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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

Win or lose: Results season kicks off
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:00
Analysts are anticipating solid earnings growth this results season, but warn the sky-high valuations of many companies means stock prices could take a battering if negative surprises are revealed.The season kicks off on Thursday...


Liam Dann: Wall St slump bodes ill for US-led rally
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:00
Wall St stocks and oil have slumped again amidst growing talk of recession risk for both the US and the world.In Friday trading (Saturday NZT), the Dow Jones fell 1.3 per cent, the Standard & Poor's 500 1.9 per cent and the Nasdaq...


Russia selling - but who is buying?
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:21
Investment bankers are tearing their hair out. There have been plenty of fallow periods since the credit crunch, but the start of this year must rank among the most barren of them all.The huge price swings in a range of asset classes...


Kiwi dollar awaits US job data
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:44
The New Zealand dollar fell from a month-high ahead of employment data in the US that may give investors more clarity on how much time the US Federal Reserve will take to raise interest rates again.The kiwi traded at US66.93c at...


Auckland makes it onto 'cities on the up' list
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:20
•Auckland ranked 20th in global commercial real estate survey of cities on the up.•120 cities were considered, with short-term socio-economic and commercial real estate momentum, and future-proofing, measured.•London...


Brian Fallow: Wages going nowhere fast
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:30
So, the unemployment rate has plunged to 5.3 per cent from 6 per cent three months ago.It is the most cheery news about the labour market we have had from the statisticians for a long time.But it is worth one cheer, not three....


Interactive: New Zealand's big jobs divide (and how it's crashing the recovery)
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:59
Maori and Pacific unemployment has dropped to the lowest level since the 2008 recession, but still haven't recovered to pre-crash levels.The divide between employment rates in New Zealand European and Asian population, and Maori...


NZ dollar hits fresh monthly high as doubts grow about Fed rate hikes
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:00
The New Zealand dollar hit a new month-high as doubts grow as to whether the Federal Reserve will continue hiking interest rates this year, damping demand for the greenback.The kiwi touched 67.46 US cents, and was trading at 67.25...


New Zealand dollar touches a month-high
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:40
The New Zealand dollar touched a month-high after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler talked down the chances of another rate cut, while the greenback slipped on growing speculation the Federal Reserve won't hike rates anytime soon.The...


Unemployment drops sharply to 5.3pc, near six-year low
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:00
New Zealand unemployment unexpectedly fell to near a six-year low in the final three months of 2015 as people left a labour market flooded by strong migration and as employers took on more workers. The kiwi dollar initially jumped...


Raybon Kan: TPP - what could go wrong?
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:30
When I went to university, we were paid. It was a long time ago in an economy far, far away. We weren't paid much - $100 or $200 a year?But in those days, there was nothing to spend money on. Cellphones didn't exist, expensive coffee...


Nick Dravitzki: China front and centre of people's thoughts
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:30
The daytime temperature in Beijing in January struggles to get into positive figures and as the evening wears on it plunges into the negatives. In recent weeks a thermometer measuring those fluctuations could have been mistaken for...


Dark days for dairy farmers amid falling prices
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:40
Farmers will be revisiting their budgets after the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction saw whole milk powder prices fall to levels not seen since last August's slump.Fonterra's latest farmgate milk price forecast is under downward pressure...


Kinley Salmon: Cure on hand for Chinese headache
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:00
When China sneezes, New Zealand catches a cold - so the saying goes, and not without reason. New Zealand's economy is one of the most exposed in the world to a slowdown in China.Fully 22 per cent of our goods exports went to China...


Reserve Bank of Australia rates remain unchanged
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:07
The Reserve Bank of Australia kept its cash rate unchanged, while reiterating an easing bias given weak inflation, and said it will be watching for signs of continued improvement in the labour market and whether financial market turbulence...


Peter Lyons: Lessons on money missing in education
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:00
It's back to school this week. I am starting to regard teaching in New Zealand as a low-paid charitable pastime. I hope this does not sound like an arrogant Hoskinian statement. That would be an insult to the many wonderful, dedicated...


Maori see TPP benefits, risks
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:00
Some Maori business leaders say there are risks with the Trans Pacific Partnership, but people should look at it again to see the benefits it offers for the Maori economy.Protests are planned for the signing of the agreement by...


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