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Confidence swells, but bank wary

economy generic Consumer and business confidence is so high they suggest the economy could grow as much as 6 per cent

Traditional-style auctions going

Gavel Turners Auctions has told shareholders that first-quarter revenues are on track to meet its target of a 10 per cent rise in profits for the 2014 financial year.

Demo farm planned

Cows wait to be milked at Limestone Downs’ dairy farm. A $26.5 million dairy and research hub is being planned for Southland.

KiwiSavers paying too much tax

Kiwisaver Tax rates for KiwiSaver investors need to be lowered, a fund-management industry group says.

Transpower manager quits

electricity 300 Transpower's Kieran Devine will soon be off the grid himself.

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ASX200 5,454.230 arrow 33.900 0.60%
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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%
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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 0.920
Euro 0.621
British Pound 0.511
Hong Kong Dollar 6.657
Japanese Yen 88.060
Singapore Dollar 1.075
US Dollar 0.859

Price as at 6:50 pm, 21 Apr

Salon fined for firing trainee

Generic money Nelson hair salon that sacked apprentice has been ordered to pay her more than $20k.

MP plans subcontractor help

Labour will seek a law change to help subcontractors caught up in big construction firm failures.

Transpower manager quits

Fruit fly restrictions lifted

KiwiSavers paying too much tax

Kiwisaver Tax rates for KiwiSaver investors need to be lowered, a fund-management industry group says.

Pay me back whenever . . .

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

Don't be hooked by debt

Insurance: A cautionary tale

Living wage pays off

Chalmers Organics was one of the first firms to offer workers the "living wage".

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

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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

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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.

Demo farm planned

Cows wait to be milked at Limestone Downs’ dairy farm. A $26.5 million dairy and research hub is being planned for Southland.

Warning on pollen test

A British food scientist says NZ may be taking a wrong step in the battle against fake manuka honey makers.

First time sale

Wool prices firm

Couple milk house colour scheme

Fonterra gets some free advertising after a home owner unknowingly paints house in its colours.

Kiwis howling for healthier hotdogs

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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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British Pound 0.511
Hong Kong Dollar 6.657
Japanese Yen 88.060
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US Dollar 0.859

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