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First Air NZ repatriation flight takes off for 2020-04-02 23:40:53The first of several flights Air New Zealand is operating for the German Government to repatriate stranded German nationals has departed Auckland Inte

More Asia-Pacific States urgently need to support their 2020-04-02 23:36:08The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging Asia-Pacific states to take urgent action to provide financial support to their airline i

NZ's apple and pear harvest continues under strict 2020-04-02 22:59:22Like many other horticulture sectors, the 2020 harvest of New Zealand’s apple, pear and nashi crop is well underway, with more than 14,000 worke

Further measures to support businesses - Robertson and 2020-04-02 22:05:33The Government will be introducing legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help companies facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viab

Managing your risk when you need it most 2020-04-02 20:29:54The last few weeks has seen our day to day lives turned upside down as Covid-19 has gone from a distant news headline to the new norm for all of us.

Kiwi households could lose $10,000 of yearly income 2020-04-02 20:23:23If New Zealand can’t recover from the economic "heart attack" of self-imposed lockdown, it could face GDP losses at Great Depression levels, a

Free web series to help businesses get through 2020-04-02 19:22:20The EMA in partnership with ATEED and the Regional Business Partner Network has this week launched a free web series to help all businesses get throu

Port of Tauranga handles record container exchange to 2020-04-02 19:06:19Port of Tauranga yesterday completed the largest ever cargo exchange at its Tauranga Container Terminal to ensure vital supplies are delivered to thos

Govt’s COVID plan, economic strength recognised 2020-04-02 19:05:35The Government’s plan to cushion the blow of COVID-19 by supporting incomes, jobs and businesses, and position the economy to recover has been b

Contentos partners with decentralized video protocol Theta Network 2020-04-02 18:55:06Contentos has partnered with the decentralized video delivery protocol Theta Network, which will be integrated with the COS.tv video platform to impro

Oil surges, data disappoints - CMC Markets 2020-04-02 18:47:20By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets and Stockbroking)

Interactive messages more effective for time-critical COVID-19 communication 2020-04-02 17:38:46Research released today by Australian communications workflow platform Whispir reveals that interactive messages delivered via SMS or chat apps are 44

Reuters: Business News

Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors look to coronavirus New! 2020-04-03 21:26:38Investors are parsing a broad range of signals, from infection counts to more traditional indicators, for clues on the trajectory markets may take in

Saudi energy minister rejects Russian comments about kingdom's New! 2020-04-03 21:12:47The Saudi energy minister on Saturday rejected Russia's remarks that the kingdom withdrew last month from a deal to cut output.

OPEC+ debates biggest-ever oil cut, awaits U.S. efforts New! 2020-04-03 21:12:47By Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler, Vladimir Soldatkin and Laila Kearney

Saudi Arabia denies withdrawing from OPEC+ deal, says New! 2020-04-03 21:07:37The Saudi foreign minister said early on Saturday that a statement attributed to Russia's President Vladimir Putin about the kingdom's withdrawal fr

U.S. airlines apply for U.S. payroll help but New! 2020-04-03 21:03:27Major U.S. airlines applied on Friday for payroll grants from the U.S. Treasury meant to keep workers employed during a sharp downturn resulting from

U.S. SEC official urges delay in public comment New! 2020-04-03 20:48:55The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's lone Democratic commissioner on Friday called for a delay in pending rule changes due to the coronaviru

Why sweetened layoff benefits may be at odds New! 2020-04-03 20:48:35The generous U.S. unemployment benefits rolled out to blunt the economic harm caused by the coronavirus could have an unintended effect: it may actual

Explainer: Antitrust law won't get in the way New! 2020-04-03 20:48:04It is illegal for oil producers to meet to discuss pushing up oil prices under U.S. antitrust law, but perfectly legal if state regulators or the fede

U.S. warns airlines to quickly refund tickets after New! 2020-04-03 20:47:31The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a notice to airlines reminding them they are obligated to refund tickets when they cancel a flight

Exxon plays on virus worries in Baytown contract New! 2020-04-03 20:47:24A union official accused Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday of using "scare" tactics and exploiting economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Trump invokes Defense Production Act to stop export New! 2020-04-03 20:43:40U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an order directing his administration to stop N-95 face masks and other personal protective equipment nee

Berkshire Hathaway sells part of Delta, Southwest airline New! 2020-04-03 20:07:47Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Friday it sold about 18% of its stake in Delta Air Lines Inc and 4% of its holdings in Southwest Ai

Stuff.co.nz - Business

'Thank God for farmers' being the economy's backbone, New! 2020-04-03 16:00:00An economist says farmers will continue to provide the backbone in getting the economy through the coronavirus hurt.

