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Treasury Boss Hails Diversity Of Modern Treasury

Treasury Boss Hails Diversity Of Modern Treasury
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Treasury Secretary John Whitehead rejects the suggestion that he employs a bunch of bookish, chin-stroking, policy eggheads who spend their time sitting around dreaming up economic miseries.

NZer Resigns As World Bank Managing Director

Wellington, Jan 26 NZPA - New Zealander Graeme Wheeler has announced his resignation as managing director of the World Bank.

NZ Dollar Rises As Greenback Safe Haven Appeal Eroded

NZ Dollar Rises As Greenback Safe Haven Appeal Eroded
Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar rose against the greenback as a rally in stocks and commodities eroded the safe-haven appeal of the United States currency.

NZ Remains The Bridesmaid In World Bank Survey On Doing Business

NZ Remains The Bridesmaid In World Bank Survey On Doing Business
Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - New Zealand continues to rank second to Singapore as the easiest country in which to do business, according to a World Bank report.

Chris Ford: Sixty Four Years Since Hiroshima And Nagasaki - Lest We Forget

Today, August 6th, marks the 64th anniversary of the dropping of the first nuclear weapon, in wartime, over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Peter Wilson: Catching Up With Australia Will Be A Huge Task

When National was in opposition, one of its favourite topics was that Helen Clark said in 1999 her aim was to raise New Zealand's living standards into the top half of the OECD.

She failed to do this, and was frequently reminded of that in the run-up to the last election.

NZ Shares Limit Losses As Investors Sit On Sidelines

NZ Shares Limit Losses As Investors Sit On Sidelines
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket took a sizeable fall today but resisted the larger declines seen offshore as investors remained on the sidelines.

NZ Dollar Deserted Along With Aussie As Risk-Takers Turn Nervous

NZ Dollar Deserted Along With Aussie As Risk-Takers Turn Nervous
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar struggled to make any headway today as it was deserted, along with the Australian dollar, by investors seeking safer assets.

NZ Sharemarket Falls In Early Trading

NZ Sharemarket Falls In Early Trading
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket opened lower this morning, but selling was more muted than seen on overseas markets. The benchmark NZSX-50 index was down 26.2 points or 0.94 percent to 2768.71 in the first 10 minutes of trading.

Kiwi Drops As Market Swings Back Into Risk-Aversion Mode

Kiwi Drops As Market Swings Back Into Risk-Aversion Mode
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar dropped overnight against the United States dollar and other major currencies, as market momentum swung against the risk of investing in higher-yielding currencies.

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