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Minister bursts bubble

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce 2 min ago The Government is playing down predictions published by powerful US magazine Forbes that New Zealand is on the path to economic disaster.

Serepisos assets to go

Terry Serepisos 2 min ago Receivers are selling bankrupt developer Terry Serepisos' waterfront portfolio.

Warehouse more than simply red

Mark Powell 2 min ago The Warehouse Group draws increasing income from sales not made in those iconic Red Sheds.

Stressed at work?

Stressed, anxious man 2 min ago Bosses are legally required to look for stress, and workplace legislation is changing to underline this.

More cafes close this Easter

Waiter Strap 2 min ago Fewer eateries are opening during public holidays because the high cost of staffing.

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ASX200 5,454.230 arrow 33.900 0.60%
DOW 16,408.540 arrow -16.300 -0.10%
NASDAQ 4,095.520 arrow 9.300 0.20%
FTSE 6,625.250 arrow 41.100 0.60%
NIKKEI 14,516.270 arrow 98.700 0.70%
H-SENG 22,760.240 arrow 64.200 0.30%

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NTL 0.013 arrow 0.003 30.00%
TRS 0.003 arrow -0.001 -25.00%
NWF 0.079 arrow 0.008 11.27%
TUA 2.760 arrow 0.160 6.15%
SEA 0.019 arrow 0.001 5.56%
MGL 0.200 arrow 0.010 5.26%
PPL 0.540 arrow -0.030 -5.26%

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Indices Top Movers Currencies
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Australian Dollar 0.921
Euro 0.622
British Pound 0.511
Hong Kong Dollar 6.665
Japanese Yen 88.050
Singapore Dollar 1.077
US Dollar 0.860

Price as at 8:10 pm, 19 Apr

Stressed at work?

Stressed, anxious man Bosses are legally required to look for stress, and workplace legislation is changing to underline this.

Serepisos assets to go

Receivers are selling bankrupt developer Terry Serepisos' waterfront portfolio.

Warehouse moves into apartments

Damaged knee, broken promise

Don't be hooked by debt

Matt Watson From a young age the ITM Fishing Show host Matt Watson knew there was money in fishing.

Insurance: A cautionary tale

Just before last Christmas my insurance company sent a $1250 bill for insuring our house.

KiwiSaver tax rules 'unfair'

Are 362.5 days not enough?

Pay me back whenever . . .

The World Bank says family and friends are a popular source of finance for youngsters starting out.

A life saving business

Mike Mander Defibrillator supplier Heart Saver launched on April Fools day but the market it services is certainly no joke.

From bean to bar to belly

The Wellington Chocolate Factory is the new kid on the block.

Billboard switched off

Fears plain packs will slow trade

Small cheesemaker looks to Asia

For more than 100 years, New Zealand cheesemakers have separated curds from whey at Barrys Bay.

Canada's Silicone Valley

Blackberry Z10 The demise of BlackBerry may have spelled trouble for its hometown, instead the tech hub is booming.

Euro hedge funds booming

European hedge funds' assets hit a record high for the first quarter of this year.

Yellen bares her teeth on regulation

Bridgestone executive in court

$53b US cable merger backed

Washington Post says the main US cable providers should be able to merge, but with conditions.

The importance of traction

mike o'donnell MOD A private equity mate talks about the six "Ps" of pitching - prior planning prevents piss-poor performance.

Rethinking the numbers

Important economic indicators signal strong optimism in the South Island, economist Robin Clements reports.

How much do you get paid?

Hutson in comeback mode

Shock news: Greens favour privatisation

OK, that's a provocative headline, but how else to interpret the Greens' social housing policy?

In-flight bum grope

Alexandra Rose Williams A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member has been ordered to behave.

Stoned at work

Many Kiwis are getting high before work - and employers are undertaking drug testing themselves.

Bunny ad causes offence

Business and govt talk digital

Say goodbye to the paper CV

You can take a tour of a house for sale online, so why has it taken so long for the CV to evolve?

China's credit falls

per cent Chinese policymakers try to rein in a credit binge, while meeting a target of 7.5 per cent economic growth.

China set to elevate environment

China is set to pass a new law that would give more powers to shut polluting factories.

Rethinking Chinese tourism

Plant waits for nod

China's matchmaker

Sam Pearson has learned to take a backhanded approach when promoting tennis in China.

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

A ragwort plume moth. Once covered in ragwort, a Manawatu farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Farmers urged to seek help

Mental illness among farmers is like grass staggers a top agricultural communicator claims.

Sustainable farming gets $9.9m

Farming inquiry call

Killing the evil weevil

Scientists suck up nearly 500,000 wasps from Canterbury paddocks to fight a clover root weevil infestation on Southland farms.

Kiwis howling for healthier hotdogs

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

Kiwis still love indie bookstores

Online book retailers have not spelled the final chapter for New Zealand's independent ‘local’ bookstores.

Lorde of the jewels

Building a strong supply chain

Tech catches startup off guard

Serial entrepreneur Melissa Clark-Reynolds reveals the reason she shut down her startup MiniMonos

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Australian Dollar 0.921
Euro 0.622
British Pound 0.511
Hong Kong Dollar 6.665
Japanese Yen 88.050
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US Dollar 0.860

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