New Zealand


  • WELLINGTON, Jan 21- New Zealand could start raising interest rates as soon as next week after an unexpected rise in consumer prices in the fourth quarter underlined bubbling inflation pressures in a rapidly growing economy.

  • Documents released by the whistle-blowing group WikiLeaks show countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership did not plan to sanction trading partners who break environmental promises- an issue that has caused a rift between the United States and others in the bloc and is an obstacle to finalizing the deal.

  • WELLINGTON/ SYDNEY, Jan 13- New Zealand's Fonterra said on Monday it was recalling products distributed in the country that had been contaminated with the E.Coli bacteria in the second food-safety scare faced by the company in less than six months.

  • This could be the ‘rock star’ economy of 2014 Sunday, 5 Jan 2014 | 10:43 PM ET

    New Zealand will be the “rock star” economy of 2014, with growth set to outpace most of its developed markets peers, according to HSBC.

  • WELLINGTON, Dec 19- New Zealand's economy grew at its fastest clip in nearly four years in the third quarter as its vital agricultural sector bounced back from drought, putting it on track to become the first developed country to raise rates as early as March. The result blew past economists' and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's forecasts for growth of 1.1 percent.

  • WELLINGTON, Dec 19- New Zealand's economy grew at its fastest clip in nearly four years in the September quarter as the country's vital agricultural sector recovered from drought, bolstering views the central bank will raise interest rates as early as March next year.

  • WELLINGTON, Dec 18- New Zealand looks set to end the year with a roar as strong commodity prices, recovery from drought, and bubbling domestic activity drive the economy at its best pace in a year, backing expectations of central bank rate rises in the next few months.

  • New Zealand market is fairly priced: Pro     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:23 PM ET

    Chris Green, Director, Economics and Strategy at First NZ Capital tells CNBC's Cash Flow the best ways to play the New Zealand market.

  • Air New Zealand shares sink after stake sale     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:21 PM ET

    In today's 'Stock in 60' segment, CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar takes a look at Air New Zealand after the government sold a 20 percent stake in the carrier.

  • WELLINGTON, Nov 8- Tourists from China have been flooding into New Zealand and now a Shanghai- based property developer has bought an upmarket resort and plans a major upgrade to attract wealthy Chinese travellers to the South Pacific country. China is the second-biggest source of visitors to New Zealand.

  • Bottoms up: There's enough wine to go around Saturday, 2 Nov 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Harvesting grapes in the Ribeira Sacra region of Spain on Oct. 8, 2013.

    A recent report of a wine shortfall just marks a return to a more typical level of production and won't lead to bottles vanishing from store shelves.

  • WELLINGTON, Nov 1- New Zealand's Fonterra has bought a 6 percent stake in Australia's Bega Cheese Ltd, saying it wants to be involved in the industry consolidation sparked by a bidding war for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 30- At the Ingleburn Gardens Estate on the outskirts of Sydney, an upmarket housing development complete with pool, concierge, onsite shop and children's playground, the landscaped grounds are marred by large tracts of undeveloped land. The natural environment, such as the national parks surrounding Sydney, is also a barrier.

  • *Lion, Bega, Murray Goulburn can block Saputo- analyst. SYDNEY, Oct 29- Kirin Holdings Co Ltd bought a 10 percent stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd on Tuesday, in a move that could block a takeover of the Australian dairy company by Canada's Saputo Inc..

  • New Zealand FinMin: Our door is open to China     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister of New Zealand speaks about the potential impact of TPP on the Asian region and highlights the role of Chinese investments into New Zealand.

  • What impact could the Fed have on New Zealand?     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 7:07 PM ET

    Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister of New Zealand discusses the nation's current account deficit and explains why he's not worried about the Fonterra dairy scare.

  • Expect more upside ahead for Kiwi     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:31 PM ET

    Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ and Kathy Lien of BK Asset Management discuss why the Kiwi looks set for further gains after the RBNZ's hawkish statement.

  • The rationale behind Fonterra's product recall     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:04 PM ET

    Theo Spierings, CEO of Fonterra explains the rationale behind the company's product recall, after New Zealand officials cleared its whey protein concentrate of health risks.

  • Health-care cost fix? Deport fat migrants Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Nearly a third of New Zealand's adult population is overweight, in an effort to solve the obesity epidemic and combat rising health costs, the country is deporting its fat people.

  • Fonterra: N.Z. will launch an investigation     Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 10:50 PM ET

    Tim Groser, trade minister of New Zealand. speaks exclusively to CNBC's Cash Flow about the Fonterra botulism scare.

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