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NZ's investment in Australia up 23 percent

New Zealand's investment in Australia rose to $51.0 billion at 31 March 2011, Statistics New Zealand said today.

ASB Economic Weekly

Recent economic data have been very encouraging, prompting the RBNZ to signal it would reverse the 50 basis point 'insurance' cut very soon providing the economy continues to recover and global risks recede.

Investors 'gravitate to cultural investment opportunities'

Webb's Auction House finished a busy week with more than $2,710,606 being traded across their suite of sales.

ASB previews Q2 CPI

ASB previews Q2 CPI
- Higher food and fuel prices expected to underpin a 0.8% increase in the Q2 CPI. - Post-earthquake rebuilding activity and general recovery to see inflation pressures lift over 2012. - RBNZ becoming less comfortable with recent inflation developments.

Capital Gains Tax will help rebalancing

The eradication of the capital gains tax harbour will help to lift productive investment say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA).

NZ First dips under 5% - market

There is a broadly more favourable economic outlook for New Zealand, with a recession before the end of the year looking even less likely, and an improvement in unemployment and GDP growth expectations, according to this week's snapshot from New Zealand's prediction market, iPredict.

Fonterra issues its first Aus dollar bonds

Fonterra has today announced it has successfully raised AU$300 million (NZD $388.3 million) through its first ever issue of corporate bonds in Australia. The bonds are for a five year term, maturing in July 2016. They were priced at a spread of 100bp over swap.

ANZ Morning Briefing

OUTLOOK CURRENCY: The US Independence Day holiday should see markets limited in liquidity and activity today, with recent post-float highs a difficult target to achieve. Greek optimism should be balanced with implementation reality.

Q3 looks more supportive for risk assets - Westpac

There has been no shortage of reasons to be cautious on risk assets in Q2 - the negative US/China/global data flow, EU peripheral debt stress, China monetary tightening and the end of QE2.

New era of professionalism for financial advisers

From Friday 1 July, financial advisers will be regulated under new rules administered by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).

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