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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald


NZ dollar slips as US dollar strengthens on optimism about US rate hike
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:39
The New Zealand dollar slipped as the US dollar strengthened after Federal Reserve officials signalled the US central bank is on track for a potential rate hike next month.The kiwi was at 64.65 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from...

 

Inflation rears its head at summit
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00
Inflation is not dead. That seems to be the consensus at the annual summit of the world's central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at the weekend.But while inflation, or its disappearance, was the official theme this year, there...

 

Broken China
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
New Zealand is likely to feel the impact of a slowdown in China, say economists.The People's Republic, by far the biggest recipient of New Zealand dairy produce, sheepmeat, logs and wool, and a highly significant market for a raft...

 

Why world catches cold when China sneezes
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
What is going on in China and why is it having such a profound impact on world financial markets?The first point to note is that information about the Chinese economy is sparse and somewhat unreliable.For example, the National...

 

Kiwi heading for 3.1pc weekly drop after China slump
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:16
The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 3.1 per cent weekly drop after a slump in Chinese equity markets spooked investors on Monday and Tuesday before petering out later in the week, and ahead of the annual get-together of central...

 

China pays the price of change
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:30
Bouts of Sino-centric angst are liable to become a recurrent feature of global financial markets.If the Chinese economy is heading, not for a nice smooth soft landing, but for something more undercarriage-buckling, it would not...

 

Dollar lifts with other commodity-linked currencies
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:33
The New Zealand dollar edged up along with other commodity linked currencies, with gains limited by a stronger US dollar buoyed by better economic data.The kiwi increased to 64.53 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 64.35 cents...

 

Wall St up as US growth surprises
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:58
Wall Street rose overnight after a report showing the US economy grew more than expected, Chinese equities stemmed a five-day drop, and oil soared. A Commerce Department report showed US gross domestic product grew at a 3.7 percent...

 

Why Asia should call truce on the currency war
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:30
The Finance Secretary of the Philippines has a message for Asian policy-makers tempted to follow China's lead by devaluing their currencies: Don't do it. "We must be mindful of the trade-offs involved in using the exchange rate...

 

US shares rebound to log best day in 4 years
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:18
An afternoon surge gave the US stock market its best day in close to four years, as stocks rebounded from a six-day slump.The three major U.S. indexes dropped six days in a row heading into Wednesday on concern that China's economy...

 

Landcorp profits plunge 84pc
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:52
State-owned farmer Landcorp said its net profit fell by 84 per cent to $4.9 million in the year to June 30, due mostly due to lower milk and lamb prices, but the company said the result would have been worse had it not secured a guaranteed...

 

NZ dollar falls as data buoys greenback, commodities weaken
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:45
The New Zealand dollar fell as better-than-expected US durable goods data supported the greenback and commodity currencies weakened.The kiwi dropped to 64.30 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 64.93 cents at 5pm yesterday. The...

 

Allan Sloan: Don't freak out! It's a decline, not a meltdown
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:57
If you want to understand what's going on in the stock market, and what you should do with your own investments, don't assume the past three trading days have been rational. And don't talk about a market "correction". Doing that will...

 

Wall St rallies as buyers find bargains
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:52
Wall Street rose overnight, rebounding from one of its worst slumps ever, as investors found value in beaten-down equities and after New York Fed Bank President William Dudley said a US interest rate increase next month "seems less...

 

Fed official says September rate hike 'less compelling'
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:30
The head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank says he's less inclined to support a Fed rate hike in September amid recent global turmoil, including falling oil prices and a slowdown in China.William Dudley says the developments...

 

There's rich picking in among the chaos
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00
I remember being at a client function in 2008, right in the middle of the financial crisis. I was speaking to a very wealthy client, well into his 80s, who had been investing for quite a few decades.When I asked how he was feeling...

 

Asian stocks meander after China rate cut Shanghai declines
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:18
Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday and Shanghai's index fell despite Beijing's decision to cut a key interest rate to help stabilize gyrating financial markets and counter short liquidity.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell...

 

NZ trade deficit smaller than expected in July on gains in fruit, meat exports
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:20
New Zealand's trade deficit was smaller than expected in July as exports of fruit and meat drove overseas sales higher, and offset flat dairy export receipts.The trade deficit narrowed to $649 million in July from $943 million a...

 

NZX ignores Wall Street's weak finish
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:26
New Zealand's share market ignored a weak finish on Wall Street and concern about China to open firmer, boosted by a string of strong corporate earnings.In the first few minutes of trade, the S&P/NZX50 index was up 28 points (0.5...

 

NZ dollar stabilises following great fall of China
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:40
The New Zealand dollar stabilised overnight following a period of volatile trading as investor confidence about weakness in China abated after the Chinese central bank cut interest rates to stimulate the world's second-largest economy.The...

 

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