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Charlotte Greenfield

Global dairy prices rise for sixth time in a row, pointing to ongoing recovery

19 Feb 2019

WELLINGTON Global dairy prices rose for the sixth sale in a row at a fortnightly auction held early on Wednesday, cementing hopes of an ongoing recovery from a dip in 2018.

UPDATE 1-Global dairy prices rise for sixth time in a row, pointing to ongoing recovery

19 Feb 2019

* Supply growth not keeping pace with global demand - analysts

New Zealand will conduct own assessment of Huawei equipment risk: PM

18 Feb 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China's Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations.

New Zealand central bank to hold rates at record low as global risks grow

11 Feb 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged this week but may adopt a more dovish tone and cut forecasts, in line with other major central banks as global economic headwinds add risks to the outlook.

Afghanistan's post 9/11 generation wary of any future with the Taliban

01 Feb 2019

KABUL Afghanistan's Generation Z has grown up in a 17-year window shadowed by warfare and a heavy international presence, but now faces an uncertain future and the possibility of stark change. | Video

Air New Zealand flags weaker earnings as tourism market growth eases

30 Jan 2019

WELLINGTON/SINGAPORE Air New Zealand Ltd lowered its profit outlook by as much as 30 percent on Wednesday as it forecast revenue growth would ease due to weaker tourism, raising broader concerns about slowing arrivals to New Zealand and nearby Australia.

Huge attack shows Taliban strength at outset of talks

22 Jan 2019

KABUL With one of the deadliest attacks of Afghanistan's 17-year insurgency just hours before a new round of peace talks, the Taliban rammed home its message that it intends to agree any settlement from a position of strength on the battlefield.

As Taliban talks gather pace, Afghan women fear turning back clock

22 Jan 2019

KABUL Eighteen years ago, at the height of the Taliban's power in Afghanistan, Roshan Mashal secretly taught her daughters to read and write alongside a dozen local girls who smuggled school books to her house in potato sacks.

Squabble over venue latest hurdle in Taliban-U.S. peace talks

14 Jan 2019

KABUL Efforts to negotiate a peace deal to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan, already beset by disagreement about the agenda, are facing a new hurdle over the venue for the talks.

UPDATE 1-Global dairy prices rise again at auction

02 Jan 2019

* Volume of product traded sinks 20 pct (Recasts, adds detail)

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