019 - New Zealand stocks were mixed with thin local corporate news insufficient to extend gains earlier in the week.

NZ stocks rise on interest rate outlook; dairy shares gain

11 July 2019 - New Zealand stocks rose, joining a rally across Asia, as renewed prospects for deeper rate cuts in the US made equity investments more appealing. Dairy stocks also firmed.

A2 drives market higher after upgrade

10 July 2019 - New Zealand stocks gained as a strong lift in A2 Milk after a broker upgrade helped propel the index higher.

NZ shares fall as prospect of smaller US rate cut knocks yield stocks

9 July 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, joining a decline across Asia, as expectations of a smaller interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve reduced the attraction of stocks held for a reliable income.

NZ shares dip; Summerset sales fall short of expectations

8 July 2019 - New Zealand shares edged lower in light trading, led lower by Summerset Group after quarterly sales figures kept investors wary about the outlook for retirement stocks.

Fonterra Fund recovers; the chase for yield continues

5 July 2019 - New Zealand shares were led higher by a recovery in Fonterra Shareholders' Fund units after a sharp sell-off yesterday. Utilities and property investors remain in favour among investors wanting a decent yield.

Prospect of US rate cut keeps yield in demand; Market rises; Fonterra sinks

4 July 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as the prospect of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates underpinned demand for companies offering reliable income such as utilities, infrastructure firms and property investors. Fonterra shares and fund units dropped.

NZ shares led higher by exporters Kathmandu, A2 in light trading

3 July 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in light trading ahead of the US Independence Day holiday, with exporters Kathmandu Holdings and A2 Milk Co leading the market higher.

NZ shares buoyed by RBA rate cut, US-China trade talks

2 July 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as lower interest rates across the Tasman and cooling trade tensions between the US and China buoyed investor sentiment, underpinning demand for yield stocks such as Property For Industry and Contact Energy.

Shares fall as yield plays ease from records

1 July 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as several energy and infrastructure firms eased from all-time highs in a quiet start to the September quarter.

Shares post 6.4% gain in June quarter as yield remains king

28 June 2019 - The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 Index rounded out a 6.4 percent gain in the June quarter, with demand for infrastructure, utilities, and property firms driving the benchmark to another record.

Yield hunt lifts Genesis, Auckland Airport to records

27 June 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as companies offering reliable dividends remain attractive in the persistently low interest rate environment. Genesis Energy and Auckland International Airport hit records.

NZ shares dip as investors eye Fletcher update

26 June 2019 - New Zealand shares snapped a three-day gain, edging lower as investors pored through the details of Fletcher Building's investor briefing in which it confirmed a small capital return and noted Australian trading conditions remain tough.

Sharemarket extend gains as A2 buoyed by trade data

25 June 2019 - New Zealand shares rose for a third day, led by A2 Milk as trade data allayed some concerns over how new Chinese e-commerce rules will be applied. Auckland International Airport hit a record.

NZ shares outperform Asia on persistent demand for reliable income

24 June 2019 - New Zealand shares outperformed the rest of Asia as blue-chip stocks including Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland International Airport and Mainfreight remained in demand among investors in search of reliable income.

NZ shares gains in heavy trading on quarterly index reweighting

21 June 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in heavy trading late in the day as investors adjusted for the reweighting of several major indices. Utilities and property companies offering reliable dividends remained in vogue.

Blue-chip shares give up recent gains, Infratil sheds dividend

20 June 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as blue-chip stocks trading near record-highs gave up some of their recent gains. Infratil led the market lower after shedding rights to its final dividend.

NZX50 hits record; prospect of lower rates drives yield hunt

19 June 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index hit a record, amid a global rally, as investors prepare for even lower interest rates and pursue stocks offering reliable dividends. Blue-chip companies such as Auckland International Airport were among today's gainers.

NZ shares gain as investors eye upcoming Fed meeting

18 June 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a rally across Asia, as investors have one eye on whether the Federal Reserve will signal lower US interest rates in what would be a further boon for equity markets. Vista Group International led the market higher.

Blue chip stocks weigh market down

17 June 2019 - New Zealand shares fell in relatively quiet trading, weighed down by blue-chip stocks such as Auckland International Airport and Meridian Energy which have been trading near records.

US rate uncertainty buoys local blue chips; NZ shares edge higher

14 June 2019 - New Zealand shares rose with blue-chips including Auckland International Airport and Ebos Group hitting new highs as investors remain uncertain about whether US and Australian central banks will cut interest rates. Summerset group fell in unusually busy trading.

NZX edges higher: Ebos, Auckland Airport, Mainfreight hit records

13 June 2019 - New Zealand shares shook off soft international leads, edging higher as blue-chip stocks including Ebos Group, Auckland International Airport and Mainfreight all hit records.

Good day on NZX

12 June 2019 - New Zealand shares were among the best performers across Asia Pacific, led by recoveries in Synlait Milk and Air New Zealand on relatively light volumes.

NZ shares follow ASX higher on optimism over US trade deal

12 June 2019 - New Zealand shares followed Australian stocks higher as traders across the Tasman returned from a long weekend more optimistic after the US administration made trade-friendly noises in recent days. Exporter A2 Milk led the local market higher.

NZ shares fall as Australian holiday saps trading volumes

10 June 2019 - New Zealand shares fell in subdued trading, with an Australian holiday sapping activity on the local market. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare led the market lower, as a strong kiwi dollar crimped its export earnings.

Sharemarket back above the 10,000 mark

7 June 2019 - New Zealand's benchmark index climbed back above 10,000, led by Synlait Milk, on news the dairy company is appealing a ruling that may prevent the opening of its second processing facility.

Shares gain as growth stocks recover; Comvita bounces

6 June 2019 - New Zealand shares rose, led by growth stocks Synlait Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Comvita soared on news its former chief executive will put its under-performing units under the microscope.

NZ shares edge higher; A2 recovers some ground lost on China fears

5 June 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher, lagging behind Wall Street's gains on the prospect of lower interest rates. A2 Milk recovered some of yesterday's sell-off as investors tried to gauge China's plan to boost domestic infant formula production.

