Monday, May 24, 2010
New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English said interest rates are likely to “move up a bit” as the economy recovers, affecting the nation's currency.
Friday, May 21, 2010
New Zealand's center-right government cut personal taxes across the board to compensate for raising the comprehensive goods and services tax (GST) in its annual budget announced in parliament Thursday.
Friday, May 7, 2010
New Zealand's unemployment rate posted a shock record fall to 6.0 percent in the March quarter as the country slowly recovers from a long recession, official figures showed Thursday.
Friday, April 30, 2010
New Zealand's central bank said Thursday the official interest rate would be held at a record low 2.5 percent, but added it expected to start raising rates soon.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
New Zealand has reportedly won an interim ruling from the World Trade Organisation against Australia's restrictions on imports of its apples.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
New Zealand recorded a smaller than expected deficit of NZ$4.49 billion (US$3.14 billion) in the eight months to the end of February, largely due to reduced government spending, the finance minister said Friday.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
New Zealand's home-building approvals rose for the first time in three months in February, adding to signs residential construction will help buoy economic growth this year.
Friday, March 26, 2010
A Hong Kong-based investment group says it wants to invest up to US$1.1 billion in New Zealand's dairy industry to make high-quality infant formula and long-life milk products for the Chinese market.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
New Zealand's annual current account deficit fell to its lowest level for eight years in 2009 due to declining imports during a long economic slowdown, official figures showed Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
New Zealand on Monday hit back at a group of 30 U.S. senators who accused the country's dairy industry of anticompetitive practices, as a first round of talks ended for a free trade agreement.