Fitch Ratings

11 Mar 19, 3:35pm
The new leadership of Fonterra will need to demonstrate at next week's half-year result announcement that they are getting a handle on the giant dairy co-operative's many problems and issues
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5 Mar 19, 10:09am
Ratings agency Fitch says Fonterra has structural issues it needs to address; expects Fonterra to prioritise the strength of its balance sheet over payments to farmer shareholders; Hurrell gets Fonterra CEO job permanently
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22 Feb 19, 7:33am
Fitch Ratings lowers the outlook on BNZ's credit rating to 'negative' from 'stable' following similar action on parent NAB
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24 Jan 19, 5:00am
Against the backdrop of the RBNZ's review of bank capital requirements, Gareth Vaughan details the nitty-gritty of the RBNZ proposals & what they might mean for bank customers
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19 Dec 18, 9:56am
RBNZ bank capital proposals go well beyond the international norm, are highly conservative & positive for banks' credit profiles, Fitch says
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30 Nov 18, 9:50am
Fitch Ratings says a sharp housing market correction remains a possibility but slowing house price growth has dampened the risks of that occurring
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12 Sep 18, 12:15pm
Credit rating agency has stable outlook for regional New Zealand banks despite pressures
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11 Aug 18, 9:34am
James McCormack thinks the US dispute with China will have to get worse before it can get any better
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13 Jun 18, 11:06am
Finance company Avanti completes first issue of residential mortgage backed securities
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19 Feb 17, 7:31am
Credit rater says affordability pressures and tighter regulation will cap house price growth, and that relative home price expensiveness has deteriorated more in NZ than any other country
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14 Jan 16, 3:47pm
Ratings agency Fitch expects house price growth of 4% in NZ this year, just 2% in Australia
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4 Apr 15, 7:00am
Jenée Tibshraeny investigates whether businesses need to get more insurance savvy, as they get more tech savvy
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25 Feb 15, 4:03pm
Fitch affirms credit ratings of the big 4 Aussie-owned banks but notes their exposure to housing and agriculture
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15 Jan 15, 8:36pm
Fitch picks lower NZ house price growth but is confused about our flag
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30 Aug 14, 6:12pm
Fitch holds its rating because Fonterra has scale, and the defensive characteristics of its ingredients business
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23 May 14, 5:11pm
Fitch says nearly a quarter of covered bond investors want to increase holdings of NZ banks' covered bonds
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14 Apr 13, 8:31am
Bernard Hickey hears plenty of talk about housing affordability and inadequate housing supply. He is sick of talk and wants to see some action
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21 Sep 12, 4:10pm
Fitch Ratings says NZ banks' will be barely impacted by RBNZ's tougher new Basel III capital standards given they already meet them
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6 Mar 12, 4:16pm
SBS Bank sees December quarter impairments rise as rural and Hawke's Bay loans sour; Still keen on national presence even without merger partners
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27 Feb 12, 9:55am
Fitch downgrades CBA, ASB, NAB, BNZ, Westpac Group and Westpac NZ's long-term credit ratings one notch to AA-
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