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RPT-UPDATE 1-"Desperate" low-lying Vanuatu seeks to sue climate change culprits

22 Nov 2018

WELLINGTON, Nov 22 Low-lying Vanuatu is considering suing fossil fuel companies and industrialised countries that use them for their role in creating catastrophic climate change, the foreign minister of the Pacific island nation said on Thursday.

'Desperate' low-lying Vanuatu seeks to sue climate change culprits

22 Nov 2018

WELLINGTON Low-lying Vanuatu is considering suing fossil fuel companies and industrialized countries that use them for their role in creating catastrophic climate change, the foreign minister of the Pacific island nation said on Thursday.

Low-lying Vanuatu threatens to sue culprit countries for climate change

22 Nov 2018

WELLINGTON, Nov 22 Low-lying Vanuatu is considering suing fossil fuel companies and industrialised countries that use them for their role in creating catastrophic climate change, the foreign minister of the Pacific island nation said on Thursday.

New Zealand's e-commerce leader gets $1.7 billion buyout offer, shares skyrocket

20 Nov 2018

New Zealand's online marketplace pioneer Trade Me Group received a NZ$2.54 billion ($1.73 billion) takeover bid from a British private equity firm on Wednesday, sending its shares soaring.

NZ central bank to stand pat in final review for 2018, seen on hold near term

05 Nov 2018

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged this week and over the near term, as policy makers wait to see if a recent acceleration in inflation and better-than-expected growth figures are sustainable.

RPT-Baby steps: New Zealand's global celebrity PM faces sobering challenges

25 Oct 2018

* Ardern yet to face her toughest challenge: deals with unions

Baby steps - New Zealand's global celebrity PM faces sobering challenges

24 Oct 2018

WELLINGTON Jacinda Ardern squares up her first year in office this week with a lead over her rivals as the latest polls finally catch up to her celebrity status overseas, but supporters in New Zealand are growing impatient with the pace of change.

Ban on foreign buyers seen poor answer to New Zealand's housing shortage

21 Oct 2018

WELLINGTON, Oct 21 Many foreigners will be banned from buying homes in New Zealand from Monday, unless they are newly built apartments, as the Labour-led government fulfils an election promise that critics say could be a popular but won't solve the lack of affordable housing.

Exclusive: Malaysia's Najib explains why he had so many luxury handbags, lots of cash, jewelry

21 Jun 2018

LANGKAWI, Malaysia Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak says he shouldn't be blamed for the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, and declares he knows nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal account.

Exclusive - Malaysia's Najib explains why he had so many luxury handbags, lots of cash, jewellery

20 Jun 2018

LANGKAWI, Malaysia Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak says he shouldn't be blamed for the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, and declares he knows nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal account.

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