MARKET OPEN: Second covid wave may keep investors sidelined

Rebecca Howard
Mon, 29 Jun 2020

Risk aversion may hang over the domestic equities market today as concerns grow at the potential economic impact of a second wave of covid-19 infections. Wall Street’s major indexes tumbled more than 2 percent on Friday as several US states re-imposed business restrictions in response to a surge in coronavirus cases. Texas and Florida ordered bars to close again. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump's re-election campaign team postponed Vice President Mike Pence's events in Florida and Arizona this week "out of an abundance of caution," a ca...
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ELECTION 2020: National MP under pressure to resign after 'dirty politics' disclosures
Pattrick Smellie | Tue, 07 Jul 2020

National's Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker is under intense pressure to resign as a candidate for the National Party.

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MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise with continual central bank support
Dan Brunskill | Tue, 07 Jul 2020

New Zealand shares rose for a fourth day as investors bet that further central bank stimulus and ongoing low interest rates will continue to support equities. The S&P/NZX 50 Index gained 87.52 poin...

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NZ dollar treads water as covid-19 cases spike in Melbourne
Jenny Ruth | Tue, 07 Jul 2020

The New Zealand dollar was little changed after volatile trading driven by swings in China's share market but could follow its Australian counterpart lower if the state of Victoria imposes a return to...

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