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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald


UK trade deal 'absolute priority' - Winston Peters
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:33
New Zealand First is pushing for Closer Commonwealth Economic Relations (CCER) between New Zealand and the United Kingdom.Party leader Winston Peters said a trade deal with the UK is an absolute priority."In the wake of the 'Brexit...

 

Liam Dann: Brexit crash vs historic meltdowns
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:44
How does the Brexit crash compare to the other market meltdowns of history?The shock decision of UK voters destroyed $2 trillion in wealth overnight and there is certainly more turmoil to come.But so far it doesn't compare to...

 

Kiwi dollar tumbles along with pound
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:48
The NZ dollar tumbled more than US3c, or 4.4 per cent, and swap rates dropped as the UK voted to leave the European Union, confounding the predictions of bookmakers and pollsters.The kiwi fell to US69.84c at 5pm yesterday, from...

 

Brexit wipes US$2 trillion off stock markets
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:41
Roughly US$2 trillion was wiped off global stocks after Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union sparked carnage in sharemarkets from New Zealand to London.In case you're having trouble getting your head around that - two...

 

British Regrexit? Why the young got a raw deal
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:15
Britain's youth have taken to Twitter to share their regret at the decision to leave the European Union using the hashtag #notmyvote .The 52 to 48 per cent decision in favour of leaving the EU defied pollsters, bookies and market...

 

Brian Fallow: Uphill struggle to spur growth
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00
The economy's vital signs don't look too bad, at first glance.Economic output grew 0.7 per cent in the March quarter to be 2.8 per cent higher than a year earlier. That compares with annual growth of 1.8 per cent for the OECD as...

 

Brent Sheather: Property syndicates - bad value, poor disclosure, great fees
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:30
Post the financial crisis of 2008 central banks around the world have decided that low interest rates are necessary to save the world and, according to the Bank of England, are here to stay for a good deal longer. Unfortunately...

 

Business diary: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:00
What's happening in the world of business, finance and economics today? We have the latest business, markets, currency and personal finance news, opinion and reports. 1. Brexit Yes, it's all on today. The referendum on Britain...

 

Seven ways to tell whether a private equity-backed IPO should be avoided
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:30
Private equity-backed IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) have come under significant scrutiny following several high-profile failures: but are these representative or merely anomalous blights on an otherwise well-performing sector? ...

 

Basil Sharp: A generation of lost opportunity
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00
Creating a market for water use rights would be good for the environment and the economy. It's true to say New Zealand has no overall water shortage. True, but meaningless in practice.Yes, we are blessed with six times the water...

 

The real risk in the market is staying out
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:00
What is the next subprime?This is an urgent question among a certain class of investors who seem traumatized by a stream of negative market events. First the dot-com bubble destroyed their 1990s vision of easy riches; then the housing...

 

Dollar soars on reduced Brexit risk
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:41
The New Zealand dollar and stock exchange have bounced this morning after weekend polls in the UK showed Brexit risk falling.The kiwi dollar had surged to US71.12c - from US70.50c by 4.30pm. The NZX-50 was up 0.31 per cent to 6868...

 

Consumer confidence dips in June quarter as households feel economic pinch
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:00
New Zealand consumer confidence fell below its long-run average in the June quarter as Kiwis become increasingly nervous about an economy being driven by population growth while per-capita growth stalls.The Westpac McDermott Miller...

 

Kiwi drops over pending EU vote
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:06
The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.2 per cent decline against the greenback this week as investors shy away from taking strong positions before the June 23 referendum in the UK on whether to quit its membership of the European...

 

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