Sharemarket drop below 10,000; A2 slumps on China fears

4 June 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index closed below 10,000 for the first time in almost a month, as A2 Milk slumped almost 11 percent on fears that China's plans to develop its domestic infant formula market may weigh on the milk marketing firm.

NZ shares snap 5-day slide; Auckland Airport hits new high

31 May 2019 - New Zealand shares snapped a five-day decline, as Auckland International Airport chalked up a record. Vector and Chorus were among stocks recovering from a recent sell-off over regulatory fears.

Fears over global growth drive NZX, not the Budget

30 May 2019 - New Zealand shares fell in subdued trading as fears over global growth weighed on firms with international operations such as Tourism Holdings and Vista Group International.

NZ shares fall as more Commercial Bay delays weigh on Fletcher, Precinct

29 May 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, with Fletcher Building and Precinct Properties New Zealand under pressure on news the Commercial Bay development is running behind schedule and facing more cost overruns.

Heavy trading on NZX today

28 May 2019 - New Zealand shares fell in heavy trading as large investors rejigged their portfolios for a semi-annual index review. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare gave up more gains after yesterday's record profit.

F&P Healthcare falls after record $1 bill revenue

27 May 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, with investors locking in recent gains from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare after the medical humidifier and breathing mask maker reported another record profit.

Companies punished when earnings expectations missed

24 May 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led by Gentrack, after the utilities software developer was among companies reporting weaker than expected earnings today.

Fletcher Building continues its good run

23 May 2019 - New Zealand stocks rose, led higher by Fletcher Building as the construction company extended a recent rally. Metro Performance Glass jumped 13 percent after meeting its downgraded earnings guidance.

NZ shares edge up; Infratil gains after placement

22 May 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher, with Infratil one of the most active stocks when it resumed trading after being halted for a $100 million placement last week.

NZ shares fall; ComCom's early fibre views knock Chorus

21 May 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Chorus, after investors were spooked by potentially stricter regulation of its ultrafast broadband network than they'd anticipated.

Banks shares rise on back of Australian election results

20 May 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as Australian bank stocks were buoyed by the Liberal-National coalition's electoral win over the weekend, removing the threat of tax changes.

Quiet trading on NZX ahead of upcoming earnings; Market finishes higher

17 May 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in quiet trading, as investors prepare for a flurry of earnings next week. Infratil entered a trading halt for the first tranche of a $400 million capital raising.

NZ shares extend gain in increasingly volatile market; Chorus gains

16 May 2019 - New Zealand shares rose for a second day in an increasingly volatile market. Equities rose across Asia and Chorus led the local market higher.

NZ shares outperform global rally as low rates bolster local outlook

15 May 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a global rally, as the local outlook for low interest rates added tailwind to broader optimism among investors that the US and China will compromise on their trade stoush. China-focused exporter A2 Milk led the local market higher.

NZ shares fall as Infratil flags equity raising for Vodafone deal

14 May 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as infrastructure investor Infratil flagged it will raise new equity to help fund its share of the $3.4 billion takeover of Vodafone New Zealand.

Trustpower hits record on special dividend; Tip Top sold

13 May 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in quiet trading, with Trustpower hitting a record after declaring a special dividend at today's earnings result. Fonterra fund units rose on the sale of its Tip Top business.

US-China trade wars hurt NZ shares

10 May 2019 - New Zealand shares dipped from a record as the uncertain outcome of the US-China trade talks weighed on investor sentiment.

NZ shares extend gain on low-rate tailwind; Vista at record

9 May 2019 - New Zealand shares rose for a third day as the Reserve Bank's rate cut provides another tailwind to the stock market. Vista Group International hit a record.

Shares stage late rally after OCR cut

8 May 2019 - New Zealand shares staged a late rally as the Reserve Bank's cut to the official cash rate boosted the attraction of companies paying reliable dividends such as Contact Energy and Mercury NZ.

Investors chase yield in low-rate environment and push shares higher

7 May 2019 - New Zealand shares bounced back from yesterday's Donald Trump-induced slump, as the attraction of stocks paying reliable dividends remains strong in a low-interest rate environment. Meridian Energy, Chorus and Infratil were among the gainers today.

NZ shares fall as Trump's trade talk spooks investors; exporters fall

6 May 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a slump across Asia as US President Donald Trump's tough stance on trade spooked investors. Exporters including A2 Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare were among those sold off.

Investors take profits after sharemarket hits record

3 May 2019 - New Zealand shares fell from a record as investors took advantage of the recent gains. Z Energy dropped on an unusually large volume of trading.

Z pumps market higher; Trade Me departs

2 May 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as investors welcomed greater clarity on Z Energy's dividend intentions in the first local result of the latest reporting season. Index reweightings from Trade Me Group's pending departure were also a feature.

Little bit of negative news takes shine of sharemarket

1 May 2019 - New Zealand shares sank as muted earnings guidance from SkyCity Entertainment Group and A2 Milk didn't meet investors' expectations. New Zealand King Salmon shed almost a fifth of its value as warmer water left it with more dead fish.

April another month of solid gains for sharemarket

30 April 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher in the final day of April trading, capping a 1.8 percent gain for the month that saw the benchmark index cross the 10,000 level for the first time.

NZX rises during a quiet trading day

29 April 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as stocks that have been beaten up in recent months - such as Pushpay Holdings and Fletcher Building - attracted interest from investors seeking bargains in a market trading at high valuations.

NZX50 drops below 10,000 as blue-chips fall off the pace

26 April 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell back below 10,000 after becoming the most expensive across Asia based on forward-looking metrics. Blue-chip stocks including Spark New Zealand, Goodman Property Trust and Ryman Healthcare were among those sold down today.

NZ shares follow Wall St higher in light trading; Meridian, F&P, A2 rise

24 April 2019 - New Zealand shares extended their gains on the back of improved sentiment in the US. Exporters including Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk benefited from a weaker kiwi dollar.

NZX50 tops 10,000, growing 284% in past decade

23 April 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index broke through the 10,000 level for the first time today, and has climbed about 284 during the past 10 years.

Sharemarket records 1.8% gain in a week

18 April 2019 - New Zealand shares drifted off their high heading into the Easter holiday, but still managed a 1.8 percent gain this week as weak inflation spurred on expectations for an interest rate cut, making companies paying reliable dividends a bit more attractive.

