BNZ currency strategist Jason Wong says "With a 25 basis point rate hike by the RBA fully priced this year, the market will be sensitive to any downside surprise."

Kiwi edges up as Trump address, Australian CPI awaited

Wed 31 Jan

The kiwi increased to 73.30USc as at 8:30am in Wellington from 73.15USc late yesterday.

Standard & Poor's analyst Kim Eng Tan says "Our ratings reflect solid fiscal performance" of the country.

S&P affirms New Zealand's AA credit rating

Wed 31 Jan

It is unperturbed by the new government spending plans.

UDC chief executive Wayne Percival said in June the company was experiencing growth in lending to vital sectors.

S&P gets more negative on UDC’s Chinese buyer

Wed 29 Nov 5

HNA Group seen as increasingly vulnerable.  

Financial risks have stabilised as rapid house price growth slows

Wed 15 Nov 2

S&P Global Ratings classifies the New Zealand bank sector as AA/Stable/A-1+ in group '4' under its banking industry country risk assessment.

Brent Sheather is an authorised financial adviser at Private Asset Management

Luck, skill, risk and persistence


Opinion: It's still too early to say whether the cost of KiwiSaver funds justifies the returns.

S&P director sovereign ratings Craig Michaels doesn't "see the rating going anywhere anytime soon"

NZ rating will remain steady but robust economic growth could cool, S&P says

Tue 8 Aug

Craig Michaels noted that a key driver of economic growth has been migration into New Zealand.


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