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23 Jun 16, 2:10pm
Tender 575 of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$284 mln; investors keep their powder dry ahead of Brexit vote; worst coverage ratio for this series so far; yield shows small tick up
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23 Jun 16, 5:00am
Craig Simpson looks ahead to what's in store for KiwiSaver investors at the end of the June quarter
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16 Jun 16, 2:16pm
Latest 2020 Government nominal tender #574; Investors can't get enough of the 2020 maturity; 5.5x coverage ratio; average weighted yield close to 2.09%
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15 Jun 16, 2:24pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 38; tepid interest in tender; low weighted average coverage ratio of 1.7x; average weighted yield 3.1%
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15 Jun 16, 12:31pm
Craig Simpson examines the asset mix of KiwiSaver default funds and finds surprisingly wide differences in how they meet their mandate in this $7.2 bln sector
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10 Jun 16, 2:23pm
September 2035 Government inflation linked tender #573; yield keeps falling; solid but unspectacular support; weighted average yield 1.84% (previously 1.9%)
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9 Jun 16, 4:11pm
While the higher currency might not be what the RBNZ wants, some KiwiSaver funds will be getting a boost from their hedging policies, growing members balances
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1 Jun 16, 4:19pm
Budget 2016 - Financing, Transfers, Customs, IRD
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31 May 16, 12:25pm
Budget 2016 - Health
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30 May 16, 4:16pm
Budget 2016 - Education
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27 May 16, 4:44pm
Budget 2016 - Social Welfare
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27 May 16, 2:30pm
Tender 572 of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$701 mln; strongest tender and coverage ratio to date; weighted average yield falls to 2.88% (previously 3.17%)
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26 May 16, 3:39pm
Budget 2016 - Summary of all tax collections
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26 May 16, 3:02pm
Budget 2016 - Summary of all spending plans
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19 May 16, 2:15pm
Latest 2020 Government nominal tender #571; investors attracted to 4-year maturity; average weighted accepted yield steady at 2.20%
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12 May 16, 2:09pm
September 2035 Government inflation linked tender #570; yield dropping away while coverage ratio remains solid
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11 May 16, 2:22pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 37; punters fighting over tiny LGFA issue; yields and coverage ratios fall; average weighted yield 2.89%, average weighted coverage ratio high at 3.2x
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29 Apr 16, 2:14pm
Tender of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$612 mln; high coverage ratio but lowest ratio of successful to total bids so far; weighted average yield falls to 3.17% (previously 3.36%)
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28 Apr 16, 4:55pm
Some KiwiSaver investors have now doubled their money after tax and fees; lack of NZ shares and alternative investments are hurting some funds
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25 Apr 16, 9:03am
Our comprehensive review of regular savings returns to March 31, 2016 for Aggressive KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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