Knock, knock, knocking on the magical 10,000 mark

17 April 2019 - New Zealand shares hit a new record as retirement village operators including Summerset Group and Metlifecare rallied on the government's decision to ditch a capital gains tax.

Exporters drive sharemarket higher

16 April 2019 - New Zealand shares rose for a fourth day as exporters including Kathmandu Holdings and A2 Milk helped drive the market higher amid growing optimism over US-China trade talks.

Investor confidence buoyed on US coy earnings; NZX rises

15 April 2019 - New Zealand shares followed Wall Street higher as better than expected US company earnings buoyed investor confidence. Local growth stocks, including A2 Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, gained.

NZ shares rise; retirement stocks Metlife, Summerset extend recovery

12 April 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher as retirement stocks Summerset Group and Metlifecare continued to recover from a sharp selloff. Air New Zealand and Tourism Holdings fell in the wake of weaker tourism numbers.

NZ shares snap six-day decline as retirement stocks claw back losses

11 April 2019 - New Zealand shares snapped a six-day decline, with retirement stocks clawing back some of their recent losses since Summerset Group's observation that a slowing property market had dented unit sales.

Yield stocks loose their lustre

10 April 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as the attraction of yield stocks lost their lustre now most have shed rights to dividends. Retirement village operators such as Metlifecare and Ryman Healthcare extended their decline.

Retirement stocks under pressure on housing fears

9 April 2019 - New Zealand shares fell for a fifth session as retirement village operators Summerset Group and Metlifecare suffered amid fears a slowing property market will dent their fortunes.

Slowing property market weighs on sharemarket

8 April 2019 - New Zealand shares fell for a fourth day as the threat of a slowing property market was seen weighing on retirement sector stocks such as Summerset Group and Metlifecare.

NZ shares fall; weak Summerset sales weigh on retirement stocks

5 April 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Summerset Group, after the retirement village operator and developer cited a slowing property market in reporting weak sales. Rivals Ryman Healthcare and Metlifecare suffered accordingly.

Defensive stocks end stellar run

4 April 2019 - New Zealand shares fell for a second day as investors pared back their exposure to the equity market after the threat of lower interest rates spurred on demand for companies paying reliable dividends. Defensive stocks including Contact Energy, Mercury NZ and Infratil fell.

Telco boss unexpectedly hangs up and market falls

3 April 2019 - New Zealand shares slipped from a record, with Spark New Zealand falling after managing director Simon Moutter signalled his exit from the country's biggest telecommunications company.

The prospect of rate cuts drive market higher; Maccas helps the rally

2 April 2019 - New Zealand shares extended their rally for a sixth day as growing expectations for an interest rate cut stokes broad-based demand for equities. Plexure Group soared after McDonald's invested in the tech minnow.

NZ shares join Asian rally as Chinese data boosts investor confidence

1 April 2019 - New Zealand shares continued their march higher, joining a rally across Asia as better than expected Chinese manufacturing data lifted investor confidence. Tourism Holdings led the market higher

NZX50 delivers 12% gain in March quarter as low rates spur demand for yield

29 March 2019 - The S&P/NZX 50 Index climbed almost 12 percent to end the March quarter at a record, as a late tailwind from the Reserve Bank's bias towards lower rates spurred demand for companies with reliable dividends such as Meridian Energy and Genesis Energy.

Dividend yield stocks again dominate sharemarket trading

28 March 2019 - New Zealand shares extended their rally as the prospect of low interest rates maintained the appeal of companies with reliable dividends, such as Genesis Energy and Trustpower. Air New Zealand rose on plans to cut costs.

NZ shares surge as rate cut prospect buoys yield plays; Mercury, Meridian hit records

27 March 2019 - New Zealand shares got an unexpected boost after the Reserve Bank's warning that it may cut interest rates stoked demand for companies with stable dividends. Utilities Meridian Energy and Mercury NZ hit records.

Wall St weakness shrugged off; Defensive stocks gain; Genesis hits record

26 March 2019 - New Zealand shares shrugged off the weak leads from Wall Street overnight as the defensive qualities of companies offering stable dividends found favour with investors. Genesis Energy was among those beneficiaries, hitting a record today.

NZ shares fall from record as bond inversion triggers global sell-off

25 March 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a global decline as investors sold off equities when long-term US interest rates fell below shorter-dated debt, a technical signal that may indicate an approaching recession. Stocks trading near records, such as Meridian Energy and Contact Energy, fell.

Shares climb to record on low rate outlook

22 March 2019 - New Zealand shares rose to a record as the prospect of low interest rates for even longer stoked demand for companies offering regular income such as Meridian Energy and Mercury NZ. Synlait Milk extended its recovery from a weak first-half result earlier this week.

NZ shares rise on Fed restraint, local GDP growth; Auckland Airport slides

21 March 2019 - New Zealand shares rose after the US Federal Reserve signalled no rate rises there this year and local GDP data came in stronger than many economists had expected.  Auckland International Airport extended its decline from a record, while also shedding rights to its interim dividend.

Dairy shares take froth off NZ sharemarket

20 March 2019 - New Zealand shares fell for a second day, led lower by Synlait Milk after the dairy company reported weaker earnings, disappointing investors who had anticipated another strong result.

Sharemarket falls as investors avoid anything to do with construction

19 March 2019 - New Zealand shares fell from a record in quiet trading. Gentrack led the declines as investors fretted over the Brexit implications for the UK exposed utilities software developer.

NZ shares at record; trading quiet as investors digest re-weightings

18 March 2019 - New Zealand shares rose to a record in quiet trading as investors digested the latest round of index re-weightings and wait on upcoming earnings. Kathmandu Holdings led the market higher.

Heavy trading on NZX with index re-weightings heightening activity

15 March 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in heavy trading as index re-weightings heightened activity in a week that had already been punctuated by some large investors repositioning their portfolios. Gentrack led the market higher.

Big day of trading as investors reposition portfolios

14 March 2019 - New Zealand shares rose in heavy trading with Spark New Zealand and Contact Energy attracting some big placements from large investors repositioning their portfolios. Sky Network Television extended its recovery on large volumes.

Uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union keeps investors on edge

13 March 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, with markets weaker across Asia as the uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union keeps investors on edge. Fletcher Building dropped as investors remain wary of the construction firm.

Defensive stocks remain attractive in an uncertain global environment

12 March 2019 - New Zealand shares edged up as defensive stocks such as utilities remained attractive to investors in an uncertain global environment. Restaurant Brands New Zealand rose as its suitor declared a partial takeover unconditional.

NZ shares decline as global uncertainty weighs; Sky TV hits low

11 March 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as uncertainty about the global economy weighed on investor confidence. Sky Network Television dropped to a new low as the pay-TV operator remains out of favour.

NZ shares cap off 10-year bull market with 0.9% weekly gain

8 March 2019 - New Zealand shares rallied into the 10th anniversary of the longest bull market in share market history, gaining 0.9 percent this week after central banks around the world indicate interest rates will remain low and might go even lower.

Defensive stocks find favour with investors

7 March 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher with gains by utility and real estate yield stocks offsetting a clutch of companies shedding rights to dividends. Restaurant Brands New Zealand gained on its continuing sales growth.

Fonterra Fund leads NZX higher

6 March 2019 - New Zealand shares edged up, led by the Fonterra Shareholders' Fund as a stronger than expected dairy auction was seen as an optimistic sign for the sector, despite the fact that it would add pressure to earnings.

NZ shares fall from record as global markets come off the boil; Mercury drops

5 March 2019 - New Zealand shares fell in light trading, following the end of earnings season, as local investors followed overseas leads where markets were generally weaker. Mercury NZ led the market lower.

NZ shares hit record as prospect of US-China trade deal buoys Asia; A2 gains

4 March 2019 - New Zealand shares rose to a record high as the prospect of a trade deal between the US and China helped buoy stock markets across Asia. Dairy exporters A2 Milk and Synlait Milk were among the day's leaders.

Earnings season ends on a sour note; index changes boost volume

28 February 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as the local earnings season ended on a sour note, with Air New Zealand confirming a lacklustre result. Tourism Holdings gained after being upgraded after investors digested its earnings this week.

After run of good results some companies disappoint

26 February 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, with several disappointments in the earnings season, as rental RV operator Tourism Holdings posted weaker than expected earnings, Vector warned on dividend growth and Gentrack downgraded its outlook.

Reporting season continues on NZX; Here's the latest results

25 February 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as Freightways and Chorus both gained after delivering earnings in line with expectations. Synlait Milk jumped ahead of this week's dairy auction and a potential hike in the farmgate milk price.

Air NZ and Auckland Airport lift market

22 February 2019 - New Zealand shares rose, with heavy trading in Auckland International Airport and Air New Zealand after the airport operator lifted earnings and said it will cut airline landing fees.

NZ shares gain; A2 hits new record, F&P climbs on patent deal

21 February 2019 - New Zealand shares rose for a second day as a2 Milk reached a record following its strong earnings yesterday and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare jumped on the end of a costly, long-running patent dispute.

NZ shares gain; A2 jumps to 12-month high as earnings outperform

20 February 2019 - New Zealand shares rose amid a flurry of company earnings. A2 Milk hit a 12-month high after beating analysts' expectations, while Spark New Zealand, Fletcher Building and Meridian Energy fell.

A2 downgraded on eve of earnings, Heartland misses expectations

19 February 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, with A2 Milk weaker after an analyst dubbed it overvalued and as weak Chinese sales by Australian supplements maker Blackmores weighed on the dairy company. Heartland Group declined on weaker-than-expected earnings.

NZ shares subdued as China trade tensions weigh; Sky TV falls

18 February 2019 - New Zealand shares edged lower in subdued trading as fears over the country's trade relations with China unnerved investors. Property For Industry fell after its earnings missed expectations, while Port of Tauranga hit a new record when upgrading its annual earnings guidance.

A2 and Fisher & Paykel lead NZX down on China fears

15 February 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as pessimism over trade negotiations between the US and China cast a pall across Asia. Exporters including A2 Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare led the market lower.

Six day run of gains ends on sharemarket

14 February 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, snapping a six-day run of gains, as a stronger kiwi dollar weighed on exporters such as Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk. Skellerup bucked the trend, gaining after it reported increased earnings.

NZ shares join global rally on US-China trade optmism; SkyCity falls

13 February 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a global rally on optimism that the latest US delegation to Beijing will make meaningful gains in soothing the strained trade relations. Tourism Holdings led widespread gains; SkyCity Entertainment Group fell after reporting a decline in first-half profit and a share buyback.

NZ shares gain as power companies Meridian, Genesis, Mercury buoyed by low rate outlook

12 February 2019 - New Zealand shares gained as growing bets for an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank stoked demand for utility companies such as Mercury NZ, Meridian Energy and Genesis Energy with steady dividends.

Contact kicks off earnings season on a bright note

11 February 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as Contact Energy's first-half earnings delivered a better-than-expected dividend, giving investors something to cheer at the start of the domestic reporting season. Restaurant Brands New Zealand led the market higher.

All quiet on NZ sharemarket ahead of earnings season

8 February 2019 - New Zealand shares gained in the run-up to corporate earnings season, with Contact Energy the first major company out of the blocks on Monday. Australian results have been mixed so far this week.

NZ shares gain as prospect of rate cut stokes demand for yield stocks

7 February 2019 - New Zealand shares gained as growing expectations of lower interest rates stoked demand for companies offering regular dividend income, such as Chorus and Meridian Energy. Dairy companies A2 Milk Co and Synlait Milk were boosted by stronger demand for dairy products.

Bank shares rally after let off from Royal Commission

5 February 2019 - New Zealand shares followed Australia higher as banking stocks rallied on both sides of the Tasman after a Royal Commission into the sector was less harsh than many had feared. Dual-listed lenders Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, Westpac Banking Corp and AMP all rallied.

Australian banking report spooks investors

4 February 2019 - New Zealand shares fell in relatively quiet trading, with investors keeping one eye across the Tasman for the findings of a royal commission into the banking sector and waiting for the domestic earnings season to start next week.

