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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald


Kiwi flirts with parity to Aussie dollar
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00
The New Zealand dollar continues its almost daily flirtation with Aussie dollar parity, reaching another record high on the cross rate as expectations began to mount that the Reserve Bank of Australia would soon cut its official interest...

 

Business sectors give the thumbs up
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00
Business is in good heart, ANZ's latest monthly survey of sentiment has found.A net 36 per cent of firms expect general business conditions to improve over the next 12 months, up from a net 34 per cent in the February survey, and...

 

Teaching jobs on the rise
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:04
Teachers looking for a job should head to Wellington, according to Seek's latest Labour Market Report.New job ads in the Education and Training industry were up 18 per cent year-on-year to February 2015 - driven by a 45 per cent...

 

NZ dollar hits new high against Aussie
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:49
The New Zealand dollar rose to a record against the Australian dollar on speculation the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut interest rates again as soon as next week, while the price of iron ore, a key export, continues to slide.The...

 

Wall St rallies amid flurry of takeover deals
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:55
Equities rallied amid a flurry of corporate takeovers as well as comments from China's central bank governor that the government plans to bolster the economy and stoke inflation.In afternoon trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones...

 

Silver Fern boss urges meat companies to pull together
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00
Rationalisation of the New Zealand meat industry could take place through collaboration in processing and freight, rather than through mergers and acquisitions, says Silver Fern Farms chairman Rob Hewett.This month, Meat Industry...

 

Editorial: RMA looks likely to stay largely intact
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00
The Prime Minister was quick to "rip up" the Government's intended reform of the Resource Management Act after the Northland byelection. Suspiciously quick. He may be oddly relieved to lose the numbers he would need in Parliament...

 

Employment confidence increasing: Westpac
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:53
The country is more optimistic about the state of the labour market, according to a new Westpac report.The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index rose to 108.5 in the March quarter - up from 106.5 in the December quarter.However,...

 

Minister Bridges says oil protestors have a point
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:46
Energy Minister Simon Bridges agrees with some of the messages of protestors outside a petroleum summit being held in Auckland today.Environmental activists want the government to pull the plug on encouraging oil exploration -...

 

Wall St eyes on US jobs news this week
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:15
Investors will scrutinise the latest US jobs data this week, with private payrolls, weekly jobless claims and the government's official report at the end of a holiday-shortened week.The ADP employment report is up first,...

 

NZ dollar falls to one-week low vs British pound after BoE's Carney says next move is up
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:06
The New Zealand dollar fell to a one-week low against the British pound after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said the next move in interest rates would be an increase, despite record low inflation.The kiwi touched 50.68 British...

 

Govt releases new areas for oil and gas exploration
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:33
Delegates filing into a petroleum summit in Auckland were greeted by activists holding montages of what they say is damage caused by oil drilling as new areas of the country have been opened up for exploration.About 20 protestors...

 

US stock market has tough week
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00
A tough week on the US stock market ended quietly on Saturday.Major indexes notched modest gains, not nearly enough to make up for the four previous days of losses. It wound up being the second-worst week for the market so far this...

 

Liam Dann: Enjoy sunny economic weather while it lasts
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00
My bank has been harassing me to refix my mortgage. I've been getting reminders for a month and there is still another month to go before my current contract ends.I'm not quite sure what the hurry is. It was only a six-month term...

 

Brian Gaynor: Our small NZX and why liquidity matters
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00
Two of the more important characteristics of any stock exchange are size and liquidity. Size is measured by the total capitalisation of all companies listed on an exchange and liquidity by the total value of shares traded on a daily,...

 

Middle East concern lifts oil prices overnight
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:59
Oil rose while stocks fluctuated overnight after Saudi Arabia and its Arab Gulf allies began air strikes on Yemen, bolstering concern about disruption of supply.Benchmark Brent climbed as much as 5.8 per cent earlier, while West...

 

Tourism lifts with airline capacity
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00
Tourism has returned to strong international growth for the first time since the global financial crisis, boosted by an increase in airline capacity.Figures show tourism generates $65 million a day across New Zealand - $37 million...

 

Verdict on China-led bank waits
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00
The Government has yet to decide whether to join a multilateral bank to finance infrastructure in Asia, an initiative led by China but opposed by the US."Negotiations are still in the early stages, and any decision on whether New...

 

Brian Fallow: If not our backyard, then where?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00
Economic growth, jobs and exports need recognition among the purpose and principles provisions of the Resource Management Act.At least that was the view expressed by Environment Minister Nick Smith in a speech two months ago, outlining...

 

More million dollar homes go under the hammer
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:15
One in five Auckland properties have sold under the hammer for more than $1 million and only two of 55 properties were sold for less than $500,000 last week.Harcourts has just released its latest weekly auction results where it...

 

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