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Modest rise in building consents
Modest rise in building consents

NZ building consents rose at a modest 0.1pc pace in July reflecting a drop in the number of consents issued in Canterbury…

IMF chief vows to fight claim

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has vowed to fight a formal accusation that she acted negligently and…

Waring gains economics honour

Feminist economist Professor Marilyn Waring is this year's winner of the NZIER Economics award.

NZX reveals details of new NXT market

NZX, the stock market operator, has revealed its new market with lighter disclosure requirements will be called NXT.

Josie Pagani: Wage inequality reflects broken economy
Josie Pagani: Wage inequality reflects broken economy

If a few are doing well and the rest of us aren't, then things are out of whack.For all the attention in the election campaign…

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France
IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation for her role in…

Westland Milk payout slashed
Westland Milk payout slashed

Westland Milk Products, the Hokitika-based dairy cooperative, has overtaken rival Fonterra in cutting its forecast payout…

Fonterra's $555m expansion deal
Fonterra's $555m expansion deal

Fonterra said today it plans to take a 20 per cent stake in Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate and will spend $555…

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Dollar slips as better US economic data buoys greenback
Dollar slips as better US economic data buoys greenback

The New Zealand dollar slipped as the US dollar edged up following better-than-expected US economic…

Ukraine tension lifts bonds, shares fall

Stocks fell, while US Treasuries rose, as concern about intensifying tension in Ukraine outweighed further evidence that…

Dollar buoyed by Fonterra Chinese partnership

The New Zealand dollar rose after Fonterra Cooperative Group yesterday said it would maintain its milk price forecast, expand…

Wall St stalls as eyes go on ECB

Investors flocked to a US auction of US$35 billion in five-year notes overnight as European bond yields sank to record…

Food prices fall in July, OCR hold talk builds
Food prices fall in July, OCR hold talk builds

New Zealand food prices declined in July, adding weight to speculation that softer inflation will prompt…

Dollar falls as expectations for local rate hikes pushed out

The New Zealand dollar weakened overnight, weighed down by a rising US dollar and changing expectations for Reserve Bank…

Wall St on a tear, hits new record

The S&P 500 has finished above 2000 for the first time, capping a steep climb from 676 in March 2009, when the market…

NZ land: Are the politicians listening?

In the latest Herald series on election policies, we look at whether parties are paying attention to voter's worries about…

Fall in export prices hits trade balance

Falling prices for dairy and forest product exports drove the trade balance into the red last month.

Cycle has passed its peak, says NZIER
Cycle has passed its peak, says NZIER

The Institute of Economic Research considers the economic cycle has passed its peak but that it will…

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