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PEST Analysis Of NZ Property Market Making Headway In COVID-19 Storm

Friday, 23 October 2020, 6:27 am | Kalkine

Summary The NZ housing market has been brushing aside COVID-induced risks since June 2020, observing tremendous revival in the property prices. Given the emerging scenario, a PEST analysis seems vital to discern the forces driving the property ... More >>

Five-Point Reference Guide For Investors To Wade Through COVID-19 Recession

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 5:12 pm | Kalkine

Summary Legendary investors like Mr Warren Buffett considers market slump as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tap high-grade firms at reasonable prices. Investors can exercise the idea of extremes while investing in the equity market to survive through the ... More >>

Zoom Your Lens Over Bright Spots Dazzling In The NZ Economy

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 5:10 pm | Kalkine

Summary NZ economy appears to be gradually resurrecting from its worst economic contraction in June 2020 quarter, offering glimmers of hope in this pandemic-afflicted environment. NZD/USD pair has rebounded by over 17% from the March 2020 dip, when ... More >>

‘SWOT Analysis’ Of NZ Travel Industry Reeling From COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 7:54 pm | Kalkine

Summary The COVID-19 pandemic sparked an unprecedented crisis in the booming travel sector, triggering widespread revenue and job losses. However, remarkable growth in domestic and virtual tourism is instilling strength in the beaten industry. It ... More >>

COVID-19 Pandemic Vs Global Financial Crisis: NZ Economic Indicators Under The Spotlight

Friday, 18 September 2020, 3:57 pm | Kalkine

Summary With several green shoots sprouting in the NZ economy , Kiwi Land’s Q2 GDP numbers appear to be a short-term economic shock While Westpac’s consumer confidence index deteriorated in September, it is prevailing well above the level seen during ... More >>

Are There Any Green Shoots Sprouting In The NZ Economy?

Monday, 14 September 2020, 4:29 pm | Kalkine

Summary ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast suggests that the NZ economy is performing better than previously expected. The government’s recently proposed tax policy for top earners is expected to keep public debt levels in check. The NZ property ... More >>

Three Key Trends Defining Travel Sector’s Recovery From COVID-19 Storm

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 2:49 pm | Kalkine

Summary The tourism industry remained at the core of the NZ economy in the pre-COVID-19 era. COVID-19 driven travel curbs stimulated a sharp fall in Kiwi Land’s border crossings in June 2020 quarter. The extension of the Tourism Loan Scheme by the government ... More >>

What Made ETFs A Star Investment Opportunity During COVID-19 Crisis?

Friday, 28 August 2020, 5:59 pm | Kalkine

Summary Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) remarkably proved their resilience during the Global Virus Crisis. As per Smartshares, the total value of ETF trades on the NZ market jumped to NZD 1.234 billion in 1H 2020, relative to less than NZD 1 billion ... More >>

NZ Economic Charter: Three Silver Linings In The COVID-19 Cloud

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 4:35 pm | Kalkine

Summary While the nation’s second infection wave is under the scanner, optimistic revitalisation signs cannot be ignored. NZ noted an uptick of ~11.8k in the number of paid jobs during the week ended 19th July 2020, and a fall of 0.2 per cent in ... More >>

5 Top Tips To Manage Personal Finances During Global Virus Crisis

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 4:10 pm | Kalkine

Summary Effective management of personal finance seems crucial for New Zealanders to secure financial stability during virus-driven uncertainty. The NZ equity market can be a real epitome of a money plant if you escape panic selling and stay invested ... More >>

Scan Through Five Green Shoots Gleaming In NZ Property Market

Monday, 17 August 2020, 4:40 pm | Kalkine

Summary · The Property market has begun to exhibit some prominent signs of recovery, charting out optimistic growth trajectory. · NZ noted an M-o-M surge of 3.4 per cent in the nation’s median house prices in July 2020, as per REINZ monthly property ... More >>

Five-Point Action Plan To Survive COVID-19 Storm

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 4:57 pm | Kalkine

Summary The nation’s job market seems to be on track to defeat the pandemic, widening the professional skill set is crucial. Given the potentially positive signs emerging so far, the economic indicators deserve closer attention while gauging the nature ... More >>

NZ Retail Sales Soar Back To Life; Three Stocks Warrant Closer Attention

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 5:41 pm | Kalkine

Summary Retail NZ Sales Index marked a year-on-year rise of 34 per cent in June, while NZ retail card spending soared by ~16 per cent during the month. Improved trading conditions led to a significant uplift in retailer confidence in June, with ~73 per ... More >>

Building Recession Proof Portfolio? Zoom Your Lens On These Dividend Stocks

Monday, 20 July 2020, 4:14 pm | Kalkine

Summary High-quality dividend stocks can help investors find solace in market volatility. Dividend yield can be used as an indicator to identify high-grade dividend stocks. Three NZX-listed high-yield dividend stars include South Port New Zealand Limited ... More >>

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Why NZ Passport Ranking Is Still Among The Bright Spots

Monday, 13 July 2020, 3:19 pm | Kalkine

Summary Latest passport index rankings have placed NZ at the eighth position with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 184 countries, similar to April 2020 rankings. Exceptional handling of virus crisis has helped NZ hold on to its travel freedom ... More >>

Leaf Through Emerging Trade Trends Underlining Potential For NZ Businesses

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:04 pm | Kalkine

Summary NZ recorded an annual trade balance deficit of $1.3 billion for the year ended May 2020 due to low imports over the last two months amidst lockdown. Recommencement of large-scale manufacturing in China and eased restrictions are driving the log ... More >>

Three ‘Gs’ Defining NZ Recovery Scenario

Friday, 26 June 2020, 4:15 pm | Kalkine

Summary With a virus-free spell of over 3 weeks, New Zealand reported new cases of COVID-19, though control measures remain in place. The economy is reopening with a myriad of aids for businesses to help them recover, sustain and eventually flourish. ... More >>

NZ Capital Markets & 3 E’s Facilitating The Trends

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 1:02 pm | Kalkine

At the time when the US equity market is not checking the hard-economic reality, New Zealand is demonstrating a strong interconnection between the economic revival and the equity market. New Zealand deserves real credit for effectively containing ... More >>

NZ Property Market Under Scanner: Emerging Trends

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 9:31 am | Kalkine

While the Kiwi nation seems to be on right track towards ‘coronavirus-eradication’ objective, the activities in real-estate sector has been under the scanner. Latest statistics from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) indicates strong ... More >>

5 Mortgage And Home Loan Updates From Kiwi Banks

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 1:01 pm | Kalkine

According to a recent report published by Fitch Ratings, New Zealand's NZD 271 billion residential mortgage market has specified unique loan characteristics and macro-prudential measures that underpin the sound performance of the overall housing market. More >>