|Published : 13 Oct 2016, 15:38:18|
New Zealand shares gain
New Zealand shares gained on Thursday, supported by materials and telecom stocks, which accounted for more than half of the gains.
The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index ticked up 0.3 per cent, or 23.99 points, to 7131.45.
Fletcher Building was the top gainer on the benchmark, rising as much as 3.9 per cent - its biggest single day percentage gain in eight weeks.
Spark New Zealand rose 1.0 per cent, according to a news agency report.