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Why we must all use the covid tracer app, by Andy Fyers

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FMA bill a 'missed opportunity,' Fidelity Life says

Staff reporters
Wed, 14 Oct 2020

The failure to address high upfront commissions in the Financial Markets Amendment Bill was a "missed opportunity" and it was now unlikely anyone will reduce commissions and risk losing market share, says Fidelity Life chair Brian Blake.Blake said the industry as a whole hadn't yet felt the impact it initially expected due to covid, with the firm itself not experiencing any increase in claims or lapsed policies. However, it remained both "cautious and vigilant," with reinsurers taking a conservative approach to underwrit...

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F&P Healthcare knocked by strong kiwi; covid saps stock market
Paul McBeth | Tue, 27 Oct 2020

Covid and election uncertainty weighed on markets across Asia, while the kiwi at a month high weighed down exporters. 

Improved electricity futures pricing may come next year
Gavin Evans | Tue, 27 Oct 2020

Banks, trading houses may join market makers next year.

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Dire Wall St to weigh on local market
Rebecca Howard | Tue, 27 Oct 2020

Exporters like Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk and companies with US exposure such as Pushpay Holdings will be in for a rocky start as global investors turn defensive on rising covid-19 cases and fading US stimulus hopes. “It has been ‘risk off’ start to the week with inve...

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