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Fletcher Building says strong trading, high vaccination rates, should offset Covid impacts
Strong vaccination levels in both New Zealand and Australia are giving Fletcher Building confidence it will be less impacted by Covid-19 lockdowns in the future, chief executive Ross Taylor says. 
© 2021 Tue 12:42am 

Cost of living soars - new inflation data shows huge leap in prices
The Consumer Price Index has surged 2.2 per cent in the September 2021 quarter, much more than economists had expected.Excluding quarters impacted by increases to GST rates, the September quarter movement was the highest since the... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Mon 11:42am 

Covid-19: KFC dishing up free chicken to vaccinated Kiwis
New Zealandersí love of a tasty treat is increasingly being used to drive up vaccination rates. 
© 2021 Wed, 13 Oct 3:02pm 

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ANZ raises mortgage rates after Reserve Bank hikes official cash rate to 0.5%
OCR rise expected to be the first of a few as central bank seeks to keep check on inflation. 
© 2021 Wed, 6 Oct 2:42pm 

Sharemarket falls after Reserve Bank hikes benchmark interest rate
The sharemarket fell as the Reserve Bank signalled the days of ultra-cheap money are coming to an end. 
© 2021 Wed, 6 Oct 4:42am 

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Term deposit-holders told: Don't expect returns you can live on
Interest rates are rising but don't hold your breath. 
© 2021 Thu, 30 Sep 5:23am 

Class action launched against ASB and ANZ banks
A multi-million dollar class action lawsuit has been launched against the ANZ and ASB banks over claims they failed to fully refund around 150,000 customers for fees and interest earned on loans in which there were disclosure breaches.The... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Wed, 29 Sep 4:23pm 

Government fills in the blanks on interest deductibility rules
Tax changes will take effect from Friday, with transferrable, 20-year exemption for 'new builds'. 
© 2021 Tue, 28 Sep 12:33am 

Opinion: Hitting 90% is 'a big hairy audacious goal' - can NZ do it?
As a marketer who has helped create some of the country's most popular loyalty programmes, I've been watching the challenge of hitting the 90 per cent vaccination target with great interest.As is the case with all marketing, a good... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Tue, 28 Sep 11:43am 

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Sharemarket slips as investors bet inflation will lead to higher interest rates
The sharemarket slipped on expectations that interest rates are going to rise further over the next 12 to 18 months. 
© 2021 Mon 10:32pm 

Who are the New Zealanders holding out on getting vaxxed? Inside the Facebook groups
Originally published on The Spinoff. Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air. As Aotearoa scrambles to reach a 90 per cent vaccination rate, the spotlight has turned on those resisting the jab. In the latest instalment... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Fri 3:02pm 

Sharemarket slips as investors baulk at higher interest rates
The New Zealand market fell as investors were wary of higher interest rates ahead. 
© 2021 Thu, 7 Oct 11:12pm 

ANZ and Kiwibank raise mortgage rates after Reserve Bank hikes OCR to 0.5%
OCR rise expected to be the first of a few as central bank seeks to keep check on inflation. 
© 2021 Wed, 6 Oct 5:12pm 

Moola admits failure to behave as responsible lender
Online lender Moola has agreed to refund the interest and fees paid by 50 borrowers after admitting it failed to behave as a responsible lender.The Christchurch-based firm reached a settlement agreement with the Commerce Commission... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Wed, 6 Oct 1:42pm 

Multimillion-dollar Grand Designs home built by John Britten up for sale
There has been interest from as far afield as Australia and Auckland to buy John Britten's multimillion-dollar Grand Designs home. 
© 2021 Wed, 6 Oct 4:42am 

Business closure rates 'were already increasing before lockdown'
The economy was running hot before NZ went into level 4 in August - but not for everyone. 
© 2021 Fri, 1 Oct 11:53pm 

Interest deductibility policy is a 'tenants' tax, property investor group says
Government policy will increase the costs to landlords, and they are likely to charge their tenants more as a result, says NZPIF. 
© 2021 Wed, 29 Sep 5:13am 

Tax change expected to cost property investors $1b over four years
Interest deductibility rules will take effect from Friday, with transferrable, 20-year exemption for 'new builds'. 
© 2021 Tue, 28 Sep 3:53pm 

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