Manufacturing (file).

New Zealand manufacturing activity lifts in January

Businesses have been jittery since the formation of the Labour-led government.

Handcuffs.

Cartels to be made a criminal offence

The Commerce Minister says: "My hope is that the risk of imprisonment acts as a strong deterrent".

Food prices rise at slowest rate in months thanks to bad weather

But butter prices surged 43 per cent in the year to January, reaching their highest-ever level.

A mixture of New Zealand Bank notes and coins.

NZ dollar falls vs Aussie, recovers against US

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's survey of inflation expectations is due out tomorrow.

Retail card spending jumps in January as Kiwis dine out and buy household items

Spending on credit and debit cards has risen for the fifth month in a row.

Coffee cup (file picture).

Fully compostable takeaway coffee cup created by UK company

Biome Bioplastics has made a cup using natural materials including potato starch.

US Stock market plunges again, enters first correction in 2 years

The rout marked a stark turnabout in investors' mood from just two weeks ago.

New Zealand currency fifty dollar note money

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ keeps rates on hold

It dropped to 58.57 euro cents from 59.98c.

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The rocket went soaring into space in style.

Back to Earth: Tesla's losses grow to nearly $1 billion on Model 3 delays

The company's shares jumped three per cent after SpaceX successfully launched its rocket yesterday.

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Fletcher Building said it expects further 'material losses' in its building and interiors business.

Fletcher Building, New Zealand's largest construction company, asks for trading halt

Fletcher Building said it expects further "material losses" at its building and interiors business with a review of key projects underway.

New Zealand currency fifty dollar note money

Kiwi dollar pares gains on looming RBNZ review

The local currency rose to 79.89 yen from 79.23 yen and gained to A92.68c from 92.18c.

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The NZX had a delayed reaction to the US fall with the market closed on Waitangi Day.

'A dip but not disastrous' as NZ sharemarket responds to Wall Street's meltdown

The NZX closed this evening, down just over half a per cent.

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The International Energy Authority says power prices in NZ have risen much faster than other countries.

Power prices in the spotlight in major Government review of electricity market

Are New Zealanders paying too much for their power? That's the question a new Government review will ask.

'Not just a straight line up all the time' - NZ shares drop two per cent in early trading

Selling has not been as severe as some feared after the US stock market plunged yesterday

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The NZX was closed yesterday, as Wall Street experienced its biggest one-day fall in history.

US stock market rebounds after horror plunge yesterday

The day's trading was still marked by steep up and downs as the market remains volatile.

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The NZX was closed yesterday, as Wall Street experienced its biggest one-day fall in history.

'No-one is suggesting this will cause some kind of recession' – investors watch opening of NZ stock exchange nervously

The NZX was closed yesterday, as Wall Street experienced its biggest one-day fall in history.

New Zealand currency fifty dollar note money

Kiwi gives up gains as USD comes back

Today, the kiwi was little changed at 91.33 Australian cents.

A mixture of New Zealand Bank notes and coins.

Kiwi dollar up ahead of Trump speech

Sentiment was helped by Standard & Poor's affirming New Zealand's 'AA' credit rating.

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CEO of Diversity Works, Bev Cassidy-McKenzie discusses if a Wellington barber’s refusal of a female customer is discriminatory.

Is an 'old fashioned' Wellington barber refusing female customers sexist?

The female customer concerned only wanted a typically male short back and sides cut.

The Ministry of Primary Industries has today announced a chemical and DNA definition for Manuka honey, to protect its trade reputation overseas.

MPI backtracks on definition of highly prized manuka honey, with legal challenge looming

Kiwi beekeepers were not happy about quality increases to sell under the "manuka" name.

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, customers buy the iPhone X at the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue. Apple shares have been falling in early 2018 on fears that the iPhone X has not been a hit with customers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Apple's stock sinks as high hope for iPhone X sales fade

Speculation about disappointing demand for the iPhone X have been swirling for the past week.

Volkswagen New Zealand’s General Manager Tom Ruddenklau says he’s disappointed with the company’s deception.

Outrage over German automaker funded tests exposing car exhaust to humans and monkeys

The chairman of Volkswagen said "I emphatically disavow such practices".

Australian business leaders visit to learn from NZ's Maori economy

The NZ Maori economy is estimated to have $NZ50b in assets.

A mixture of New Zealand Bank notes and coins.

Kiwi dollar drops as Trump pumps strong greenback

Investors are watching for more comments at the World Economic Forum.

If you're in an area where you pay more than in the City of Sails, you may get annoyed by this.

Nasty petrol price hike offset by lower retail costs overall, to end 2017

Stats NZ have today released how Kiwi consumers fared during late 2017: oil was up, vegetables down.

Reviews are underway into the system used by a lines company in the region, which has previously been looked at by the Commerce Commission.

Trustpower to probe ditching rebates

Of Trustpower's 395,000 customers as at December 31, some 273,000 were electricity clients.

Michael Hill jeweller gives up on US experiment

The retailer said its New Zealand, Australian and Canadian businesses continue to perform strongly.

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