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IFA Announces New CEO

IFA Announces New CEO

The Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Lee as Chief Executive Officer.

Lee is currently National Marketing Manager at Fidelity Life. The appointment is effective from early July 2010.

Prime Minister To Spend Two Hours With Farmers And Southlanders In Invercargill

Prime Minister To Spend Two Hours With Farmers And Southlanders In Invercargill

New Zealand's Prime Minister, the Hon John Key MP, is to participate in a two-hour session as part of Federated Farmers National Conference on Friday 25 June. It marks the first time Federated Farmers National Conference is being held in Invercargill.

Transfield Services Wins Street Lighting Contract

Transfield Services Wins Street Lighting Contract

Transfield Services has won a NZ$3.7 million contract to maintain street lighting across Manukau City, part of the South East Auckland metropolitan area in the North Island of New Zealand.

Fitch Upgrades St.George Insurance; Assigns Westpac LMI Rating

Fitch Upgrades St.George Insurance; Assigns Westpac LMI Rating

Fitch Ratings has today upgraded St.George Insurance Australia Pty Ltd's (SGIA) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating to 'AA' from 'AA-'. At the same time, Fitch has assigned an IFS rating to Westpac Lenders Mortgage Insurance Limited (WLMI) of 'AA'. Both Outlooks are Stable.

KPMG Appointed RWC 2011 Official Tournament Supplier

KPMG Appointed RWC 2011 Official Tournament Supplier

Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced the appointment of KPMG as the Official Tournament Supplier of accounting and tax advisory services for Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.

One In Four Kiwis Will Pay Their Bill Late In The Year Ahead

One In Four Kiwis Will Pay Their Bill Late In The Year Ahead

One in four New Zealanders have revealed they will pay bills late over the next 12 months, with a staggering 20 percent indicating they may even skip a mortgage repayment.

BNZ Currency Reports

BNZ Currency Reports

It has been a "v-shaped" sort of night in the NZD. After sliding to an overnight low of nearly 0.6700, NZD/USD has since clawed back most of its losses.

Westpac Global Markets Strategy Group: Morning FX Thoughts - NZ Edition

Westpac Global Markets Strategy Group: Morning FX Thoughts - NZ Edition

Sentiment was weak until the European mid-morning, but turned around to leave most markets only modestly changed. Weaker China PMI data, the geopolitical incident involving Israel, and European downgrade rumours kept a lid on appetite until better US data perked up the market.

ANZ Morning Currency Briefing

ANZ Morning Currency Briefing

CURRENCY: Expect further wild swings for the NZD throughout today's trading. Direction will again be delivered from offshore. Attempts to the topside may find less resistance that in recent days.

TRENZ 2010 Fosters Optimism For NZ Tourism Industry

TRENZ 2010 Fosters Optimism For NZ Tourism Industry

New Zealand's tourism industry formed a solid foundation for future international business at TRENZ 2010, according to the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).