Latest business news updates about the stock markets, economy, personal finance, property and Kiwisaver.

00:09 Sun Sep 21 2014
Air France pilots have voted to extend the strike which has already crippled the French carrier.
11:08 Sat Sep 20 2014
The founder of Chinese online retail giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, says he wants the company "to be bigger than Wal-Mart".
09:11 Sat Sep 20 2014
Moody's has maintained its negative rating on France but has not dealt the struggling economy a downgrade.
09:08 Sat Sep 20 2014
Ratings agency Moody's has confirmed Britain's credit rating at "Aa1", welcoming Scotland's rejection of independence in a referendum.
08:27 Sat Sep 20 2014
The United States still deserves its triple-A credit rating, the ratings agency Fitch says.
18:35 Fri Sep 19 2014
Japan has downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months.
17:53 Fri Sep 19 2014
The NZX 50 Index has gained 0.5 per cent, taking advantage of a global shares rally and softer New Zealand dollar.
17:46 Fri Sep 19 2014
After hitting a seven-month low of 80.73 US cents, the kiwi dollar has regained some lost ground for a 0.2 per cent weekly decline.
16:48 Fri Sep 19 2014
Queenstown Airport hopes to have a new terminal built by next June after handling a record number of passengers over the past winter.
14:30 Fri Sep 19 2014
Sydney-based Vocus Communications has received acceptances totalling 99.87 per cent of FX Networks' voting stock, with one shareholder holding out.
14:03 Fri Sep 19 2014
"Consumers appear to be shrugging their shoulders and saying things look OK," says ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie.
12:48 Fri Sep 19 2014
Christchurch council's investment and infrastructure unit has completed its Lyttelton Port deal with Port Otago and declared its offer unconditional.
11:08 Fri Sep 19 2014
New Zealand attracted 43,5000 more people into the country than those departing in the year to August 31 and that's a record.
10:51 Fri Sep 19 2014
Chinese giant Alibaba, which is set to begin trading on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, has priced its stock at $US68.
10:33 Fri Sep 19 2014
NZ biogas technology exporter Greenlane Biogas has been sold for $25m to UK company Pressure Technologies.
09:36 Fri Sep 19 2014
A day out from the general election the New Zealand dollar gains ground against the greenback after weaker than expected US data.
Apple rolls out new privacy protections
03:16 Fri Sep 19 2014
Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads that make it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.
00:01 Fri Sep 19 2014
The European Central Bank says it has leant 82.6 billion euros ($A123.89 billion) to 255 banks under its new lending program.
23:34 Thu Sep 18 2014
Ireland's economy expanded 1.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, official data shows.
21:29 Thu Sep 18 2014
Britiain's monthly retail sales increased by 0.4 per cent in August, according to official data.
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