Thousands of households granted Covid-19 mortgage "holidays" by New! 2020-04-03 15:43:31ASB is the latest bank to reveal scale of demand for mortgage holidays.

Coronavirus: 3M fires back after Trump criticises mask New! 2020-04-03 15:38:543M CEO rejects claims it's putting other countries ahead of US and says halting mask exports will backfire.

Short-term pain for long-term gain for landlords New! 2020-04-03 15:18:00OPINION: It's time to cut your tenants some slack, if you can.

Driver who replaced car engine twice in two New! 2020-04-03 15:00:00A $29,000 Mazda needed two full engine replacements, but the dealership isn't to blame.

Sir John Key says 15 per cent pay New! 2020-04-03 14:30:48The former prime minister says executives normally take a bigger cut when trouble hits.

Auckland adult dorm dwellers in coronavirus lockdown with New! 2020-04-03 14:00:00It sounds like an episode of Big Brother, but residents of an Auckland co-living house say it's ideal.

Growers and greengrocers start home deliveries to survive New! 2020-04-03 13:30:00Growers and greengrocers in Nelson and Tasman are offering vegetable delivery services to save produce from going to waste and to keep their businesse

Phil and Jade's fly-in fly-out marriage New! 2020-04-03 13:00:00Jade Barbarich met Phil Campbell when she was 18. They have two children and Phil works as a trainee driller in Australia.

Tech review: Petcube Bites 2 lets you watch New! 2020-04-03 12:00:00OPINION: Warning - your pets could get a bit

Coronavirus: Benefit days see mass supermarket gatherings amid New! 2020-04-03 12:00:00Beneficiaries say they are unfairly targeted for "flouting" lockdown rules but payday dictates when they can buy food.

Is it time to jump into investment markets? New! 2020-04-03 12:00:00OPINION: Here's how to work out whether you should be investing.

ABC News: Money

Jobs report Friday is expected to end record 2020-04-03 00:26:03After a record 113 straight months of hiring, the government’s monthly jobs report Friday is expected to show that the American jobs machine cam

Bank expect deluge of desperate businesses seeking loans 2020-04-03 00:01:32Millions of small businesses are expected to apply for a desperately needed rescue loan Friday, a stern test for a banking industry that has had less

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises on 2020-04-02 23:53:48Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street gained for the first time in three days on rising oil prices

AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income 2020-04-02 20:04:22About half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household have lost some kind of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-in

You've just lost your job? Here's what you 2020-04-02 20:04:15Nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks — a stunning record high that refle

Tesla's 1Q car sales surged before pandemic shut 2020-04-02 19:51:54Tesla's sales of its increasingly popular electric cars got off to fast start this year

Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails 2020-04-02 19:49:33There may be no company that people will associate with more when they look back at this time than Zoom

Memo: Some in US may not get stimulus 2020-04-02 18:31:30The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without dire

Drop in sales mean Powerball jackpots will get 2020-04-02 18:10:04Look for Powerball jackpots to get even smaller as the new coronavirus keeps more people at home, not out buying lottery tickets

With US border work on track, rural towns 2020-04-02 17:27:07Major construction projects are moving forward along both U.S. borders and raising fears that the influx of workers could spread the coronavirus

World Bank OKs first $1.9B for poor countries 2020-04-02 17:20:11The World Bank has approved its first funds to help some of the globe’s poorer countries combat the coronavirus outbreak

Walgreens, Shopify fall; Occidental, Nevro rise 2020-04-02 17:05:17Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Walgreens, Shopify fall; Occidental, Nevro rise

UN News Centre - Economic

‘Rapid deterioration’ in global investment flows as Coronavirus 2020-03-26 15:46:07Foreign direct investment flows are liable to drop by 30 to 40 per cent during 2020, into next year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, r

