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Gold soars on global uncertainty; shares sink

New Zealand shares edged lower and gold hit another record as investors focused on the lingering uncertainty caused by the number of coronavirus cases continuing to rise globally.

Wednesday, August 5th, 5:59PM

The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 14 points, or 0.1 percent, to 11,757.72. Within the index, 21 stocks fell, 18 rose, and 11 were unchanged. Turnover was $114.7 million.

Gold prices hit yet another all-time high today, breaking through US$2,000 an ounce, while the yield on the 10-year US Treasury bond hit a record low at 0.51 percent.   

“Clearly, investor uncertainty about the global ...MORE»

Financial Advice NZ ponders questions of experience in Trusted Adviser consultation

Wednesday, August 5th, 6:00AM  3 comments

How the Financial Advice New Zealand Trusted Adviser mark will recognise adviser experience is a question being ironed out through the association’s consultation on the mark.


Industry participants pick up more of FMA's tab

Tuesday, August 4th, 6:00AM

Industry participants will pay 83% of the cost of funding the Financial Markets Authority by 2022, documents released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show.


'Retirees' stick with KiwiSaver, AMP says

More people over the pension age are choosing to keep their KiwiSaver funds active, AMP Wealth Management says.

Monday, August 3rd, 5:00AM

“We’re seeing fewer KiwiSaver clients withdrawing all their funds when they reach retirement age,” chief executive Blair Vernon said.

“In fact, nearly 7% less than this time last year, representing about $4 million in KiwiSaver investments.”

Vernon said low interest rates were one possible reason for the trend, but said KiwiSaver offered more than a better return.

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FMA restarts regulatory activities

Sunday, August 2nd, 9:17PM

The Financial Markets Authority says regulatory activities will restart in a “phased approach” as New Zealand continues to respond to the disruption caused by Covid-19.


[The Wrap] Nats' KiwiSaver policy nuts

Sunday, August 2nd, 4:54PM

One way to undermine KiwiSaver is to keep tinkering with it and make changes. And that is exactly what National leader Judith Collins is promoting.


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BNP to boost offshore capital flows

Tuesday, August 4th, 11:16AM

BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNP Paribas) is intending to engage with the NZX on a new initiative focused on boosting offshore capital flows into NZX to further develop the New Zealand capital market. MORE»

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Resimac slashes prime rates

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