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Goldman Sachs Warns "Too Much Debt" Threatens World Economy

Sat, 30 May 2015 10:50:06 +1200 | GoldCore

- Debt load of many countries is an economic risk - Ageing populations in developed world to put pressure on economies - Goldman proposes "creative" social policy to deal with looming crisis - Entire debt-based monetary system needs reformMore >>

New Doctors make Economic Sense

Fri, 29 May 2015 20:18:55 +1200 | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

Minister Joyce has been touting that we must consider fairness to taxpayers on the student loan issues around medical students. However, New Zealanders must consider the economic impact of not letting new doctors graduate. More >>

RBNZ will target property investment lending

Fri, 29 May 2015 17:21:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is pressing ahead with proposals to create a new asset class for lenders, which will let it target Auckland property investors as a means to take the heat out of the market in the country's biggest ...More >>

How to form a company in NZ yourself for only $160.22

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:58:56 +1200 | nzaccounting.nz

Starting out in business? Rather than spend money with your lawyer or accountant on forming a company, do it yourself online for only $160.22. More >>

How To File An Annual Return With The Companies Office

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:57:37 +1200 | nzaccounting.nz

Accountants and lawyers charge you fees to file annual returns with the Companies Office that many company owners can do themselves for nothing. More >>

NZ business confidence falls to lowest level since September

Fri, 29 May 2015 13:41:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slid to its lowest level since the general election last year as optimism about the economy waned and inflation expectations fell to a historic low. More >>

NZ building consents fall in April, apartment permits soar

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:52:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents fell in April, after the previous month's strong gain, as intentions to build houses decreased, while apartment permits climbed on the back of demand in Auckland for affordable housing. More >>

Auckland has no choice but to face its infrastructure woes

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:44:53 +1200 | PropertyNZ

Property Council supports the Prime Minister’s views on Auckland’s housing and infrastructure aired at a Property Council event this morning. More >>

Changing consumer habits lead to retail exodus in Tauranga

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:15:42 +1200 | Bayley's Real Estate

Changing consumer habits lead to retail exodus in Tauranga’s CBD It’s a case of ‘swings and roundabouts’ for Tauranga’s retail sector - with suburban shopping precincts booming while the central business district is in decline, according to ...More >>

Taxpayers' Union Back Legal Challenge

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:54:20 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is backing the Wellington Chamber of Commerce in its effort to seek formal legal advice on the Council’s decision to expand the ‘living wage’ to council controlled organisations and contractors. Taxpayers’ Union Executive ...More >>

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor a Gold Award Finalist

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:36:15 +1200 | James Cook Hotel

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor was last night named a finalist in the 2015 Wellington Gold Awards, under the Green Gold category. More >>

Freeing of Council-owned land sees more affordable housing

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:22:40 +1200 | Bayleys Realty Group

A new housing development in the heart of Avondale is set to offer more affordable homes in the area and add significantly to the ongoing regeneration of the Western Auckland suburb.More >>

AMP announces $1,000 ‘future booster’ KiwiSaver prize

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:17:49 +1200 | AMP

Missed out on the Government $1,000 KiwiSaver kickstart? AMP announces $1,000 ‘future booster’ KiwiSaver daily prize draw Leading life insurer and retirement savings provider, AMP, has today announced that it will offer new customers who sign up to ...More >>

CMC Markets profits surge 61 per cent

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:03:46 +1200 | DEC Public Relations

CMC Markets has today announced strong performance for the year to 31 March 2015, exceeding the previous year’s underlying profit before tax by 61 per cent. CMC Markets Australia and New Zealand region performed well in the year to 31 March 2015. ...More >>

Council votes to lift CEO’s delegated authority by 166%!

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:58:04 +1200 | Auckland Council

Council votes to lift CEO’s delegated authority by 166%! Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says the Mayor and a clear majority of Auckland councillors voted to do the complete opposite of what ratepayers actually want when they agreed to lift the CEO’s ...More >>

Taxpayers Union Welcome Remuneration Authority Determination

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:55:36 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Remuneration Authority’s determination on the salaries for Members of Parliament, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says: More >>

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:28:30 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting Christchurch City Council met today and made the following key decisions: Funding to assist homeless The Council agreed to allocate up to $130,000 from its Housing Fund towards reducing homelessness in ...More >>

Support for Children in Hardship Bill

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:25:01 +1200 | Select Committee Office

On 21 May 2015, the House of Representatives referred the Support for Children in Hardship Bill to the Social Services Select Committee for consideration and report to the House by 3 November 2015.More >>

NZ dollar drops to four-year low on low Fonterra forecast

Fri, 29 May 2015 08:40:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar drops to four-year low on concern low Fonterra payout will dent economy More >>

Reserve Bank unlikely to cut OCR next month: Westpac

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:46:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Reserve Bank unlikely to cut OCR next month, line-ball on cut this year, Westpac says More >>

 

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