foreign ownership

Finance Minister Steven Joyce says the government is looking at simplifying the OIO (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Government won't change law for listed companies approaching overseas ownership threshold

Thu 27 Jul

Despite NZX, lawyers and listed companies keen for introduction of a minimum holding size.

Scales managing director Andy Borland wants the Overseas Investment Act changed

Listed companies hamstrung by overseas investment law overreach

Fri 21 Jul 18

Agri-business Scales is particularly worried. 

JAMES LINDSAY: If foreign investors run for the door there will be large share price falls

Number of New Zealand shares in foreign hands causes concern

Thu 13 Apr

Overseas investors own about half of New Zealand’s sharemarket, and analysts are keeping a wary eye on this in case a big drop-off sees shares plunge.

JB Were head of investment strategy, Bernard Doyle

Foreign ownership of NZ sharemarket hits highest level since 2010

Tue 6 Dec 1

Ownership by local retail investors fell 4%, hitting 23.2%, its lowest level in four years.

Housing minister Nick Smith

Information on foreign buyers won’t be publicly searchable – Nick Smith

Tue 21 Jul 5

“A register implies information will be publicly available on an individual property,” Dr Smith says.


Jason Walls talks about housing data on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

High Country Explorer Tours directors Lois and Rodney Bennett.

Shut out operator showcased Flock Hill to foreign owners

Wed 17 Sep

Shut out tour operator showed buyers around Flock Hill


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