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New laws 'common sense'

Hi-vis morning tea BusinessNZ dismisses union claims that reforms will drive down wages and reduce workers' bargaining power.

Chinese firm gets hotel approval

Fu Wah's planned hotel in downtown Auckland. 6:25pm Chinese development company Fu Wah granted official approval for five-star hotel in downtown Auckland.

Kiwi firms piggyback All Blacks

All Blacks Chicago Rugby will be the winner when the All Blacks play in Chicago this weekend, but NZ businesses are also looking for a victory.

10c petrol discount won't last

Petrol, fuel, gas 6:31pm AA encourages Wellington motorists to take advantage of a big - and temporary - drop in the price of petrol.

Red ink still spills at Solid Energy

Solid Energy State coal miner posts another big loss - $182 million for the year to June.

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ASX200 5,476.200 arrow 28.500 0.50%
DOW 17,195.420 arrow 221.100 1.30%
NASDAQ 4,566.140 arrow 16.900 0.40%
FTSE 6,463.550 arrow 9.700 0.20%
NIKKEI 15,658.200 arrow 104.300 0.70%
H-SENG 23,702.040 arrow -117.800 -0.50%

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Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
TRS 0.004 arrow 0.001 33.33%
AXG 0.050 arrow -0.010 -16.67%
CRP 0.155 arrow 0.020 14.81%
OGC 2.280 arrow -0.230 -9.16%
BGR 2.850 arrow 0.190 7.14%
PPP 0.052 arrow -0.004 -7.14%
SDL 0.500 arrow 0.030 6.38%

Price as at 6:50 pm, 31 Oct

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.891
Euro 0.623
British Pound 0.490
Hong Kong Dollar 6.075
Japanese Yen 86.880
Singapore Dollar 1.004
US Dollar 0.783

Price as at 6:50 pm, 31 Oct

Chinese firm gets hotel approval

Fu Wah's planned hotel in downtown Auckland. Chinese development company Fu Wah granted official approval for five-star hotel in downtown Auckland.

Red ink still spills at Solid Energy

State coal miner posts another big loss - $182 million for the year to June.

Air NZ wins long running legal battle

Japan bags NZ company

Auckland rates plan 'cynical'

Auckland generic, harbour, skyline Business groups slam Auckland Mayor Len Brown's plan to shift the rates burden onto business to spare homeowners.

ANZ clips wings of Qantas scheme

ANZ dashes the hopes of customers hoping to score free flights using its Qantas-linked credit cards.

You've earned it but don't flaunt it all

Kiwisaver's comeback kings

Lean times ahead for investors

Investors with money in the bank may have to get used to many years of low interest rates, according to a broker.

Peony firm wins business award

Dove River Peony company Dove River has been named as the regional winner of ANZ's 2014 Flying Start Business Plan Competition.

Winning streak for hairdresser

Nelson hair stylist Nadine Gratton already has a swag of awards under her belt.

Zero to $500K in 10 months

Seven deadly sins of small business

A boost for couriers

Christchurch rebuild is creating so much work tradespeople are using specialist courier services to deliver materials.

OceanaGold profit slides 61pc

Gold bars Goldminer's third-quarter profit is well under last year's, but the company says it will meet full-year guidance.

US economy grows 3.5pc

Smaller trade deficit and more defence spending buoy the world's biggest economy, but growth may be slowing.

Foursome a deal-maker: wife

Facebook's advertising revenue soars

US Federal Reserve ends 'easy money'

The Fed decides to end its quantitative easing stimulus programme, after six years of pumping money into the economy.

Some hope for High Street

Abel Butler Bricks-and-mortar stores struggling with online shopping told they need to "fight fire with fire".

Boss told PA to 'show her nipples'

Staffer abused by her boss after she used Facebook too often is awarded $10K by the ERA.

Fair Go: He's not authorised

Workers' beliefs must be respected

Yealands top sustainability winner

Yealands Estate Wines and DB Breweries are among the companies recognised in this year's Sustainable 60 awards.

Fighting fraud together

Karen Scott-Howman Banks will stand by their customers in the case of genuine fraud, but customers need to keep their passwords and PINs safe.

The creeping social housing crisis

National's social housing policy is ripe for accusations of privatisation by stealth and abandonment of govt's social obligations.

R&D centres key to vibrant economy

Banks eye web protections

PGC shares suspended

Chalkie keeps his feet dry as he digs deeper into PGC's audit woes.

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.

Egg farm plan protest

Karen Zimmerman and Darina Cincurova Giant chickens have taken to the streets of Whangarei, to protest what would be the country's biggest egg factory farm.

Shrek's still the star

Shrek the star sheep might be stuffed, but he's still got attitude.

Westland plans shop-ready milk

Conservationist farmer wins scholarship

Nutrition experts defend milk

Milk lovers and dairy farmers can relax - milk does more good than harm, nutrition experts say.

The startup formula

Dan Khan_strap There is an equation for building a flourishing business.

Alan Bollard wrangles APEC

Keeping APEC’s 70-odd working groups singing from the same songsheet is providing more than enough challenge.

Smooth food operators

Conquering sweet temptation

How I keep well: Scott Rice

Scott Rice, founder of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, is a former national swimming rep - but these days she keeps fit by running.

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Australian Dollar 0.891
Euro 0.623
British Pound 0.490
Hong Kong Dollar 6.075
Japanese Yen 86.880
Singapore Dollar 1.004
US Dollar 0.783

Prices as at 6:50 pm, 31 Oct