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China's baby boom wagers go bust on child cost burden
China's baby boom wagers go bust on child cost burden

After China's loosening of its one-child policy, living costs are deterring couples from having more than one child.

Migration boom hits 11-year high

New Zealand's annual migration extended its decade highs in July, with the inflow continuing to surpass expectations.

Wall St up as rate chatter rises

Wall Street advanced overnight, while US Treasuries fell as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech…

Home Depot lifts Wall St

Wall Street gained overnight after a report showed US housing starts rose to the highest level in eight months, while Home…

Dairy prices slip to 2-year low
Dairy prices slip to 2-year low

Dairy prices showed signs of stabilising overnight, with the GlobalDairyTrade main price index slipping by just 0.6 per…

Airfares and hotel prices on the rise
Airfares and hotel prices on the rise

Corporate travel specialist Carlson Wagonlit Travel forecasts modest airfare growth from and around New Zealand next year…

Big call for small beers
Big call for small beers

Export demand for New Zealand craft beer is expected to triple over the next decade as Asian consumers develop a taste for…

Economy slower but still robust
Economy slower but still robust

The economy has lost some momentum since earlier in the year, the Treasury says, though it still describes the pace of expansion…

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Consumer confidence sinks to 10-month low
Consumer confidence sinks to 10-month low

New Zealand consumer confidence fell to a 10-month low in August, suggesting rising interest rates…

Wool prices rebound

New Zealand wool prices have firmed over the last few weeks and have performed strongly over the last year, driven by a…

Dollar declines after upbeat FOMC minutes

The New Zealand dollar declined as the US dollar strengthened after minutes to the Federal Reserve's last meeting were more…

NZ dollar falls as greenback rises

The New Zealand dollar fell to a five-month low as the greenback broadly rose on speculation the Federal Reserve is closer…

Weaker dairy prices sends NZ dollar lower
Weaker dairy prices sends NZ dollar lower

The New Zealand dollar fell as investors speculate that lower growth and inflation expectations and…

Editorial: Govt wrong to prop up surplus with ACC levies

A pre-election fiscal update is one of the most valuable forces for economic stability in our political system. Introduced…

English: Tax cuts in the works

With a surplus in his sights this year, Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed his Government has budgeted for tax…

NZ's 'rock star' status dims

The economist who first said NZ’s economy had achieved “rock star” status has conceded that outlook has now clouded.

IAG profits soar in NZ

The parent company of New Zealand's biggest insurer pushed up profits 10.6 per cent from last year's A$1.43 billion to make…

Dollar declines as falling milk prices put auction in focus
Dollar declines as falling milk prices put auction in focus

The New Zealand dollar fell as increased focus on the upcoming Fonterra Cooperative Group online dairy…

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