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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald


Migration soars to new record in October
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:00
New Zealand's annual migration rose to a fresh record for the third consecutive month in October, led by an increase in student arrivals from India and fewer Kiwis crossing the Tasman to Australia.The country gained a net 47,684...

 

NZ dollar slips after jumping in New York on Draghi, Chinese rates
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:11
The New Zealand dollar fell from its New York highs at the end of last week, having jumped against the greenback after China unexpectedly cut interest rates and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pledged to whatever was...

 

Grass will not cut it for cash cows
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00
The grass-only dairy farm model has become a thing of the past for New Zealand as farmers increasingly turn to supplementary feeds to increase their production.Off-farm inputs have changed the face of dairy farming over the past...

 

Liam Dann: All signs point to happy Christmas
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00
The Christmas madness is about to begin and for many retailers the stakes have never been higher.Retailing has been a tough business since the global financial crisis. As well as the economic slowdown there has been the consumer...

 

China rate cut adds to slowdown fears
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00
China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to shore up the world's No2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to bolster growth amid a global slowdown.As Chinese authorities announced...

 

America's Cup funding 'poor value' for taxpayer
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00
Treasury has advised against taxpayer backing for Team New Zealand in the next America's Cup, labelling it "poor value for money".The Government contributed $5 million to Team New Zealand to help retain key staff soon after its...

 

Fran O'Sullivan: Warm connection signals exciting times to come
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00
Xi Jinping has gone out of his way to forge a strong personal relationship with John Key on his visit.This was on display at the dinner Key held for him at Government House in Auckland on Thursday night. What was to be a typical...

 

Super getting harder: report
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00
New Zealand's fiscal outlook is not dire, but threatens to become so if the issues of an ageing population and poor-quality government spending are not addressed, says the New Zealand Initiative.A report by the neoliberal think...

 

NZ dollar advances as some investors see declines as good buying
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:51
The New Zealand dollar advanced as some investors bet its decline made it attractive buying.The kiwi rose to 78.74 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 78.41 cents at 5pm yesterday. The trade-weighted index gained to 78.26 from 78.06...

 

Wall St up as US retailers grow
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00
Wall Street advanced overnight, bolstered by retailers that posted better-than-expected quarterly results including Best Buy, and solid US economic data.The Conference Board's index of US leading indicators rose a be...

 

Brian Fallow: NZ ducking the climate question
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:30
The Government faces two big decisions next year affecting the cost and effectiveness of climate policy over the next 15 years.It has to decide what commitment to make in the negotiations on an agreement to govern global action...

 

Banknotes to be brighter, bolder
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00
New banknotes set to be released late next year will cost around $80 million.Yesterday the Reserve Bank unveiled the newly designed $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 banknotes, a project that has been in the pipeline for three years. This...

 

English set on hitting surplus
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00
Finance Minister Bill English still believes he will be able to get the Government's books back into the black this year, but says it will be a challenge.The Treasury's pre-election economic and fiscal update (Prefu) three months...

 

Reserve Bank unveils new banknotes
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:43
The banknote is getting a makeover for the first time in 15 years, and although the same well-known faces will remain, security features have been beefed up.Today the Reserve Bank announced it will be releasing new designs of New...

 

NZ dollar whippy after Fed minutes stay mum on interest rate outlook
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:38
The New Zealand dollar was volatile following the release of the Federal Reserve minutes to its last meeting this morning, as the minutes failed to outline plans for likely interest rate hikes in the world's largest economy.In the...

 

Bill English flags 'challenge' to budget surplus
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:58
Finance Minister Bill English has warned that returning to surplus this year will be a challenge due to falling dairy prices and low inflation.However, the New Zealand economy remained on track, with incomes and the number of jobs...

 

Wall St slips as eyes turn to Fed
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:48
Wall Street slipped overnight, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 down from their record-high closes the previous day, as investors awaited guidance on the timing of an interest rate increase by the US Federal Reserve.The Fed...

 

Dairy in the doldrums
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:10
Dairy farmers should be able to weather a low payout for the current season, thanks to last year's record milk price, but two poor seasons in a row would put the sector under financial stress, economists said.Fonterra, the leading...

 

NZ dollar touches fresh 7-year high against yen
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:56
The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh seven-year high against the yen after Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election and said he would delay plans to hike sales tax to seek a mandate for economic reform after the...

 

World shares gain amid takeover deals
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:15
Wall Street climbed, pushing the S&P 500 to a record high, as merger and acquisition activity helped underpin optimism that corporations still find value at these levels.In afternoon trading in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial...

 

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