The New Zealand currency was little changed against the US dollar ahead of tomorrow's general election, while the sharemarket ended the trading week higher.
Consumers have remained upbeat with confidence edging up, according to the ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence monthly index.
The number of job advertisements rose in August, almost reversing July's slump. Overall, ads rose by almost 1.5 percent afer a near 2 percent fall the previous month.
Chorus has legal opinions contradicting advice from regulator the Commerce Commission over the company's proposals for new broadband-over-copper-wire services.
The Government has thrown Solid Energy a $103 million financial lifeline that allows the miner to avoid becoming technically insolvent.
Christchurch International Airport's annual net profit fell nearly 15 percent, reflecting tax adjustments, while at the operating level, profit rose nearly 12 percent to $72.5 million.
IT firm Datacom has bought a 20 percent stake in an Australian health technology start-up, which has the potential to both allow nurses to spend more time with their patients.
Finance Minister Bill English says the growing economy is set to deliver heftier pay rises to workers but unions argue workers are in danger of missing out.
The New Zealand dollar hit a seven-and-half-month low of 80.73 US cents overnight before recovering in late afternoon trading. (AUDIO)
US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen has refused to say when it will begin raising interest rates again after it completes the wind-down of its money-printing programme in October.
The pace of economic activity has eased. Latest gross domestic product figures show it grew 0.7 percent in the June quarter, compared with 1 percent in the previous two quarters.
NZF Group looks set to escape the corporate graveyard after discovering a potential business interested in using its shell to list on the NZX.
It appears certain Fonterra has lost the giant French food company Danone as a customer for good following the impact of last year's botulism scare. (AUDIO)
One of the reasons the current account deficit blew out by $1.4 billion to $2 billion in the June quarter actually reflects positive news about the economy. (AUDIO)
The Carl's Jr burger chain is eyeing up bases in Christchurch and Dunedin, with operator Restaurant Brands aiming to increase store numbers by up to five a year. (AUDIO)
The New Zealand dollar gained half a US cent overnight, but then resumed its downward slide while shares also mostly weakened.
The difference between what the country earned and spent internationally has widened, with the current account deficit increasing to $2 billion in the June quarter.
Dairy prices have held steady after five successive declines, remaining near two-year lows. Prices peaked in February but have dropped by nearly a half since then. (AUDIO)
The owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbuck stores in New Zealand has reported a 5.8 percent increase in second quarter sales. Revenue grew by $5.9 million.