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Rates rise hits homeowners

interest rates Mortgage rates head up, with the latest official interest rate increase passed on to customers.

Beermakers fear tough draft rules

golden dawn, beer 12:32pm Craft beer faces "disastrous consequences" if beer over 6 per cent is restricted in Auckland.

NZ posts trade surplus despite losing tailwind

Survey shows businesses are confident that export orders would pick up in the next 12 months. 17 min ago June marked the eighth monthly trade surplus in a row and was stronger than expected because of lower oil imports.

ACC levy cut plan benefits drivers

acc 12:46pm ACC recommends slashing its levies on vehicle licences but cutting less from its petrol levy.

Veda accepts $10 credit fee cap

Credit control 12:54pm Credit bureau Veda has bowed to pressure to reduce its fees ahead of a change in rules.

  VALUE MOVEMENT
NZX50 5,161.744 arrow 15.214 0.29%
ASX200 5,576.740 arrow 33.500 0.60%
DOW 17,086.630 arrow -26.900 -0.20%
NASDAQ 4,473.700 arrow 17.700 0.40%
FTSE 6,798.150 arrow 2.800 0.00%
NIKKEI 15,328.560 arrow -14.700 -0.10%
H-SENG 23,971.870 arrow 189.800 0.80%

NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
VML 0.010 arrow -0.001 -9.09%
SPY 0.260 arrow -0.020 -7.14%
ABA 6.000 arrow -0.290 -4.61%
CRP 0.230 arrow 0.010 4.55%
XRO 24.500 arrow 1.000 4.26%
PEB 0.680 arrow 0.020 3.03%
FFW 1.600 arrow -0.050 -3.03%

Price as at 1:14 pm, 24 Jul

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.912
Euro 0.640
British Pound 0.506
Hong Kong Dollar 6.677
Japanese Yen 87.480
Singapore Dollar 1.066
US Dollar 0.861

Price as at 12:50 pm, 24 Jul

South Island primed for platinum

Simon Bridges Canadian company given go-ahead to search for precious metal in Tasman and Southland regions.

NZ posts trade surplus despite losing tailwind

June marked the eighth monthly trade surplus in a row and was stronger than expected because of lower oil imports.

Dollar intervention hint works

SBS Bank in good shape

Migration may stoke housing

Wellington houses, generic, homes Migration boom returns as Kiwis shun Australia and foreigners arrive, and risks reigniting the housing market.

Ethics training for advisers

Institute of Financial Advisers takes a proactive stance on delivering business ethics training.

Veda accepts $10 credit fee cap

ACC levy cut plan benefits drivers

Banking in the future

The next wave of innovation is underway in mobile banking. Here's a glimpse of what's coming.

Beermakers fear tough draft rules

golden dawn, beer Craft beer faces "disastrous consequences" if beer over 6 per cent is restricted in Auckland.

Longer parking limits wanted

Businesses fear a 30-minute parking restriction in Mt Albert is putting customers off.

Store rides the digital revolution

Students' sweet paleo success

Cafe culture at school

Wellington College students won't be falling asleep, now the school has a coffee shop.

Have Crocs finally croaked?

crocs Maker of clogs everyone loves to hate plans major restructure, including ditching job and some brands.

Aussie dollar up on CPI figures

Australian consumer prices rose by 0.5 per cent in the June quarter, as health services and home prices rose.

1 in 25 New Yorkers a millionaire

A billionaire's three-day week

High stakes in Time Warner deal

Rupert Murdoch's audacious $86b offer for Time Warner has put the entertainment giant in play. Who will win?

Swapping self-interest for mutual benefit

pattrick smellie Today's deeply interconnected world is, in fact, very much an artefact of the globalising urge that came from the end of WWII.

Examining child support

Child support is working, if the benefit's purpose is to top up child-support payments by non-custodial parents.

Finances under-rated

Home ownership over-rated

Talk as if you're being recorded

Isn't it better for people to be open at work about what they are doing, and not secretly record meetings?

Bank on track to close pay gap

wallet Westpac wins the inaugural Equal Pay Awards, organised to highlight the difference in pay for men and women.

Executive loses fight for bonus

Former Huawei executive fails in his bid to claim a $75K bonus after they weren't given out in a lean year.

Sacked worker paid after trial error

Couple underpaid by $79,000

'Living wage' on the menu

It will cost Lucas Putnam an arm and a leg, but the restaurant owner says paying a living wage is the ethical thing to do.

Boardroom identity

boardroom Tania Simpson brings her culture - and te reo - to some of the most hardened boards.

What power the female vote?

The upcoming election is one time when all women can make their influence felt over the direction of the nation.

Working in a man's world

Emma Watson crashes UN website

Unfinished business

The great battles of feminism may be over, but women still have plenty to fight for in the quest for equality.

Extra China flights in summer

Plane China Airlines will add an extra 15,000 seats on its Taipei to Auckland route.

a2 Milk Company approval

NZX-listed The a2 Milk Company has been approved to be a manufacturer of a finished infant-formula product to China.

Chinese interest 'unprecedented'

China to be biggest lamb market?

China slowdown hits NZ

A drop in house prices disconcerts Chinese consumers, and weighs on Kiwi exports to China.

Seeds rendered worthless

Carrots in flower for seed Some Canterbury farmers are facing big losses after bad weather ruined their seed crops.

Export suspension lifted

Alliance Group's Pukeuri plant has been given the green light to resume exports to China.

Sheep placenta beauty treatment

Sharing produces rewards

Bees knees

Teenage beekeeping brothers Matthew and Daniel Mason have grown their business to 100 hives in five years.

Conquering the C word

murraybrennanstrap Kiwi oncologist Murray Brennan realised he could really only do his work offshore.

Groundbreaking tool finds Pacific markets

A multifunctional device is giving construction crews the tools they need to finish the job.

Building a case for eco-friendly pine

Finding balance after cancer

Why your friends are more popular

Analysing social interactions is now a science.

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Australian Dollar 0.912
Euro 0.640
British Pound 0.506
Hong Kong Dollar 6.677
Japanese Yen 87.480
Singapore Dollar 1.066
US Dollar 0.861

Prices as at 12:50 pm, 24 Jul