Dhara Ranasinghe is Senior Writer with CNBC.com, covering a range of topics including the global economy, financial markets and corporate news. Before joining CNBC, Dhara was a correspondent and sub editor with Reuters news agency in London and Singapore. She has reported on European Treasury markets, Asian economies and currency markets and edited company news stories. Dhara holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the London School of Economics.
New Zealand's central bank delivered its third consecutive rate hike on Thursday and could make that four in a row, some analysts say.
China's stock market has long failed to live up to expectations, but some analysts are still holding out hope for the Shanghai Composite.
As the use of big data, cloud computing and virtualization grows, so is the allocation of budgets to data centers.
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