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  1. April 16, 2014

    Corporate knights avoid long knives in pursuit of honours

    Could it be that chief executives who accept a knighthood are doing so at the expense of shareholder returns? A group of...

  2. Money Supply

    April 16, 2014

    The productivity puzzle: New Zealand edition

    The UK has spent years fretting about its dismal productivity performance in the wake of the financial crisis, but it’s no...

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  1. The Business of Rugby Union 2012

    Following the success of last year’s World Cup in New Zealand, rugby’s focus now shift...
  2. Yachts and Marinas

    After a difficult few years for the yacht building industry, buyers, sellers and broke...
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  1. April 15, 2014

    Former ICAP brokers in court over Libor case

    Three former brokers at ICAP, the interdealer broker, faced criminal charges in a London court on Tuesday over conspiracy to...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Wesfarmers weighs buying spree after disposals

    Wesfarmers, the Australian retailing-to-coal-mining conglomerate, is eyeing acquisition targets following an agreement to...

  3. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Global stocks hit post-crisis high | The FTSE All-World equity index rise 0.1 per cent to 272.5, a seventh...

  4. April 1, 2014

    Hong Kong and New Zealand launch forex probes

    Hong Kong and New Zealand have joined other leading regulators by launching full investigations into local banks’ possible...

  5. March 31, 2014

    Japan whale hunts thrown into question after UN court decision

    Japan may be forced to end its controversial Antarctic whale hunts after the International Court of Justice ruled on Monday...

  6. March 31, 2014

    Japan industrial production falls

    Industrial production disappointed in Japan, a negative figure before Tuesday’s consumption tax rise, the first in nearly...

  7. March 31, 2014

    Huawei buoyed by enterprise and consumer divisions

    Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecoms equipment company, posted record sales and its strongest net profit in three years...

  8. March 30, 2014

    Movers & shakers: March 31

    ● Neuberger Berman has appointed Charles Soullard to lead its client efforts in France. Mr Soullard joins from OFI Asset...

  9. March 28, 2014

    Election hopes boost lira and rupee

    A number of emerging market currencies fought back this week, including those of two countries that will hold elections in...

  10. March 27, 2014

    Growth outlook boosts New Zealand dollar

    New Zealand’s dollar jumped to a three-year high against its US counterpart on Thursday, continuing its run as the best...

  11. March 26, 2014

    New Zealand sees no risk in Huawei deal

    New Zealand has seen no evidence that Huawei, the Chinese telecoms company, poses a threat to its security, according to the...

  12. March 26, 2014

    Fonterra profits sour as those of China Mengniu Dairy jump

    The diverging fortunes of Asia-Pacific’s dairy groups came into the spotlight on Wednesday when New Zealand’s Fonterra...

  13. March 25, 2014

    Kim Dotcom to list online venture in NZ$210m reverse takeover

    Kim Dotcom, the internet entrepreneur who has been accused of masterminding the largest copyright infringement in US history...

  14. March 25, 2014

    Stocks rally as Ukraine worries ease

    Tuesday 20:00 GMT. US and European stocks regained their upward momentum as concerns about the situation in Ukraine appeared...

  15. March 24, 2014

    UN report flags up 2013 global weather extremes

    From Cairo’s first snowfall in more than a century, to Russia’s warmest December and the widest US tornado ever recorded,...

  16. March 22, 2014

    Chinese satellite spots ocean debris in hunt for missing airliner

    Chinese satellites have spotted a large piece of debris in the southern Indian Ocean, raising fresh hope of finding the...

  17. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2014

    Guest post: commodity super-cycle to be supported by demand for the good life

    Global commodity prices are significantly higher than they were a decade ago. Indeed, despite having fallen around 20 per...

  18. March 19, 2014

    BoJ stimulus hesitance feeds yen bulls

    There is nothing that foreign exchange traders like less than a listless, directionless market. But this is exactly what...

  19. March 13, 2014

    China and Malaysia output slows

    It was a bad day for Ireland as its economic output disappointed, while the signs of a slowdown in China were underscored by...

  20. March 13, 2014

    New Zealand: Lord of the rates

    Kylie sank to a new low this week and it was Graeme Wheeler’s fault. The name of Australia’s pint-sized pop princess is...

  21. March 13, 2014

    New Zealand raises interest rates

    New Zealand has become the first developed nation to lift interest rates since the US began tapering its asset purchase...

  22. March 13, 2014

    China concerns undermine global stocks

    Thursday 20:15 GMT. Global equities came under heavy pressure as further signs of a slowdown in China and renewed weakness...

  23. March 11, 2014

    Germany’s trade surplus widens, labour costs rise

    Europe Germany: The trade surplus widened in January to €15bn from €13.9bn, in line with economists’ consensus forecasts....

  24. March 10, 2014

    Japan expands 0.7% while China exports decline 18%

    Asia Pacific Japan: The economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.7 per cent in the final quarter of 2013, according to...

  25. March 7, 2014

    How to buy a private island of your own

    We associate them with royalty, pop stars, business tycoons and the Hollywood jetset: paradise islands, where the owners...

  26. March 7, 2014

    Data expected to hold early clues on first-quarter growth

    This week’s data highlights include industrial production numbers for France, the UK and China, which should give early...

  27. March 3, 2014

    ‘White gold’ turns New Zealand into the ‘Saudi Arabia of milk’

    slideshow It was once derided as a country with 20 sheep for every person. But it is now cows that rule resplendent as an...

  28. February 27, 2014

    Parity eyed between NZ and Aussie dollars

    A bigger than expected fall in Australian companies’ capital expenditure last quarter suggests the country’s transition from...

  29. February 27, 2014

    Swiss economy slows and household confidence in France slips

    The Swiss economy slowed in the fourth quarter while Spain’s did not expand as fast as previously estimated as its growth...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 24, 2014

    Survey finds Chinese see US as the "ideal country"

    You might not guess it from the often frosty official relations between Washington and Beijing, but Chinese are more likely...

  31. February 17, 2014

    Japan’s growth disappoints but import fall aids Thailand

    On a quiet day for data, Japan created plenty of noise with its disappointing growth figures. The economy’s dependence on...

  32. February 14, 2014

    Weedingtech cultivating powerful backers to support its growth

    Not many start-up companies can boast a roll call of investors that include the billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club...

  33. The World

    February 11, 2014

    Obama and the 'Five Eyes'

    By Richard McGregor It has long been an article of faith that the so-called Anglosphere countries, the US, the UK, Canada,...

  34. February 7, 2014

    Business on the run

    Early February (circa the eighth of the month) is about the time of year when many wake up, stare at the ceiling and take...

  35. February 6, 2014

    Demand from China and Russia fuels dairy price surge

    Global dairy prices have jumped by almost a third in the past year on the back of growing demand from China, north Africa...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    India tourism: set for visa-on-arrival big boost?

    Visa? Tick. India’s long-awaited plan to extend the option of a visa on arrival to more tourists was finally confirmed this...

  37. January 31, 2014

    Air rage, on the ground

    Spend a little time watching certain news channels and you’ll soon notice which advertisers are bankrolling these...

  38. January 24, 2014

    Helen Clark, the UN’s number three, on easing Syrians’ suffering

    On the eve of the Geneva II summit Helen Clark, administrator of the UN Development Programme, is sitting still, for 20...

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