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'Chipper' Kiwis push up consumer confidence
'Chipper' Kiwis push up consumer confidence

New Zealand consumer confidence rose in April as Kiwis became more confident about their own financial position, giving…

Budget may ease size rules for home builders

Finance Minister Bill English has hinted at changes in the Budget to make it easier for housing developers to build smaller…

Govt backs TPP to trump Aust-Japan trade deal

Trade Minister Tim Groser is not impressed by Australia’s free trade agreement with Japan and hopes it will be ignored…

Wall St up on solid US retail news

Wall Street rose overnight as solid US retail sales data and better-than-expected results from Citigroup calmed…

NZ emissions accelerating
NZ emissions accelerating

New Zealand's emissions of greenhouse gases grew 2.2 per cent in 2012, accelerating from 1.4 per cent in 2011.

OCR hikes on track as inflation news looms
OCR hikes on track as inflation news looms

New Zealand inflation probably accelerated in the first quarter, keeping on track expectations that the Reserve Bank will…

Cooling economy hits China's car sales growth
Cooling economy hits China's car sales growth

China's growth in car sales decelerated further in March and local brands lost market share in the face of intense foreign…

Capital flow hurting economies
Capital flow hurting economies

Global capital flows are increasingly herdlike and volatile, making it harder for emerging economies to lock down capital…

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Dollar drops to five-week low against sterling
Dollar drops to five-week low against sterling

The New Zealand dollar dropped to a five-week low against the British pound after UK unemployment fell…

NZ dollar drops to nine-day low

The New Zealand dollar dropped to a nine-day low after slower than expected inflation raised questions over the track of…

Dollar weaker ahead of Chinese growth data

The New Zealand dollar weakened ahead of the release of Chinese data today which is expected to show a slowdown in Asia's…

Wall St up on Coca-Cola fizz

Wall Street advanced overnight, spearheaded by gains in shares of Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson after both companies…

NZ dollar falls as investors look for insight
NZ dollar falls as investors look for insight

The New Zealand dollar fell ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Dollar drops to two-month low against Aussie

The New Zealand dollar dropped to a two-month low against the Australian currency ahead of today's release of the Reserve…

NZ dollar held its gains

The New Zealand dollar held its gains of last week against the greenback before public statements by Federal Reserve chair…

Dollar jumps against euro

The New Zealand dollar jumped against the euro on signals the European Central Bank is poised to introduce more stimulus…

Earnings, data to dominate Wall St

Wall Street is beginning a four-day week on shaky ground following last week's selloff. Overall the start of the…

US stocks sink again Nasdaq down 13
US stocks sink again Nasdaq down 13

The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index led Wall Street sharply lower again Friday, closing out a dreary…

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