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Romanian Parliament asked to vote on contentious measures
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian opposition parties have asked Parliament to convene to strike down measures that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases and levy extra taxes on banks and energy companies.Some 114 lawmakers... 
© 2019 NZ Herald 2:25am 

EU regulators fine Mastercard more than half a billion euros
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has fined Mastercard 570 million euros ($648 million) for stopping retailers from looking for better card payment terms at banks around Europe.The Commission, which polices competition, said... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Wed 1:05am 

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Sailor stranded on sinking yacht rescued safely after four-hour mission
A Christchurch sailor is lucky to be alive following a four-hour rescue mission just off the coast of Banks Peninsula. 
© 2019 Tue 1:15pm 

Plea for donors as Samoa blood banks run dry
The authorities in Samoa are urging people to donate blood, as the country faces a shortage. 
© 2019 RadioNZ Tue 8:25am 

Motorcyclist sentenced after posting video driving more than 200km/h
A motorcyclist showing off his more than 200km/h speeding in an online video has been caught out.In August last year, 33-year-old Christchurch man Dane Allan Montgomery reached speeds of 220km/h on Banks Peninsula, posting a video... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Mon 4:05pm 

US stocks rise again to build on four-week rally
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising again Friday morning as the market wraps up another strong week with big gains for technology and industrial companies, while banks rose after more of them posted strong fourth-quarter reports.... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Sat 5:05am 

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US stocks are little changed after strong start to 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed Thursday morning as the market's recent rally loses steam. Health care and communications companies are edging upward while banks and technology companies are slipping. Morgan Stanley... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Fri 5:45am 

'Excessive' RBNZ bank capital proposals to add up to 1.25% to mortgage rates: UBS
The Reserve Bank's proposal to require New Zealand trading banks to run much more conservative balance sheets can be expected to add between 0.8 and 1.25 percentage points to home mortgage rates, the Australian arm of Swiss banking giant UBS says 
© 2019 Thu, 17 Jan 3:25pm 

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Bailout inspectors back in Greece, focus on banks
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Representatives of Greece's bailout creditors are in Athens to review progress on measures demanded in return for relief on the country's massive national debt.The inspectors started meetings Tuesday with senior... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Wed 3:45am 

Azealia Banks calls Irish women ugly in plane row
Azealia Banks took to Instagram to complain about Aer Lingus staff after getting off a flight to Dublin. 
© 2019 BBCWorld Wed 0:25am 

The police officer has the best name for a police officer ever
A police officer in the UK did not expect to find viral fame because of his name but it's 2019 and that's how things work now, it seems.PC Rob Banks, from Avon & Somerset Police, in the UK, appeared on ITV News West Country to talk... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Tue 7:05pm 

Azealia Banks clashes with Aer Lingus staff over pre-flight drama
Azealia Banks is feuding again - this time with employees at Irish airline Aer Lingus. 
© 2019 Tue 10:45am 

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Life insurers brace to face regulators' findings
The life insurance industry is bracing for the findings of a dive into its culture and conduct by regulators after warnings from the Reserve Bank governor that it will be tougher than its stance with the banks.The Financial Markets... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Mon 5:45am 

China, German promise closer financial cooperation
BEIJING (AP) — China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other's banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with Washington and Europe.The two sides affirmed support... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Fri 8:25pm 

The price of safety: Reserve Bank capital plans could put handbrake on the economy
A plan to strengthen banks against massive future financial storms could push up mortgage rates, lower asset prices and slow economic growth, analysts warn. 
© 2019 Fri 12:35am 

UBS weighs in on Reserve Bank rules, says mortgage rates could soar
UBS has added its voice to the growing number of finance firms to oppose the Reserve Bank's proposals for banks to lift their capital ratios.The Swiss diversified financial services company said the proposed capital ratio changes... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Thu, 17 Jan 3:45pm 

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