NZ shares edge up ahead of earnings season; Air NZ at 3-month low

1 February 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher in relatively quiet trading as investors wait for company earnings season to kick off later this month. Air New Zealand dropped to a three-month low, extending its decline after this week's profit warning.

Kiwi bourse joins global rally as Fed poised to keep rates low; Air NZ falls again

31 January 2019 - New Zealand shares joined a global rally, led by A2 Milk Co, as local investors were buoyed the prospect of low US interest rates keeping equities attractive. Air New Zealand fell for another day.

Air NZ warning weighs on tourism; NZ shares fall

30 January 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Air New Zealand, as the national carrier's earnings and softer outlook weighed on other tourism-related companies. Auckland International Airport and Tourism Holdings fell.

Not a good day on the sharemarket amid ongoing concerns about global growth

29 January 2019 - New Zealand shares fell, in line with declines in the US and across Asia, amid ongoing concerns about global growth, particularly in China.

NZ shares edge higher; Australian, Auckland holidays sap volumes

28 January 2019 - New Zealand shares edged higher in thin trading, with holidays in Auckland and Australia keeping a lid on activity. Fonterra Shareholders' Fund and Freightways gained.

NZ stocks inch higher ahead of earnings season

25 January 2019 - New Zealand shares inched higher but trading was mixed as investors prepare for the local earnings season and hope for progress on the on-going trade dispute between China and the US.

NZ shares inch higher as US shutdown sidelines investors

24 January 2019 - New Zealand shares inched higher but trading was mixed on concerns that US economic growth will take a hit from the longest-ever government shutdown and as investors pared back expectations of a New Zealand rate cut.

NZ shares ease on global growth concerns

23 January 2019 - New Zealand shares eased as investors continued to fret about US-China trade tensions and the political impasse in the US.

NZ shares fell on global growth concerns

22 January 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as investors fretted about a possible slowdown in global growth. Spark saw the heaviest volumes traded.

NZ stocks gain; investors seek value ahead of earnings season

21 January 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as investors picked through mixed local and international economic signals to focus on firms likely to do better in a slowing environment.

Sharemarket follow Asian markets higher on renewed hopes for China-US resolution

18 January 2019 - New Zealand shares followed Asian markets higher on renewed hopes for a resolution to the US-China trade tensions. Trading was light with few local drivers.

NZ shares get further lift from positive offshore markets

17 January 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as sentiment continued to benefit from positive offshore leads. Genesis Energy, A2 Milk and Synlait Milk gained.

Stocks rise, buoyed by dairy prices, overseas markets

16 January 2019 - New Zealand shares rose, buoyed by steady gains in overseas market and a better than expected result from the latest dairy auction overnight.

Local shares drift after US stocks eased back overnight

15 January 2019 - New Zealand shares drifted in quiet trading after US stocks ended in the red. Spark slid while A2 Milk helped shore up the index.

NZ shares inch higher in tepid trade

14 January 2019 - New Zealand shares inched higher in quiet trading as investors await news from offshore. Kathmandu recovered some of its recent losses.

NZ shares fall as investors take a breather

10 January 2019 - New Zealand shares fell as investors took a breather after a round of US-China trade talks wound up. Ryman Healthcare gave back some recent games and Summerset dipped.

NZ shares gain as trade fears ease

9 January 2019 - New Zealand shares gained, supported by growing optimism that the US and China can reach a trade deal. A2 Milk benefited from the lift in sentiment.

NZ shares get further lift on improving offshore sentiment

8 January 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as investors continued to be cheered by positive markets offshore and expectations for progress in trade talks between the US and China. Pushpay continued to rise.

Investors go bargain hunting

7 January 2019 - New Zealand shares rose as improving risk appetite in the wake of strong US jobs data and a note of caution from the US Federal Reserve sparked bargain-hunting in stocks like Kathmandu, Synlait Milk and A2 Milk.

Investors move to defensive stocks on global jitters

4 January 2019 - New Zealand shares rose slightly as growing investor unease over the global economy bolstered demand for defensive stocks such as local utilities Meridian Energy and Mercury NZ.

NZ shares drop in first trading day of 2019 as Kathmandu whacked on weak sales

3 January 2019 - New Zealand shares fell in the first trading of 2019, led lower by Kathmandu Holdings, which was punished for posting weaker-than-expected Christmas sales.

Local equity market ends year on a firm note

31 December 2018 - The New Zealand share market ended 2018 on a firm note, lifted from earlier doldrums by a positive start to trading across the Ditch and with the dual-listed shares in A2 Milk leading the market higher.

NZ shares nudge higher on last full day's trading for the year

28 December 2018 - New Zealand shares rose in the last full day of trading for 2018 on subdued volumes with many investors out for the Christmas and New Year holiday. Summerset Group led the market higher.

NZ shares rise as blue chips rally into holiday period; Spark gains

20 December 2018 - New Zealand shares rose as investors sought out blue-chip stocks, such as Spark New Zealand and SkyCity Entertainment Group, before heading into the holiday period.

NZ shares gain as upcoming Fed meeting bolsters yield stocks; Sky TV gains

19 December 2018 - New Zealand shares gained on expectations the US Federal Reserve may soften its interest rate outlook for the coming year. Sky Network Television extended its rebound.

Heartland sinks; Markets await US Fed's interest rate call

18 December 2018 - New Zealand shares fell, joining a sell-off across Asia, as investors fret over the future track of US interest rates ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy review. Heartland Group sank on concerns over stricter banking capital requirements.

NZ shares follow Asian rally; exporters F&P Health, A2 gain

17 December 2018 - New Zealand shares rallied late in the trading session to follow Asian markets higher, led by export-focused firms including Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk.

NZ shares fall as investor uncertainty weighs on exporters; F&P Health, A2 drop

14 December 2018 - New Zealand shares fell as uncertainty over the global economy and US-China trade tensions pushed Asian markets lower. Exporters Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, A2 Milk and Comvita all declined.

NZ shares rise as optimism over US-China trade deal lingers; Fletcher gains

13 December 2018 - New Zealand shares rose for a third day as investors around Asia remained optimistic that trade tensions between China and the US will ease, removing a risk to global growth.

