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NZ shares gain in light trading as investors eye US-China tension

New Zealand shares rose in light trading ahead of public holidays in the US and UK, as investors remain wary of growing tensions between the US and China.

Monday, May 25th, 6:00PM

The S&P/NZX 50 Index advanced 113.17 points, or 1.1 percent, to 10,775.80. Within the index, 33 stocks rose, 11 fell and six were unchanged. Turnover was $74.4 million, the lowest since January.

The local market started the week on a tentative note as investors continued to digest China's decision last week to scrap its annual growth target. Separately, Chinese lawmakers seeking greater control ...MORE»

Warning association numbers could fall

Monday, May 25th, 5:43AM  2 comments

Financial Advice New Zealand numbers have lifted during the lockdown – but there’s a warning that there might be a slump ahead.


Will corporates embrace remote working?

Friday, May 22nd, 6:31AM

Will the success of corporate employees working from home during lockdown lead to a permanent shift to workers being home-based? 


Winners and losers of FMA levy hike

The financial services industry must cough up more cash for its watchdog because the government is cutting the amount it funds the Financial Markets Authority to 17 percent of its total budget by 2023.

Thursday, May 21st, 7:33AM  3 comments

The government currently pays 25 percent of the Financial Markets Authority’s $36 million operational budget with the rest funded through industry levies.

The big banks and insurers – which are undergoing major regulator scrutiny at present following fallout from the Australian Financial Services Royal Commission, will shoulder the bulk of the increase.

The country’s biggest four ...MORE»

Financial advice commissions not under threat: Faafoi

Wednesday, May 20th, 6:23AM  5 comments

Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi has acknowledged concern at how the Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill (CoFI) will interact with the new financial advice regime – but says he thinks the advice regime is the most appropriate way to regulate financial advice and advisers.


OUT NOW: ASSET May issue

Tuesday, May 19th, 10:00AM  1 comment

Here is some weekend reading for you; the latest issue of ASSET Magazine. Find out what's inside it here.


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Friday, May 22nd, 2:58PM

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