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NZ 3Q inflation misses expecations; kiwi drops

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:56:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand inflation was steady in the third quarter of the year, slowing the annual pace of price increases, and raising the prospect of interest rates staying lower for longer after the data fell short of expectations. ...More >>

NZ dollar falls ahead of inflation on prospect of low rates

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:39:08 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar weakens ahead of 3Q inflation on speculation interest rates to stay on hold More >>

Construction momentum builds across New Zealand

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:22:55 +1300 | Hays

Jobs growth in New Zealand’s construction industry is gathering pace as several large infrastructure developments have commenced or are about to get underway, says recruiting experts Hays Construction. More >>

John Key: Our plan for the next three years

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:57:19 +1300 | John Key

This week New Zealand’s fifty-first Parliament convened for the first time. The National Caucus is a strong, united team and I was pleased to hear the first maiden speeches of our new MPs. I was also proud to take the opportunity to outline some ...More >>

First NZ job fairs in November

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:22:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced that a series of job fairs will be held in capital cities across Australia to encourage more Kiwis to return home and Australians to settle here to help fill emerging skills gaps and support thriving New Zealand-based businesses.More >>

Māori Operated SMEs Ahead on Earnings

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:27:30 +1300 | MYOB

Māori-operated small businesses have outperformed the SME average over the last year, although operators are less confident of growth in 2015 according to a nationwide survey.More >>

NZ dollar holds gains as Chinese data beats estimates

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:09:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held its gains against the greenback after figures showed the Chinese economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter, although still the slowest pace since early 2009 and leaving open the door for Beijing ...More >>

When Solartopia Transcends King CONG

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:09:17 +1300 | Harvey Wasserman

A green-powered future is our only hope. A planet run by King CONG—Coal, Oil, Nukes & Gas—cannot be sustained. But to get beyond it, our Solartopian vision must embrace more than just a technological transformation.More >>

Biggs right fit for WREDA, says Chamber

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:11:27 +1300 | Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce

Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomes the appointment of Peter Biggs as the inaugural chair of the region’s new economic development agency, WREDA. More >>

Wealth inequality in New Zealand examined in new book

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:55:56 +1300 | Bridget Williams Books

The Piketty Phenomenon collects New Zealand responses to Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking argument that inherited wealth will always grow faster, on average, than earned wealth. More >>

Students doing it tough as fees rise again

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:26:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

NZ net migration rises to annual record in September

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:57:33 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ net migration rises to annual record in September on increased numbers from India, Australia More >>

NZ dollar gains on greenback weakness after IBM disappoints

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:52:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained as the greenback declined on concern a nascent economic recovery in the US may be derailed should the Federal Reserve tighten policy too aggressively, after IBM earnings disappointed investors.More >>

Companies still plan to list, despite volatility: AMP Capita

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:20:53 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - AMP Capital New Zealand, which manages more than $18 billion of assets, expects more companies to list on the local stockmarket before the year's end, undeterred by the resurgence of global volatility as uneven economic growth ...More >>

NZ dollar gains as rally in stocks show sell-off overdone

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:23:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained with equity markets across Asia on speculation investors who sent shares lower last week were too gloomy about the prospects for global growth.More >>

Joyce to focus on R&D spending, skilled workers, exports

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:53:17 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says his top priorities for the next three years are to lift private sector spending on research and development, alleviate a shortage of engineers and ICT workers, and keep New ...More >>

NZ consumer confidence slips to 12-month low in October

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:21:05 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence fell to a 12-month low in October as households felt less cheery about the future, with economic growth coming off the boil.More >>

UPDATE: NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline on weak CPI

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:19:44 +1300 | BusinessDesk

UPDATE: NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as weak inflation damps forecasts for rate hikes More >>

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline on weak inflation

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:44:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may decline this week on the expectation weak inflation data will prompt a pull back in forecasts for future interest rate hikes, reducing demand for the local currency.More >>


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