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Asian stock markets fluctuate on signs of China support

Business New from NZ Herald - 45 min 34 sec ago
HONG KONG (AP) Asian stocks recovered from sharp losses in volatile trading Wednesday as investor sentiment improved amid reports of renewed Chinese government efforts to bolster share prices.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite...
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Is N. Korean airline worlds worst? It may be the quirkiest

Business New from NZ Herald - 1 hour 35 min ago
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim...
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Kathmandu takeover: no new offer

Business New from NZ Herald - 2 hours 23 sec ago
Rod Duke was expected to play hardball on his takeover bid for Kathmandu and the Briscoe Group boss hasnt strayed from that playbook.The takeover may have stalled indefinitely after Duke said he was not going to raise the offer...
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China slowdown weighs on Australian growth in second quarter

Business New from NZ Herald - 2 hours 37 sec ago
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australias economy grew a slower-than-expected 0.2 percent in the three months through June, dragged down by waning Chinese demand for resources including iron ore and coal, government figures showed Wednesday.Economists...
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Shell president: Oil will be required for a long time

Business New from NZ Herald - 4 hours 20 min ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday that exploratory drilling off Alaskas northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.And...
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Fonterra auction tactic succeeds - but long way still to go

Business New from NZ Herald - 4 hours 45 min ago
Fonterras moves to reduce the amount of product on offer on the GlolbalDairyTrade platform appears to be having the desired effect, with prices rising by 10.9 per cent at this mornings auction, but the market has a long way to go...
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Diane Foreman: Man put his hand up my skirt during business negotiation

Business New from NZ Herald - 4 hours 49 min ago
Leading entrepreneur Diane Foreman has told how a man put his hand up her skirt during a business negotiation.Ms Foreman revealed the incident - which occurred last year - during a speech to a womens group in central Auckland last...
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Dairy still our top export, but tourism catches up

Business New from NZ Herald - 4 hours 59 min ago
Dairy remains New Zealands top export earner, despite sharply lower product prices, Statistics NZ said.The department said dairy earned the country $12.0 billion in the June 2015 year - down from $15.8b in the June 2014 year,...
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is expecting twins ... and plans to be back at work after just two weeks leave

Business New from NZ Herald - 5 hours 3 sec ago
Marissa Mayer will write another chapter in her playbook for parenting in the C-suite, and possibly beyond, when she gives birth to identical twins in December.Yahoos chief executive officer announced her pregnancy in a blog post...
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NZX takes hit after Wall St slide

Business New from NZ Herald - 5 hours 5 min ago
New Zealand stocks are taking another pummelling today on the back of renewed concerns about the state of the Chinese economy.The SP/NZX 50 was down 1.38 per cent just after 11am.Major stocks taking big hits include Air New Zealand,...
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Bachelor winner Rice jumps ship to TVNZ

Business New from NZ Herald - 5 hours 9 min ago
TV3 Bachelorette Matilda Rice has defected from her sales job at MediaWorks to go and work for the opposition at TVNZ.TV3 MediaWorks insisted its sales executive had applied with the producer of The Bachelor to be a contestant...
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Bella Katz: Quintessentially Kiwi Clip n Climb strikes an Aussie chord

Business New from NZ Herald - 5 hours 10 min ago
Several months ago, I came across a New Zealand business in Australia by pure accident. It was a birthday party for a friends teenage daughter at Clip n Climb, and its such a quintessentially Kiwi business that learning about its...
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Can a company innovate without working its employees to death?

Business New from NZ Herald - 5 hours 35 min ago
In the summer of 1994, Jaap Haartsen started worked on what would become a ubiquitous and essential technology - Bluetooth. The 31-year-old Dutch engineer was living in Sweden and working for Ericsson.He never worked weekends, or...
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Engineers get first look at new digs

Business New from NZ Herald - 5 hours 45 min ago
Auckland University today released an image of its planned $281.9 million engineering faculty building.The 1960s building on the site will be demolished to make way for the new building which will be 11 storeys compared with the...
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Wearable tech firms showcase wares

Business New from NZ Herald - 5 hours 55 min ago
Some of New Zealands most innovative wearable technology will be on show today at the Wearable Technologies Picnic event in Auckland.Now in its second year, the event showcases products and companies working in the wearable tech...
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Robyn Pearce: Can efficiency be taught?

Business New from NZ Herald - 5 hours 55 min ago
I was having a conversation with my 90-year old aunt about delegation, task management and managing staff - shed had many years of running teams and offices. She said: Efficiency is a life-long discipline, and not everyone has...
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Americans shouldnt demand a right to be forgotten online

Business New from NZ Herald - 6 hours 53 sec ago
Should the US Federal Trade Commission force Google to respect peoples right to be forgotten? No. Last year a European court ordered the online search giant to bow to peoples interest in obscurity, and ever since the company...
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Flag change a chance to mark identity

Business New from NZ Herald - 6 hours 20 min ago
Iconic Kiwi businessman Lloyd Morrison did not live to see the realisation of his nationalistic campaign but he would have been pleased to see New Zealanders now have four new options to weigh up should the vote be in favour of changing...
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Where do I learn investing basics?

Business New from NZ Herald - 6 hours 25 min ago
Ever wanted to learn about the basics of investing in the share market and how to pick a company to buy shares in?A new website has been launched by the Commission for Financial Capability and the NZX to help people learn more about...
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The reluctant regulators

Business New from NZ Herald - 6 hours 30 min ago
Like it or not, the finance sector is a big part of the New Zealand economy and it is getting bigger. Just the other day for example, ASB reported a $859m profit. This compares with about $400m profit from Fletcher Building, NZs...
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