Friday, May 22, 2015
New Zealand confirmed Thursday it had failed to meet a pledge to deliver a budget surplus this year, although Finance Minister Bill English insisted the government's books were on the right track.
Friday, October 31, 2014
New Zealand's central bank left interest rates unchanged at 3.5 percent on Thursday and analysts said plans for further hikes appear to have been scrapped due to lower-than-expected inflation figures.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The New Zealand dollar sank Monday after the central bank disclosed it conducted its biggest sell-off of the currency in seven years to lower an exchange rate that is squeezing exporters.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Building work in quake-damaged Christchurch helped drive New Zealand's economy to its fastest rate of growth in more than six years, according to figures released Thursday.
Friday, May 16, 2014
New Zealand Thursday delivered its first budget surplus in six years, producing a family-friendly document ahead of a general election later this year.
Friday, April 25, 2014
New Zealand's central bank lifted interest rates for the second time in as many months on Thursday, saying it was necessary to contain inflation as an economic recovery gains momentum.
Friday, March 21, 2014
New Zealand's economy expanded 0.9 percent quarter-on-quarter in October-December 2013, taking annual growth to 2.7 percent, official data showed Thursday.
Friday, March 14, 2014
New Zealand on Thursday became the first advanced economy to raise interest rates since 2012, ending a three-year freeze imposed after the devastating Christchurch earthquake.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
New Zealand's annual inflation rate rose to 1.4 percent in the 12 months to September, official data showed Wednesday, as higher petrol and vegetable prices pushed up the cost of living.
Friday, June 21, 2013
New Zealand's economic growth slowed to a crawl in the first quarter of 2013 as a major drought hit the farming sector, official data released Thursday showed.