MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares buoyed by optimism over US-China trade deal; Metroglass sinks

Paul McBeth
Mon, 25 Nov 2019

New Zealand shares were buoyed by upbeat sentiment across Asia as investors clung to hopes that a China-US trade deal could be reached before the end of the year. The S&P/NZX 50 Index increased 7.37 points, or 0.1 percent, to 10,953.67. Within the index, 14 stocks rose, 33 fell, and three were unchanged. Turnover was $135.5 million. Stocks across Asia rallied on comments by US national security adviser Robert O’Brien that an initial trade deal could be done by the end of the year. CNBC also reported that China was considering tougher pena...
MARKET CLOSE: Reserve Bank measures limit virus-driven stock slide
Dan Brunskill | Wed, 12 Aug 2020

Reserve Bank stimulus helped soften a fall by New Zealand equities as investors reacted to a covid-19 flare-up which has put Auckland back into a level-3 lockdown. The S&P/NZX 50 Index declined 153...

PETER GRIFFIN: Tracing tech still running to catch up
Peter Griffin | Wed, 12 Aug 2020

We should have gone back into our state of covid-19 lockdown with an effective digital contact tracing technology in place.

UPDATE: RBNZ revs up the printing press, doesn't rule out negative rates
Rebecca Howard | Wed, 12 Aug 2020

(Updates to add comment from RBNZ governor and assistant governor)  The Reserve Bank kept the official cash rate at a record low 0.25 percent but expanded its large-scale asset purchase programme t...

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