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ANZ profit surges by $300 million

ANZ 10:31am NZ's biggest bank sees annual profit surge to a record $1.7 billion.

Efficient homes pricier say architects

 Solscape 10:50am Rules requiring new homes to be energy and water efficient could add $15k to the cost of building, say architects.

Bank loses fight over name

co-operative bank 11:13am Co-operative Bank loses High Court bid to stop the NZ Association of Credit Unions renaming itself 'Co-op Money NZ'.

'Bottom of the barrel'

forestry death memorial Thorndon 11:00am Forestry's fatally lax safety culture seen as OK by operators due to the low calibre of workforce, review finds.

Building consents dip 12 per cent

building consent 10 min ago Building consent numbers slumped 12 per cent in September.

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Euro 0.622
British Pound 0.490
Hong Kong Dollar 6.080
Japanese Yen 85.740
Singapore Dollar 1.002
US Dollar 0.784

Price as at 11:50 am, 31 Oct

Building consents dip 12 per cent

building consent Building consent numbers slumped 12 per cent in September.

Strongline Buildings owes $3.4m

Shareholder infighting pushed Tauranga company into liquidation owing money to over 100 creditors.

White collar workers lift AWF profit

ANZ profit surges by $300 million

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

luxury spend Some spending decisions you make in your 20s and 30s may derail you financially later on.

Kiwisaver's comeback kings

Thousands of "second-chancers" who fell off the property ladder have climbed back on using KiwiSaver.

Hard to get more for less

No-one needs shoe umbrellas

ANZ clips wings of Qantas scheme

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

From zero to $500K in 10 months

Sandradee Makejev Social media has redefined small business ownership and made one retailer a fortune.

Seven deadly sins of small business

If there was a small business bible, these would surely be the seven deadly sins to avoid.

Seven crazy cost cuts

Do people really work at home?

A boost for couriers

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

OceanaGold posts US$17m profit

Gold bars Gold mines in Central Otago and Reefton contribute to Aussie goldminer's bottom line.

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.

Westland plans shop-ready milk

Westland Milk Westland Milk Products says a $40 million investment at a Rolleston manufacturing centre will allow it to produce "retail-ready milk".

Conservationist farmer wins scholarship

Nuffield scholarship winner wants to use the award to spread the conservation message.

Nutrition experts defend milk

Farmer's last chance

Shrek back from the grave

After two years in a box, Shrek the sheep is ready to meet his adoring public.

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 0.888
Euro 0.622
British Pound 0.490
Hong Kong Dollar 6.080
Japanese Yen 85.740
Singapore Dollar 1.002
US Dollar 0.784

Prices as at 11:50 am, 31 Oct