Ethical Investment in People And the Planet

Press Release – Robert Howell

How can we make a difference in a world threatened by ecological disaster, global inequality and human tragedy? How can we ensure that public funds are not used to invest in cluster bombs and the like? Read more »

CBL to buy Affirmative for US$5.7M

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – CBL Corp wants to add US insurer Affirmative Direct Insurance Company in a US$5.7 million deal which would expand its global footprint to the world’s biggest economy. Read more »

While you were sleeping: US healthcare vote looms

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – Wall Street advanced as investors scrutinised the vote on a Republican healthcare bill that is seen as a litmus test of US President Donald Trumps credibility to push his agenda. Read more »

Rabobank Agribusiness Monthly (NZ) – March 2017

Press Release – Rabobank

The latest edition of Rabobanks Agribusiness monthly report. The Agribusiness Monthly provides timely information and analysis on agricultural conditions, commodity price updates and commentary on the latest sectoral trends and developments. Agribusiness … Read more »

The next evolution of ATMs is here

Press Release – ANZ New Zealand

From today, ANZ customers will be able to access an ANZ ATM with a simple tapof their card or smartphone. Read more »

Bank of NZ commended for putting health before profit

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

This week the Bank of New Zealand confirmed a new responsible investment policy which will exclude companies involved in unethical activities. General Manager for the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service Zoe Hawke says the inclusion of the powerful … Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, March 24 2017

Press Release – HiFX

The NZD has been the worst performing currency of the majors overnight (with the exception of the AUD) as risk currencies were sold. Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a seven-week high, representing a departure from other data showing … Read more »

RBNZ’s geopolitical concerns now ‘extensive’

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank’s concerns about geopolitical uncertainties have been upgraded to “extensive” at a time when US President Donald Trump is facing a tougher battle in winning over legislators to enact his regulatory and … Read more »

BNZ to bring in nuclear free, tobacco free investment policy

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand has developed a responsible investment policy which excludes companies involved in the production of cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, nuclear weapons and tobacco or tobacco products from its international … Read more »

RBNZ’s Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75%

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZ’s Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75%, doesn’t anticipate moving any time soon Read more »

While you were sleeping: Nike stock drops

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Wall Street was mixed as a decline in Nike shares offset a gain in stocks of Microsoft and Apple. Read more »

RBNZ OCR held steady at 1.75%, NZD little changed

Press Release – HiFX

The RBNZ have maintained the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75%. This was widely expected. There is no Monetary Policy Statement issued at this meeting. Read more »

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent. Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, March 23 2017

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7058 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZD has made steady gains against the majority of its trading rivals (the JPY being the exception) as offshore economic data releases fell short of market expectations. The JPY has been the best … Read more »

NZSA slams Heartland Bank’s capital raising as unfair

Article – BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand Shareholders Association has criticised Heartland Bank over a $40 million of capital completed this month after its discounted share purchase plan closed more than three times oversubscribed. Read more »

FMA Statement on Forestlands

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

The FMA has received complaints from various investors in Forestlands. Read more »

National, NZ First crush FinTech innovation

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

National is suffocating the emergence of a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry in New Zealand, says ACT Leader David Seymour. National last night voted to continue treating P2P lending platforms as though they are traditional lenders. Read more »

How To Trade 29th March When Theresa May Triggers Brexit

Article – ThinkMarkets

It is all about trading the event and timing is very important when it comes to it. The 29thof March is the day when the British Prime Minister, Theresa May will invoke the Article 50 and the UK will be entered in divorce negotiations of leaving the … Read more »

Skipton International shortlisted for Moneyfacts Award

Press Release – Skipton International

Skipton International has been shortlisted in the 2017 Moneyfacts Awards for Best Offshore Account Provider. Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, March 22 2017

Press Release – HiFX

Following a 6.3% decline and with the futures pointing to yet another fall in global dairy prices this morning auction surprised the market by increasing by 1.7% to $3,101 a tonne. Whole milk powder prices increased by 2.9% and volume spiked by 10% … Read more »

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