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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

NZ dollar extends slide as easing RBNZ contrasts with more upbeat Fed
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:46
The New Zealand dollar extended its decline, falling below 66 US cents as the prospect of more easing by the Reserve Bank dented the appeal of the kiwi in an environment where the US Federal Reserve prepares to hike interest rates.The...


Dairy's decline here to last?
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:20
App users: Tap here for the full story Fonterra's plan to cut staff will help lift its fortunes, but the giant co-op faces mo


Break out the aspirin for ailing rock star
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00
The rock star is not well. Probably it's nothing to worry about, just that sniffle that's going around. But we can all do our bit to get it back on the road. Depressed dairy prices, the Greek crisis and the Chinese slowdown have obviously...


New Zealand, where the kids are alright
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00
New Zealand is normally to be found in the undistinguished, if not downright alarming, zone of international economic-performance rankings.So it is encouraging when analysis of data that indicates material wellbeing finds us third...


Building consents dip in June
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:11
New Zealand residential building consents fell 4.1 per cent in June as construction intentions in Canterbury tapered off, with the region's housing rebuild nearing a plateau.Seasonally adjusted consents for all dwelling types dropped...


Wall St up on Fed news
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:02
Wall Street's rally accelerated overnight on better-than-expected earnings and after the US Federal Reserve kept alive expectations it will raise its target interest rate this year as the outlook for the economy brightens."The labour...


NZ dollar falls as upbeat Fed drives greenback higher
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:52
The New Zealand dollar fell after the Federal Reserve noted a strengthening US labour market and improvement in the housing market, factors that may herald a lift in US interest rates from near zero. The greenback was broadly stronger...


Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:26
The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but has signaled that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.A statement from the Fed after its latest policy meeting...


End of the affair? China's love of stock leverage is waning
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:00
"Let women fall in love with managing wealth, let men borrow to invest in stocks," says the recorded message at an online lending company in Shanghai. "For stock loans, press two."It's a message that customers won't hear for much...


Exchange rate still too high - Wheeler
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:07
The exchange rate is still too high given current economic conditions, especially commodity prices, Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says.In a speech to ExportNZ in Tauranga this morning he also explained why he expects inflation...


NZ dollar gains before Wheeler speech, as stocks rebound, commodities rise
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:36
The New Zealand dollar rose ahead of a speech by Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler, on speculation he may soften his language about an easing bias, and after stocks rebounded and commodities gained.The kiwi dollar rose to 66.77...


Dollar up on rosier Wheeler talk
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:31
The New Zealand dollar has rallied after what the markets perceived as a more optimistic view of the economy from Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler.Soon after the release of Wheeler's speech notes to a private briefing at 9 am,...


Wall St up on UPS, Pfizer results
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:05
Wall Street was up overnight on better-than-expected corporate earnings including from United Parcel Service and Pfizer, while the latest economic reports suggested the US Federal Reserve might hold off an interest rate hike longer...


Spotlight on social media companies
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00
Twitter and Facebook's earnings reports this week will show whether the companies can wring profit from fresh efforts to attract advertisers and their marketing dollars.Facebook has rolled out improved tools designed to help marketers...


Overseas investors tipped to eye Kiwi dairy farms
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00
International investors from Europe, the United States and Australia are likely to consider buying more New Zealand dairy farms, says an expert.Nathan Penny, ASB rural economist, said falling dairy payouts might force more farms...


Cartoon: Chinese economy
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00


'We said Pharmac and its purchasing model had to be protected' - Little
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:03
The Labour Party says the undermining of Pharmac in the Trans Pacific Partnership breaches one of its bottom lines on the trade deal.Leader Andrew Little said Government had misled the public by not being upfront about the potential...


John Key admits New Zealand's drugs bill will rise
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:32
Prime Minister John Key has admitted that New Zealand will have to pay more for medicines if it signs up to the Trans Pacific Partnership but he says this was unlikely to affect consumers.Negotiations on the 12-nation agreement...


Fed edges toward first rate hike since 2006
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:00
The US Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don't expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting...


NZ dollar gains vs. Australian dollar on Chinese stock rout
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:40
The New Zealand dollar rose to a six-and-a-half week high against its trans-Tasman counterpart after a slump in Chinese equities markets weighed more heavily on the currency of Australia, which counts China as its biggest export market.The...


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