NZ shares gain as Trade Me hits record on takeover

12 December 2018 - New Zealand shares joined an Asia-wide rally on signs that China-US trade relations may be thawing, while Trade Me hit a record on news the board will back a private equity takeover.

Defensive stocks find favour on NZX; Contact, Meridian rise

11 December 2018 - New Zealand shares rose, led by Contact Energy and Meridian Energy as heightened uncertainty in global markets bolsters the attraction of defensive stocks offering stable dividends.

NZ shares fall to 5-week low as trade tensions spook investors; A2 drops

10 December 2018 - New Zealand shares fell to a five-week low as rising concerns about global growth due to heightened US-China trade tensions extended into Asian markets. Export-focused A2 Milk dropped.

NZ shares rally on speculation of flat US rate track; Spark gains

7 December 2018 - New Zealand shares rose as markets across Asia rallied on speculation the US Federal Reserve will keep interest rates on hold next year, which would maintain the yield attraction of stocks over bonds. Spark New Zealand was up in heavy trading.

Huawei CFO arrest reignites trade fears; A2 drops

6 December 2018 - New Zealand shares fell, joining a sell-off across Asia, as the arrest of a Huawei executive reignited fears about US-China trade tensions. Chinese-focused exporter A2 Milk declined.

NZ shares join global decline as trade jitters re-emerge; Gentrack, F&P Health fall

5 December 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for a second day as doubts about the ceasefire in the US-China trade stoush weighed on global markets, hitting growth stocks and exporters such as Gentrack Group and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.

Trade tailwind slows market; Spark, Z Energy decline

4 December 2018 - New Zealand shares snapped five days of gains as optimism over the cooling of US-China tensions abated. Spark New Zealand declined as new accounting standards prompted it to adopt new earnings measures.

NZ shares extend gain as cooling trade tensions buoy Asian markets

3 December 2018 - New Zealand shares were led higher by exporter A2 Milk as cooling trade tensions between China and the US allayed fears of slowing global growth and boosted stock markets across Asia.

NZ shares end November higher in heavy month-end trading

30 November 2018 - New Zealand shares rose for a fourth day in heavier-than-usual trading as major institutional investors reallocated their portfolios, pushing up heavyweight stocks including Spark New Zealand and Meridian Energy.

Local shares join global rally as Fed set to pause rate hikes; Pushpay gains

29 November 2018 - New Zealand shares joined a global rally after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell indicated an early pause to higher interest rates, stoking demand for growth stocks such as Pushpay Holdings.

NZX joins Asia-wide rally; Market led higher by growth stocks Pushpay, A2

28 November 2018 - New Zealand shares joined an Asia-wide rally, led higher by export-focused growth stocks Pushpay Holdings and A2 Milk, two of the bourse's most volatile stocks.

NZ shares rise as upbeat Wall St bolsters A2, blue chips

27 November 2018 - New Zealand shares followed Wall Street higher as global events remain top of mind for investors, underpinning growth stock A2 Milk Co and blue-chip firms such as Spark New Zealand and Fletcher Building.

NZ shares fall with blue chips A2, Ryman; F&P Healthcare gains

26 November 2018 - New Zealand shares fell in light trading as blue-chip stocks including A2 Milk Co, Ryman Healthcare and Fletcher Building followed Australia lower. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare gained after reporting increased earnings.

NZ shares snap decline as growth stocks Tourism Holdings, A2 recover

22 November 2018 - New Zealand shares snapped a six-day decline as a revival in global investor optimism boosted beat-up growth stocks such as Tourism Holdings, A2 Milk and Pushpay Holdings. Fletcher Building extended its decline.

Trade Me soars on takeover bid; Fletcher sinks deeper

21 November 2018 - New Zealand shares fell as Fletcher Building dropped to a 14-year low, adding to yesterday's rout after its profit warning. Trade Me soared to a record on a potential takeover.

Fletcher slumps to 9-yr low on profit warning

20 November 2018 - New Zealand shares fell as Fletcher Building slumped to a nine-year low after the country's biggest listed construction firm warned of weaker profit, and as growth stocks such as Pushpay Holdings followed Wall Street lower.

NZ shares dip as trade war fears linger

19 November 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for a fifth day as investors remain wary of the impact a trade war will have on company earnings with export-focused stocks Tourism Holdings and Pushpay still under pressure. Fletcher Building declined ahead of tomorrow's annual meeting.

NZ stocks fall on renewed Brexit uncertainty, dividend payouts

16 November 2018 - New Zealand shares fell as Brexit worries and a lack of earnings news let investors with a lack of direction. Three top-50 stocks also went ex-dividend today.

NZ stocks mixed as global worries weigh on local news

15 November 2018 - New Zealand shares were mixed as weak international investor sentiment weighed on positive local earnings.

Wall Street drops; NZX follows; But Spark, Port of Tauranga gain

13 November 2018 - New Zealand shares fell after a sharp drop on Wall Street overnight spooked investors throughout Asia’s markets.

Shares mixed on weak overnight leads; Spark gains, Fletcher falls

12 November 2018 - New Zealand shares were mixed as wary local investors tried to find value in a still volatile global environment.

NZ stocks extend gains, buoyed by local rates outlook; Spark, Z rise

9 November 2018 - New Zealand shares rose as benign comments from the US and local central banks supported a more positive outlook through to the end of the year.

NZ stocks lift on relief rally after US elections

8 November 2018 - New Zealand shares rose as markets were relieved U midterm elections did not throw up any major political surprises. SkyCity Entertainment gained on the sale of its Darwin casino.

NZ shares lift as US election results look to be largely as expected

7 November 2018 - New Zealand shares rose as results from the US midterm elections seemed to indicate the Democrats would take control of the House but wouldn't win the Senate. Z Energy gained while A2 Milk and Synlait Milk fell.

NZ stocks tick higher as offshore moves lift sentiment

6 November 2018 - New Zealand shares ticked up, supported by overnight gains on Wall Street and positive trading in Australia. A2 Milk Co and Synlait Milk rose.

Global investors grow wary and NZX falls; Z Energy slides further

5 November 2018 - New Zealand shares fell with local earnings insufficient to embolden investors wary about the outlook for the global economy. Z Energy again led the market lower.

