Edition:
United Kingdom

Praveen Menon

New Zealand plans armed police patrols after Christchurch massacre

1:16am BST

WELLINGTON New Zealand officials said on Friday armed police will patrol parts of the country in a trial project following heightened security concerns after a mass shooting in Christchurch in March that killed 51 people.

New Zealand cenbank says lower rates may be needed; annual inflation slows

16 Oct 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank signaled more rate cuts, or even unconventional stimulus measures, may be needed to counter global headwinds, as figures on Wednesday showed the country's annual inflation rate slowed in the third quarter.

UPDATE 2-NZ's Fonterra goes back to basics after record annual loss

26 Sep 2019

Sept 26 New Zealand's Fonterra , the world's largest dairy exporter, reported a record annual loss on Thursday, and unveiled a new strategy to phase out overseas "milk pools", cut debt and focus on its local production.

New Zealand to be Middle-earth again in Amazon's The Lord of the Rings series

18 Sep 2019

WELLINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO New Zealand will be home again to hairy feet and pointed-ear Hobbits after Amazon Studios confirmed the Pacific country will be the location for its new "The Lord of the Rings" series, a TV show widely tipped to be the most expensive ever made. | Video

Angry farmers to face off with New Zealand's Fonterra over financial woes

18 Sep 2019

WELLINGTON Fonterra , the world's biggest dairy exporter, will face off this month with farmer shareholders angry about the New Zealand company's ill-fated foreign expansion and resulting poor returns.

New Zealand's PM Ardern acts to tighten gun laws further, six months after attack

13 Sep 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch that killed 51 Muslim worshippers. | Video

Fed's Daly says she's in a 'watch and see' mode on rates

29 Aug 2019

WELLINGTON, New Zealand San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly on Thursday said she is in a "watch and see" mode as she assesses the need for another U.S. interest-rate cut for an economy that has "strong" momentum but faces headwinds from uncertainty and a global growth slowdown.

Fed's Daly says she's in a 'watch and see' mode on rates

29 Aug 2019

WELLINGTON, New Zealand San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly on Thursday said she is in a "watch and see" mode as she assesses the need for another U.S. interest-rate cut for an economy that has "strong" momentum but faces headwinds from uncertainty and a global growth slowdown.

Fed's Daly says she's in a 'watch and see' mode on rates

29 Aug 2019

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug 29 San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly on Thursday said she is in a "watch and see" mode as she assesses the need for another U.S. interest-rate cut, but said she believes acting early is better than waiting too long.

UPDATE 2-Air New Zealand eyes further cost savings as profits dip 31%

22 Aug 2019

* FY 2020 earnings forecast NZ$350 mln to NZ$450 mln (Adds share price, CEO comments, bullet points)

World News