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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

Numbers reveal the message in the margins
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:44
Why are investors attracted to companies that report losses year after year? Why do they buy into these loss-making companies, which include the NZX-listed Orion Health, Pushpay, Wynyard and Xero?These companies have a combined...


China rides to the markets' rescue
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:22
China's "national team" owns at least 6 per cent of the mainland stock market following the summer rescue to prop up prices, putting even more of the US$4.2 trillion bourses in state hands.Government rescue funds were corralled...


Kiwi stable as Thanksgiving eases trading
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:00
The New Zealand dollar was largely unchanged heading into the week's close as the Thanksgiving holiday in the US sapped trading activity and as investors geared up for a series of central bank meetings next month.The kiwi traded...


Chinese stocks fall after probes of brokers launched
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:47
Two major Chinese brokerages announced they are under investigation in the latest aftershock of this summer's market plunge, sending share prices sharply lower Friday.The Shanghai Composite Index was down 6.1 percent by midafternoon...


ECB, China bets lift mood on world markets
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:10
European equities climbed overnight, bolstered by bets the European Central Bank will boost its monetary stimulus next week to stoke the region's growth and inflation, while a rally in metals including zinc and copper also added to...


Dairy supply down as farmers react
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00
Low product prices and bad weather have taken a toll on milk production.According to data from the Dairy Companies Association of NZ, national production fell 2.7 per cent in the peak producing month of October.Production in October...


NZ dollar little changed as US data meets expectations
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:54
The New Zealand dollar was little changed overnight in the absence of major drivers and as US economic data broadly met expectations ahead of the country's Thanksgiving public holiday.The kiwi traded at 65.70 US cents at 8am in...


US stocks edge higher
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:17
Wall Street advanced overnight, helped by Pfizer and Wal-Mart, as the latest raft of durable goods and housing data provided further evidence that the US economy is gathering pace.In New York trading at about 12.34pm, the Dow Jones...


London house prices 'have nothing on Auckland'
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:30
A mould-infested, formerly state-owned house on the North Shore is being held up by the international press as an example of how heated Auckland's property market has become.Global news agency Bloomberg <a href='http://www.blo...


Pilots alarmed at lack of safety zones at the end of Wellington Airport's runway
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:09
Airlines are worried about the potential financial fallout of the planned $300 million extension of Wellington Airport's runway.Pilots are also alarmed at the lack of safety zones at the end of the runway and have filed court action...


NZ dollar jumps to two-week high vs. pound
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:04
The New Zealand dollar jumped to a two-week high against the British pound after Bank of England officials pointed to weakness in the UK economy, damping speculation the bank will raise interest rates soon.The kiwi touched 43.43...


Want beef jerky with your beer? Get it from NZ
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:16
Beef jerky, fresh berries, chocolate, beer and cider are areas of emerging growth in New Zealand's food and beverage exports.While dairy products, lamb, kiwifruit and apples remain strong export products for New Zealand, growth...


From beer to beef jerky - fastest growing exports
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:20
Food and beverage accounts for just under half New Zealand's exports, but the country has significant untapped capacity to export more, according to a Government-commissioned report.The report, carried out by Australasian consultancy...


Turkey offsets US GDP boost on Wall St
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:49
Wall Street was mixed overnight amid concern about rising international tensions after Turkey downed a Russian military plane near its border with Syria, offsetting fresh evidence of better-than-expected US economic growth. In New...


Crackdown for cheating doctors
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:54
Doctors and specialists have been scamming New Zealand's biggest health insurer, Southern Cross, which has just announced new measures in an attempt to save millions of dollars.Stefan Azzopardi, the society's head of finance, risk...


Drop in OCR to 2 per cent tipped for 2016
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:53
Economists are predicting the Official Cash Rate to drop to 2 per cent next year after a cut next month and two further reductions next year.The current Official Cash Rate (OCR) is 2.75 per cent, and economists from ASB Bank and...


NZ dollar holds at 65 US cent 'Goldilocks' level
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:51
The New Zealand dollar held around its 65 US cent support level overnight, heading into a shortened trading week when US markets will be on holiday.The kiwi was at 65.15 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 65.14 cents at 5pm yesterday....


US dollar hits commodities in overnight trading
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:50
Gains in the US dollar amid bets on a Federal Reserve interest rate increase in December pushed commodities including copper and gold lower.The strong greenback is hitting commodities denominated in it. Copper dropped below US$4,500...


NZ dollar rises to month-high vs. euro after Draghi stokes stimulus bets
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:56
The New Zealand dollar rose to a month high against the euro after comments by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi stoked expectations the bank may add more stimulus to boost the regional economy.The kiwi touched 61.77...


Lucky Country? First Oz migrant gain in 24yrs
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:37
The grass is no longer greener in the Lucky Country with the latest migration figures showing a net gain of migrants from Australia for the first time in 24 years.Statistics New Zealand has released the migration figures for the...


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