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18:58 Thu Oct 2 2014
High-yielding stocks on the New Zealand sharemarket have fallen, with the NZX 50 Index down 0.6 per cent.
18:21 Thu Oct 2 2014
Traders have taken advantage of an over-sold kiwi dollar to squeeze it briefly above 79 US cents.
18:15 Thu Oct 2 2014
The FAA has ordered new electronic display units be fitted in the cockpits of Boeing 737 and 777 planes over fears wi-fi signals could interfere with them.
17:47 Thu Oct 2 2014
Dutch electronics giant Philips has lost a patent case in the US, with the jury ordering it to pay $US467 million to an American firm.
16:41 Thu Oct 2 2014
Vodafone's TelstraClear acquisition has helped lift its sales 16 per cent but rising costs have pushed it into the red.
16:14 Thu Oct 2 2014
Shares in financial software developer Finzsoft Solutions jump to a record $2.54 after saying its earnings are forecast to rise fourfold.
15:50 Thu Oct 2 2014
Argentina's central bank chief Juan Carlos Fabrega has resigned amid the country's economic turmoil, including a debt repayment stoush with a US court.
15:36 Thu Oct 2 2014
Zespri's chairman Peter McBride is concerned a claim being taken against the government by some kiwifruit growers lacks transparency.
15:16 Thu Oct 2 2014
Quattro RE proposes to list a $A431 million trust holding six New Zealand properties on the ASX.
14:57 Thu Oct 2 2014
A trade payments analysis shows that utilities, which penalise consumers for late bill payments, are the slowest industry in paying their own bills.
13:53 Thu Oct 2 2014
Federated Farmers is advising dairy farmers to watch their costs, with no recovery in sight for global prices.
12:39 Thu Oct 2 2014
A row is brewing over the World Bank's decision to pay bonuses to some senior officials amid an austerity drive that may see some staff lose their jobs.
Home prices plateau nationwide: Trade Me
11:50 Thu Oct 2 2014
A new property price index reveals the asking price for homes has only inched up slightly in September - the fifth slow growth month in a row.
11:02 Thu Oct 2 2014
US construction spending fell 0.8 per cent in August but year-over-year was up 5 per cent, the Commerce Department says.
10:30 Thu Oct 2 2014
Finance News Update, what you need to know
09:47 Thu Oct 2 2014
Takeover target Goodman Fielder will redeem $250m of NZ-listed bonds early after sealing a new lending deal with its bankers.
09:38 Thu Oct 2 2014
New Zealand cinema company Vista has signed a deal which will lead to its software being installed in more than 200 sites in China.
08:55 Thu Oct 2 2014
A decline in dairy prices to their lowest point in more than five years weighs on the NZ dollar afetr it staged something of a recovery.
07:54 Thu Oct 2 2014
The IMF says more than $US70 trillion in assets are handled by shadow banks, and its important to understand and assess the risks.
Dairy product prices plunge at auction
06:55 Thu Oct 2 2014
The prices of dairy products slump to their lowest point in more than five years at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction.
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