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Government Extends Exporter Assistance

Government Extends Exporter Assistance
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - New Zealand companies wanting to sell their goods and services to United States authorities received a welcome boost today.

NZ Shares Surge Nearly 2 Percent, Telecom Hits Seven-Mth High

NZ Shares Surge Nearly 2 Percent, Telecom Hits Seven-Mth High
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - The sharemarket's benchmark top-50 index closed above the 2800-point level for the first time since November 2008, pulling away from recent five-year lows.

Possible Troop Increase Contingent On Quicker Withdrawal

Possible Troop Increase Contingent On Quicker Withdrawal
Wellington, April 20 NZPA - New Zealand defence personnel in Afghanistan are facing increasing risks, Prime Minister John Key says.

NZ Dollar Falls As Investors Get Jitters

NZ Dollar Falls As Investors Get Jitters
Wellington, April 15 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar continued to fall through the night, as the greenback and yen were boosted by safe-haven flows on investor caution about corporate earnings.

NZ Dollar Slips Against Greenback As US Currency Rises Broadly

NZ Dollar Slips Against Greenback As US Currency Rises Broadly
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar weakened against the greenback as optimism about a United States government plan to remove bad assets from banks' balance sheets dwindled. That prompted investors to resume safe-haven bets on the US currency.

NZ Sharemarket Doesn't Like Mondays

NZ Sharemarket Doesn't Like Mondays
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - The New Zealand stock market had a quiet Monday, failing to grasp the coat-tails of positive gains made in Asian markets. The benchmark NZSX-50 index opened this morning at 2599.026 and immediately headed south before struggling up throughout the day.

New $US30 Billion Dollar Lifeline To Troubled AIG

New $US30 Billion Dollar Lifeline To Troubled AIG
Wellington, March 3 AFP NZPA - The United States government has unveiled a fresh rescue plan worth $US30 billion ($NZ61.31 billion) to help American International Group (AIG), which includes a New Zealand arm, stave off collapse as the ailing insurer revealed the biggest loss in American corporat

NZ Sharemarket Ends Terrible 2008 With 1.4 Pct Gain On Last Day

NZ Sharemarket Ends Terrible 2008 With 1.4 Pct Gain On Last Day
Wellington, Dec 31 NZPA - A terrible year on the New Zealand sharemarket ended with investors showing some hope that 2009 will be better. In the final day's trading for 2008, the benchmark NZSX-50 index added 37.49 points, or 1.4 percent, to finish the year at 2715.71.

New Zealand Sharemarket Slightly Down On Open

Wellington, Oct 6 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket was down on opening today after confirmation of the United States Government's $US700 billion ($NZ1.05 trillion) bailout failed to rally international markets.

Tax Cuts From Tomorrow, But What Will National Offer?

Workers will be better off by between $12 and $28 a week due to much debated tax cuts coming into effect from tomorrow. The first tax cuts in a decade come as the world economy is thrown into turmoil with the United States Government grappling with the credit crisis.

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