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House price boom exposes New Zealand banks to risks

August 3, 2021

Economic risks facing banks in New Zealand are rising because of soaring house prices over the past 12 months.

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How New Zealand is building back better

January 4, 2021

New Zealand’s deputy prime minister and finance minister outlines its approach to the pandemic. 

NZ banks begin lockdown in good health

March 24, 2020

Profitability and capital adequacy measures suggest New Zealand’s banks will begin four weeks of lockdown in a relatively strong position.

TPP to benefit a third of global economy

October 12, 2015

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

Auckland bond finds warm Swiss welcome

Auckland bond finds warm Swiss welcome

March 1, 2013

Switzerland might not seem a natural market for a New Zealand municipal bond, but Auckland Council found the Swiss franc market a good fit for its needs.

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New Zealand learns from the sidelines of the crisis

September 3, 2012

New Zealand may have fared relatively well during the global financial crisis, but the difficult economic climate, combined with specific market failures, has served to raise some serious questions among policy-makers, banks and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand itself.

Adoption proves costly for New Zealand's banks

February 1, 2010

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has strengthened its liquidity requirements for banks. It will be expensive, but at least they'll be operating on a sounder footing. Writer Michael Imeson

Former prime minister Jim Bolger on the promise of Kiwibank

February 1, 2010

The former prime minister of New Zealand and now chairman of New Zealand Post Group's fast-growing Kiwibank believes that the company offers a template for post groups around the world attempting to establish a banking brand. Writer Michelle Price

Power to the people

April 4, 2005

State-owned Kiwibank may be small but it is gaining popular support, writes Virginia Marsh in Wellington.

New Zealand pursues economic prosperity

April 4, 2005

For a country that looks economically healthy, New Zealand’s finance minister Michael Cullen has much work to do. Hugh O’Shaughnessy, in Wellington, speaks to him about the importance of foreign investment and encouraging domestic saving.

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