Japanese day trader made $52m

Day trader CIS. He likes to stay anonymous as he’s worried about robbery or extortion.

7:54 PM  While global investors were hitting the panic button, a Japanese day trader timed the bottom perfectly.

Rich-listers lose millions

Sir Michael Hill's family fortunes in the Michael Hill Jewelry empire have fluctuated during a week of sharemarket turmoil.

Some of NZ's top business people have seen more than $40m wiped off their own company shareholdings this week.

KiwiRail makes another loss

More passengers on Cook Strait ferries on train services have helped improve KiwiRail's financial performance.

A lack of investment in its assets has driven KiwiRail to a $167m loss for the most recent financial year.

Lifeline for GST-free shopping?

Policy makers are grappling with how to tax internet shopping.

Australian position on 'Amazon tax' had not been 'super clear', Deloitte says.

Windows 10 spying claims

Office of the Privacy Commissioner spokesman Charles Mabbett said the office was  aware of the potential privacy issues Windows 10 raised.

Microsoft launched its cloud based Windows 10 operating system for free to claims it was using the software to spy on users.

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industries

KiwiRail makes another loss

More passengers on Cook Strait ferries on train services have helped improve KiwiRail's financial performance.

A lack of investment in its assets has driven KiwiRail to a $167 million loss for the most recent financial year.

NZI puts brake on bad driving

Technology firm eRoad teams up with insurer to encourage safe driving.

Lifeline for GST-free shopping?

Rich-listers lose millions

money

Power shop and save

Power companies are competing fiercely for their share of the market.

Fancy a month’s free power? Or would you rather know the price you pay for electricity for the next year?

Top appliances revealed

Consumer NZ says which are the best value dishwashers, washing machines, fridges and freezers.

Sagita Aleni shops in a door-to-door retailer in Porirua.

Time for action on truck shops

Mobile shops are taking advantage of some of NZ's poorest shoppers, Commerce Commission crackdown shows.

small business

On a right royal roll

Co-owners of Cambridge catering company Gourmet Delicious, Kim Lee and Ali Foers.

A year after feeding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gourmet Delicious is still on a high.

How to get start-up respect

OPINION: I'm trying to get my business off the ground but I feel like people aren't taking me seriously.

Grandmother's Garden owner Hazel Wolff.

A quilter's haven

Hazel Wolff sold her home in Hamilton to set up Grandmother's Garden.

world

Japanese day trader made $52m

Day trader CIS. He likes to stay anonymous as he’s worried about robbery or extortion.

7:54 PM  While global investors were hitting the panic button, a Japanese day trader timed the bottom perfectly.

Woolworths profit slips

Australia's biggest supermarket chain saw annual profit slump 12.5 per cent, its first drop in at least 19 years.

Jared Fogle no longer appears in Subway's advertising campaign.

Subway exec warned about Fogle

A former franchisee put her concerns about Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to company executive.

better business

Bid to attract migrant workers video

Filipino migrant Teena Dela Cruz is one of many who have already made the trip to work and live in New Zealand.

A new scheme for Canterbury hopes to attract migrant workers to settle in the region with their families.

Church rejects Easter trading change video

Catholic social justice agency is "appalled" by proposed changes to Easter Sunday trading restrictions.

Cameron Sigmund, 5, with a selection of collectables from the New World Little Shop promotion of 2014.

Kids are big business gallery

Is the little collectables craze harmless family fun, or ethically questionable marketing?

opinion & analysis

Sharemarket turmoil unscrambled

An investor checks stock information after Chinese shares slumped more than 7 percent on Tuesday after panic selling.

What does the volatility on world share markets this week mean for New Zealand investors? Grant Davies casts an eye over the indices.

The Kiwi airline that can

OPINION: It's been described as a feisty little airline, punching above its weight. But can Air NZ repeat its record profit?

Confused? The sharemarket volatility shows that you are not alone.

Avoid market fallout

Confused about what's happening on the markets? You're not alone.

farming

Bike death makes tragic point

Police investigate a quad bike death on a Puketaha farm, near Hamilton

A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.

Fonterra helping fight fires

Fonterra grassroots funding helping rural communities with their firefighting resources.

Janet Gray with a rare set of quad lambs born to a southdown ewe at the farm near Rongotea.

Surprise! It's quadruplets video

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

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