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Finely balanced, markets walking a tightrope

The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward.

Thursday, July 18th, 6:00AM

Key developments

Global equity markets performed strongly in June with the MSCI World index (in local currency) returning 5.9% over the month. Early in June markets were assured by the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) Chair that the Fed will “act as appropriate to sustain economic growth”. While these words are unlikely to become as influential as ECB Chair Mario...MORE»

A narrative to take markets higher

Thursday, July 11th, 8:20AM

We discuss the possible role for a once obscure economic theory that is gathering supporters around the world - Modern Monetary Theory.

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Responsible investment uptake highest in NZ: RIAA

Tuesday, July 9th, 1:18PM

New Zealand has the highest proportional uptake of responsible investment funds among the world's major markets, according to the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia's latest benchmark report.

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Cannasouth breaks listing drought

Tuesday, July 2nd, 8:00AM

The IPO of medicinal cannabis company Cannasouth has broken a 2-year listing drought for the NZX. Unfortunately, for NZX investors we are not impressed by the latest listing on the market, which we see as a speculative pre-revenue business that was highly priced.

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Oh Lord's... what if a win comes down to economy rates?

Friday, June 28th, 12:03PM

It’s getting to crunch time in the Cricket World Cup, as the Black Caps prepare to take on Australia this weekend to assume bragging rights ahead of the semi-finals. Nikko AM NZ’s head of bonds and currency, Fergus McDonald, compares some of the two rivals’ economic indicators for omens as to who might come out on top with a morale-boosting win …

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General Finance seeing strong interest from UDC investors

Friday, April 5th, 4:35PM

The short term fixed interest market has been dominated by ANZ owned UDC over recent years. MORE»

Finance boost for UDC buyer

Monday, July 3rd, 8:34PM

TIP Trailer Services, a subsidiary of HNA Group leading the purchase of UDC from ANZ, has secured new financing arrangements to a total of $2.7 billion for UDC which will be effective when the sale is complete. MORE»

UDC vote approves trust deed change

Wednesday, June 21st, 7:33PM

UDC Finance debenture holders have voted to pass a special resolution to change the company's trust deed, clearing the way for sale. MORE»

UDC: On track for sale

Tuesday, June 6th, 7:21PM

UDC Finance says its half-year profit of $30.2 million positions it well for new ownership. MORE»

FMT ticks over $500m in investments

Thursday, May 4th, 8:10AM

While banks clamp down on lending and restrictions tighten for investors, one non-bank lender has more money to offer than ever. MORE»

Shareholders chip in

Monday, April 10th, 6:00AM

Kiwibank has had to go to its new shareholders for more money. MORE»

UDC gets downgraded on sale news

Thursday, January 12th, 10:23AM

UDC has had its credit rating down-graded following ANZ's announcement it plans to sell the business to a private Chinese conglomerate, and questions are raised about the future of the finance company. MORE»

ANZ sells UDC Finance

Wednesday, January 11th, 11:21AM

ANZ Bank New Zealand  has agreed to sell its asset finance business, UDC Finance, for $660 million to HNA Group. MORE»

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Pathfinder-backed KiwiSaver to target gender diversity

Wednesday, July 17th, 9:59AM  7 comments

A new KiwiSaver scheme launching today will only invest in New Zealand listed companies that have at least one female director on their boards. MORE»

UK Pension Transfer Service Insight

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:01AM

NZ Funds’ new UK Pension Transfer Service aims to become market leader MORE»

Retirement policy: Call to start over

Friday, July 5th, 6:00AM  2 comments

New Zealand is spending billions of dollars on KiwiSaver with no clear indication that it is leaving anyone better off, two retirement policy commentators say. MORE»

Out of the frying pan into the fire?

Monday, July 1st, 10:37AM

Over the lifecycle of a KiwiSaver investment switches will be required at key investor milestones but these can be clunky. Michael Lang talks about the alternatives MORE»

Mindful Money wants to boost ethical investment

Tuesday, June 25th, 6:00AM  4 comments

The founder of a new responsible investment platform wants to get all KiwiSaver members to think about where their money is invested. MORE»

Inland Revenue to act on PIRs

Wednesday, June 19th, 11:18AM

Inland Revenue is moving to help make sure investors, including KiwiSavers, get on the correct prescribed investor tax rate (PIR). MORE»

Online advice an opportunity for KiwiSaver: SuperRatings

Wednesday, June 19th, 6:00AM

Few KiwiSaver providers are offering online advice, research firm SuperRatings has found. MORE»

Fund classification could trip up investors: Adviser

Friday, June 14th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Investors need a better way of understanding how risky a KiwiSaver fund really is, one adviser says. MORE»

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Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 0.10    0.10    0.11
ASB Bank 0.10    0.41    0.42
ASB Bank 0.25    0.59    0.56
ASB Bank 0.30    0.61    0.64
ASB Bank 0.35    0.66    0.69
ASB Bank 0.40    0.72    0.75
BNZ 0.10    0.10    0.10
Heartland Bank 1.75    2.59    2.70
Kiwibank 0.75    0.77    0.88
Kiwibank 1.75    1.81    1.89
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
SBS Bank 1.50    -    -
TSB Bank 1.60    1.64    1.71
Westpac 0.35    0.36    0.38
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
Westpac 1.85    2.16    2.26

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 2.65    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.40    3.39    3.55
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.25    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 3.00    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.40    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.45    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.50    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 3.80    -    -
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 2.60    2.67    2.79
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 3.20    3.29    3.43
ASB Bank Term Fund - 12 months 3.20    3.33    3.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 18 months 3.50    3.65    3.81
ASB Bank Term Fund - 2 years 3.65    3.81    3.98
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 4.10    4.28    4.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 3.60    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 2.65    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 2.80    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 3.00    3.86    4.04
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 3.00    3.91    4.09
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 3.00    3.65    3.81
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 3.00    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 3.10    3.44    3.60
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.05    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.30    2.72    2.85
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.40    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.35    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.25    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.35    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.35    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.35    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.55    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 2.65    2.72    2.82
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 3.50    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.15    3.65    3.81
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 2.95    3.03    3.17
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 9 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 3.00    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 3.50    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 3.50    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.30    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.35    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 3.70    3.79    3.96
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