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      Kiwi business confidence holds up

      The dairy boom has soured but a recent interest rate cut and a pretty solid economy otherwise are helping New Zealand...

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      May 26, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets aim for back-to-back gains

      Another round of gains for energy and financial stocks, lifting Wall Street higher overnight, looks set to again lift...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Kiwi dollar takes flight after trade data

      The New Zealand dollar is out in front today following the release of stronger-than-expected trade data. The kiwi is up...

    2. May 22, 2016

      England batsmen lag behind peers at top of Test tree

      In his next Test match, Alastair Cook will almost certainly hit his 10,000th Test run. He will join an exclusive club...

    3. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Rate cut boosts Kiwi credit spending

      New Zealand credit card spending grew at a clip last month, with consumers likely feeling chipper about a surprise rate...

    4. May 17, 2016

      World’s first commercial jetpack prepares for lift-off

      Peter Coker spent his early career flying fighter jets for the Royal Air Force. Now the 60-year-old is close to turning...

    5. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Asian markets higher as oil continues march to $50

      Oil prices continued their march toward $50 a barrel in Asia on Tuesday, providing support for regional stock markets...

    6. May 13, 2016

      Travel updates: Iran, London, Queenstown and Abu Dhabi

      Iran Mountain Heaven, a tour operator which specialises in Alpine chalet holidays in France and Switzerland, is...

    7. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Asian markets slide, oil reverses course, yen strengthens

      Most Asian markets went into reverse on Friday as the yen strengthened and oil gave back recent gains. Japan’s broad...

    8. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      NZ dollar buoyed by more macropru speculation

      The New Zealand dollar has put in a strong showing today as speculation grows that the central bank will introduce...

    9. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Australian dollar leads Asian peers after solid data

      The Australian dollar has dragged itself off the mat and is leading Asian currencies higher on Thursday following the...

    10. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Declines for NZ commodities slow

      Commodity prices in New Zealand continued to drop last month, but the decline lessened as some items offset eroding...

    11. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      NZ unemployment rises in April

      Unemployment in the Land of the Long White Cloud skipped higher in March from its lowest point in almost seven years....

    12. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Just Eat lifts guidance after hiking commission fees

      Just Eat, Europe’s largest online takeaway group, has jacked up its 2016 earnings guidance after hiking the fees it...

    13. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      NZ building permits fall the most in 18 months

      Those looking for signs of a slowdown in New Zealand’s housing market may have found one in the form of building...

    14. April 28, 2016

      Yen surges but stocks fall as BoJ keeps status quo

      Thursday 21:30 BST. US stocks faltered in the New York afternoon having regained ground from opening losses tied to a...

    15. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: BoJ ripples

      It has been a busy 24 hours for various central banks around the world but all, including the Bank of Japan and the US...

    16. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      BoJ leaves monetary policy unaltered

      The Bank of Japan has stood pat on monetary policy, electing to maintain its negative interest rate at the level...

    17. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Japan leads Asian markets higher ahead of BoJ

      Japanese shares were leading Asia higher after data showing the country slipped back into deflation raised hopes the...

    18. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Kiwi rises after RBNZ stands pat

      The Kiwi dollar jumped on Thursday after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept interest rates unchanged – although the...

    19. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Fed holds, here comes Japan

      The Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold overnight, as expected, and Wall Street edged higher as the FOMC’s...

    20. April 27, 2016

      Stocks edge higher on Fed economy update

      Wednesday 23:00 BST. Stock markets picked up gingerly, while oil prices continued to recover and government bond yields...

    21. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Aussie CPI livens up ASX, A$, Japan retreats before BoJ

      Markets were diverging across Asia Pacific on Wednesday ahead of major central bank meetings and as a raft of key...

    22. April 26, 2016

      Cyber warfare: Iran opens a new front

      The first neighbourhood they unplugged was Olaya, Riyadh’s wealthiest and gaudiest central district. By the time they...

    23. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Asian markets start busy week on the back foot

      At the start of a big week of economic data and monetary policy meetings, Asian markets were weaker on Monday. For...

    24. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Sidelined

      It’s one of those “big” weeks, with a lot going on in terms of monetary policy meetings and key economic releases....

    25. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Moody's Q1 Asia downgrades outnumbered upgrades 26:1

      Downgraded views on Asian companies outnumbered upgrades by a whopping 26 to one in the first quarter according to...

    26. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to lift on oil's 4% jump

      Asian markets look set to gain today after oil prices jumped higher on Wednesday, although this failed to translate...

    27. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      JGBs hit record highs ... again

      Another day, another record high for Japanese government bonds. Government debt in the US, UK and Germany retreated...

    28. April 19, 2016

      The riddle of the rising euro

      The euro, which has spent much of 2016 accumulating value compared with the dollar, is in good company. Five central...

    29. April 18, 2016

      Netflix sets sights on 100m subscribers

      Netflix will hit 100m subscribers “some time next year”, according to chief executive Reed Hastings, after the digital...

    30. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Netflix slides amid weak subscriber growth outlook

      Overseas subscriber growth at Netflix is slowing. Netflix shares fell as much as 13 per cent in extended trading, after...

    31. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Kiwi CPI readings push back easing timeline

      Consumer prices in New Zealand rose in the first quarter, increasing the likelihood that the central bank will defer...

    32. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Chinese data fail to inspire Asian markets

      Investors appeared fatigued at the end of a strong week, with a decent set of economic data from China struggling to...

    33. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Kiwi central bank says monetary policy decision leaked

      New Zealand surprised the market with a rate cut last month, but in turn received an unpleasant surprise of its own....

    34. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Fancy a fight? There's a central bank for that

      The golden rule “do not fight the central banks” is a thing of the past. That’s according to Bank of America Merrill...

    35. FT Alphaville

      April 13, 2016

      Central bank tightening risk, charted

      From BofAML’s FX strategist Athanasios Vamvakidis, do click to enlarge: It shows — based on the metrics listed in the...

    36. April 6, 2016

      IMF qualifies structural reform call

      The International Monetary Fund has qualified its longstanding call for countries to push ahead with structural...

    37. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to slide after Wall St drop

      Renewed unease about the health of the US economy and financial markets handed Wall Street its biggest drop in a month,...

    38. April 5, 2016

      Australian banks: cycle path

      Interest rates are not inherently sexy, yet in recent years they have incited a great deal of misbehaviour. In the...

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