20 Dec 2013

Stockmarket ticker in Auckland launched

7:15 am on 20 December 2013

The NZX is boosting its profile in Auckland with the launch of a high-definition, 24-hour stockmarket ticker downtown.

The new ticker will display markets information including indices, stock prices, news, and currency data.

NZX chief executive Tim Bennett says it makes sense to boost the exchange's presence in Auckland.

Mr Bennett says 10 new listings and an increase in the number of shareholders has contributed to a solid year.

He says the sale of Meridian Energy and Mighty River Power contributed significantly to this year's success, which helped to renew interest from New Zealanders in the markets.