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Praveen Menon

New Zealand's Ardern stays cool as earthquake strikes during live interview

25 May 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the programme. | Video

New Zealand unveils record spending to stop massive job losses

14 May 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand unveiled a record NZ$50 billion ($30 billion) spending package on Thursday to revive an economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but warned it may not be enough to stop thousands from losing jobs and businesses shutting.

New Zealand doubles QE, flags negative rates as pandemic slams economy

13 May 2020

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY New Zealand's central bank on Wednesday doubled the amount of bonds it will buy as part of its quantitative easing programme and flagged a possible shift to negative interest rates as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the economy.

RPT-PREVIEW-New Zealand's pandemic budget sets stage for Ardern's re-election bid

13 May 2020

WELLINGTON, May 12 New Zealand will unleash billions of stimulus dollars at its annual budget this week to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, leaving it with ballooning debt and a dismal fiscal position that will take years to fix.

New Zealand's pandemic budget sets stage for Ardern's re-election bid

12 May 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand will unleash billions of stimulus dollars at its annual budget this week to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, leaving it with ballooning debt and a dismal fiscal position that will take years to fix.

New Zealand to reopen malls, cafes from Thursday as virus curbs eased

11 May 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand businesses including malls, cinemas, cafes and gyms will reopen on Thursday after some of the tightest restrictions in the world to stop the spread of the coronavirus were further loosened on Monday. | Video

Most New Zealand businesses to reopen if restrictions eased next week

07 May 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand said on Thursday that retail, domestic travel and local sport can resume if social restrictions are eased next week, as the country prepares to end months of economic disruptions due to the coronavirus.

Australia and New Zealand say travel between them will take time

05 May 2020

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday efforts to resume travel between them would take some time, as they make cautious moves to re-open economies largely shuttered by the novel coronavirus. | Video

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