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NZ shares outperform

sharemarket A positive September quarter may be followed by a more volatile time for shares, according to AMP Capital.

Property not a 'one-way bet'

John Key warns Aucklanders against ignoring the risks of property investment, tipping that supply will exceed demand.

From homeless to millionaire

Kylie Bartlett When Kylie Bartlett was 18 she thought her life was pointless. Three years later, she'd set up a business.

Consumer confidence slides

Couple shopping in supermarket Concern about the health of the economy pushed consumer confidence to its lowest level in 12 months.

Told to pay $73,000 over injury

Judge, court, gavel, justice Meat processing firm fined nearly $60,000 and ordered to pay a worker $15,000 after his hand was injured in a hoof-removing machine.

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FTSE 6,195.910 arrow -15.700 -0.30%
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Australian Dollar 0.907
Euro 0.622
British Pound 0.493
Hong Kong Dollar 6.163
Japanese Yen 85.100
Singapore Dollar 1.011
US Dollar 0.794

Price as at 8:50 pm, 20 Oct

Flat September for super fund

stock market, sharemarket, shares The NZ Super Fund made a small loss last month as global stock markets slipped from record highs.

NZ property listing delayed

Ausssie investment firm puts plans to list an NZ commercial property portfolio on the back burner.

Consumer confidence slides

One of NZ's first malls sold for $96m

Retirement fund buys home

Carole Payton Newlywed Carole Payton chose to dip into her KiwiSaver fund to help buy her first home.

Rates seen on hold

Low food prices over winter may see annual inflation down to almost 1 per cent in figures due out this week.

Better insured than sorry

Spark cuts Skinny price

Hands off the savings

I'm a university student who over two years has managed to save $4000. Here's how.

'Can do' spirit wins out

Doug and Anthony Lawry Doug Lawry is the essence of Kenny Beverages: your classic ‘can-do' New Zealander chipping out a business from his own hands.

Time to crow about your business

Kiwis are not natural boasters, but businesses need to promote their achievements.

'Jealousy' blamed for closure

From homeless to millionaire

Cosmetics fill eco niche

Christchurch beauty products startup Sorbet finds being environmentally friendly has some drawbacks.

Rinehart to depart Ten board

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Where money grows on trees

Tourists will spend upward of US$3 billion to glimpse of the changing autumnal landscape in New England.

Danone not eyeing baby formula maker

Virgin sinks claws into Tigerair

Australia's most dangerous jobs

Truckies, posties and warehouse workers top the list of Australia's deadliest jobs.

Facebook drives Kiwi exports

I Love Ugly Social media gurus are officially earning their keep, with exporters reporting sales increasingly driven online.

No.8 wire rules ok

According to the Chief Science Advisor to the PM, the Kiwi "No.8 wire" mentality has become an handbrake.

Investigation into pilot criticised

Another online seller starts up

Solar giant goes live

The switch has been flicked on the country's biggest solar energy installation.

Many now dream of being forgotten

Unlike the relative ease of getting tattoos removed, you can't erase your embarrassing moments from the web anytime soon.

Big debts: bigger water bills

With Auckland's water utility flagging soaring debts, Chalkie reckons there's only one way prices can go.

SCF judgment a shock

Dirty Politics damages science

Small wonder we don't get risk

According to a survey published by the Financial Markets Authority last week, many of us are confused about risk.

Navy women rise through the ranks

CORINA BRUCE Women now hold a commanding presence in the navy.

A mind-cleansing journey

No answers but former mayor is finding peace on 800km walk in thinking about son's accidental death.

Stories to tell young women

More women in NZ boardrooms

A daughter's legacy

Anti-domestic violence campaigner Lesley Elliott wins top prize at 2014 Women of Influence awards.

Booby traps cost farmers

poachers Desperate poaching hit farming couple found themselves on wrong side of law after setting booby traps on their property.

Capital gain banked on

Dairy farmers are being offered mortgage lending that will charge interest based on milk prices and the capital gain on their farm.

Levy vote loss slated

Drought feared as region dries out

Shift to sales focus

Hawke's Bay organic orchardists Clare Buckner and Erin Simpson to focus on the local market, not exports.

Rising stars make Fast list

Bookeme_strap The starlets of the Deloitte Fast 50 programme are beginning to grow up.

US investors eye Kiwi firms

American venture capitalists with deep pockets and wide networks are increasingly resting their gaze on Aoteaora.

The reinvention of Motat

Results.com shoots for NXT

Kiwi virtual reality firm's big vision

Wellington virtual reality firm, 8i is vying to be part of the next big tech breakthrough.

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Australian Dollar 0.907
Euro 0.622
British Pound 0.493
Hong Kong Dollar 6.163
Japanese Yen 85.100
Singapore Dollar 1.011
US Dollar 0.794

Prices as at 8:50 pm, 20 Oct