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Gains and pains, Brian Gaynor

World Famous in New Zealand: How New Zealand’s Leading Firms Became World-Class Competitors Colin Campbell-Hunt et al Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1869402499 The reforms initiated by Sir Roger Douglas in 1984 gave New Zealand businesspeople a wonderful opportunity to…
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Low rating, Brian Gaynor

Bulls, Bears and Elephants: A History of the New Zealand Stock Exchange David Grant Victoria University Press, $69.95, ISBN 0 86473 308 9 The stock exchange is an enigma to many. The organisation has a popular image as a wealthy…
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It will all happen again, Brian Gaynor

Lost Property: The Crash of ’87…and the aftershock Olly Newland HarperCollins, $19.95 The mid‑1980s ‑ Allan Hawkins and Equiticorp, Fay and Connor slogging it out in Fremantle, Chase Corporation and mirror‑glass buildings, Bruce Judge, share clubs and investment seminars, Bob…
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