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Rating on land value may be fairer - Productivity Commission43327/11/2018 11:00:00 a.m.Rating on land rather than capital value may be fairer and would promote best land use and discourage land banking, the Productivity Commission says in the Local government funding and financing issues paper, released this week.18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.Rating on land rather than capital value may be fairer and would promote best land use and discourage land banking, the Productivity Commission says in the local government 416htmlFalseaspx
Conduct and culture shift by end of March 201943285/11/2018 11:00:00 a.m.Each of the 11 banks in the conduct and culture review by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will receive a detailed report containing “specific” findings relevant to their organisation, with a requirement to report progress by the end of March 2019.18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.Each of the 11 banks in the conduct and culture review by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will receive a detailed report 606htmlFalseaspx
The Hayne report: regulation and the regulators43241/11/2018 11:00:00 a.m.This is the last in our six part series on the Australian Royal Commission interim report and looks at the quality of the Australian regulatory regime and the accountability of the regulators – the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.This is the last in our six part series on the Australian Royal Commission interim report and looks at the quality of the Australian regulatory regime and the accountability of 368htmlFalseaspx
CPTPP to come in to force this year432130/10/2018 11:00:00 a.m.Australia has become the sixth country to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement, after Japan, Singapore, Mexico, New Zealand and Canada. The CPTPP will enter into force before the end of this year with the first tariff reductions taking effect in January 2019. 18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.Australia has become the sixth country to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement, after Japan, Singapore, Mexico, New Zealand and 289htmlFalseaspx
The Hayne report: financial advice432330/10/2018 11:00:00 a.m.The Commissioner found that sales-based remuneration and vertical integration create inherent conflicts between the interests of the adviser/licensee and the interests of the client, and that in practice, these tended to be resolved in favour of the provider.18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.Financial advice misconduct, which is the subject of the longest chapter in the Australian Royal Commission's interim report, focuses on five principal areas 323htmlFalseaspx
Final NZX listing rules released - countdown to 1 January 2019431929/10/2018 11:00:00 a.m.NZX has today released the final version of a new set of listing rules, as well as the first tranche of accompanying explanatory materials. The new rules will apply from 1 January 2019, although there will be a transitional period through to 30 June 2019. Submissions on the first four draft guidance notes is due by 13 November 2018. Further guidance and forms are expected to be released by the end of November. 18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.NZX has today released the final version of a new set of listing rules, as well as the first tranche of accompanying explanatory materials The new rules will apply from 625htmlFalseaspx
The Hayne report: small and medium sized enterprises 213725/10/2018 11:00:00 a.m.This Brief Counsel is the fourth in our six-part series on the interim Hayne report of the Australian Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. This time our focus is on the implications for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs account for 97% of all businesses in New Zealand and contribute around 26% of GDP but here, and in Australia, are almost entirely reliant on the voluntary Codes of Banking Practice (the Code) for protection against irresponsible lending practices.18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.This Brief Counsel is the fourth in our six-part series on the interim report of the Australian Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry 212htmlFalseaspx
The Hayne report: agricultural lending427622/10/2018 11:00:00 a.m.This Brief Counsel examines the issues raised in the Financial Services Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry interim report relating to agricultural lending and the possible implications for New Zealand.18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.The interim report of the Financial Services Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry identified three broad issues relating 423htmlFalseaspx
The Hayne report: consumer lending427718/10/2018 11:00:00 a.m.This Brief Counsel is the second in our series focusing on the interim report from the Royal Commission in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. It looks more closely at the issues surrounding consumer lending, including summarising the relevant case studies of misconduct, reviewing Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s comments on the underlying causes of misconduct, and examining the possible implications for New Zealand.18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.This Brief Counsel is the second in our series focusing on the interim report from the Royal Commission in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry 480htmlFalseaspx
What the "greatest agreement ever signed" means for NZ429118/10/2018 11:00:00 a.m.Tracey Epps takes a look at the more well-publicised provisions of the recently signed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and their implications for New Zealand exporters.18/11/2018 5:12:55 p.m.This article was first published by Exporter Today on 19 October 2018 Tracey Epps takes a look at the more well-publicised provisions of the recently signed United 193htmlFalseaspx