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Failures were predictable

market storm Hindsight is a fine thing, but warning signs foretold the mess finance companies got into in the financial crisis.

Low deposit house hunters rise

mortgage Banks are still keeping well clear of RBNZ lending restrictions, but mortgages written on small deposits are up.

Sky goes on-demand with Neon

Service aimed at Kiwis who don't currently subscribe to Sky will cost $20 a month.

Back in the black

Terry Serepisos The former Wellington Phoenix football club owner Terry Serepisos has been discharged from bankruptcy.

Office workers feel the squeeze

office worker We are all working a little closer together as employers cram in more desks to save on costs, a survey shows.

  VALUE MOVEMENT
NZX50 5,335.201 arrow 42.376 0.79%
ASX200 5,412.200 arrow 29.100 0.50%
DOW 16,677.900 arrow 216.600 1.30%
NASDAQ 4,452.790 arrow 69.900 1.60%
FTSE 6,419.150 arrow 19.400 0.30%
NIKKEI 15,138.960 arrow -56.800 -0.40%
H-SENG 23,333.180 arrow -70.800 -0.30%

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Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
CRP 0.180 arrow 0.050 38.46%
TRS 0.003 arrow -0.001 -25.00%
VML 0.012 arrow 0.001 9.09%
CAV 0.910 arrow -0.090 -9.00%
SLG 0.130 arrow 0.010 8.33%
PIL 0.040 arrow -0.003 -6.98%
SEK 3.300 arrow 0.200 6.45%

Price as at 6:50 pm, 24 Oct

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.894
Euro 0.619
British Pound 0.488
Hong Kong Dollar 6.070
Japanese Yen 84.700
Singapore Dollar 0.999
US Dollar 0.782

Price as at 8:20 pm, 24 Oct

Failures were predictable

market storm Hindsight is a fine thing, but warning signs foretold the mess finance companies got into in the financial crisis.

Sky goes on-demand with Neon

Service aimed at Kiwis who don't currently subscribe to Sky will cost $20 a month.

Auckland commercial values rise

Airport to get upgrade

Home loan hikes further off

LVR, interest rate, mortgage, money In good news for borrowers, short-term interest rates are likely to say on hold for another year, with the inflation genie well corked for now.

Auckland rates sure to rise

Auckland's 29 per cent increase in property values has cemented a rate hike for many homeowners.

Surviving on student finances

Minecraft money lessons

Fuel price should drop further - AA

Fall in oil price leads to another cut in fuel cost, but AA says motorists still pay too much.

Anger over Cantina comments

Deborah Lee Marlow Self-styled business guru in charge of a failed restaurant leaves angry creditors in her wake.

'Beer up' sign 'inappropriate'

Provincial pub's signage, designed by a 'concept company', rubs locals up the wrong way.

'World's best water' Nelson-made

Wellpack workers' jobs to go

New lease of life for iconic hotel

Sixty years of majestic beauty and history is being revived in the Putaruru Hotel - carpet, wallpaper and all.

Bite out of McDonald's profit

McDonald's McDonald's profit plunged 30 per cent as fewer people visited its restaurants in all major markets.

Miner avoids work for 35 years

Carlo Cani did not like being down a mine shaft so invented a range of illnesses to keep him off work.

$2.8b bid for Reebok picked

Fears of further China slowdown

Heartbroken and living in KFC

Dumped woman seeks solace in the form of fried chicken, to avoid memories of her boyfriend at home.

Green coke scheme gets crowdfunded

CarbonScape Marlborough clean-tech company CarbonScape has started a crowdfunding project to start the supply of "green coke" to NZ Steel.

BNZ boss's 5-point plan

Knee-jerk responses to foreign investment betray 'close-mindedness' at odds with NZ's image, Anthony Healy says.

Nats persist with new labour law

Conquering sweet temptation

Sacked bus driver gets job back

Driver was fired after an elderly passenger was left hanging from the front doors of his bus.

Hidden dealings and hushed mouths

Chalkie There's a chain of deceit behind SCF not covered in the court judgment, says Chalkie.

Tomfoolery could cost your job

Much of modern life is now played out on social media, but think before you post about your job.

Many now dream of being forgotten

Small wonder we don't get risk

What will be done with the RMA?

Where National is happy to forge ahead with employment law reform before Christmas, it is not in a particular hurry to force change on RMA.

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.

Droving bylaw fight

Cattle being driven to town from the Taranaki back-country. Council asked to ''get out of farmers' hair'' over bylaw proposal that will require permits for the frequent movement of livestock.

Fieldays thinks big

The southern hemisphere's biggest agricultural event is hoping for government help to go bigger.

Council 1080 backing 'toxic'

Wool farmers to buy yarn mill

7km whey spill

Motorists advised to take care after a 7km whey spill on State Highway 1 near Putaruru.

The new generation wharfies

thumb Overhauling restrictive legacy recruitment systems is changing the notion of what it means to be a stevedore.

The rise of democratic retail

Customers now expect retailers to work harder to win them over.

Kiwi virtual reality firm's big vision

Cosmetics fill eco niche

Conquering sweet temptation

An account of a marshmallow psychology test reveals that willpower can be nurtured.

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Australian Dollar 0.894
Euro 0.619
British Pound 0.488
Hong Kong Dollar 6.070
Japanese Yen 84.700
Singapore Dollar 0.999
US Dollar 0.782

Prices as at 8:20 pm, 24 Oct