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Australasian shares and property winners

We review the regular savings returns for aggressive & growth KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

NZ Govt Bond tender number 525 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$955 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.09% (previously 4.19%)

Over 5% yield for 9-year LGFA bond

Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 22

A handful of managers shine

We review the regular savings returns for Moderate and Balanced KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best longterm returns

Updated KiwiSaver returns - June 2014

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We update and compare the KiwiSaver returns of all conservative funds, including default funds, using our unique 'regular savings' method of assessing performance

KiwiSaver new kids on the block turn one

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A review of BNZ and Generate KiwiSaver schemes one year on; a solid start and many positives

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 524 results

Diminishing demand for longer dated NZ Govt bonds with weighted average accepted yield falling to 2.67% (previously 2.83%)

Auckland Airport refinancing offshore

Auckland Airport borrows US$250 mln for 12 years at lowest borrowing margin against US Treasuries for NZ company in the last decade

NZ Govt Bond tender number 523 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$677 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.19% (previously 4.23%)

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 522 results

Solid interest in latest Inflation Linked bond tender but just like the May issue a majority of bids were unsuccessful; weighted average yield 2.83% (2.80% last time)

What happened Wednesday

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Green light for F&P Finance restructure; BNZ meets market on TD's; more spent on travel & healthcare in June; RBNZ up's GDP forecast; new lending code; court date set for Hanover

Pluses and minuses of ANZ KiwiSaver fee changes

ANZ's OnePath KiwiSaver scheme cuts member fee to align with bank scheme; devil in the detail as more aggressive investors with larger balances worse off; Will ANZ consolidate funds?

NZ Govt Bond 2027 syndication result

Treasury successfully sell $2 bln worth of 2027, 4.50% Government bonds at a yield of 4.68%

NZ Govt Bond tender number 521 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$300 mln received bids for NZ$1.112 bln with an average weighted yield of 4.23% (previously 4.11%)

Institutions chase LGFA bond issue

Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 21

KiwiSaver returns - the top performers

A summary of the regular savings returns to March 2014 across the entire risk spectrum; we assess long-term track records

Budget 2014 - Education

Here are the line item details of the education component in Budget 2014

Budget 2014 - Health

Here is what the Government plans to spend on the health sector in Budget 2014

Budget 2014 - Social Welfare

This table details the largest area of spending in the 2014 Budget

Budget 2014 - Financing, Transfers, Customs, IRD

Here is expected cost of debt, rebates delivered through the tax system, as provided in Budget 2014