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ANZ first to raise rates

mortgage rates 4:55pm ANZ blinks first after the RBNZ lifted the official cash rate today. | More interest rate rises expected

79 mill jobs to go

timaru logs A worker laid off as part of the Southern Cross Forest Product mill closure says more than just low log prices are to blame.

Ross banned by accountants

David Ross 4:21pm "Difficult to imagine more serious professional misconduct," accountants' institute says.

'Stars aligned' for NZ business

Nz dollars Business conditions dubbed best in three decades as report finds NZ business confidence is among world's highest.

ComCom forces probe co-operation

Countdown 4:18pm Watchdog uses law to gather evidence into Countdown's alleged anti-competitive behaviour.

  VALUE MOVEMENT
NZX50 5,155.048 arrow 12.126 0.24%
ASX200 5,517.770 arrow 38.500 0.70%
DOW 16,501.650 arrow -12.700 -0.10%
NASDAQ 4,126.970 arrow -34.500 -0.80%
FTSE 6,674.740 arrow -7.000 -0.10%
NIKKEI 14,546.270 arrow 157.500 1.10%
H-SENG 22,509.640 arrow -221.000 -1.00%

NZX50 20 min delay, others last close

Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
GFF 0.660 arrow 0.090 15.79%
SEK 2.630 arrow -0.360 -12.04%
RNS 0.145 arrow 0.013 9.85%
SPY 0.320 arrow -0.030 -8.57%
CGF 0.170 arrow 0.010 6.25%
RBC 0.370 arrow 0.020 5.71%
RAK 0.205 arrow 0.010 5.13%

Price as at 5:46 pm, 24 Apr

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.929
Euro 0.624
British Pound 0.514
Hong Kong Dollar 6.686
Japanese Yen 88.190
Singapore Dollar 1.084
US Dollar 0.863

Price as at 5:20 pm, 24 Apr

Ross banned by accountants

David Ross "Difficult to imagine more serious professional misconduct," accountants' institute says.

ComCom forces probe co-operation

Watchdog uses law to gather evidence into Countdown's alleged anti-competitive behaviour.

Mediaweb owes creditors millions

79 mill jobs to go

Rate hikes may pause

mortgage Official interest rates rise again, but relief may be in store for homeowners.

Fewer have health insurance

The number of Kiwis with private health insurance is down a little, but increased claims hit industry margins.

Small property investors hit

Not ready for $5 coffee

How retailers get people to spend

Next time you grab fast food, take note of the swirl of reds and yellows around you.

Family matters for Douglas

WorldOrganics_thumb Megan Douglas finds success with some party tricks, and some advice from her dad, Roger.

Jewellers feel 'Kate effect'

Tory & Ko see interest increase 100-fold after they supplied pieces for the Duchess of Cambridge.

Designer gets China invite

Not a cent for worldwide photo

Mechanics in post-quake boom

Business booming for mechanics as pothole-ridden roads take their toll on Christchurch's cars.

Aussie inflation softer than expected

Australian dollars Low Australian inflation takes pressure off the RBA for an interest rate hike later this year.

Key figure in US fraud avoids prison

Former bank executive was a co-operating witness in a probe of the US$3.7 trillion municipal bond market.

Japan and US trade talks struggle

Exxon works to reopen UK pipeline

Investment guru slams pay plan

Warren Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's "excessive" executive pay scheme.

What does Ross's wife think?

Maria Slade Fraudster David Ross's wife gained from the sale of their home, but what about his victims?

Deal creating $55m seems magical

Accountants are wizards in the dark arts of money-making, Chalkie reckons.

Benefits of nuclear radiation

The importance of traction

Why Colombo is wrong, but right

Forbes blogger, who says NZ's economy is a bubble set to burst, is the kind of contributor every site wants.

What's your succession plan?

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Can gossip be a force for good?

Gossip can encourage co-operation, but it can also quickly turn toxic in an office.

CTU forestry probe applauded

My good friend failure

Fishing for Asia's fine diners

Commonsense logistics and local relationships are the key for Kiwi exporter, Leigh Fisheries

Uni deal first step to research centre

gavel Links between Waikato University and China are strengthened with the signing of partnership agreements in coastal science and law.

China's shoemakers on strike

One of China's biggest strikes has stretched into its second week and spread from one province to another.

China's matchmaker

China's credit falls

Designer gets China invite

Laurel Judd is undecided about attending PLITZS New York Fashion Week, to be held this year in China.

Facial eczema warning

Facial eczema spore North Island farmers have been warned to check their stock for signs of facial eczema following a sharp jump in spore numbers.

Love transcends language bar

Love bloomed in a Mongolian desert for a Golden Bay woman. Now she and her husband are creating a new life in rural New Zealand.

Pushing the boundaries

No confidence vote for straw

Storm cuts milk flows

Westland Milk Products may not meet a few export orders because of last week's ferocious storm.

Research key to Aus B2B success

Sistema_strap Knowing the facts and figures of your business is the way to find success in Australia.

Kiwis howling for healthier hotdogs

Giving the humble hotdog a makeover is opening doors nationwide for a Canterbury food business.

Tech catches startup off guard

Rethinking Chinese tourism

Fishing for Asia's fine diners

Commonsense logistics and local relationships are the key for Kiwi exporter, Leigh Fisheries

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Australian Dollar 0.929
Euro 0.624
British Pound 0.514
Hong Kong Dollar 6.686
Japanese Yen 88.190
Singapore Dollar 1.084
US Dollar 0.863

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