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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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20 Jul 16, 2:20pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 39; better demand and coverage ratio, preference for longer dated debt; average weighted yield just shy of 3%
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18 Jul 16, 7:05am
Our comprehensive review of Default KiwiSaver fund performance to June 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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14 Jul 16, 2:17pm
September 2035 Government inflation linked tender #576; yield continues downward trend 1.85% (1.9% previously); coverage ratio declines substantially
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6 Jul 16, 3:16pm
Tender 8010 to repurchase up to $500 mln worth of 2017 governnment bonds successful; average weighted yield 1.96%
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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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