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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald


Frances Valintine: New Zealand risks missing digital wave
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00
Education futurist Frances Valintine fears New Zealand risks being left behind in the global digital revolution.Valintine wants to create a technologically capable New Zealand, where we have a workforce skilled in the areas of massive...

 

Donald Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention: Best and worst ideas
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:44
Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination focused heavily on threats to the country from crime, terrorism and immigrants.Although it's unclear how Americans at home will react to Trump's speech, some of his core...

 

Warren Buffett: Earnings guidance can lead to corporate malpractice
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:45
Warren Buffett, who is among business executives pushing for improved corporate governance, said that the practice of telling Wall Street what to expect from quarterly earnings can distort management's priorities."Guidance can lead...

 

Watch: NZH Focus: Why banks won't cut mortgage rates
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:02
Reserve Bank rate cuts might not translate to lower mortgage payments for home owners if we take ANZ chief David Hisco at face value.This week has been a frantic one for housing market news with the Reserve Bank imposing new lending...

 

Reserve Bank rate cut signal dents for New Zealand dollar
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:27
The Reserve Bank has driven the exchange rate down after it signalled a likely cut in the official cash rate next month and raised the possibility of another reduction further down the track.While yesterday's action inspired just...

 

The Economy Hub: Govt must move on housing
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:20
The Reserve Bank has done what it can, now it is the Government's move. Outdated inflation targets have pushed the Reserve Bank to the limits of its power to fight the housing crisis and the onus is squarely on the Government to...

 

Brent Sheather: Anarchy in the UK
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:10
The UK, like NZ, has had its share of problems in the retail financial advice space and, like NZ, the UK regulator, known as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has spent a number of years and many millions of pounds in an effort...

 

Migration, tourism boom continues in June
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:26
New Zealand's booming migration extended its run of posting new records in June, though economists say it may have peaked, while tourism numbers also continued their strong growth. Annual net migration reached a new record 69,100...

 

NZ dollar falls ahead of RBNZ economic assessment
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:33
The New Zealand dollar fell ahead of the Reserve Bank's update on the economy this morning, where governor Graeme Wheeler is expected to flag an interest rate cut next month. The kiwi dropped to 70.15 US cents at 8am in Wellington...

 

House bubble warning will 'shake Government'
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:49
A top banker's dire warning about New Zealand's overheated house prices shows the market is in crisis and an immigration rethink is needed, Labour says.In a strongly worded opinion piece, ANZ chief executive David Hisco has warned...

 

David Hisco: Housing and NZ dollar over-cooked
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:30
David Hisco is the CEO of ANZ New Zealand, the country's biggest bank. Auckland house prices and the New Zealand dollar are over-cooked. Having been in banking since 1980 I have seen this movie before. The ending is pretty much...

 

IMF downgrades world economic growth forecast - post Brexit
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:15
Britain's decision to leave the European Union will reduce global economic growth this year and next, the International Monetary Fund says.The IMF said Tuesday that it is shaving its estimate for worldwide growth to 3.1 per cent...

 

Westpac immediately enforces new lending rules
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:04
Westpac will no longer accept new loan applications from property investors who have less than a 40 per cent deposit.The Reserve Bank yesterday said new lending rules will coming into play from September 1. While all banks signalled...

 

Netflix shares drop, Wall St moves lower
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:38
Wall Street moved lower as disappointing earnings from Netflix, among others, and the International Monetary Fund's downgrade of its outlook for the global economy weighed on sentiment.The IMF cut its forecasts for global economic...

 

Ireland hits Brexit alarm in biggest foreign crisis in 50 years
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:00
The prime minister is under pressure, economists are slashing growth forecasts and companies are warning of Brexit's dire consequences. London? No, Dublin.The intertwining of trade and finance means no other country is feeling the...

 

Kiwi dollar falls after RBNZ clears path with new lending limits
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:30
The New Zealand dollar dropped after the Reserve Bank opened the door for interest rate cuts as soon as next month with the extension of mortgage loan restrictions set for September. The kiwi fell to 70.56 US cents from 71.14 cents...

 

Wall St up as earnings boost sentiment
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:21
Better-than-expected earnings such as from Bank of America as well as a US$32 billion (NZ$45 billion) tech deal helped bolster equities on both sides of the Atlantic.Shares of Bank of America rallied, up 3.9 percent as of 2.37pm...

 

Liam Dann: Why low rates of inflation are bad news for us all
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00
As the world's economic bogeyman low inflation has been swamped this year by global political turmoil.But the data released yesterday shows it remains a very real and present threat.The CPI inflation rate remained stuck at 0.4...

 

Liam Dann: Here's why low prices are bad news for us all
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:06
New data this morning showed prices for almost everything except petrol and construction have stayed flat in the past three months and, despite the bargains that might bring us as consumers, it's not great news for the economy....

 

Weak inflation builds case for rate cut next month
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:30
A slower-than-expected pace of inflation has added to the case for an interest rate cut next month as a strong New Zealand dollar continues to keep a lid on imported prices. Government data today showed the consumers price index...

 

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