Business headlines with summaries.
Building consents have rebounded in April, but the number of permits for houses and apartments is easing.
New Zealand companies are throwing away billions of dollars a year on pointless, unproductive and unnecessary administration, a study shows. (COMMENTS)
Pacific Aluminium's earnings from the Southland smelter experienced a steep dive during the course of last year, the company says.
Stride Property has seen its full-year net profit rise by more than a third, reflecting increased property values and rents.
Fonterra is dismissing a report in an Australian newspaper that its chief executive is about to leave the company.
Australia's major banks, many of which own New Zealand's banks, face increased risks and bad debts, a global ratings senior analyst warns.
Media companies NZME and Fairfax New Zealand have applied to the Commerce Commission for permission to merge their operations.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has reported a record full-year profit and revenue due to strong demand for its breathing devices.
OPINION: Budget 2016 held few surprises for business and sent a strong signal that the New Zealand economy is in good health, writes EMA chief executive Kim Campbell.
Transport firm Mainfreight has reported a record full-year profit and sales, but says it was no more than a satisfactory result.
The sharemarket operator, NZX, is changing the way it deals with unusual movements in share prices.
Metro Performance Glass has posted a maiden full-year profit in line with forecasts on the back of strong construction demand.
Aquisitions and high demand has seen the retirement village operator Arvida Group report a better than expected full-year result.
The country has posted a trade surplus for April as the fall in dairy prices was offset by a boost in fruit and timber exports.
Cinema software company Vista Group says the new distribution business it's establishing with China's WePiao is more than an opportunity to sell software in China.
Fonterra's forecast farmgate milk price for the upcoming season is expected to be well below the break-even point for farmers. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
A huge write-down on its IT systems and lingering Canterbury earthquake claims have contributed to a bigger first-half loss for insurance company Tower.
Large scale government-built housing for low-income families should be seriously considered, a business lobbyist says. (COMMENTS)
A company selling duvets and rugs and its owner have been fined more than $100,000 for selling fake alpaca duvets to tourist shops.
The strength of the property market is not just confined to houses, with demand for commercial, industrial, hotel and retail properties at unprecedented levels.