Saturday, 21 May 2022


Japan April consumer inflation beats BOJ target for 1st time in 7 years

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s core consumer inflation in April exceeded a central bank target of 2% for the first time in seven years, but only thanks to rising import costs, not the strong domestic demand that the central bank has been trying to kindle.FILE PHOTO: A shopper looks at packs of vegetables at a market […]

Denver’s historic homes: Take a tour through some of the city’s best preserved homes

Denverites are trying to keep the city’s history alive by preserving its historic houses, maintaining them as inns, museums and more. The Mile High City is home to around 300 spaces listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with buildings, parks, cemeteries, bridges and districts making the list, according to History Colorado. However, a […]

Exclusive-Major Credit Suisse shareholder calls for new CEO

ZURICH (Reuters) – Credit Suisse should start looking for a new CEO to replace Thomas Gottstein, top-ten shareholder Artisan Partners told Reuters, becoming the first major investor to publicly call for such a move at the scandal-hit Swiss bank.FILE PHOTO: Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse, Thomas Gottstein, speaks during the fourth annual Future Investment […]

Exclusive-ECB's Lagarde gives national central bank chiefs louder voice on policy

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has given national central bank chiefs a bigger say in policy meetings, asking her own board to speak less and set aside more time for debate, sources familiar with the process said.FILE PHOTO: President of European Central Bank Christine Lagarde addresses a news conference following the […]

Asia markets gain despite global growth worries

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday despite data reinforcing investor fears the global economic recovery may be more fragile than expected, even as inflationary pressures remain high.Blank prices are displayed in the stock quotation boards at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) after the TSE temporarily suspended all trading due to system […]

Steven Joyce: Here’s an idea for the Government – try listening

OPINION: There were more datapoints this week suggesting the public of New Zealand and its Government are currently inhabiting different planets. Going on the statements from the Beehive, ministers are clearly focused on growing the public service, doling out a big climate change slush fund, taking the long handle to the public’s preferred means of […]

Real estate agent, manager revealed suicide to property buyers, tribunal rules

Warning: This article discusses suicide and could be distressing for some people. Two property buyers lost an appeal against a real estate agent and her manager that they had not been told about a suicide at a place they bought. The two complained the agent had only told them of a “sudden death” but did […]

‘I will pay $300/week off your mortgage’ – townhouse developer offers incentive

A developer planning nine west Auckland townhouses is offering to pay $300/week off buyers’ mortgages in a move one financier has called “a sales gimmick”. Sam Mishriki, managing director of Orchard 10, has made the two-year offer amounting to $31,200/townhouse to each potential buyer of yet-to-be-built two-level places planned for 10 Orchard St, Avondale. “… […]