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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

Poverty and economics study lands Nobel
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:38
Angus Deaton of Princeton University won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for improving understanding of poverty and how people in poor countries respond to changes in economic policy.Deaton, 69, won the 8 million Swedish kronor...


Wall St up overnight as dollar falls
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:00
Wall Street moved higher, while the US dollar fell, as investors geared up for a flurry of corporate earnings including from banks and eyed talks from several Federal Reserve officials to gauge the odds of an interest rate increase...


Auckland 'halo' effect sends property prices to new high
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:19
New Zealand national median house prices have set a new record at $484,650, up $64,650 annually, as Auckland landlords and first home buyers cause a "halo" effect by buying around the country.The latest Real Estate Institute data...


Inflation to have slowed with rates rise, levy drop
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:03
New Zealand inflation probably slowed in the third quarter, keeping the annual rate below the Reserve Bank's target band for a fourth straight quarter and giving the bank more reason to cut interest rates again as soon as this month.The...


Audrey Young: Vote on trade deal will test Labour philosophy
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 05:00
Voltaire was not required reading at Hawera High School, so when Tim Groser invited the media, during the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference in Atlanta this week, to "remember the old phrase, 'The excellent is almost always...


Growth big ask for new reserve bank boss
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 04:00
Australia's next central bank governor will inherit an entirely different set of economic conditions and risks than Glenn Stevens, who retires next year, faced when he took the helm a decade ago.The challenge: growth. Chances...


John Ballingall: TPP's legacy goes beyond tariffs
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:30
As the dust settles on the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, much attention will now turn to analysing the full text of the agreement and better understanding its costs and benefits.Based on first impressions, the New Zealand...


Wall St up as Fed minutes offer relief
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:49
Wall Street moved higher overnight, bolstered by the minutes of the September Federal Reserve meeting, as investors geared up for a fresh US earnings season. Alcoa is set to report its latest results after the market close, with...


Cartoon: Selling TPP in rockstar economy
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00


Fewer investor checks under TPP
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00
• Threshold for screening foreign investment in New Zealand to be lifted from $100m to $200m • In the last 5 years, 87 applications have been made by investors above the $100m threshold • 52 per cen


World shares up as oil gives up gains
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:22
Equities in the US and Europe rose, while oil gave up its earlier gains following a US government report showing a larger-than-expected gain in crude inventories, as investors geared up for the earnings season. Oil retreated after...


Robert Scollay: New world of market access outweighs imperfections
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00
It may be difficult at first for observers - especially New Zealanders conditioned to think of trade only in terms of dairy products - to grasp the magnitude of what has happened with the agreement on trade liberalisation just reached...


Wall St mixed as IMF cuts global growth outlook
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:45
Wall Street was mixed overnight, as shares of DuPont rallied, while biotech stocks dropped, and the International Monetary Fund downgraded its global growth forecasts.In New York trading at about 2.15pm, the Dow Jones industrial...


Editorial: TPP trade pact off to a solid start
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:30
Failure in multi-country trade talks used to be unthinkable. Negotiators would be in grim deadlock until the last minute, when they would cobble something together because failure seemed worse for the world than an empty deal. That...


Update: Dairy prices up - NZ production fall likely cause
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:00
Dairy prices posted their fourth consecutive gain at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade, the GDT price index rising by 9.9 per cent and pointing to a farmgate milk price for Fonterra farmers of around $5.00 a kg of milksolids.Analysts...


Fran O'Sullivan: TPP stepping stone to giant Asia-Pacific deal
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:00
Geneva has the World Trade Organisation. Brussels hosts the European Union. Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership put Auckland on the map?That's a distinct possibility as New Zealand considers a pitch to host a robust secretariat for...


Audrey Young: Groser hopes years add shine after limited TPP gains for dairy
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00
The TPP trade deal could be improved after a few years, Trade Minister Tim Groser said yesterday, acknowledging that New Zealand had lost against powerful forces that limited dairy sector rewards in the 12-country pact.He hoped...


Who will cash in on TPP?
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00
New Zealand's primary sector looks to have come out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement favourably, with the notable exception of the country's biggest export - dairy.After years of negotiation, the controversial trade...


Plain packaging for cigarettes: 'It should be no problem'
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:39
The Government should push ahead with plain packaging for cigarettes after the Trans-Pacific Partnership forbade tobacco companies from directly suing the New Zealand Government, the Labour Party says.The TPP allows foreign investors...


TPP Q and A: what does it all mean?
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:34
Why is this trade agreement such a big deal? This deal is economically significant with the huge economies of Japan and the US in there. It is strategically significant both in trade and political terms.And there just has not been...


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