Business headlines with summaries.
Auckland-based drugmaker AFT Pharmaceuticals is planning a $33.2 million share float to fund future product research and market growth.
Leading manufacturing company Fisher and Paykel Healthcare's net profit has hit a record high after introducing new products and changing its approach in the United States.
Airport and utilities software company Gentrack has seen its full year profit more than triple, with strong growth in sales.
Health software provider Orion Health is spending more on research and development to keep up with global demand for health management software.
Fonterra is nailing its commercial colours and much of its future to China and emerging markets as it struggles in the face of weak demand and prices.
Fonterra has told its farmer shareholders to expect a higher payout for its milk next year but warns the volatility in global markets will continue.
The outlook for the economy looks positive and growth will head back towards three percent, according to new quarterly predictions.
Health software provider Orion Health has made a first half net loss of $27 million, though revenues are higher than the year earlier.
Tower Insurance has made a loss of nearly $7 million for the year ended September, because of extra costs of the Canterbury earthquake claims.
Investment firm Rangatira has increased its stake in small goods manufacturer Hellers.
Greater consumer protection is needed against insurance agents who may be switching people between companies against their best interests, according to a report.
Listed glass manufacturer Metro Performance Glass says strong sales are behind a first-half profit at the top of its forecasts.
Retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare has reported a higher net profit as it heads towards record building rates.
Kathmandu's board is expected to face tough questions over an incentive package for its new chief executive at the annual meeting in Christchurch today.
Fonterra has sold its half share in a United States-based cheese-making joint venture for $196 million.
New Zealand has offered to host the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership early next year, despite uncertainty the deal will get over the line in the United States. (AUDIO)
Seafood company Sanford says its full year net profit is down more than 38 percent, impacted by one-time costs.
KiwiSaver companies are more concerned with expanding their business than offering sound financial advice to their customers, the Financial Market Authority says. (COMMENTS)
Property investor and developer Kiwi Property says its first half net profit is up more than 51 percent, driven by solid rental income and lower borrowing costs.
The country's biggest listed company, Fletcher Building, has raised its earnings guidance for the current year on the back of a strong local construction sector.