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26 Sep 16, 3:58pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday: Workers more confident; blowout trade deficit; 12% of new lending to first home buyers; bank removes sales incentives & soggy start to week for Asian shares
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23 Sep 16, 2:11pm
Tender 583 of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$811 mln; punters just can't get enough of this maturity; coverage ratio 5.4x; average weighted yield jumps to 2.75% (previously 2.56%)
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15 Sep 16, 2:15pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #582; 2025 maturity proving popular with investors; recent market jitters sees coverage ratio drop and yield climb; $480 mln worth of bids received; average weighted accepted yield 2.38% (previously 2.04%)
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14 Sep 16, 2:44pm
Tender 8014 to repurchase up to $250 mln worth of 2017 government bonds attracts plenty of willing sellers; offers totalled $935mln and average yield falls to 1.89% (previously 1.96%)
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13 Sep 16, 9:31am
Craig Simpson finds the lack of KiwiSaver options for socially responsible investors means comparisons are difficult and focus on short term returns
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8 Sep 16, 2:17pm
September 2035 Government inflation-linked tender #581; yield climbs to 1.67% (1.57% previously); coverage ratio highest in 5-months
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24 Aug 16, 2:29pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 40; demand greater in short and longer maturities; very low rate of bids accepted; average weighted yield a smidge under 3%
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24 Aug 16, 12:53pm
Craig Simpson discusses the KiwiSaver ethical & socially responsible investment options and thinks the current media hype is unwarranted
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18 Aug 16, 3:12pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #580; 2025 maturity proving popular with investors; 4.8 time covered with $720 mln worth of bids received; average weighted accepted yield 2.04% (previously 2.12%)
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12 Aug 16, 2:14pm
September 2035 Government inflation linked tender #579; yield plummets to 1.57% (1.85% previously); coverage ratio spikes
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4 Aug 16, 7:02am
KiwiSaver long term returns retreat although Brexit vote had little impact overall; excess cash and defensive positioning hurting some funds
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3 Aug 16, 6:02am
Our comprehensive review of regular savings returns to June 30, 2016 for aggressive KiwiSaver funds shows the top 5 are adding over $12,400 more value to investors than the top 5 default funds
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1 Aug 16, 2:51pm
AMP gives birth to additional 16 KiwiSaver funds in a bid to meet customer demand and fight off bank competition; provides access to some better performing competitor products
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1 Aug 16, 6:00am
Former Tower CEO launches nonprofit KiwiSaver plan, Simplicity; lays down a fierce challenge to rival KiwiSaver managers
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30 Jul 16, 8:49am
Our comprehensive review of KiwiSaver Growth funds to June 30, 2016 identifies the top performers
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29 Jul 16, 6:17am
Our comprehensive review of Balanced KiwiSaver fund returns to June 30, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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28 Jul 16, 2:14pm
Tender 578 of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$348 mln; 40 bps drop on average yield and considerably better coverage ratio, but still below earlier auction levels
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26 Jul 16, 4:25pm
Our comprehensive review of moderate fund regular savings returns as at June 30, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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22 Jul 16, 5:03am
Our comprehensive review of conservative KiwiSaver fund performance to June 30, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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21 Jul 16, 4:30pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #577; new 2025 maturity popular with investors; $394 mln worth of bids received; average weighted accepted yield 2.12%
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