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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

Wool price hits 3-year high
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:07
New Zealand lamb wool prices rose to a three-year high last week on increased demand for the fibre from clothing manufacturers in China.The price for lamb wool jumped 10 cents to $6.10 per kilogram at last week's North Island auction,...


Future Auckland: From school to the shop floor
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00
Yesterday Auckland celebrated its birthday. What better occasion to take stock of where the city is and to think about what happens next? It's a great place - but it can be even better. In the second of our five-part Future Auckland...


OCR rise melts away into distant future
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00
The prospect of further rises in the Reserve Bank's official cash rate has disappeared over the horizon - at least the time horizon within which it is useful for the bank to give guidance or for market economists to forecast.When...


Stephen Jacobi: Clock ticks on trade talks as detractors grow
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00
The big question for trade policy watchers as we begin a new year is whether the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations might be concluded. Last year, I thought negotiations could be concluded by April. I was wrong.This year...


NZ dollar drops to three-year low against greenback
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00
The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback.The kiwi touched 74.25 US cents this morning, having broken through...


Australian interest 'tribute' to NRL Auckland Nines
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00
Australian cities could get to bid for the NRL Auckland Nines rugby league tournament when the contract comes up for renewal next year.All 16 star-studded NRL clubs will line up for the second year of the lucrative Eden Park event...


Greece set to defy EU, IMF
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00
A radical leftist party that wants to cancel Greece's European Union debts of more than 200 billion ($300 billion) went into today's election with a seven-point lead.If Syriza wins, it would be the first anti-austerity party to...


â¬1.1 trillion stimulus boosts markets
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00
The New Zealand dollar rallied against the euro, fell sharply against the US dollar, and world share markets surged on the European Central Bank's (ECB) decision to embark on an ambitious bond buying programme to try and rejuvenate...


Brian Fallow: When growth loses its puff
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30
Low inflation is one of those good things you can have too much of.A strong disinflationary tide is running in the global economy.The euro area is in outright deflation, consumer prices having fallen 0.2 per cent over calendar...


Haggle, but rents will still rise: expert
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00
Renters can strike a bargain when moving into a vacant property but they won't avoid rental price increases, a property expert says.Property developer and commentator Olly Newland's comments came after Barfoot & Thompson figures...


AA calls for inquiry on fuel pricing
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00
The Automobile Association has called for a ministerial inquiry into the cost of fuel as an informal survey found variations of up to $1.34 at different sites around the country.Last week, the Australian Competition and Consumer...


Super City costs and services: Auckland, it's time to speak
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00
The time has come for Aucklanders to swap sunnies for reading glasses and face some tough choices on the costs and services of the Super City.People have seven weeks to provide feedback on a draft 10-year budget that, according...


George Wood, Dick Quax, Cameron Brewer: Our rate, borrow and spend city
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:56
The Long Term Plan makes it clear the City Rail Link has virtually become a vanity project for the mayor, desperate to author his own legacyThe rate, borrow and spend approach of Mayor Len Brown is confirmed in the long-term plan...


Has Auckland got its 10-year budget right?
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:22
Aucklanders have seven weeks to provide feedback on a draft 10-year budget that, according to Mayor Len Brown, includes some of the biggest decisions on Auckla


Auckland rent increases unavoidable - expert
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:25
Renters can strike a bargain when moving into a vacant property but they won't avoid rental price increases, a property expert says.His comments come after figures suggesting Auckland tenants could expect rental increases of an...


Rental prices remain steady across the country
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:38
Renters have been sheltered from the otherwise volatile housing market with rental prices remaining steady over the past months and up just over 5 per cent on a year ago, Trade Me Property says.For the fifth consecutive month the...


Manufacturing hits 10-year high
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:30
Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a decade.The BNZ-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index rose to a seasonally adjusted 57.7 last month, the highest reading for a December...


European co-op to to sell on GDT's platform
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:56
Fonterra's online dairy auction subsidiary, GlobalDairyTrade (GDT), said the northern European cooperative Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) will offer food-grade lactose on its platform.AFI, a global leader in natural whey ingredient...


Public sector staff on hunt for pay rise
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00
Unions have rejected a call from Finance Minister Bill English for further restraint in wage increases because of the low-inflation environment.The Public Service Association says its members have borne the brunt of belt tightening...


Property: Mortgage wars heat up as three more banks cut rates
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00
The latest round of mortgage wars is heating up, with three more banks cutting interest rates in the fight to attract customers.A week after the Herald reported that BNZ and Kiwibank had trimmed some fixed-term rates, ASB, ANZ and...


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