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The winners and losers of Australia's Budget 2017

17 May 17 - stuff.co.nz: A look at the winners and losers from Australia's 2017 federal budget handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison on Tuesday May 9, 2017.Australia's treasurer Scott Morrison announced a A$75 billion ($80b plan to build roads, railways and runways across Australia with a budget aimed at boosting growth and the government's flagging poll ratings.

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Rebecca Sellers says conduct by insurers is effectively unregulated and the IMF is calling for some protection for consumers, at least up to Australian levels

17 May 17 - Interest.co.nz: Conduct of business by insurers is in the spotlight. The International Monetary Fund assessment of New Zealand’s financial sector (IMF Report) identified gaps in the regulation of insurance.

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Get Sorted: Why KiwiSaver balances go up... and down

17 May 17 - New Zealand Herald: Quick question: what's the difference between a savings account and a KiwiSaver account? Short answer: when you put money in, the first always goes up, but the other goes up and down. That's no small thing. ​​​​​​​

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The value of forecasting in an uncertain world

17 May 17 - Reserve Bank of New Zealand: Forecasting is a valuable part of the monetary policy process, helping the Bank plan for the future, communicate its current understanding and intentions, and react to unexpected events, Reserve Bank Assistant Governor and Head of Economics Dr John McDermott said today.

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Changes for investment companies offering shares to protect investors

17 May 17 - FMA: Investors will benefit from greater protection due to a change in the way the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) will treat certain companies offering shares. Under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, the FMA is able to designate products based on their economic substance, rather than their legal form.

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KiwiSaver hits $40b, but balances stay low


RBNZ: Insurance Industry Update May 2017


FMA: KiwiSaver trial to target decision-making a decade out from retirement


Diana Clement: More to income protection than just ACC


FMA: IMF NZ FSAP Assessment 2017


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