Tuesday, September 28, 2010
New Zealand's government announced Monday it will place new controls on overseas investors buying large land holdings, reacting to growing public concern that the country is selling too much farm land to foreigners.
Friday, September 24, 2010
New Zealand's economy grew 0.2 percent in the three months to June, official data showed Thursday, falling well short of market expectations.
Friday, September 17, 2010
New Zealand's central bank left the official interest rate on hold at 3.0 percent Thursday, saying the Christchurch earthquake had significantly disrupted economic activity. Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Alan Bollard said the 7.0-magnitude quake that hit Christchurch on September 4 was likely to result in a spike in headline inflation.
Friday, August 6, 2010
New Zealand's unemployment rate jumped from 6.0 percent to 6.8 percent during the June quarter, unwinding much of the drop recorded in the previous three months and indicating a period of volatility in the labor market, Statistics New Zealand reported on Thursday.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
New Zealand received more than 2.5 million foreign visitors within 12 months for the first time in the year ending June 30, according to official figures released Wednesday.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
New Zealand's inflation eased in recent months as sharply lower food prices brought the annual rate down to 1.8 percent in the June quarter, official data released Friday showed.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said Monday he anticipated a big boost to ties with communist Vietnam from a new round of regional trade pacts.
Monday, July 12, 2010
New Zealand said China may become its largest trading partner, overtaking Australia, as it seeks to double trade between the countries to NZ$20 billion (US$14 billion) in five years.1 Comment
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
New Zealand's export-led recovery may be stalling, according to a business confidence survey released yesterday.
Friday, June 25, 2010
The New Zealand economy expanded 0.6 percent in the first three months of the year, the fourth successive quarter of growth since the national recession ended, according to official figures released yesterday.