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A trader wipes his face at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Britain's FTSE sinks to three-year low as global markets continue to shudder

Concerns are growing that mounting market turmoil could put a brake on an already struggling global economy.

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Twitter tweaks its timeline as it seeks to boost user growth

Twitter will feature tweets it believes will be most likely to capture a user's interest.

Nestle terminates IAAF sponsorship over doping scandal

Nestle says the corruption could negatively impact its reputation and image.

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Turmoil dogging global financial markets could potentially hit Kiwis in the form of higher interest rates.

Interest rates could go up after global jitters - economist

The dream run is now at risk as foreign lenders look to increase the costs on their lending.

NZ Couriers

NZ Couriers plans to charge for redelivery of unclaimed packages

The charge will compensate couriers who are forced to make the return trip.

Hamilton business Forlongs Furnishings.

Hundreds of potential job cuts as popular Hamilton business considers shutting up shop

Forlongs is considering closing its doors, which would have a "significant impact" on the local community.

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NZ dairy industry is feeling the pressure following Fonterra’s low milk price forecast.

Milk powder 'over reliance' warning as dairy prices slide

Exports of high-value products like butter, cream and yoghurt from NZ are bucking the trend.

Reserve Bank Governor won't cut interest rates

Current annual headline CPI inflation is 0.1 per cent - well below a target of between one to three per cent.

Unemployment rate fall led by boom in Auckland construction industry

The jobless rate has fallen for the third quarter in a row.

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John Key

'New Zealanders' wealth will grow' - Kiwi businesses backing TPP

"Being part of TPP will enable higher exports and higher value jobs."

Chinese manufacturing index at lowest since 2012

It's the latest sign of weakness for the world's No. 2 economy.

Consumers are the big winners in Jetstar's NZ domestic expansion.

Three new Jetstar domestic routes take off today

New routes from Auckland to New Plymouth and Palmerston North and Nelson to Wellington complete the new domestic routes.

Closure of video game developer's Auckland studio results in 150 job losses

Gameloft will close the doors on its Auckland studio, affecting about 150 jobs.

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Barbie can now be bought in petite, tall or curvy.

At 57, Barbie is getting a major makeover for 'one size doesn't fit all' world

Mattel has been searching for ways to recharge sales of Barbie.

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New Zealand is now ranked fourth out of 167 countries on the global list of rankings on corruption.

John Key's dealings with Saudi Arabia causes NZ's position to drop in world anti-corruption rankings

New Zealand is now ranked fourth out of 167 countries on the global list of rankings on corruption.

Fonterra milk truck

Fonterra drops payout forecast after drop in global demand for dairy

But Fonterra's chief executive believes dairy prices will improve later this year.

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Laura and her partner have gone farming after eight years of corporate life in London.

From corporate chic to cowgirl: Kiwi leaves the high life for the farm life

Laura and her partner have gone farming after eight years of corporate life in London.

Fancy a weekend break in Queenstown? Air NZ's latest move makes the decision a little easier

Air New Zealand has announced its planned schedule for a night landing at Queenstown.

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Kathryn Dalziel says you should only use your cellphone in a meeting when conducting business.

Get off your phone at work! Employment lawyer has stern words for phone addicts at work

Kathryn Dalziel says you should only use your phone in a meeting when conducting business.

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Economist Shamubeel Eaqub says he’d like to see the Auckland market ‘cool off’.

Hot housing boom making Auckland 'uncompetitive', warns economist

An economist Shamubeel Eaqub says he'd like to see the Auckland market 'cool off'.

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Billions of dollars could be wiped out of the economy over the next two years as a result of weak dairy prices.

Poor dairy prices could cost NZ economy billions

The grim prediction comes from some economists, following the second drop in global dairy prices this year.

Cost of living at lowest level in 16 years

Inflation fell 0.5 per cent in the last three months of 2015.

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A positive mood over employment is being registered by the recruitment industry.

Kiwis expecting pay rises as employers plan to take on more workers

Competition for skilled workers is expected to hot up and many missed out on a rise last year.

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Sales of New Zealand wine are up 10 per cent, even as the UK market has declined overall.

Kiwi wine sales buck trend in UK

Sales of New Zealand wine are up 10 per cent, even as the UK market has declined overall.

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A positive mood over employment is being registered by the recruitment industry.

More employers planning to increase head count - survey

Employers' hiring confidence is at a six-year high and it's expected to create competition for good workers.

Currency exchange board showing in a street at night. (File photo)

China's economy hits 25 year low growth rate

New Zealand's NZX 50 was up slightly at +0.12 per cent immediately following China's announcement.

Whittaker's Kiwi Easter egg.

'A chocolate lover's prayer has been answered' - Whittaker's unveil kiwi-shaped Easter eggs

If you're a Whittaker's fan, this Easter should be even more special.

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Cotton Seed is the product of women from all across the world, and is designed and created by migrant workers in Auckland.

Migrant women's clothing label looking to grow its market

Cotton Seed is the product of migrant women from all over the world who're designing and creating clothes in Auckland.

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The online trading company says they are making the fee structure simpler, but companies are saying it will simply put them out of business.

Trade Me says many sellers better off under fee increase

Some businesses say they'll struggle to survive with the fee increase.

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