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Broken China

Li Keqiang, China's premier, speaks during a session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum. Photo / Bloomberg

New Zealand is likely to feel the impact of a slowdown in China, say economists.

Dairy prices keep rising

Fonterra last month cut its farmgate milk price to $3.85 per kg of milksolid well short of DairyNZ’s break-even estimate of $5.40 a kg. Photo / Christine Cornege

Whole milk powder prices, which are the key to determining Fonterra's farmgate milk price, rose by 12.1 per cent to an average…

Dairy still NZ export top dog

Dairy remains New Zealand's top export earner, despite sharply lower product prices, Statistics NZ said. The department…