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Joyce may cut export share target

In wake of dairy price slump, Economic Development Minister says Govt may reduce target of lifting exports to 40% of GDP by 2025, citing shifting statistics

Fonterra under pressure

Economists trim expectations of milk price forecast after another big slump in global dairy prices

90 seconds at 9am: Dairy prices slump

US factories regain momentum; job growth questions; AU banks resist capital requirements; dairy prices fall hard; oil and gold up; bond yields lower; NZ$1 = 74.7 US¢, TWI = 79.8

Silver Fern Farms’ sheep processing dilemma

The tide is going out on the sheep processing industry and Keith Woodford has found a processor that has been 'swimming naked'

MIE plan stimulates debate but won’t fix the problem

MIE’s plan is heavy on production cost and efficiency analysis with a wish-list of what is desirable, but light on strategy for achieving it, says Allan Barber

Bernard's Top 10

Super Winstons everywhere; Drone sheep dogs; Huzzah for working pensioners; Faces of inequality; Cephlapod ahoy; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

The Weekly Dairy Report

All eyes on tonights auction  as the reality of the downturn starts to bite.

Fonterra’s disappointing performance

Allan Barber explores the inherent conflict between cooperative members’ expectations and external investors’ desire for returns on their investment

90 seconds at 9 am: Pressure on central banks

US consumer confidence rising; Greece's plan rejected, looks to Russia; China gets deposit insurance; RBA pressured to cut; bonds, oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 74.7 US¢, TWI = 80

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

US beef demand builds again as frozen velvet misses in Korean FTA deal

These charts report the growth in credit used by the rural sector in New Zealand. The data is provided by the RBNZ about one month after the end of each period.