NZIER estimates 130,000 jobs will be created over the next two years, with the unemployment rate dropping to 5.2 per cent by early 2017, from 5.8 per cent currently Photo / NZ Herald

Economic growth tipped at 3pc

The economy is expected to grow at about 3 per cent a year out to 2017, driving jobs growth and reducing unemployment, says…

US Trade Representative Michael Froman (left) with Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari in Tokyo. Photo / AP

US, Japan trade reps talk TPP

The US and Japan need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress towards…