Business and banking industry news

2 Dec 16, 10:19am
IMF's review of NZ's financial system & regulatory frameworks 'to deliver the expected result of not ticking a lot of the boxes,' RBNZ's Grant Spencer says
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1 Dec 16, 5:02pm
RBNZ's Grant Spencer says review of residential mortgage-backed securities aims to make them more attractive for investors and give banks a new funding option
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1 Dec 16, 4:23pm
NZ banks have lowest level of non-performing loans in the OECD, return on equity double the OECD median
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1 Dec 16, 1:34pm
Trump’s victory in the US presidential election has shaken the world. But China has remained largely unmoved, despite having been one of the president-elect's favourite targets on the campaign trail
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1 Dec 16, 12:52pm
Grant Spencer says the RBNZ doesn't want to see simple sectors 'over engineered' as it pushes ahead with bank capital review
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1 Dec 16, 7:48am
BNZ unveils New Zealand launch of Android Pay for the bank's Visa Flexi debit card holders
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30 Nov 16, 4:57pm
RBNZ wary of increasing use by banks of wholesale offshore funding to fill gap left by falling growth of local deposits; says banks raising deposit and mortgage rates to help fill gap; see long term rates having bottomed out
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30 Nov 16, 1:47pm
Nelson Siva of Solution Dynamics says Brexit is offering New Zealand companies a chance to take advantage of our low-cost business models
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30 Nov 16, 9:58am
Kiwibank delivers slow September quarter as NZ Super Fund, ACC completed buy-in. Hastings office comes to fore after earthquake
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30 Nov 16, 9:18am
RBNZ warns in Financial Stability Report that housing imbalances remain; Wheeler says won't use Debt To Income multiple restriction 'at this time'; RBNZ notes rising use by banks of 'hot' overseas funds
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29 Nov 16, 1:56pm
Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf argues if 'mood of uncertainty' about the value of globalisation & free trade spreads this would be a big risk to NZ’s living standards
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28 Nov 16, 2:03pm
ANZ in this country is not commenting on seemingly informed speculation it's finance arm is about to be sold to Chinese conglomerate HNA Group
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28 Nov 16, 11:31am
PM says Treasury's forecasts of blow-out in debt by 2060 without NZ Superannuation changes "a load of nonsense"; says Treasury couldn't get forecasts right 44 days before Budget 'let alone 44 years out'; also downplays weak productivity
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25 Nov 16, 4:02pm
New Zealand's biggest bank posts big quarterly profit drop, grows mortgage book below system
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23 Nov 16, 1:23pm
Ministers announce cap for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme in 2016/17 raised by 1,000 to 10,500; say allows horticulture and wine exporters to keep growing; Winston Peters rails against National's "immigration madness"
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22 Nov 16, 6:32pm
Treasury publishes Long Term Fiscal Position forecasts; repeats 2013 warning that net debt will blow out to around 200% of GDP by 2060 without changes to NZ Super indexation and age
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22 Nov 16, 11:24am
Lee Jong-Wha says Asia must face up to its major political, economic, and security challenges if it is to match the advantages the United States and Europe currently have. Co-operation is the solution
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21 Nov 16, 11:14am
PM meets with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg; says told him to fix public perception that Facebook not paying enough tax; Key says feeling that got Trump got elected because voters believe 'world isn't fair'
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21 Nov 16, 11:02am
John Key and Bill English say pre-election tax cut option still open despite Kaikoura rebuild costs; Key sees NZ$8-9 bln surpluses by 2019/20 so Kaikoura rebuild costs of NZ$2 bln 'not material'; HYEFU may be delayed
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18 Nov 16, 5:06pm
USB stick inventor tells Kiwi mums to encourage their kids to be entrepreneurs and build start-ups, rather than becoming lawyers and accountants; suggests following Israel's example on tech investing subsidies
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