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United States
41% (51 votes)
None of them. They are more likely to decline.
19% (23 votes)
New Zealand
16% (20 votes)
China
11% (14 votes)
Australia
9% (11 votes)
Japan
4% (5 votes)
Total voters: 124

Which country's economy is likely to improve the most in 2015?

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NZ Govt Bond tender number 533 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$300 mln 2027's received bids for NZ$1,293 mln and produces lowest average weighted yield in some time (3.94%vs 4.26% previously)

Lifting the lid on KiwiSaver performance

Craig Simpson finds the KiwiSaver funds that are improving the most over the longer term; examines the strategies of some key managers

Final LGFA tender for 2014 attracts heavy bidding

Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 25

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 532 results

Improved success rate across bidders in latest Government inflation linked tender; not as well bid and average weighted accepted yield was lower at 2.37% (previously 2.55%)

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Westpac's 18-month mortgage special; Cullen funds growing rapidly; FMA a respected regulator; Countdown cleared of bullying; Harbour on China

NZ Govt Bond tender number 531 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$300 mln 2027's received bids for NZ$771 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.26% (previously 4.09%)

KiwiSaver cream of the crop

KiwiSaver has now been going long enough to clearly show that over a long timeframe, more 'risk' can deliver 'better rewards'; we identify the top performing funds in each risk category

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 530 results

Intense interest in Government inflation linked tender sees only 6.8% of bids accepted; average weighted accepted yield 2.55% (previously 2.56%)

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; RaboDirect cuts deposit rates; LVR restrictions stay; RBNZ wants banks to hold more capital, sees no property bubble in Auckland

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; rents up 6%; Kiwis spend $6.4 billion on their plastic; Truckometer full steam ahead; no global growth impetus

Conservative funds being left behind

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for conservative KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

Some moderate funds deliver over 8% returns

We review the regular savings returns as at September 30, 2014 for moderate funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; TSB drops mortgage rates, House price growth slowing; NZDMO tenders $1.5 bln of inflation indexed bonds; Australian unemployment flat

Strong bidding across maturities

Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 24

Solid returns for reduced risk

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for balanced KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns. There are some standouts

Friday's guest Top 10

Craig Simpson on Putin is no Hitler; regulating monopolies; Europe going down Japan's road; a world beating NZ Pinot; gold & reserves; big business cronyism & Money for Nothing

Very good returns for less risk a real option

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for Growth KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

Cracking returns from aggressive KiwiSaver funds

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for aggressive KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

NZ Govt Bond tender number 529 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$300 mln 2027's received bids for NZ$824 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.09%

The hunt for a socially responsible KiwiSaver

Craig Simpson reviews the Socially Responsible Funds available in KiwiSaver in the wake of ASB closing the FirstChoice Global Sustainability Fund