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Fitch: Lehman Rulings May Impact Structured Finance Transactions Globally

Fitch: Lehman Rulings May Impact Structured Finance Transactions Globally

Fitch Ratings is analyzing the potential rating impact of recent court rulings in the English Court of Appeal and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on existing structured finance (SF) ratings globally. The impact may be wide-ranging.

Fitch Downgrades Insurance Hybrids On Revised Criteria

Fitch Ratings-London/Chicago/Frankfurt-29 January 2010: Fitch Ratings has taken rating actions on over two hundred preferred and hybrid capital instruments of issuers in the insurance sector to implement revised guidelines for rating preferred stock and hybrid securities that Fitch published rece

Fitch Downgrades Banks' And Other Financial Institutions' Hybrids

Fitch Ratings-London/New York-29 January 2010: Fitch Ratings has today downgraded 592 hybrid capital instruments issued by banks and other non-bank financial institutions.

Westpac Global Markets Strategy Group: Morning FX Thoughts

Westpac Global Markets Strategy Group: Morning FX Thoughts

Further falls in US equities were sentiment rather than event related. The S&P500 closed 1.0% lower, amid heavy volume, in contrast to the light volume seen during the early January rally.

Bumpy Ride For The New Zealand Dollar

Bumpy Ride For The New Zealand Dollar

It was a bumpy ride in the NZD last week. After rising above 0.7150 early in the week, NZD/USD later succumbed to rising European credit fears, and finished the week closer to 0.7000.

A Piece Of NZ Million Dollar Home Promo Achieves Great Outcome

A Piece Of NZ Million Dollar Home Promo Achieves Great Outcome

Someone, somewhere in the world is the winner of Murray and Michelle Smith's million dollar Cambridge, New Zealand home . . . . but, the world will have to wait a few more days to find out exactly who the winner is.

Retailers So Far Reluctant To Add Credit Card Surcharges

Retailers So Far Reluctant To Add Credit Card Surcharges

Retailers can now surcharge customers who pay by Mastercard or Visa, but so far the overwhelming majority have been reluctant to, claims the head of Auckland's leading retail district.

Meridian Energy To Offer $150 Million Renewable Energy Bonds

Meridian Energy To Offer $150 Million Renewable Energy Bonds

Meridian Energy Limited has today announced its intent to offer up to NZ$150 million Renewable Energy Bonds (REBs) to New Zealand investors in two Tranches, with the ability to accept up to NZ$50 million oversubscriptions.

NYU To Adopt Kiwi Cancer Technology

NYU To Adopt Kiwi Cancer Technology

One of America's leading universities, New York University (NYU), will utilise Kiwi MoleMap technology to advance skin cancer research and help find new ways to detect melanoma earlier.

XT Update - 7.30pm

XT Update - 7.30pm

Telecom advises that there are currently 23 XT mobile sites without service, out of a total of about 1000 sites nationwide.