NZ stocks mixed; Z Energy extends decline

2 November 2018 - New Zealand shares were mixed as the prospect of a slowing domestic economy came head-to-head with improved global sentiment.

Stocks rise as emboldened investors seek value; Z Energy plunges

1 November 2018 - New Zealand shares rose for a fourth day in five as improving sentiment in global markets encouraged investors back into some favoured sectors.

NZ shares outperform Australia as ANZ kicks off bank earnings

31 October 2018 - New Zealand shares outperformed their Australian counterparts as Australia & New Zealand Banking Group kicked off reporting by the 'four pillars' of the banking sector.

NZ shares gain; Spark dominates in moribund trading

29 October 2018 - New Zealand shares rose in lacklustre trading dominated by Spark New Zealand, which will update shareholders at this week's annual meeting.

NZ shares mixed as global investors spooked by Amazon, Google results

26 October 2018 - New Zealand shares were mixed as weaker than expected earnings from global tech giants spooked investors already wary of over-valued equity markets.

Shares extend slide as global jitters dent growth stocks; Gentrack, Pushpay drop

25 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for a fifth day as a rout on Wall Street spread into Asian markets, weighing heavily on growth stocks such as software firms Gentrack and Pushpay.

Fletcher hits 6-month low and NZ shares down for 4th day in a row

24 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for a fourth session as Fletcher Building dropped to a six-month low and dairy companies A2 Milk and Synlait Milk remained under pressure.

NZ shares fall as F&P Healthcare loses latest patent dispute

23 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell to a four-month low, with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare among the hardest hit after the breathing mask maker lost the latest round in a wide-ranging patent dispute.

NZ shares fall most across Asia; Z still under pressure

19 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell the most across Asia as Z Energy led the market lower for another day amid rising oil prices, growing competition and the threat of increased regulation.

Restaurant Brands soars on takeover talk, but stocks dip

18 October 2018 - New Zealand shares were mixed as a dip by blue-chips Spark New Zealand, A2 Milk and Contact Energy took the sheen off Restaurant Brands New Zealand's double-digit spike on a takeover bid.

A2 calms critics with strong sales

17 October 2018 - New Zealand shares rose, led by A2 Milk Co, which calmed nervous investors with a strong first-quarter update. Synlait Milk followed suit, albeit on much lighter volumes.

NZ shares fall as Meridian faces declining hydro storage

16 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for a second day with Meridian Energy lower as the power company confronts dry conditions, and exporters Comvita and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare faced a stronger kiwi dollar.

NZ shares dip as Fletcher gives up pursuit of Steel & Tube

15 October 2018 - New Zealand shares dipped, outperforming many Asian markets, as Fletcher Building aborted its pursuit of Steel & Tube Holdings after its increased offer wasn't warmly embraced by the targe

Blue chip stocks drive NZX recovery

12 October 2018 - New Zealand shares ended a nine-day losing streak, with A2 Milk and blue-chip stocks such as Spark New Zealand, Mercury NZ and Auckland International Airport driving the recovery.

NZ shares drop to 4-month low following Wall St rout; A2 slumps 11%

11 October 2018 - New Zealand shares joined Wall Street's rout, falling to a four-month low as investors sold out of growth-orientated stocks against the backdrop of rising US interest rates. A2 Milk Co led the slide, shedding more than a tenth of its value.

Investors remain nervous; Fonterra down

10 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for an eighth day as investors remain uncertain about the global economic outlook. Fonterra Shareholders' Fund fell on the milk processor's lower forecast payout to farmers.

NZ shares fall for 7th day as US bond yields hold sway

9 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for a seventh day. Rising US bond yields kept a lid on equity markets across Asia, weighing on growth-orientated stocks such as A2 Milk Co and Pushpay Holdings.

NZX closes at lowest level in a month; Rising US bond yields ripple through Asia

8 October 2018 - New Zealand shares joined a global sell-off as rising US bond yields took the sheen off blue-chip stocks including Fletcher Building, Contact Energy and Spark New Zealand. Z Energy fell to a two-and-a-half month low on a threat of heightened regulation.

NZ shares fall as rising yields trim demand; Synlait drops

5 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for a sixth session as rising US bond yields dented investors' appetite for stocks. Synlait Milk led the market lower, dropping to a five-month low.

A2 still in the dog-box; Genesis, Akl Airport shed dividend rights

4 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for a fourth day as A2 Milk Co remains out of favour after recent selling by its chief executive and a director. Genesis Energy and Auckland International Airport also declined after shedding rights to dividend payments.

A2 director sells; Fletcher overture rebuffed; market falls

3 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell, led by A2 Milk Co, after one of the company's directors sold a small parcel of shares. Fletcher Building declined after surprising investors with a takeover bid for Steel & Tube Holdings.

Shares slip on rising costs, dwindling business confidence

2 October 2018 - New Zealand shares slipped as the weakest business confidence in nine years and fears over future profitability weighed on stocks linked to the local economic cycle.

NZ shares fall as Spark, Ryman give up recent gains in quiet trading

1 October 2018 - New Zealand shares fell as stocks that rallied into the end of the quarter - including Spark New Zealand and Ryman Healthcare - gave up some of those gains.

NZ shares climb as NZX50 gains 4.3% in September quarter

28 September 2018 - New Zealand shares rose in the final day of the quarter, led higher by blue-chip stocks such as Spark New Zealand and Ryman Healthcare.

NZ shares fall as A2 extends decline, property stocks lose shine

27 September 2018 - New Zealand shares fell as A2 Milk Co extended its decline since its chief executive sold down her holding. Rising bond yields also dimmed the lustre of property stocks.

NZ shares edge up; rising oil prices keep Air NZ cautious

26 September 2018 - New Zealand shares edged higher as improved confidence lifted building and tourism stocks. Rising oil prices kept investors nervous about higher energy costs for companies, and was identified as a headwind for Air New Zealand at its annual meeting.

NZ shares inch higher as investors eye upcoming AGMs

25 September 2018 - New Zealand shares edged higher as investors wait for the upcoming round of annual meetings for a clearer steer on company outlooks.

