Category: Market Update

Market Update

June 2017

During the past quarter there was some good news for the neoliberal economic establishment with the resounding win of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential and parliamentary elections, a counter...

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December 2016

The most recent quarter coincided with the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. As with the Brexit news initially there was a negative market reaction but in less than a day this had turned to a significantly positive upswing in global equity markets which continued through the end of calendar year 2016.

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September 2016

 New Zealand has one of the strongest performing economies in the western world with current year-on-year GDP growth of 3.

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June 2016

In response to the most unexpected Brexit result, there was the initial high market volatility with significant downward movements in the pound and sharemarkets.

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December 2015

The most recent quarter continued to see interesting economic developments around the globe.

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September 2015

In the most recent quarter, the dairy prices appear to have stabilised and partially reversed their decline from the previous quarter, resulting in a slight firming of the New Zealand...

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June 2015

The most recent quarter has seen some interesting economic developments both within NZ and further afield.

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March 2015

New Zealand’s economy is continuing to exhibit strong growth particularly in comparison to Australia which has caused the exchange rate to rise to near parity against the Australian dollar for...

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December 2014

Equity markets, particularly in New Zealand and the US, were relatively strong during the quarter rising by between 5% and 7% though there was also a high level of volatility...

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September 2014

Over the past quarter sentiment in financial markets and the general economy has flattened compared to the relative buoyancy over the previous 12 months.

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June 2014

During the last quarter, the New Zealand economy and markets continued to perform strongly with New Zealand set to be one of the fastest growing economies in the OECD this...

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March 2014

The New Zealand economy continues to perform strongly with the medium term outlook for GDP growth being 3% or more which augurs well for confidence in investment markets.

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December 2013

The outlook for the New Zealand economy remains positive with economists predicting GDP growth in the 3-4% range for 2014 driven by strong terms of trade with buoyant dairy prices,...

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