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UK Launches Website to Trace £400m in Unclaimed Pensions

The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a new pension tracing website to help savers track down lost or forgotten retirement pots. The DWP estimates that around £400m of unclaimed pension savings are waiting to be claimed. Users will need the name of an employer or provider to access the service, which will then search a database of 320,000 pension scheme administrators and come up with contact details for people to use. The department believes that recent reforms...

Market Talk with Grant Davies. NBR Radio 24-04-2016

Grant Davies, Investment Adviser at Hamilton Hindin Greene and NBR’s Duncan Bridgeman talk to Sunday Business with Andrew Patterson. Grant Davies discusses the upcoming Tegel Initial Public Offering, US coroprate earnings and whether the market is in a bubble, as well as the new direction of Infratil Limited in light of their recent $US30 million deal with US-based Wrightspeed to enable it to transition its buses to electric technology.
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NZX50 Capital Index Finally Catches up with 2007

The table above shows the impact of dividends on the NZX50 gross index over the past ten years. The green line representing the oft-reported NZX50 index, and the blue line representing the NZX50 Capital Index which has just surpassed 2007 highs. Grant Davies talks to Stuff reporter Richard Meadows below. New Zealand's top listed corporates have officially overtaken their pre-global financial crisis valuations. The NZX 50 capital index hit a high of 3325.89 on May 24, 2007. The ensuing global...

Oil: The highs and lows of cyclical commodities

OIL PRICE ANALYSIS Oil is so much more than a fuel. It’s a force even bigger than its trillion-dollar market. It’s a weapon, a strategic asset, a curse. It’s a maker and spoiler of fortunes, a leading indicator and an echo chamber. Each has a part in determining oil prices. THE BACKGROUND During the mid-20th century, a group of multinational oil giants known as the Seven Sisters (including the companies that became Exxon Mobil, Chevron and BP) dominated the market....

Richard Boulton

Richard Boulton has left Hamilton Hindin Greene after over 30 years of service. Over the years Richard has been Managing Director, Managing Principle, Director and shareholder of HHG. He has seen the firm change from a partnership to a company and been through the introduction of formal compliance processes, not to mention numerous market events and the Christchurch Earthquake. HHG wishes Richard well for the future and he has left in the knowledge that his clients are in the safe hands...
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Settlement: T + 2

Important notice regarding settlement of NZX and ASX transactions. What is the change? On 7 March 2016 the NZX and ASX markets reduced their current settlement period of trade date plus three business days (T+3) to a settlement period of trade date plus two business days (T+2) for trades on their markets. Why is the change being made? Shortening of the settlement period on NZX and ASX markets will ensure NZX and ASX match international best practice in this area and...
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Reset Security Opportunity Hybrid Securities - ASBPA & ASBPB

ASB Capital was incorporated in 2002 as a special purpose company to issue perpetual preference shares (ASBPA). It was a subsidiary of CBA Funding (NZ) Ltd. The ultimate parent of this company, and of ASB Bank Ltd, is Commonwealth Bank of Australia. ASB Capital No.2 was incorporated in 2004 as a special purpose company to issue perpetual preference shares (ASBPB). In March 2006 it announced that, as part of a restructuring, the party responsible for its shares would become ASB Group...
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Positive Indications For NZ Stocks From The Solid Reporting Season

The New Zealand reporting season finished up more or less in line with our expectations. In aggregate around 60- 70% of the companies reported results that were in line with expectations, 20% reported results ahead of expectations and the rest reported below par profitability and earnings resulted in a commensurate increase in dividend payments. We believe that a strong economy and supportive exchange and interest rates should assist corporate profits in general over the next 6-12 months. This along with healthy...
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Market Talk with Grant Davies. NBR Radio 20-03-2016

Grant Davies, investment adviser at Hamilton Hindin Greene and NBR’s Duncan Bridgeman talk to Sunday Business with Andrew Patterson. Grant Davies discusses the motives of China Resources Ng Fung, a Chinese state-owned enterprise that has spent $56 million buying a 15.3% in Scales Corporation. Mr Davies also looks into Fonterra's upcoming result, due for release on Wednesday the 23rd of March, explaining that unit holders and farmer shareholders are more aligned than most people realise. Turning to tourism, a shining light...
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Will New Zealand's central bank cut rates further?

Jeremy Sullivan talks to CNBC Asia regarding the NZX, interest rates and the outlook for 2016 Click here to view the video
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