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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald


Bernard Hickey: Prepare to pin on your nappies
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:00
Adult nappies will outsell baby nappies in Japan within the next few years.And that's a stark warning for New Zealand, says David Bloom, an economics and demography professor at Harvard University's School of Public Health.Bloom...

 

NZ trade deficit widens as lower log and dairy prices weigh on exports
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:30
New Zealand's monthly trade deficit widened more than expected in September as falling prices for logs and dairy products weighed on exports while imports were boosted by an incoming aircraft.The country's trade deficit widened...

 

NZ dollar drops to week-low
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:10
The New Zealand dollar declined to a week-low after data yesterday showed inflation accelerated at a slower than expected pace in the third quarter, suggesting interest rates may stay at current levels for longer.The kiwi fell as...

 

Brian Fallow: Wealth gap goes mainstream
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00
It is a sign that the times, they are a-changin' when leading central bankers, of all people, are publicly deploring prevailing levels of, and trends in, inequality.It is hard to imagine Alan Greenspan ever making a <a href='htt...

 

NZ dollar falls on benign inflation data
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:34
The New Zealand dollar fell after figures showed inflation in the third quarter was slower than the Reserve Bank had forecast, giving it less reason to resume raising interest rates after pausing its tightening cycle in July.The...

 

Big beef prices no flash in pan, says industry boss
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:48
Commodity cycles are notoriously difficult to predict but Beef and Lamb NZ's chief executive Scott Champion thinks the current strength in world beef prices is not just a flash in the pan.Beef is in short supply in many regions...

 

Inflation comes in flat - OCR tipped to stay low
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:13
New Zealand inflation was steady in the third quarter of the year, slowing the annual pace of price increases, and raising the prospect of interest rates staying lower for longer after the data fell short of expectations. The New...

 

LVR policy worth 50 basis points of OCR rate tightening - Wheeler
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:50
The Reserve Bank's introduction of limits to low-equity mortgage lending last year had a similar impact on inflation as raising the official cash rate by as much as 50 basis points, governor Graeme Wheeler told a global banking conference...

 

NZ dollar weakens ahead of 3Q inflation
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:46
The New Zealand dollar slipped ahead of a report on third quarter inflation which is expected to show prices rose at a slower pace than the Reserve Bank predicted, signalling interest rates are likely to remain at current levels for...

 

Wall St slides as Boeing shares, oil drop
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:27
Wall Street slid paced by Boeing as investors worried about expenses for its 787 Dreamliner passenger jet, while oil fell after a report showed US inventories rose more than expected last week.West Texas Intermediate crude for December...

 

New take on inequality sparks debate in NZ
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00
Rarely does an economist's work capture the attention that Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century has.His careful scholarship torpedoes

 

NZ dollar gains after Australian inflation faster than expected
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:11
The New Zealand dollar rose after Australian inflation was a little higher than expected in the third quarter, supporting demand for the Australian dollar and dragging the kiwi with it.The kiwi rose to 79.76 US cents at 5pm in Wellington...

 

Rockefeller to speak at NZ philanthropic conference
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:19
Justin Rockefeller, a fifth generation member of the famously rich Rockefeller family, will speak to a New Zealand philanthropic conference next April.Philanthropy New Zealand said the New York-based investor will be the opening...

 

Big slump no cause to ditch stock market
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:17
After more than five years of stock market gains, investors could be forgiven for worrying that big sell-offs may be the harbingers of bigger slumps.But, even as stocks were plunging last week, strategists and professional investors...

 

NZ dollar falls amid speculation ECB will inject more stimulus
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:53
The New Zealand dollar fell after reports that the European Central Bank may consider taking more steps to stimulate the euro-zone economy, stoking demand for the greenback.The kiwi fell to 79.55 US cents at 8am, having peaked at...

 

South Korea-NZ free trade deal tipped to be imminent
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:56
A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea appears close to being inked following talks in Seoul last week.Officials concluded the ninth round of talks on Friday.Comments by New Zealand and Korean...

 

Govt plans Aussie job fairs as more Kiwis fly home
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:04
The Government plans to arrange job fairs for New Zealand employers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to recruit skilled expatriate New Zealanders to return home and work in areas where there are shortages.Even as the move was being...

 

NZ dollar holds gains as Chinese data beats estimates
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:35
The New Zealand dollar held its gains against the greenback after figures showed the Chinese economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter, although still the slowest pace since early 2009 and leaving open the door for Beijing...

 

Migration soars to new record in September
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:26
New Zealand's annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, as the inflow was spurred by student arrivals from India and Kiwis returning home from Australia.The country gained a net 45,400 migrants...

 

NZ dollar gains on greenback weakness
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:59
The New Zealand dollar gained as the greenback declined on concern a nascent economic recovery in the US may be derailed should the Federal Reserve tighten policy too aggressively, after IBM earnings disappointed investors.The kiwi...

 

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