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NZ Super Fund: the future?

7 December 2016

Terry Baucher wonders if it is time to look again at the funding of superannuation and gathers some of the facts and figures. Interest.co.nz. More>

Will new PM pave way NZ Superannuation changes?

7 December 2016

Critics of the Government's current stance on New Zealand Superannuation are hoping that the Prime Minister's resignation paves the way for a change of heart in the Beehive. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

Fee debate welcomed

7 December 2016

The Commission for Financial Capability has welcomed fresh debate on the touchy subject of KiwiSaver fees after a new report suggested there was an "unhealthy focus" on fees - rather than the overall outcome delivered by various schemes. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

Bubble: whose loses when it bursts?

7 December 2016

The property market may or may not be in a bubble, no one can say for sure until (or unless) it bursts. But putting that question aside, what would happen if there was a collapse in the property market? Who stands to lose the most? And who, if anyone, stands to gain? Stuff.co.nz. More>

Foreign ownership of stocks soars

7 December 2016

The worldwide hunt for yield saw foreign ownership of the New Zealand share market increase to 36.3 per cent - it highest point since 2011, investment specialists JBWere said. NZHerald.co.nz. More>

Government won't bail TOWER

7 December 2016

Government confirms it has not been approached by Tower as the insurer seeks capital to ring-fence its quake-related business; Forsyth Barr expects Tower to sell 'RunOff Co'. Interest.co.nz. More>

New Fisher Appointment

7 December 2016

Fisher Funds Management has appointed a new New Zealand equities portfolio manager to replace Murray Brown. Sam Dickie will replace Brown, Fisher Funds says in a statement to the NZX. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

Disclose Register "impossible to use"

5 December 2016

"(The Disclose Register) is almost impossible to use. Even as a professional I struggle top use it to compare funds," said John Berry, a fund manager from Pathfinder Asset Management. Stuff.co.nz.  More>

Dickens assesses economic surveys

5 December 2016

Economist Rodney Dickens suggests how you should assess the numerous surveys and market indicators published about the economy, and how to draw conclusions from them. Interest.co.nz. More>

PM doesn't trust Treasury

5 December 2016

Bernard Hickey: The PM doesn’t trust the Treasury’s forecasts for the very long term and the very short term, but thinks we should rely on the medium term one that says we can afford tax cuts, extra social spending, the quake rebuilds and debt repayment.Hivenews.co.nz. More>