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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

NZ economy set to crash, says expert
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:15
Auckland's sizzling property market could bring New Zealand's economy crashing down, a global economic expert warns.Jesse Colombo, one of the few experts to warn of the Global Financial Crisis last decade, warns New Zealand's economic...


'Chipper' Kiwis push up consumer confidence
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00
New Zealand consumer confidence rose in April as Kiwis became more confident about their own financial position, giving them greater enthusiasm for buying major household items.The ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence index rose to...


NZ dollar drops to five-week low against sterling
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:14
The New Zealand dollar dropped to a five-week low against the British pound after UK unemployment fell more than expected and wage growth accelerated, turning investor attention to the possibility of higher interest rates.The kiwi...


NZ dollar drops to nine-day low
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:22
The New Zealand dollar dropped to a nine-day low after slower than expected inflation raised questions over the track of rising local interest rates.The kiwi fell as low as 85.79 cents, trading at 85.86 cents at 5pm in Wellington...


NZ dollar weaker ahead of Chinese growth data
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:43
The New Zealand dollar weakened ahead of the release of Chinese data today which is expected to show a slowdown in Asia's largest economy, the country's largest trading partner. Locally, figures are expected to show inflation is accelerating.The...


Wall St up on Coca-Cola fizz
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:44
Wall Street advanced overnight, spearheaded by gains in shares of Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson after both companies reported quarterly results that surpassed expectations, bolstering confidence about the outlook.Still,...


Budget may ease size regulations for home builders
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:20
Finance Minister Bill English has hinted at changes in the Budget to make it easier for housing developers to build smaller and cheaper.He was critical yesterday of Auckland Council planning rules that require new apartments to...


NZ dollar falls as investors look for insight
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:12
The New Zealand dollar fell ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as investors look for insight into the US central bank's view on interest rates and await tomorrow's release of local inflation figures.The kiwi...


NZ dollar drops to two-month low against Aussie
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:03
The New Zealand dollar dropped to a two-month low against the Australian currency ahead of today's release of the Reserve Bank of Australia's minutes of its meeting this month which is expected to confirm positive sentiment about...


Govt backs TPP to trump Aust-Japan trade deal
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:21
Trade Minister Tim Groser is not impressed by Australia's free trade agreement with Japan and hopes it will be ignored by the United States within the Trans Pacific Partnership.He was aware there had been some very sharp criticism...


Wall St up on solid US retail news
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:14
Wall Street rose overnight as solid US retail sales data and better-than-expected results from Citigroup calmed frayed nerves and reassured some investors about the outlook for the world's largest economy and corporate...


NZ emissions accelerating
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:15
New Zealand's emissions of greenhouse gases grew 2.2 per cent in 2012, accelerating from 1.4 per cent in 2011.The increase, reported by the Ministry for the Environment in New Zealand's greenhouse gas inventory, also exceeds the...


NZ dollar held its gains
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:15
The New Zealand dollar held its gains of last week against the greenback before public statements by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen amid speculation she may clarify the central bank's view on the start of any interest rate hikes...


OCR hikes on track as inflation news looms
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:23
New Zealand inflation probably accelerated in the first quarter, keeping on track expectations that the Reserve Bank will lift the official cash rate again next week to mitigate the effects of strong demand growth in coming years.The...


NZ dollar jumps against euro
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:08
The New Zealand dollar jumped against the euro on signals the European Central Bank is poised to introduce more stimulus to boost inflation.The kiwi increased to 62.70 euro cents at 8am in Wellington from 62.16 cents at 5pm on Friday....


Earnings, data to dominate Wall St
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:54
Wall Street is beginning a four-day week on shaky ground following last week's selloff.Overall the start of the quarterly earnings season was positive but with investors nervous about the outlook, it only took JPMorgan's...


Cooling economy hits China's car sales growth
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:15
China's growth in car sales decelerated further in March and local brands lost market share in the face of intense foreign competition, an industry group reported on Friday.Sales rose 7.9 per cent to 1.7 million vehicles, according...


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