'Where is Jack Ma?' Alibaba billionaire's low profile sparks speculation

Billionaire Chinese tech entrepreneur Jack Ma has vanished from public life after being rebuked by regulators in the Communist country.The high-profile executive has not been seen in public since Chinese officials forced the cancellation... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | January 4th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

The Conversation: After Covid we may never think about hotels the same way again

In Australia, New Zealand and around the world, Covid has turned luxury and semi-luxury hotels into quarantine facilities.Among the four and five-star hotels reported as having been used for temporary detention are Sydney's Intercontinental,... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Slack starts year with global outage

Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year's holiday."Our team is currently investigating and we're... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Auckland property: Would you pay $450 a week to live in this old meat fridge in Clevedon?

Parked up and with a beautiful outlook of the Wairoa River in Clevedon, this converted refrigerated trailer could be yours for just $450 a week.Converted from a refrigerated truck trailer, the 16m by 7m module shares the property... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Covid 19 coronavirus: We may never think of hotels the same way again

COMMENT: In Australia , New Zealand and around the world , Covid has turned luxury and semi-luxury hotels into quarantine facilities. Among the four- and five-star hotels reported as having been used for temporary detention... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Big money worry for Australians

One in four Australians – 25 per cent – are worried about how they will pay the rent or mortgage after Christmas, according to new research by comparison site Finder.That's the equivalent of 4.8 million Australians who may have... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | January 3rd, 2021|Business|0 Comments

Tesla hits record vehicle deliveries

Tesla's annual sales rose 36%, but the electric car company came short of its annual goal to deliver 500,000 vehicles.The company said Saturday that it delivered 499,500 for the year, including 180,570 SUVs and sedans for the October... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | January 2nd, 2021|Business|0 Comments

OneRoof: Who's to blame for rising house prices? Pick your bogeyman

Who's to blame (or credit) for the post-Covid house-buying frenzy in New Zealand?The answer appears to be the Reserve Bank.The Government certainly seems to think so, asking Governor Adrian Orr to consider "stability in house... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Queenstown's adult industry struggling without tourists

The absence of wealthy overseas tourists has taken a toll on the adult entertainment industry in Queenstown, as New Zealanders are less willing to spend big.Indulge Me NZ owner Antonia Davison-McDonald said her striptease company... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | January 1st, 2021|Business|0 Comments

What will NZ house prices do in 2021? Experts make their forecasts

National house prices could rise by as much as 13 to 16 per cent in the next few months.Economists at Westpac, ASB, BNZ and Kiwibank say low interest rates and high demand will continue to have an impact in the new year. Read... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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