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Credit Ratings

Bank for International Settlements pushes central banks to get cracking with central bank digital currencies as Moody's warns they could be a credit negative for banks
13th Sep 21, 3:30pm
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Bank for International Settlements pushes central banks to get cracking with central bank digital currencies as Moody's warns they could be a credit negative for banks
Fitch says rising interest rates will be both credit positive for New Zealand banks, as well as boosting their profitability
16th Aug 21, 10:09am
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Fitch says rising interest rates will be both credit positive for New Zealand banks, as well as boosting their profitability
New Zealand life insurers set to continue delivering good return on equity to their shareholders, S&P Global Ratings says
9th Aug 21, 10:15am
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New Zealand life insurers set to continue delivering good return on equity to their shareholders, S&P Global Ratings says
Credit rating agency S&P says 'exceptionally strong' and 'unprecedented' NZ house price growth increases risks for banks
23rd Jul 21, 12:12pm
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Credit rating agency S&P says 'exceptionally strong' and 'unprecedented' NZ house price growth increases risks for banks
Jarden head of research Arie Dekker says it is important for confidence and accountability that Fonterra gives 'some milestones and numbers for the next three years' before farmers vote on its capital structure
30th Jun 21, 12:22pm
Jarden head of research Arie Dekker says it is important for confidence and accountability that Fonterra gives 'some milestones and numbers for the next three years' before farmers vote on its capital structure
Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings highlights the risk to banks' credit ratings from cyber attacks
26th May 21, 10:59am
Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings highlights the risk to banks' credit ratings from cyber attacks
Credit rating agency Fitch revises big Australasian banks' credit ratings to stable from negative except for on-the-block Westpac NZ
13th Apr 21, 8:34am
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Credit rating agency Fitch revises big Australasian banks' credit ratings to stable from negative except for on-the-block Westpac NZ
NZ dollar hits 34-month high, as New Zealand becomes the first developed country with investment-grade debt to receive a credit rating upgrade since COVID-19 hit
22nd Feb 21, 5:43pm
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NZ dollar hits 34-month high, as New Zealand becomes the first developed country with investment-grade debt to receive a credit rating upgrade since COVID-19 hit
BNZ's parent National Australia Bank agrees to sell BNZ Life to Partners Life for NZ$290 million
16th Dec 20, 5:18pm
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BNZ's parent National Australia Bank agrees to sell BNZ Life to Partners Life for NZ$290 million
S&P expects central bank digital currencies to be developed in a way that enables financial institutions to continue to play a major role in the financial system
10th Dec 20, 4:37pm
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S&P expects central bank digital currencies to be developed in a way that enables financial institutions to continue to play a major role in the financial system
Yuen Yuen Ang warns against simplistic analyses of today's great-power rivalry between China and the United States
29th Oct 20, 8:54am
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Yuen Yuen Ang warns against simplistic analyses of today's great-power rivalry between China and the United States
Two senior S&P Global Ratings analysts explain why fears of a wave of sovereign, corporate, and household defaults and bankruptcies are overblown
28th Oct 20, 9:12am
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Two senior S&P Global Ratings analysts explain why fears of a wave of sovereign, corporate, and household defaults and bankruptcies are overblown
S&P Global Ratings plays down COVID-19 related deferred loans in Australia, saying they could overstate the credit losses the parents of NZ's big four banks ultimately face
9th Oct 20, 9:59am
S&P Global Ratings plays down COVID-19 related deferred loans in Australia, saying they could overstate the credit losses the parents of NZ's big four banks ultimately face
Gareth Vaughan strives to spark a 21st century conversation on government debt, urging our politicians to leave the ghost of Rob Muldoon behind and focus on the real challenges New Zealand faces today
6th Oct 20, 11:56am
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Gareth Vaughan strives to spark a 21st century conversation on government debt, urging our politicians to leave the ghost of Rob Muldoon behind and focus on the real challenges New Zealand faces today
CEO Steve Jurkovich says Covid-19 has caused a pause and reassessment of Kiwibank's digital strategy, but led to it 'doubling down' on plans to use the cloud
15th Jun 20, 9:55am
CEO Steve Jurkovich says Covid-19 has caused a pause and reassessment of Kiwibank's digital strategy, but led to it 'doubling down' on plans to use the cloud
COVID-19 crisis is increasing attention on corporate social behavior, away from shareholder primacy to greater emphasis on the needs of employees, clients, society and the environment, Moody's says
24th May 20, 7:31am
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COVID-19 crisis is increasing attention on corporate social behavior, away from shareholder primacy to greater emphasis on the needs of employees, clients, society and the environment, Moody's says
S&P lowers outlook on Kiwibank's 'A' credit rating to stable from positive citing uncertainty about the bank's digital strategy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
7th May 20, 8:36am
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S&P lowers outlook on Kiwibank's 'A' credit rating to stable from positive citing uncertainty about the bank's digital strategy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
S&P Global Ratings says owners of retail and office premises are likely to be hardest hit by COVID-19 fallout but there could be a bright spot for owners of warehouse space
30th Apr 20, 8:00am
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S&P Global Ratings says owners of retail and office premises are likely to be hardest hit by COVID-19 fallout but there could be a bright spot for owners of warehouse space
Auckland Council faces massive drop in revenue due to the lockdown and the expected recession, proposes to broaden its rates deferral scheme for businesses and residents facing hardship
24th Apr 20, 5:45pm
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Auckland Council faces massive drop in revenue due to the lockdown and the expected recession, proposes to broaden its rates deferral scheme for businesses and residents facing hardship
Auckland Council says the economic fallout from COVID-19 is threatening its ability to deliver a balanced budget and comply with its debt to revenue ratio policy
17th Apr 20, 9:34am
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Auckland Council says the economic fallout from COVID-19 is threatening its ability to deliver a balanced budget and comply with its debt to revenue ratio policy
S&P Global Ratings affirms credit ratings of the Aussie parents of NZ's big four banks but revises outlook on them & Kiwi subsidiaries to negative from stable
8th Apr 20, 5:20pm
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S&P Global Ratings affirms credit ratings of the Aussie parents of NZ's big four banks but revises outlook on them & Kiwi subsidiaries to negative from stable
Fitch downgrades ANZ NZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac NZ credit ratings by one notch alongside those of their Aussie parents and gives new ratings a negative outlook
8th Apr 20, 7:58am
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Fitch downgrades ANZ NZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac NZ credit ratings by one notch alongside those of their Aussie parents and gives new ratings a negative outlook
Finance company FE Investments in receivership with KordaMentha appointed receiver, problems began well before COVID-19
2nd Apr 20, 3:28pm
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Finance company FE Investments in receivership with KordaMentha appointed receiver, problems began well before COVID-19
S&P Global Ratings says NZ's big four banks have substantial headroom as they buckle in for a COVID-19 driven increase in bad debts
1st Apr 20, 8:35am
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S&P Global Ratings says NZ's big four banks have substantial headroom as they buckle in for a COVID-19 driven increase in bad debts
Expansionary monetary policies brings a huge issuance of lower grade corporate debt, up +US$2.1 tln in 2019 to US$13.5 tln as credit quality withers further
19th Feb 20, 10:51am
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Expansionary monetary policies brings a huge issuance of lower grade corporate debt, up +US$2.1 tln in 2019 to US$13.5 tln as credit quality withers further