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China tax hits Kiwi firms

Increased Chinese e-commerce regulation is crimping demand in an important sales channel for many NZ manufacturers, says…

Countdown supermarkets to close

The retailer that owns Ezibuy and Countdown is undergoing a restructure that will see stores close in New Zealand and Australia…

Shares in Ford sink overnight

Wall Street was mixed amid disappointing earnings from Ford Motor and better-than-expected results from Facebook.