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Economic Update – Harbour Asset Management

Key Developments There remains a degree of uncertainty over New Zealand’s growth. A weaker-than-expected earning reporting season dragged the New Zealand share market lower over the month of February. The New Zealand share market profit reporting season for the December period got off to a weak start with pre-result season

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Guest Content – Ben Brinkerhoff – Consilium

Term deposits are paying 6%, should I abandon my investment strategy? A question being asked by some investors today is whether they should change their investment strategy because term deposits are paying 6%.  Their logic goes something like this: “When I look back on the last few years in my

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Listed Property

The Listed Property Sector has been doing it tough over the last couple of years. The problem has been cyclical and structural headwinds blowing in tandem. A good example of the impact of those headwinds is one of our largest and oldest listed property vehicles, Kiwi Property Group, which is

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Enduring Power’s of Attorney

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?An Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPA”) is a document that allows the person you appoint to make decisions on your behalf or sign documents for you if you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. There are two types of EPAs –

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Investment Income & Tax

When it comes to tax, investment portfolios can be complex and can cause headaches if not structured properly. Sam Grice from Ashton Wheelans discusses some common types of tax and the implications for an investment portfolio. NZ Interest & Dividends New Zealand Interest and dividends tend to be two of

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Family Trust Update from Harmans Lawyers

From the beginning of the 2021/22 tax year Inland Revenue announced that family trusts in New Zealand must all now have an IRD number and will need to provide more information in their annual income tax returns. This will require some work on the part of trustees to ensure that

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