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NZ dollar gains may be short-lived as investor nerves tested
The 0.8 per cent weekly gain the New Zealand dollar is heading for may be short-lived as geopolitical tensions and rising US interest rates heighten market volatility. The kiwi traded at 65.61 US cents as at 5pm from 65.51 cents... 
© 2018 NZ Herald 6:25pm 

Bill English upbeat about NZ economy
Former Prime Minister Bill English remains upbeat about the New Zealand economy despite some headwinds both at home and abroad."As we see growing uncertainty around the US interest rate track and trade wars, New Zealand - and to... 
© 2018 NZ Herald 11:45am 

Stocks skid as interest rates rise and earnings disappoint
NEW YORK (AP) U.S. stocks are falling Thursday morning as interest rates resume their upward climb and several industrial companies post disappointing third-quarter results. Interest rates started rising a day ago after the Federal... 
© 2018 NZ Herald Fri 4:25am 

Markets Right Now: Stocks open broadly lower on Wall Street
NEW YORK (AP) The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.U.S. stocks are opening mostly lower as interest rates rise and industrial companies drop following some disappointing third-quarter reports.Aircraft... 
© 2018 NZ Herald Fri 3:05am 

McPhail: We should issue an apology
A Southland councillor walked out of a meeting on Thursday saying the council's new Conflict of Interest policy is not tough enough. 
© 2018 Stuff.co.nz Thu 3:15pm 

Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty
The White House says postal rates set via the 144-year-old global pact give Chinese firms an 'unfair' advantage. 
© 2018 BBCWorld Thu 12:55am 

Administration declines to brand China currency manipulator
WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration has again decided not to brand China a currency manipulator. But the U.S. is targeting China and five others for special monitoring for what the administration says are practices that are... 
© 2018 NZ Herald Thu 11:05am 

Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move
WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is initiating the process of leaving the Universal Post Union, which sets flat rates for international postage.That's according to two administration officials who spoke on the condition... 
© 2018 NZ Herald Thu 3:45am 

US home construction sank 5.3 percent in September as mortgage rates have climbed
WASHINGTON (AP) US home construction sank 5.3 percent in September as mortgage rates have climbed. 
© 2018 NZ Herald Thu 1:45am 


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NZ dollar gains may be short-lived as investor nerves tested
The 0.8 percent weekly gain the New Zealand dollar is heading for may be short-lived as geopolitical tensions and rising US interest rates heighten market volatility 
© 2018 sharechat.co.nz 5:55pm 

A glance at US mortgage rates
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dipped slightly, taking a pause after weeks of steady increases stoked by rising interest rates. 
© 2018 NZ Herald 6:25am 

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US mortgage rates fall slightly; 30-year at 4.85 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dipped slightly this week, taking a pause after weeks of steady increases stoked by rising interest rates.Home borrowing rates remain at their highest levels in more than seven years,... 
© 2018 NZ Herald Fri 4:25am 

China's yuan sinks further after US currency report
BEIJING (AP) China's politically sensitive yuan has sunk to a 22-month low against the dollar after the U.S. Treasury declined to label Beijing a currency manipulator amid a mounting tariff battle.The yuan fell to 6.9411 per dollar... 
© 2018 NZ Herald Thu 10:25pm 

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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator
The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency. 
© 2018 BBCWorld Thu 12:55am 

Fed officials discussed hiking rates to 'restrictive' level
WASHINGTON (AP) Federal Reserve officials last month debated how high they would need to raise interest rates to meet their economic goals, with some arguing that they may need to lift rates to a level that would modestly restrain... 
© 2018 NZ Herald Thu 7:45am 

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US housing starts sank 5.3 percent in September
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. home construction fell 5.3 percent in September, a sign that rising mortgage rates may be weighing on the market.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts slipped last month to a seasonally... 
© 2018 NZ Herald Thu 2:25am 

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