NZ GDP rises 1 per cent

Economy gets a boost for the third quarter, but growth for the year is not spectacular.

UK pension ‘press-gang’ warning

Financial Markets Authority is monitoring potentially misleading advertising about British pension scheme funds.

Trans-Tasman cable welcomed

Vodafone held talks with Hawaiki Cable about its new Pacific communications cable, CEO says.

Conman's rise and fall

Tony Mount's world came crashing down this week after he was jailed for ripping off clients. Stacey Knott investigates his downfall.

Arvida slips after debut

All Black Dan Carter rings the bell to launch the retirement village operator on the sharemarket.

Finzsoft awaits Silverlake Axis offer

Auckland financial software app maker expects Singaporean tech firm to make an offer in the new year.

Spark moves into sports streaming

Spark buys up half the sports-streaming business started by Coliseum Sports Media.

Russia's economic reality shirtfronts Putin

The tough-talking Russian President is wrestling a mounting economic crisis that will test his famed resilience.

Fed confident on US growth

The Federal Reserve offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the US economy.

Home, sweet shipping container

House, bus stop, cafe, mini icream factory - there are oceans of possibilities for these shipping containers.

I've disgraced myself. Do I quit?

Can careers survive seriously cringe-worthy moments on the job?

Business as usual for NZ-Cuba trade

The end of the US trade embargo with Cuba will have little effect on New Zealand, trade expert says.

Reverend jailed for tax evasion

IRD says Auckland man ignored offers of help over $1 million owed in tax.

Trends defends Callaghan grant

Auckland magazine publisher believed it followed the rules over $332K grant that SFO is investigating.

Kirks' long-serving boss resigns

Wellington retailer's managing director will take up the reins at business lobby group Business Central.

Fines for spray drift

Horizons Regional Council fines contractor and landowner in Glen Oroua after chemicals sprayed on field drifted over neighbouring property.

Avon pleads guilty to China bribes

Door-to-door beauty product firm's admission over bribing officials and falsifying records lands it with a US$68m fine.

Foreign 'speculators' shun rouble

Foreign fund managers say they have mainly stayed away because the Russian market is too unpredictable.

OPEC hawks see merits of waiting

The move further reduces the chance of any action to defend prices.

Lines firm may sell BOP investment

Marlborough Lines is considering selling its stake in a Bay of Plenty lines company rather than appeal a ruling forbidding it from acquiring more shares.

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