Indian shares high Asian markets, robust financial progress fuels hope

India’s Nifty 50 index hit a record high in December and is up 5% this year, joining an exclusive group of markets worldwide that rose in spite of interest rate hikes and slower growth. In contrast, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 19%. Graphic 2: Indian stocks vs Asian indexes, Next year’s … Read more

Christchurch celebrities share what they love about metropolis

This series will profile the people who make Christchurch tick, give a voice to the region’s diverse communities and debate how the city can best accommodate its growing number of residents while examining the issues facing the city. Video / NZ Herald After the devastating earthquakes in 2010-11, 20,000 people packed their bags and left … Read more