NZ stocks fall
New Zealand shares fell with local earnings insufficient to embolden investors wary about the outlook for the global economy. Z Energy again led the market lower.
The S&P/NZX 50 index fell 56.82 points, or 0.6 percent, to 8,778.78. Within the index, 22 stocks fell, 20 gained and eight were unchanged. Turnover was modest at $84.4 million.