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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 12:20

COVID-19: Farming keeps the economy ticking

An analysis by two Christchurch economists has underlined the value of the farming sector to the country during the Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 07:55

Bankers circling?

Farmers are urging banks to take a long term view of their businesses, now under growing pressure to improve their balance sheets.

Published in General News
Thursday, 16 June 2016 08:14

Dairy dependency dwindles

Finance Minister Bill English says it turns out that the country is not as dependent on the dairy industry as we thought.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 17:01

Dairy risks to financial stability

NZ's financial system is resilient and functions effectively, but risks to the financial stability outlook have increased further in the past six months.

Published in General News

Fonterra doesn't believe it will take much to change the global dairy market, but it expects very little change this year.

Published in General News
Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:30

Reserve Bank drops OCR

The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.25%.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:28

Price rise not likely soon – Wilson

Global dairy prices are unlikely to start rising until later this year, weighed down by European production and global economic uncertainty, says Fonterra chairman John Wilson.

Published in General News
Saturday, 13 February 2016 17:55

Strong year for all but dairy

While dairy faces another tough year, Rabobank foresees a generally strong year ahead for most other agricultural sectors.

Published in General News
Thursday, 11 February 2016 20:29

Price slump not unique to dairy

The world economy has veered into difficult and dangerous waters, suggesting 2016 will be a long hard year of slow recovery in prices in global food commodity markets, including dairy.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 11 February 2016 10:20

Dare we think afresh? - Editorial

Analysts are now picking a dairy price recovery by the end of the year. Haven't they said that for the last three years?

Published in Opinion
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