OIO

21 Oct 17, 8:03am
Allan Barber reviews how Australia treats foreign ownership of rural land, finds it "less paranoid", notes it is British and American owners selling to Chinese buyers, rather than foreigner holdings rising sharply
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14 Oct 17, 7:24am
The ANZ's not wanting to answer questions about its now protracted sales process for UDC Finance - but it will have to soon
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10 Oct 17, 11:29am
David Hargreaves suggests the Australian masters of the ANZ may not have done the venerable New Zealand finance company UDC any favours by snatching at the highest price available for selling it
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5 Oct 17, 4:09pm
Nearly 9 months after the sale was announced, the seller ANZ and would-be buyer HNA say there are still 'steps and processes' to work through in completing UDC Finance acquisition
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8 Jun 17, 1:44pm
Overseas Investment Office expects ‘complex’ review of Landcorp’s Jericho Farm sale to Chinese bidder due to level of local third party interest
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23 May 17, 8:38am
Kensington Swan assesses the latest OIO update on what constitutes sensitive land and the requirements for overseas investment applications
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12 May 17, 5:02am
Chinese conglomerate HNA plans to place NZ finance company UDC under the wing of its large European-Canadian equipment service subsidiary TIP Trailer Services
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28 Apr 17, 6:37am
Chinese conglomerate HNA 'will be a good owner' of UDC after the planned $660 million acquisition, ANZ says
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12 Apr 17, 11:43am
The collapse of the Chinese takeover offer leaves the Invercargill meat processor in a tough spot says Allan Barber, and shareholders face 'disappointing results'
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23 Mar 17, 4:02pm
Meeting for 13,500 UDC debenture holders to vote on winding up the finance company's existing $1.6 bln debenture plan set to take place in coming months
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19 Mar 17, 1:20pm
No risk of NZers becoming tenants in our own land, LINZ Minister Mark Mitchell says; 'Ratio of land in foreign ownership very small'; Says Stats NZ looking into capturing foreign ownership data outside OIO process
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24 Feb 17, 8:57am
Land Information NZ releases the full 2016 data on the questions it asked people when they bought, sold or transferred real estate. The data also reveals Auckland results
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12 Aug 16, 4:38pm
Farmer shareholders rejump one hurdle for a second time. Now the OIO hurdle remains. Then SFF management will need to show the benefits
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24 Jul 16, 1:56pm
Allan Barber accuses those calling for a new Silver Fern Farms vote on the Shanghai Mailing merger are risking the viability of the whole company just as its circumstances turn down
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23 May 16, 12:23pm
Experts call for overhaul of the OIO, saying the non-economic incentives NZ accepts makes us look like a developing country and the cumbersome application process puts off foreign investors
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16 Nov 15, 10:29am
Roger J Kerr scrutinises what the actual risks are to the economy - and the probability of them occurring
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9 Nov 15, 11:31am
Roger J Kerr outlines why the RBNZ Governor needs to 'watch and wait' a while longer
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2 Nov 15, 11:15am
Roger J Kerr says a further cut to interest rates in December is not the lay-down misère many economists believe it to be
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2 Nov 15, 10:28am
The NZ Initiative's Khyaati Acharya says there is a strong case for applying the trial-and-error approach of the science lab to policy change
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27 Oct 15, 1:20pm
Roger J Kerr says economic risks and fears have dissipated
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