NZ stocks mixed, A2 Milk leads declines

24 September 2018 - New Zealand shares were mixed as last week’s FTSE index adjustments rippled through major stocks today. A2 Milk, which has entered the FTSE Russell All World Index, led the declines; Sky Network Television, which made way for it, led the gains.

NZ shares edge higher, boosted by tourism data, earnings

21 September 2018 - New Zealand shares edged higher as strong tourism data boosted prospects for airports and attraction operators. A2 Milk rose for a third day ahead of the reweighting of FTSE indices that it will have a larger presence in.

NZ shares rise as Tourism Holdings upgraded; Spark sheds dividend rights

20 September 2018 - New Zealand shares edged higher as Tourism Holdings snapped a seven-day slide on a broker upgrade. Spark New Zealand was among several companies shedding rights to dividends.

NZ shares shrug off Synlait slump, join global rally

19 September 2018 - New Zealand shares rose as investors shrugged off a slightly gloomier outlook for Synlait Milk and joined a global rally as the latest bout in the US-China trade war wasn't as harsh as feared.

NZ shares gain as yields remain attractive in low rate environment

18 September 2018 - New Zealand shares rose as high dividend yields from the likes of Spark New Zealand and NZX remain attractive for investors in a low interest rate environment.

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed as index rebalancing looms; Pushpay, A2 gain

17 September 2018 - New Zealand shares were mixed in light trading as investors weighed up the impact of index rebalancing at the end of this week. Growth stocks Pushpay Holdings and A2 Milk Co gained, while Sky Network Television fell.

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain as thaw in US-China trade relations boosts optimism; Pushpay rises on upgrade

14 September 2018 - New Zealand shares joined the global rally in equity markets as the prospect of improving trade relations between the US and China lifted investor confidence. Pushpay Holdings led the market higher after getting a broker upgrade.

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join Asia rally on trade optimism; Fonterra loss dominates headlines

13 September 2018 - New Zealand shares rose, joining a regional rally on optimism over US-China trade relations. Fonterra Cooperative Group's first annual loss dominated local headlines.

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drop back as SkyCity, Air NZ weaken; NZX rises on Nasdaq MOU

12 September 2018 - New Zealand shares dropped back, led lower by Mercury NZ and SkyCity Entertainment Group, as yesterday's gains weren't repeated.

NZ shares up 2% as energy stocks rally on expert report; A2, Fisher & Paykel Health gain

11 September 2018 - New Zealand shares rose strongly in busy trading, led by A2 Milk Co and Contact Energy. Energy stocks gained on the release of a sector report which allayed fears of tighter regulation.

NZ shares drop from recent highs; Ryman, Fletcher fall

10 September 2018 - New Zealand shares weakened from recent highs, led lower by Ryman Healthcare and Fletcher Building.

NZ shares fall as investors cash in August gains; Tourism Holdings, A2 drop

7 September 2018 - New Zealand shares fell for a third session, taking their weekly decline to 2.3 percent, as investors cashed in some of August's gains in what was a strong month for the local market. Tourism Holdings and a2 Milk Co declined.

NZ shares drop as stocks shed dividend rights; Synlait, Heartland, A2 fall

6 September 2018 - New Zealand shares dropped as many large stocks shed their dividend rights, with Synlait Milk, Heartland Bank and A2 Milk Co leading the index lower.

NZ shares fall, Sky TV and FPH drop while Chorus, Arvida rise

5 September 2018 - New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Sky Network Television on continued earnings worries and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, while Chorus and Arvida Group gained.

NZ shares gain as investors eye rate cut change; Sky TV, Port of Tauranga gain

4 September 2018 - New Zealand shares rose as investors weigh up the prospect of a potential rate cut, spurring demand for stocks with high dividends, in a world economy that remains relatively robust. Sky Network Television, Spark New Zealand and Chorus gained.

NZ shares fall today, led lower by Sky TV and Tourism Holdings, but gain 4.4% in August

31 August 2018 - New Zealand shares dipped, led lower by Sky Network Television and Tourism Holdings, but gained over 4% in the month after a busy earnings season.

NZ shares drop as Sky TV, NZX fall; Vector, Chorus gain

30 August 2018 - New Zealand shares dropped from yesterday's record, led lower by Sky Network Television and NZX. Vector and Chorus gained.

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares hit record; Synlait, a2 gain while Sky TV, Z Energy drop

27 August 2018 - New Zealand shares hit a record, led higher by Synlait Milk and a2 Milk Co while Sky Network Television continued Friday's decline.

NZ shares drop as Air NZ, Ebos fall; F&P Healthcare, Auckland Airport gain

23 August 2018 - New Zealand shares dropped as investors picked a weaker outlook for Air New Zealand and Ebos. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp and Auckland International Airport gained on expectations for continuing strong earnings growth.

NZ shares at fresh record as Trade Me, A2, Meridian gain on earnings; Fletcher drops

22 August 2018 - New Zealand shares hit another record amidst a slew of earnings, with Trade Me Group and A2 Milk Co gaining on their annual accounts while Fletcher Building dropped.

NZ shares drop as Pushpay weakens further while Skycity gains on earnings

8 August 2018 - MARKET CLOSE: New Zealand shares fell, led lower by Pushpay Holdings' continued weakness, while Skycity Entertainment Group gained on its strong annual results.

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AIA 4.55 2.55 2.69 2.79
ANZ 4.44 3.15 3.25 3.39
ANZ Special - 2.55 2.69 2.79
ASB Bank 4.45 2.55 2.69 2.79
Bluestone 3.49 3.49 3.49 3.49
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HSBC Premier 4.49 2.45 2.60 2.65
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ICBC 3.69 ▼2.45 2.65 2.79
Kainga Ora 4.43 2.93 3.07 3.24
Kiwibank 3.40 3.30 3.54 3.54
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Liberty 5.69 - - -
Nelson Building Society 4.95 3.45 3.49 -
Pepper Essential 4.79 - - -
Resimac 3.39 3.35 2.99 3.35
SBS Bank 4.54 3.05 3.19 3.25
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The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40 2.55 2.69 2.79
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TSB Bank 5.34 3.29 3.45 3.59
TSB Special 4.54 2.49 2.65 2.79
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