Business headlines with summaries.
The American Department of Energy says the cost of fracking, horizontal drilling and other technologies is falling fast.
A lawyer says customers who thought they had purchased products from Harvey Norman at knockdown prices could go to the Disputes Tribunal.
New Zealand is the 16th most competitive country in the world, according to this year's Global Competitiveness Index.
Orion Health has signed a deal that will see its technology rolled out to all 2400 Boots chemist shops in Britain and Ireland, and it is now setting its sights on the US.
The investment company is reviewing its cash-rich balance sheet with a view to returning capital to shareholders - with a caveat.
The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned global growth is likely to be weaker this year than last.
The latest QV report on the housing market shows house prices rose nearly 13 percent in a year - which is the fastest rate since 2007.
New rules aimed at taking some of the heat out of the Auckland housing market come into force today.
Z Energy's two major shareholders have turned a tidy profit from selling their shares in the petrol retailer.
Oil company Shell has put off deepwater drilling planned off the Otago-Southland coast until at least next year. (AUDIO)
Business confidence has rebounded from six year lows - but firms remain gloomy about the economy.
Pumpkin Patch has delivered another disappointing full-year result, pointing to a variety of factors including declining sales and the loss of key wholesale customers.
Two of New Zealand's smaller listed companies have completed capital raisings to help with expansion plans.
Clothing retailer Hallenstein Glasson has reported a 22 percent lift in its annual profit on the back of solid gains for its menswear stores.
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Infratil are scaling down their investment in former Shell-owned petrol station chain Z Energy.
Wood products company Carter Holt Harvey has put its plans to float on the Australian and New Zealand sharemarkets back on hold.
Kathmandu's full year net profit has been halved to $20.4 million, a result the new chief executive says is disappointing and below expectations.
The board of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has backed the way governor Graeme Wheeler has conducted monetary policy over the past year.
The Financial Markets Authority made 'an error of law' when it struck a company directed by a controversial businessman off its list of approved financial services.
Indonesia is re-opening its doors to New Zealand beef ending tough restrictions of past four years, but commentators disagree on what the move will mean NZ's beef industry.