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  • China: Australia trade deal won't hurt New Zealand Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:27 AM ET

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand— Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that his country's trade deal with Australia won't hurt neighboring New Zealand because demand from the world's No. 2 economy remains strong. China and Australia signed a preliminary free-trade deal earlier this week. Xi said people have been asking him if that will have a negative impact on...

  • WELLINGTON, Nov 20- Italian luxury textiles house Loro Piana recently made its annual trip down under to select two bales of the finest merino wool, one from New Zealand and the other from Australia, for its premier line of suits, which sell for tens of thousands of dollars. "Any time we mention New Zealand wool and build brands that mention New Zealand origin, we're...

  • G-20 summit opens in Australia; growth tops agenda Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    BRISBANE, Australia— Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country's northeastern coast, prompting the Australian prime minister to angrily accuse Russia of trying to reclaim the "lost glories" of the Soviet Union. "Russia is being much more assertive now than it has...

  • *ECB hires Deutsche, ING, State Street, Amundi. By Kathrin Jones and Eva Taylor. FRANKFURT, Oct 30- The European Central Bank hired four major asset managers to carry out from November its purchases of securitised private debt, one of the stimulus measures the bank hopes will stave off deflation in the euro zone.

  • WELLINGTON, Oct 30- New Zealand's central bank held rates steady on Thursday and signaled it will keep monetary policy on hold closer to the end of next year, diluting its tightening bias just as the U.S. The New Zealand dollar tumbled more than half a U.S. cent as markets reacted to the contrasting tones in the policy statements of the Fed and the Reserve Bank of New...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Oct 23- The euro eased on Thursday with the focus turning to a gauge of euro zone business activity due later in the day, while the kiwi slid after a surprisingly weak reading on inflation in New Zealand. The U.S. dollar managed to stay above water, though a largely muted reaction was seen in currency markets to a survey showing China's factory sector...

  • TOKYO, Sept 25- Asian stocks slipped on Thursday, giving back earlier gains as initial cheer from a rebound on Wall Street fizzled out, while the New Zealand dollar hit a one-year low when the central bank governor decried the currency's recent strength.

  • Apart from the appreciation of the U.S. dollar, underlying problems in New Zealand's economy will weigh on the currency, says Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi.

  • Gabriel Makhlouf, Secretary & Chief Executive of New Zealand Treasury, expects the country's reform agenda to continue after the election of Prime Minister John Key to a third term over the weekend.

  • HSBC: Still bullish on New Zealand     Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, expects New Zealand to be the fastest-growing OECD economy for 2014.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling jumped to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, rallying on relief that Scottish voters rejected independence in a referendum, averting a break-up of the United Kingdom.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling jumped to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, rallying on relief that Scottish voters rejected independence in a referendum, averting a break-up of the United Kingdom.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling rose to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, taking comfort from early results of a Scottish referendum that indicated a break-up of the United Kingdom will be averted.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling rose to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, taking comfort from a poll showing support for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom. The YouGov survey showed support for Scottish independence amounted to 46 percent of the electorate with 54 percent wanting to stay in the United Kingdom.

  • Fracking or drinking water: Must we choose? Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    A crewman watches over water tanks used for hydraulic fracturing at an Anadarko Petroleum Corporation site near Brighton, Colo.

    Many shale-rich countries face a dilemma, says a new report. It might mean a choice between fracking for energy or having enough water to drink.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 22 Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo and other banking officials testify before Senate Banking Committee on Wall Street Reform- 1400 GMT. Counselor to the Treasury Secretary Michael Stegman speaks before the 2014 American Mortgage Conference in Raleigh- 1715 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 19 Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers 137th Annual Convention- 1415 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane speaks to Society of Business Economists on "In Giving, How Much Do We Receive"- 1700 GMT.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- Nutanix, which builds data infrastructures for companies, said on Wednesday it raised $140 million in another funding round, which valued the company at $2 billion. A spokeswoman for Wellington declined to comment.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 27- The dollar hit a 13- month peak against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, with the euro still struggling amid expectations of further policy easing from the European Central Bank.

  • WELLINGTON/ SHANGHAI, Aug 6- Hopes of a "white gold" rush fueled by booming Asian demand for milk and other dairy products have been dealt a blow as swollen stockpile in top consumer China and a flood of supply pummel dairy prices.