Tagged: New Zealand

Another RBA warning on housing

By Callam Pickering Restrictions on LVR borrowing in New Zealand has resulted in a noticeable decline in risky lending and house price growth has moderated somewhat – although on the latter it can be...

Aust dollar rebounds off 4-yr low

By AAP Westpac senior market strategist Imre Speizer said the data gave the US dollar a boost which sent the Australian dollar, and most other currencies lower. "The US dollar surged on Friday after...

China FTA in doubt: report

By Staff Reporter Prime Minister Tony Abbott is still looking to November to seal the eagerly-awaited deal with China’s President Xi Jinping, but it is believed that he could walk away should China refuse...

China FTA marathon may falter at finish line

Some sources emphasise that even a successful agreement will not radically improve Australia‘s $150 billion trade relationship with China, as Australia has already eliminated most import ../../tag/new-zealand/barriers_and_China_does_not_impose_border_restrictions__46.css;..

China FTA marathon may falter

Ultimately, they say, any deal will hinge on China‘s willingness to radically improve market access for beef, lamb, dairy, horticulture, wine and other farm products to at least match the access that China gave...

Why investors are losing faith in Australia

By Adam Carr Citizens and investors need hope — they need confidence that decisions are being made in the long-term interest of the nation.  Our equity market is showing that they currently don’t have...

Troubles overseas lead fall in Australian dollar, local share market

The Australian dollar was down around 0. 5 per cent against the greenback shortly after 5:00pm (AEST), trading as low as 86. 9 US cents during the afternoon but recovering a little ground to...

$A hits near eight-month low

Private sector credit is due on Tuesday, retail sales on Wednesday and building approvals on Thursday, so the currency will have to rely on other motivators to find direction. "With the New Zealand dollar...

Aust dollar at new seven-month low

By AAP Bank of New Zealand strategist Kymberly Martin said the data helped the US dollar rally against all the major currencies, which pushed down the Australian dollar's value. "Broad US dollar strength was...

IAG may close New Zealand branches

By AAP There is no intention to close any of AMI's 65 shop fronts, the company said in a statement on Friday. "We are investing in new-look AMI stores that reflect the brand's close...