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  • The 'sweet spot' that New Zealand is aiming for Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:42 PM ET
    The 'sweet spot' that New Zealand is aiming for

    Bill English, deputy prime minister & finance minister of New Zealand, says the country wants "sustained, moderate growth" of 3 percent over the next 2-3 years, but warns of risks from China and Australia.

  • *Cyclone Pam's 300- kph winds struck on Friday and Saturday. *Official death toll 11, but could rise. TANNA, Vanuatu, March 17- Residents of the southern Vanuatu island of Tanna said they were running out of food and basic supplies on Tuesday, after a huge cyclone tore across the South Pacific nation wreaking widespread devastation but not the heavy death toll...

  • TANNA, March 17- International aid agencies began emergency flights on Tuesday to some of the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they fear have been devastated by a monster cyclone that tore through the South Pacific island nation. The United Nations said the official death toll from the cyclone was 11, revising down its earlier figure of 24, but many...

  • TANNA, March 17- International aid agencies began emergency flights on Tuesday to some of the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they fear have been devastated by a monster cyclone that tore through the South Pacific island nation. The United Nations said the official death toll from the cyclone was 11, revising down its earlier figure of 24, but many...

  • Fonterra embarks on major strategic shift Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 9:06 PM ET
    Fonterra embarks on major strategic shift

    Theo Spierings, CEO of Fonterra, explains why the firm's decision buy milk from non-members won't contribute to the current glut in the dairy market.

  • Fonterra battles foreign firms for NZ milk supply Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    WELLINGTON, March 17- Fonterra, New Zealand's huge dairy cooperative, has begun buying milk from non-members for the first time in its history, a major strategic shift as it battles foreign-backed processors that have sprung up in the world's No.1 dairy exporting nation. International dairy markets have been closely watching how the company, at the heart of an...

  • Tracking New Zealand's baby formula poison threat Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:15 AM ET
    Tracking New Zealand's baby formula poison threat

    Matt Joass, Research Analyst at the Motley Fool, says Fonterra handled the anonymous threat well and the incident shouldn't have a long-lasting impact on the dairy giant.

  • WELLINGTON/ SHANGHAI, March 11- Chinese demand for New Zealand infant formula has fallen after a threat by suspected environmental activists to contaminate the product with an agricultural poison, the head of an exporter group said on Wednesday. Following the announcement, China said it would increase scrutiny of milk powder imports from New Zealand, which...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 24 Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Martin Weale speaks at the City and Islington Sixth Form College- 1500 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Martin Stewart speaks at the Mortgage Finance Gazette conference- 1625 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives keynote speech at opening of conference focused on the effectiveness of the central bank's...

  • *Greece funding uncertainty in focus. *Russia central bank seen holding rates at meeting. MADRID, March 8- China's cooling growth prospects and an interest rate decision in Russia will shift the economic agenda away from the euro zone next week, although Greece remains firmly in the spotlight because of its precarious funding outlook.

  • SYDNEY/ WELLINGTON, Feb 24- New Zealand- based Martin Aircraft Ltd soared as much as 63 percent in its Australian share market debut on Tuesday, after the jetpack maker raised A $27 million to help bring its personalised aircraft to market. Martin, which struck a financing deal with China's KuangChi Science Ltd worth A $50 million over the next two years, hopes to...

  • New Zealand PM on ECB QE: Only so far it will take you

    New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, says structural reform is needed in the euro zone to boost the region's economy.

  • Oil price won't recover dramatically: New Zealand PM Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 2:45 AM ET
    Oil price won't recover dramatically: New Zealand PM

    New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key says the low oil price is positive for consumers.

  • SNB move has affected kiwi: New Zealand PM Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 2:45 AM ET
    SNB move has affected kiwi: New Zealand PM

    New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, says the Swiss National Bank's move to remove the Swiss franc's euro peg has affected the kiwi, but the country's economy remains strong.

  • Lower oil isn’t giving Asia markets wings Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 10:17 PM ET
    A station attendant refuels a moped at a fuel station on April 30, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Sharply lower oil prices are widely hailed as a positive for most Asian markets, but that hasn't slowed fund outflows or raised growth forecasts much.

  • New Zealand looks beyond last Hobbit Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 1:23 AM ET

    "Tolkien-mania" tourism is boosting New Zealand's economy and helping to offset a price slump of its biggest export, milk. The Financial Times reports.

  • What China-Australia FTA means for New Zealand Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:32 PM ET
    What China-Australia FTA means for New Zealand

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says Australia's new trade deal will compete with New Zealand's dairy and agricultural exports to China.

  • Upbeat on Fonterra in the long run: Motley Fool Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:23 PM ET
    Upbeat on Fonterra in the long run: Motley Fool

    Matt Joss, Research Analyst at The Motley Fool, says the New Zealand dairy co-operative is well-positioned to benefit from China's relaxation of the one-child policy.

  • Fonterra: Dairy sector will rebound Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:06 PM ET
    Fonterra: Dairy sector will take a turn for the better

    Theo Spierings, CEO of Fonterra, explains why he thinks global dairy prices will return to normal by March 2015.

  • What could derail the rock star economy? Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 11:23 PM ET
    What could derail the rock star economy?

    Greg Smith, Head of NZ Research at Fat Prophets, outlines the slowdown in China and central bank policy moves as the key risks for New Zealand's economy.