Credit Ratings

12 Feb 16, 11:01am
We don't have securities named CoCos in NZ, but we do have bank securities on issue with the same features
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5 Feb 16, 8:27am
Expectations of Fed rate hike ease on economic outlook; ECB & BoJ fail to talk down their currencies; USD weak across the board, NZD/USD over 67c
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4 Feb 16, 8:10am
USD weaker as NY Fed chief notes tighter conditions. NZD gains on both jobless rate fall and Wheeler comments. Global equities weaker while commodities gain
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3 Feb 16, 7:51am
Oil majors thrashed with oversupply and softening demand; EU labour markets improve; NZD recovers quickly after less-than-expected GDT fall
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2 Feb 16, 8:12am
Citigroup's economic surprise index falls to 8-month low as US data fails to excite; Chinese PMI falls to lowest level since August 2012; portfolio flows rather than fundamentals sends NZD higher
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1 Feb 16, 8:11am
Japan rate move causes odd currency reactions. Low US growth data hid some positive consumer drivers at work. Markets liked both events. Stocks and oil rose
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29 Jan 16, 8:05am
US durable goods orders and pending home sales were weak; Euro-area confidence indicators underwhelmed; dovish tone to part of RBNZ's statement; Fonterra forecast milk price slashed again
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28 Jan 16, 9:50am
Fitch sees headwinds for NZ banking sector as it lowers outlook on NZ ratings, but sees AA sovereign rating as 'very much still supported'
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28 Jan 16, 7:49am
Commodity currencies gain but Fed and RBNZ will set tone and determine whether the rally can be sustained
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27 Jan 16, 8:10am
Strong rebound in oil prices on producer cooperation talk and uptick in US consumer confidence. Fitch changes NZ outlook to 'stable'
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23 Dec 15, 11:43am
Martien Lubberink commends the RBNZ for listening to S&P & staying loyal to international norms by not yielding to banks' objections to being forced to produce off-quarter general disclosure statements
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17 Dec 15, 5:02pm
Big banks can make APRA enforced funding profile shift without significantly affecting their business profile or strategy, S&P says
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17 Dec 15, 6:03am
Significant task for ANZ to meet new APRA rules, work for ASB & Westpac to do too; Moody's, Fitch don't see any credit rating impact
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20 Oct 15, 11:05am
S&P says robust Auckland house price growth heightening risk for NZ banks, although they are 'reasonably placed to absorb price shocks'
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5 Oct 15, 4:02pm
S&P cautions on cyber-attack threat to bank credit ratings, notes 'the sensitivity to confidence inherent in the banking industry'
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24 Sep 15, 4:02pm
Credit rating agency says govt decision not to bail out stricken SOE may have implications for any financial institution that gets into strife in the future
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18 Aug 15, 10:08am
S&P suggests 'proactive' RBNZ would agree with the credit rating agency's view of increasing risk in the NZ banking industry
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14 Aug 15, 1:50pm
S&P sees heightened risk for NZ financial institutions from surging Auckland house prices; Big 4 banks' stand-alone credit profiles downgraded
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13 Aug 15, 3:41pm
Credit rating agency S&P puts Fonterra's ratings on CreditWatch with negative implications
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14 May 15, 3:33pm
Credit rating agency highlights different approaches to same problem from RBNZ & APRA, says unclear which will be most effective
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