NZ shares gain
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.
The S&P/NZX 50 index gained 33.39 points, or 0.4 percent, to 9,210. Within the index, 28 stocks rose, 13 fell and nine were unchanged. Turnover was $92.3 million, with just fou