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RBNZ still in a period of prudent assessment

Wednesday, September 10th, 12:14PM

At the end of July, the RBNZ met market expectations by lifting the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 3.50%, but surprised many in the market with the explicit statement that “it is prudent that there is now a period of assessment before interest rates adjust further”.  

The September Monetary Policy Statement will provide the first chance for the RBNZ to update its economic forecasts, and provide a steer on how long they expect to be on hold before resuming the tightening cycle...MORE»

Is it time for something new from the world's central bankers?

Thursday, September 4th, 10:13AM

Economist Andrew Hunt thinks global markets are heading for a period of greater volatility. In this month's commentary he says the risk of an approaching change in the nature and thrust of economic policies may be rising – policymakers may be under pressure to “try something new” and to stop trying endless QEs.

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A finely balanced RBNZ decision

Monday, August 11th, 2:39PM

Harbour Asset Management reckons its for for a breather in New Zealand interest rates and credit. Find out why.

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World equity markets – bubble territory?

Wednesday, August 6th, 10:27AM

There’s currently a lot of commentary around the valuation (or more accurately, the overvaluation) of world equity markets.  Some argue markets have run too far and are in irrational bubble territory.  Another view is that despite the S&P500 having soared 193% since the grim days of early 2009, we still have to look at market fundamentals.  And these are far from stretched.

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The devil is in the detail

Tuesday, August 5th, 10:30AM

London-based economist Andrew Hunt tells a story that shows regulation is hurting financial services all around the world - not just in New Zealand.

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KIPT bonds oversubscribed

Friday, July 11th, 5:02PM

Kiwi Income Property Trust’s offer of seven-year bonds has been oversubscribed. MORE»

MRP offer 'well supported'

Thursday, July 10th, 12:20PM

Mighty River Power has confirmed $300 million of unsecured subordinated capital bonds will be issued with an initial interest rate of 6.9% a year.   MORE»

KIPT manager announces bond offer

Wednesday, July 2nd, 10:47AM

Kiwi Property Management, the manager of Kiwi Income Property Trust, is to offer up to $100 million of seven-year fixed rate senior secured bonds, with the ability to accept up to $25 million in oversubscriptions. MORE»

KIPT manager mulls $125m bond offer

Wednesday, June 25th, 1:35PM

Kiwi Property Management, manager of Kiwi Income Property Trust, is considering offering up to $100 million of fixed rate senior secured bonds, with the ability to accept up to $25 million in oversubscriptions. MORE»

NZDMO tweaks programme

Thursday, May 15th, 4:40PM

The New Zealand Debt Management Office has updated its domestic bond programme in line with today’s Budget. MORE»

$100m reserved for bookbuild clients

Wednesday, May 14th, 3:15PM

Kiwibank’s capital note offer has been well-received by investors, it said today. MORE»

$400m of NZ bonds on offer this week

Wednesday, May 14th, 9:04AM

A local government bond tender today should ease some of the recent demand-supply bottleneck, one economist says. MORE»

Kiwibank offer formalised

Monday, May 5th, 10:13AM  1 comment

Up to $100 million of Kiwibank unsecured subordinated capital notes will be offered to the New Zealand public. MORE»

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Kiwis miss out on $400m

Monday, September 15th, 12:38PM

ANZ Investments says KiwiSaver members missed out on $400 million in member tax credits from the Government in the last year. MORE»

How much work is KiwiSaver for advisers?

Wednesday, September 10th, 5:59AM

KiwiSaver advice does not need to be particularly time consuming for financial advisers, one provider says. MORE»

CGT 'could skew investment'

Thursday, September 4th, 6:00AM  10 comments

Labour’s proposal to apply a capital gains tax to investments in shares – unless they are part of KiwiSaver – could encourage people to move out of more liquid investments, one fund manager says. MORE»

Leave KiwiSaver alone: Commentator

Monday, September 1st, 6:00AM  2 comments

Governments need to stop tinkering with KiwiSaver, one banking commentator says. MORE»

Concern at conservative fees

Thursday, July 31st, 6:00AM

Many conservative KiwiSaver funds aren’t delivering returns to justify their fees, Morningstar’s co-head of fund research says. MORE»

KiwiSaver beat expectations, but could be better: FSC

Thursday, July 3rd, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver has been the New Zealand’s most successful savings innovation in the last hundred years, the Financial Services Council says. MORE»

KiwiSaver policy under scrutiny

Wednesday, July 2nd, 3:00PM

Labour’s KiwiSaver policy has been criticised by the University of Auckland’s Retirement Policy and Research Centre. MORE»

Young New Zealanders saving for retirement

Wednesday, July 2nd, 10:41AM

More than half of young workers aged 15-24 years are already saving for their retirement, and most of those not already saving plan to do so in the future, a new survey shows. MORE»

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Cash PIE Rates

Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 2.60    2.67    2.79
ASB Bank 3.15    3.29    3.44
BNZ 3.70    3.44    3.60
Direct Broking Call Account 2.80    2.92    3.05
Heartland Bank 4.00    4.28    4.48
Kiwibank 2.40    2.50    2.61
Kiwibank 3.15    3.29    3.44
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
RaboDirect 3.30    3.44    3.60
SBS Bank 3.25    3.11    3.28
TSB Bank 3.50    3.63    3.80
Westpac 3.00    3.12    3.26
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
Westpac 4.00    4.18    4.37

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 3.00    3.08    3.22
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 3.00    3.08    3.22
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 3.75    3.85    4.02
ASB Bank Term Fund - 12 months 4.00    4.18    4.37
ASB Bank Term Fund - 18 months 4.10    4.28    4.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 2 years 4.20    4.40    4.59
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 5.00    5.25    5.49
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 4.00    4.18    4.37
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 3.70    3.58    3.75
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 3.70    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 5.50    5.58    5.83
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 4.80    4.60    4.81
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 4.50    4.40    4.59
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 4.30    4.18    4.37
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 4.20    3.97    4.14
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 4.10    3.97    4.14
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 3.50    3.08    3.22
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 4.00    4.11    4.30
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 4.60    4.54    4.74
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.75    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 4.10    4.20    4.41
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.60    3.70    3.86
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 12 months 4.00    4.11    4.30
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 6 months 3.85    3.96    4.14
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 90 days 3.25    3.34    3.49
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 3.50    3.34    3.49
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.50    3.34    3.49
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 4.50    4.32    4.51
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 4.20    3.96    4.14
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.75    3.86    4.03
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.80    3.90    4.08
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 4.75    4.52    4.72
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