Debt relief milestone in Somalia, as World Bank, 2020-03-25 17:43:27The top United Nations official in Somalia congratulated the Horn of Africa nation on Wednesday for achieving the benchmark set by the World Bank and

‘Concerted efforts’ needed to meet 2030 Global Goals 2020-03-25 00:35:06Action to reverse the depletion and degradation of the environment across Asia and the Pacific is a top priority if the region is to stay on course to

Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet 2020-03-23 00:00:05The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a re

‘Solidarity, hope’ and coordinated global response needed to 2020-03-19 14:41:27As public fear and uncertainty grow around the COVID-19 pandemic, “more than ever before, we need solidarity, hope and the political will to see

Swift policy action, strong leadership can save millions 2020-03-18 14:25:51As dire forecasts about the global economy add to the anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN’s labour agency (ILO) on Thursday offere

Rising number of young people excluded from jobs, 2020-03-09 17:18:50The number of young people around the world who are neither employed, studying or in some kind of training, is on the rise, according to a new report

Coronavirus update: COVID-19 likely to cost economy $1 2020-03-09 16:43:24Apart from the tragic human consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, the economic uncertainty it has sparked will likely cost the global eco

COVID-19: countries, businesses must safeguard human rights as virus spreads: 2020-03-06 14:47:29As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread globally, the UN’s top human rights official appealed on Friday to put rights “front and c

Coronavirus COVID-19 wipes $50 billion off global exports 2020-03-04 12:47:29The extent of the damage to the global economy caused by novel coronavirus COVID-19 moved further into focus on Wednesday as UN economists announced a

Scoop NZ - Business

Charter Flight Arranged By Chimu Adventures Brings Stranded 2020-04-02 23:48:00Auckland 3rdnd April 2020, Chimu Adventures is pleased to announce that on 3rd April 2020 at 0630 local time, a LATAM aircraft chartered by Chimu Adve

First Air New Zealand Repatriation Flight Takes Off 2020-04-02 23:39:00The first of several flights Air New Zealand is operating for the German Government to repatriate stranded German nationals has departed Auckland Inte

Intueri Shareholders Seek Summary Judgment 2020-04-02 23:31:00Former shareholders of Intueri Education Group Limited have today filed legal proceedings in the Auckland High Court against some of the former direct

New Zealand’s Apple And Pear Harvest Continues Under 2020-04-02 23:05:00Like many other horticulture sectors, the 2020 harvest of New Zealand’s apple, pear and nashi crop is well underway, with more than 14,000 worke

Northpower Fibre Waives Fibre Wholesale Costs For Student 2020-04-02 22:54:00Northpower Fibre will waive its monthly wholesale connection charges for families with school-aged children living in homes without broadband connecti

The True Cost Of Cheap Hosting 2020-04-02 21:53:00Web hosting is important for your website. Full stop. To have a better grasp of what this means, here's a simple explanation: Your website is like a

Managing Your Risk When You Need It Most: 2020-04-02 20:27:00The last few weeks has seen our day to day lives turned upside down as Covid-19 has gone from a distant news headline to the new norm for all of us. R

Kiwi Households Could Lose $10,000 Of Yearly Income 2020-04-02 20:21:00Wellington, 3 April - If New Zealand can’t recover from the economic “heart attack” of self-imposed lockdown, it could face GDP loss

Free Web Series To Help Businesses Get Through 2020-04-02 19:27:00The EMA in partnership with ATEED and the Regional Business Partner Network has this week launched a free web series to help all businesses get throug

Qbe Announces Measures To Support SME Customers Impacted 2020-04-02 18:57:00QBE Insurance (QBE) today announced measures to support small and medium business (SME) customers in Australia and New Zealand impacted by COVID-19. T

New Zealanders rely on internet and phones to 2020-04-02 17:43:00We’re continuing to see significant increases in calls and data on the Vodafone networks as we head into the second weekend of level 4 lockdown.

Concision OSM House Wins Timber Design Award 2020-04-02 17:24:00A house built by Concision off-site manufacturing has won the Engineered Wood Products Innovation Award at the Wood Process and Manufacturers Associat

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