Business and banking industry news

17 Jan 17, 10:15am
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Business confidence ended 2016 on a high, NZIER says, with pricing indicators pointing to an increase in inflation 
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17 Jan 17, 9:54am
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Three senior ANZ New Zealand roles filled by internal promotions; Stewart Taylor new CFO with Antonia Watson becoming managing director of retail and business banking
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16 Jan 17, 1:53pm
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BNZ appoints new head of retail banking & marketing who the bank's CEO says has a 'strong track record of lifting customer satisfaction'
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15 Jan 17, 9:58am
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With technology generating products at unbeatably low costs, and the gains accruing to very few, oddly voters are attracted political slogans suspicious of regulation. The status quo is getting dangerous
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14 Jan 17, 12:01pm
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The challenge is to try to keep short term political quick-fixes from doing predictable long term damage, and ensure that monetary and fiscal policies work together effectively
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14 Jan 17, 10:07am
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Minxin Pei shows that the 'core leader' of China faces some steadfast internal political resistance, the risk of a real-estate market crash, and the corrosion of capital flight
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14 Jan 17, 8:40am
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Fathom Consulting shows how the relentless rise in the median age in Japan is now weighing heavily on young women and men entering adulthood today
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11 Jan 17, 11:04am
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Donald Trump's popularity in China has plummeted after statements on contentious issues. The abrupt change in the way the US projects its power may now involve "throwing a few elbows" by both leaders, says Jeffrey Wasserstom
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4 Jan 17, 9:25am
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With US President-elect Donald Trump’s help, the “Chinese Century” may arrive sooner than anyone expected. By openly engaging with Taiwan, pointlessly pillorying China, and dismantling the TPP, Trump is simultaneously provoking and empowering China
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3 Jan 17, 9:02am
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Zhang Jun shows it is not easy being a Chinese company, with surcharges and taxes hobbling profitability, encouraging avoidance, and incentivising moves offshore. Inefficient SOEs impose large extra costs too
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29 Dec 16, 2:24pm
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Keynes ruled for 40 years. Then, a counterrevolution took hold, reflecting sharp criticism of his fiscal activism. After another 40 years, Keynes’ key idea is back, and Japan, for one, desperately needs to take it on board
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28 Dec 16, 8:56am
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Fathom Consulting shows how emotion has played its part by giving pre-Christmas returns a measureable bounce. But in the time of robo- and algorithmic trading, will that still apply?
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22 Dec 16, 10:48am
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GDP grew 1.1% in Sept qtr; Economists had forecast around 0.8%; Annual growth 3.5%; Construction, tourism, transport strong; farming weak
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22 Dec 16, 8:12am
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After lobbying from NZ's Chinese govt owned banks, the RBNZ clarifies its rules for the dual registration (local subsidiaries & branches) of small, non-systemic foreign banks
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20 Dec 16, 11:17am
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Fullerton Markets claims to have applied to the FMA for a licence, the FMA says this is not so
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19 Dec 16, 3:38pm
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Kerry McDonald says exporters are losing 10-40% of the value from their exports because of an over-valued currency. He suggests shifting from using banks to convert US$ to NZ$ to using fintech and blockchain instead
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19 Dec 16, 11:10am
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Fullerton Markets - 'Asia’s fastest growing brokerage firm', Bill English, and Wellington: 'The next financial hub of New Zealand'
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19 Dec 16, 5:02am
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Bank lobby group says 'no thanks' to RBNZ's dashboard disclosure proposal, arguing it presents new, complex & potentially irresolvable issues
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18 Dec 16, 3:27pm
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English names his first Cabinet; Bridges and Adams promoted; No successors yet to McCully and Parata in Foreign Affairs and Education as they will stay until May 1; Goldsmith and Upston promoted to Cabinet
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16 Dec 16, 9:54am
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New protections of land and intellectual-property rights in China are welcomed says Shang-Jin Wei. But the real work to protect these rights has a long way to go
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15 Dec 16, 5:16pm
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Paymark CEO Mark Rushworth resigns with the company set to remain on the block into 2017
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15 Dec 16, 4:31pm
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Vehicle financing growth a key feature of KPMG's annual non-bank financial institution performance survey as P2P's sustainability is questioned
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15 Dec 16, 3:58pm
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The Bankers Association has strongly disagreed with MBIE's proposed fix for a contentious rule that leaves banks open to substantial repayments to borrowers in certain circumstances
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15 Dec 16, 2:22pm
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Simon Bridges announces Government has commited to spend NZ$1.4 billion to NZ$2 billion to fully restore road and rail corridor along coastal route through Kaikoura; may take 12 months to reopen
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14 Dec 16, 4:31pm
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'Flexi Cards' to fully replace Fisher & Paykel Finance name within about 12 months following takeover by Australia's FlexiGroup
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