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News on New Investments

Posted on: Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Meridian Energy Limited has announced an offer of up to $150 million ($100 million with the ability to accept another $50 million in over subscriptions) of unsecured, unsubordinated, fixed rate bonds maturing on 20 March 2024.
Posted on: Monday, February 20, 2017
ASB Bank Limited by Roger Kerr
ASB Bank Limited has launched a 5-year Unsecured, unsubordinated, Fixed Rate Note
Posted on: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Contact Energy Limited has announced an offer of up to $100 million ($75 million with the ability to accept another $25 million in oversubscriptions) of unsecured, unsubordinated, fixed rate six year bonds.

Market Commentary

Posted on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
I suspect Trump trade tariff changes and political risk in New Zealand will send the NZ dollar lower over coming weeks/months and will save the RBNZ from having to adjust their already dovish inflation forecast even lower.
Posted on: Sunday, July 09, 2017
The debate here is if and when will the RBNZ be forced to change their forecast of inflation reducing to 1.1% by March 2018. The RBNZ’s current forward guidance is that there will be no OCR change until 2019.
Posted on: Monday, July 03, 2017
The lack of wages growth in both the US and NZ economies over recent years despite the two strong labour markets (low unemployment rates) raises the issue as to whether something else is happening that we do not know about.