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How do you want your European bank CoCo, medium, well done, or ... burnt? Bonds
22 Oct 14, 10:22am
Martien Lubberink 3
Martien Lubberink explains to local fund managers why they need to be very, very careful of European bank securities. Does your fund have any of them?
Mortgage competition heats up News
22 Oct 14, 7:47am
David Chaston 23
Two major banks come late to the mortgage rate reduction party but bring some of the lowest rates with them, boosted by falling swap rates
How to think about fixed vs floating Opinion
21 Oct 14, 12:42pm
Bernard Hickey 5
Now that banks are cutting fixed rates again, Bernard Hickey looks at how to think about whether to fix or float, and how long bank economists think the RBNZ is 'on pause'
Re-thinking our plan? Business
21 Oct 14, 11:14am
Siah Hwee Ang 5
New Zealand needs to tread carefully because many aspects of Australia’s Plan B with China will run into New Zealand’s Plan A. Professor Ang suggests how we can still benefit
Introducing Elizabeth Kerr Personal Finance
21 Oct 14, 9:39am
Elizabeth Kerr 20
New columnist Elizabeth Kerr outlines how and why she will be writing about money and how to accumulate it





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Positive news sees markets climb

US existing home sales exceed expectations; ECB starts asset purchase program by buying Italian covered bonds; US & European equities up strongly