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New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose for a fifth month in September, led by an increase in expenditure on durable goods.
Online retail colossus Amazon has opened a shop showcasing handmade goods sold directly by artisans.
The NZ Super Fund has had a stellar run. But inevitably it was not immune to the recent volatility in world markets.
The kiwi jumped to 66.61 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 66.05 cents and the trade-weighted index rose to 71.60 from 71.04.
Foodstuffs (NZ) part of the co-operative group that makes up New Zealand's biggest supermarket operator, has agreed to buy 21 stores from Asahi Group's Mill Retail Holdings, with plans to rebrand them as part of its franchised Liquorland chain.
It seems there are more email and phone scams than ever these days. Recently there was a week where I received a call almost every night.
Solid Energy has proposed to close its Huntly East mine, saying it "has no prospect of returning to profitability and is unsaleable".
The new chief of embattled carmaker Volkswagen says the recall of diesel cars affected by the pollution cheating scandal could start by January and finish by the end of 2016.
The S&P/NZX 50 Index has closed 0.3 percent lower, but is still ahead for the week as volatility remains in the market.
Air New Zealand has announced significant earnings growth due to an increase in tourist numbers, fleet efficiencies and lower fuel prices.
The kiwi dollar has gained against the greenback and other major currencies after prices lifted for dairy products and other commodities.
Strong returns from its investment holdings has the ACC considering levy cuts for New Zealanders in the next financial year.
ACC has reported a $1.6 billion surplus, $743 million ahead of budget, and says it's now fully funded to meet claims liabilities.
The Greens say figures in the latest Financial Market Authority's report on KiwiSaver shows financial hardship is forcing more people to withdraw funds.
The NZ Super Fund's 2014/2015 report shows it had $4.4 billion of its $29.54b portfolio invested in New Zealand compared to $3.7b a year earlier.
There are reasons to be cheerful, or worried, about the economy today. There are certainly enough statistics to choose from for both the optimists and the pessimists.
A new spate of scam phone calls has had Spark saying combatting them is about raising awareness because stopping scammers is difficult.
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