Agriculture

NZ bank margins at nine-year high in 2015

Wed 24 Feb 1

Banks registered with the Reserve Bank widened net interest margins an average of four basis points to 2.28% in 2015.

Steven Joyce

Government flags 10-year, $100m research project to boost agriculture while improving environment

Wed 27 Jan 14

Steven Joyce has allocated just under $100 million to a new science challenge looking at how to boost agricultural production while improving land and water quality.

ASB Bank chief executive Barbara Chapman

ASB increases bad loan provisions after rural lending jumps 15.5%

Thu 13 Aug

Barbara Chapman says her bank’s position remains well-protected.

 

Jenny Ruth talks about ASB on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Forsyth Barr analyst James Bascand

Fonterra milks investors to support farmers

Tue 11 Aug 9

Forsyth Barr analyst James Bascand is questioning whether the lending will end there.

REINZ rural spokesman Brian Peacocke

Dairy farm prices stalling, lifestyle blocks strong, REINZ data shows

Thu 16 Jul

Farm sales are down 9% in the year to June.

PGG Wrightson chief executive Mark Dewdney

Uruguay buy protects PGG Wrightson's $US100m business

Wed 15 Jul

PGG Wrightson is buying the stake in Agrocentro Uruguay for an undisclosed sum.

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