Govt's bank-administered business loans still tiny

Jenny Ruth
Tue, 07 Jul 2020

Lending under the government's bank-administered $6.25 billion business finance guarantee scheme continued at a snail's pace through June, in sharp contrast to its other small business lending scheme overseen by the Inland Revenue Department. The latest data from the New Zealand Bankers' Association showed the banks had lent $121 million to 664 businesses by June 30. The IRD scheme, which started a month later than the BFGS, had lent $1.51 billion to 90,485 businesses by Friday, July 3 – the government has earmarked about $5 billion for t...
MARKET OPEN: Kiwi holds its own as greenback falters, US equities push higher
Rebecca Howard | Thu, 06 Aug 2020

The kiwi dollar continues to hold its own as the greenback is weighed down by poor US data while the domestic share market may take cheer from a lift on Wall Street after positive earnings reports. ...

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Billion dollar hotel developments on backburner until better times
Brent Melville | Thu, 06 Aug 2020

Plans for at least 25 major hotel developments, valued at $2 billion, are gathering dust pending decisions on when, or if, construction will commence in the wake of border closures. The two dozen o...

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Pacific Edge seeks US$40m backpay from US administrator
Brent Melville | Thu, 06 Aug 2020

Pacific Edge is chasing 22,000 outstanding invoices dating back to 2015 as it seeks up to US$40 million in backpay from US medical aid administrator Novitas. The retrospective claim follows last mo...

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