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ComCom's final supermarket report - competition 'muted'; what's needed for lower prices
Competition watchdog releases final report into major sector.
Hamish Rutherford: Supermarket study - has watchdog stuck to its guns?
OPINION: As the cost of living climbs, will the competition watchdog push for change?
Blunt warning: Govt told new lending rules would hurt first-home buyers
Banks sent blunt warning that new lending laws would make banks more conservative.
Businesses confused, disappointed by Covid support
Businesses complain support payment criteria is contradictory, thresholds too tight.
Meridian's blunt demands to Rio Tinto - commit long term or leave
Meridian Energy says it wants a long-term commitment from Rio Tinto.
Kiwibank review: Jarden makes move for Kiwi Wealth
Investment bank understood to have approached Kiwibank and its advisers
Contact Energy expected to report strong earnings, amid wholesale pricing questions
Contact Energy set to report strong earnings, amid signs of more high wholesale prices.
Kiwibank up for grabs? Govt launches ownership review
Finance Minister confirms how Kiwibank's parent is owned is being reviewed.
America's Cup stoush heats up: Multi-millionaire's challenge to Dalton
Businessman challenges Team NZ over funding dispute, offers to pay for budget audit.
Hamish Rutherford: David Clark digs in over lending laws
Commerce Minister's defence of lending rules ignore the strain they are causing.
Govt to review controversial mortgage lending rules
David Clark claims responsible lending rules weren't being followed by banks.
The billion-dollar letter Infratil thought was a joke
Former Infratil chief executive doubted blockbuster Aussie takeover attempt was serious.
Hamish Rutherford: Inflation heightens dilemma for Reserve Bank
The Reserve Bank may be forced to raise interest rates even if house prices are dropping.
'Really worried': National leader reacts as NZ inflation hits 30-year high
Cost of living rising at the fastest pace since 1990, Statistics New Zealand says.
Hamish Rutherford: Credit crackdown - did Govt ignore warning signs?
A consumer lending probe will not avoid awkward questions for minister and his advisors.
'Peculiar lack of ego': The understated Kiwi boss who led a revolution at $20b business
From humble beginnings, 'visionary' has led Morrison & Co to world-leading investor.
Meet the lobbyists: The powerful few trying to influence the Govt
Money, power and prestige: New Zealand's top lobbyists revealed
'Horrendous compliance': Experts slam new IRD rules for bach owners
If the rules stand, they could create "horrendous" compliance requirements, says expert.
Retired judge issues blunt America's Cup warning to squadron
Fresh legal warnings for RNZYS if it tries to take the America's Cup offshore.
Silver Lake saga: Phoenix boss' warning for NZ Rugby
A-League club's chairman says blocking private equity deal risks harming game.
RBNZ staff turnover 'unfortunate but normal': chairman
Chairman of central bank backs governor amid questions over leadership and turnover.
Business heroes: The low key visionary who reshaped Morrison & Co
The low key reform of a New Zealand-focused asset manager into a global leader.
'Unlawful and out of step': Big blow for Government's fair pay plans
BusinessNZ refuses central role in fair pay agreements, suggesting further delays.
Hamish Rutherford: The truth about most 'small' electricity companies
The new name in electricity retailing is not quite what it seems.
RNZYS members seek to pull vote over cup venue following Dalton's 'collapse' warnings
Group pulls vote on Am Cup venue citing Dalton's warnings that team could be liquidated.
Dalton claims Team NZ could collapse if Cup held in Auckland
Grant Dalton threatens Team New Zealand could collapse unless it is taken offshore.
Hamish Rutherford: Robertson digs in over SailGP comments
OPINION: Sports Minister seems more concerned about being right than being truthful.
Meridian sells Australian business for $750 million
New Zealand's largest electricity generator to book big profit from sale of Aussie unit.
Lack of guidance on lease changes sees landlords 'fill the void'
Sick of chasing officials for advice on law changes, Property Council publishes its own.
Plexure shares sink as company concedes expensive growth push failed
Mobile technology company announces structural review after losses grow.
Revealed: Govt-backed Venture fund's staff severance costs
Venture fund, given hundreds of millions for investment, pays out heavily on staff exits.
Tim Brown, the 'face and voice of Infratil' to retire
Wellington Airport chairman and public face of Infratil announces retirement.
Dunphy urges squadron members to pressure exec over America's Cup
Magnate says Auckland should be named as next venue when protocol is announced next week.
Infrastructure group Ventia could hit NZX this month
Infrastructure giant Ventia lays out plan to list on both sides of the Tasman this month.
Blame game: Electricity Authority finds a problem it can't fix
EA shows that if all else fails, you can always blame the aluminium smelter.
The $500m subsidy pushing up your power bill by $200 a year
Deal to keep smelter open could be costing every household in New Zealand $200 a year.
Former Team NZ director will sue if Cup goes to Saudi
QC invokes court action that stopped ABs' tour of South Africa in possible Cup challenge.
The $20m question: IRD wants answers from rich Kiwis - and their partners
IRD wants information and will check answers against spouses.
Covid-19: Labs say ministry should contract, not commandeer
Testing companies say giving ministry requisition powers will mean less investment.
New poll shows Act closing on National, Seymour's support surges
Polling company has Act and David Seymour hitting new highs in monthly poll.
Hamish Rutherford: Why Govt is the biggest winner of the booming housing market
Government accounts show a massive boost from rising asset prices and consumer spending.
'Progress', but no timeline for rapid testing pilot
Government claims "progress" on rapid testing, but still no details of business pilot.
Govt's secret commercial rent move: Law society disputes minister's statement
Top QC calls on Justice Minister to withdraw a statement he made about lease law changes.
Lease changes will mean less support for small retailers, warns property boss
Landlord warns commercial rent laws will see support go to companies suffering no losses.
Commercial rent relief changes driven by anecdotal discussions with lawyers
Changes to Property Law Act go significantly further than abandoned 2020 proposals.
Business groups: Keeping Auckland border shut 'not an option'
Those with double jab and negative test should be allowed to travel, business groups say.
Were commercial rent changes dreamed up this week?
Retail NZ believed letter from Kris Faafoi showed calls for help had been "dismissed".
Property giants say they've given $320m in rent relief
Property giants claim they have given major rent concessions in plea for lease law tweak.
Hamish Rutherford: 'A couple of holdouts' does not justify Government by fiat
OPINION: With little evidence of a problem, Labour's lease move leaves everyone surprised.
Property industry blindsided by commercial lease changes
Landlords face arbitration if they cannot agree 'fair proportion' of rent with tenants.