Annual inflation stood at just 1.1 percent according to data released by Stats NZ on Wednesday, but economists predict that number will rise as tightness in the Labour market fuels wage increases. Thomas Coughlan reports.


With the quality of New Zealand’s international education sector under the spotlight, the department charged with keeping tabs on the sector says it is only undertaking a quarter of the monitoring it should be. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ announced today. This is in line with the market expectations, but slightly above those of most bank economists here.


The IMF suggests the Reserve Bank adopt a debt-to-income limit to reduce the risks from a still-heavily indebted household sector. Thomas Coughlan reports.

Newsroom Business Editor Nikki Mandow has taken a detailed look at the Overseas Investment Office's decision to block the takeover of ANZ's UDC by China's HNA. She found ANZ and UDC customers and funders dodged a huge bullet, thanks to the OIO's due diligence. One question stands out: why went wrong with ANZ's own due diligence?

Newsroom's technology columnist Richard MacManus looks at why a paid version of Facebook might help users declutter and claw back their data privacy. Supermarket and petrol chains here should also watch the 'data privacy for money swap' topic closely, he argues.