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NZ Govt Bond tender number 518 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$851 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.40% (previously 4.37%)

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 517 results

Third IIB tender for 2014 sees new 2030 linkers receive a successful weighted average yield of 3.0116%

NZ Govt Bond tender number 516 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$773 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.37% (previously 4.29%)

What happened Friday

Wholesale trade sales up; net migration to exceed 30,000 in 2014; No Warehouse retail debentures; National moves further ahead in latest poll; RBA Governor speaks

What happened Friday

A review of the things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Building consents fall; Business confidence at 20-year highs; Kiwis take on more debt; Strong online sales growth

NZ Govt Bond tender number 514 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$1.01 bln with an average weighted yield of 4.29% (previously 4.6236%)

Get stuck in while you are young

Craig Simpson contemplates how much a young New Zealander will need to have saved to retire comfortably and suggests reviewing your KiwiSaver strategy 

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 513 results

First IIB tender for 2014 sees new 2030 linkers receive a successful weighted average yield of 2.9808%

Review of KiwiSaver returns to December 31

KiwiSaver returns show equity dominant strategies continuing to outperform; Actively managed bank schemes superior across many categories

Government Bond Repurchase Number 8002

NZDMO repurchased $144 mln of April 2015 government stock from a total of $628 mln offered; average weighted yield was 3.24%

Friday's guest Top 10

Craig Simpson on lies, damned lies & statistics; Banking advice stepping up; Croatia next for bailout; US nowhere near a housing bubble; 'Push 00000000 to launch a nuc'

LGFA Bond tender number 17 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$150 mln received bids for NZ$446 mln with 8 year bond yielding an average 5.5016% (previously 5.3810%)

Rising interest rates concern for bond investors

RBNZ & RBA talk down their respective dollars; ECB surprises with rate cut; how to insulate your portfolio against rising interest rates

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 511 results

Latest IIB tender delivers highest yields of the year 

Don't rely on fund name to assess risk

Categorising KiwiSaver funds into various buckets is not as simple as assessing how much is exposed to shares

NZ Govt Bond tender number 510 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$663 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.5469% (previously 4.4509%)

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 509 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for $268 mln with weighted average accepted yield of 2.7552% (versus 2.6339% previously)

NZ Govt Bond tender number 508 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$557 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.4509% (previously 4.3645%)

October 2013 bond market review

US government shuts its doors; US$1 tln of 'free money'; Market ignoring Governor Wheeler; buzz cut for Solid Energy bondholders

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 507 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for $603 mln with weighted average accepted yield of 2.6339% (versus 2.6314% previously)