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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 >>

NZ Inks First Ever Digital Economy Trade Deal - Foundation Laid Well!

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 12:58 pm | Kalkine

Facilitating virtuous trade and creating an effective framework for the digital economy is perhaps one of the key elements of progress for New Zealand’s business in 21st century, especially in a post COVID-19 world, with the country setting a classic More >>

Employees Willing To Continue Work From Home And It Has Its Advantages Too

Friday, 12 June 2020, 11:56 am | Kalkine

Among various transformations that organisations across the world have gone through during COVID-19, one major transformation has been to work from home (WFH) that kept millions of people employed and businesses running. In the last few months, things ... More >>

5 Stocks That Weathered The Storm In May 2020: OCA, VGL, KMD, THL, PPH

Friday, 5 June 2020, 11:51 am | Kalkine

The New Zealand Prime Minister announced that the country is expected to come to Alert Level 1 ahead of schedule if everything goes well. As on 2 June 2020, the island nation has reported no new reported cases in the past 11 days and has only one active ... More >>

What Is Driving NZ Currency And Equity Markets Amid US-China Trade Tension?

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 3:48 pm | Kalkine

New Zealand’s performance in containing the coronavirus pandemic has been monumental in building  optimism around equity and currency markets. Undeniably, investors seem to be driven by bullish market sentiments backed by an early economic reboot ... More >>

Key Consumer Spending Trends For Investors To Gain Insights

Monday, 25 May 2020, 6:28 pm | Kalkine

New Zealand witnessed a paradigm shift in consumer behaviour as the lockdown sparked increasing reliance on online channels. Going digital became the most powerful tool to fight against the coronavirus scenario, empowering companies to sustain their ... More >>

Tech Evolution- A Knight In Shining Armour Amidst COVID-19

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 10:38 am | Kalkine

Technological innovations have stimulated the economic recovery of New Zealand – a strong learning model for the world given its early virus containment success while coronavirus catastrophe has wreaked havoc on global economies and financial markets. ... More >>

Top 5 Things To Review Prior To Release Of Budget 2020

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 5:52 pm | Kalkine

The New Zealand Budget 2020, with the slogan - ‘Rebuilding Together’, looks intent on reinforcing the economy for a stronger and better comeback on its release on 14 May 2020. The much-awaited budget is just two days away while the country forges ... More >>

Piqued Interest For Probiotics And Manuka Honey, & Emerging Trends In Pharmacy Retail

Monday, 11 May 2020, 9:06 am | Kalkine

New Zealanders have tied strong interest in immunity boosting ingredients, piggybacking on probiotics and manuka honey products in order to strengthen general immunity to be better prepared to fight off the wave of novel coronavirus. While the world races ... More >>

A Scoop Of Market Confidence, Consumer Spending And Travel Bubble

Friday, 8 May 2020, 4:07 pm | Kalkine

New Zealand has been grabbing international headlines with only two fresh novel coronavirus cases reported this week and apparently no undetected community transmission. The nation is set to enter the more relaxed alert Level-2, following the Cabinet ... More >>

Top 10 Market Trends Driving Investors’ Interest

Monday, 4 May 2020, 6:56 pm | Kalkine

Setting a global example in the fight against Covid-19, New Zealand has advanced towards eased lockdown restrictions with business activities rapidly gaining momentum across the country. Construction workers are back to work, and deliveries of the ... More >>

Transformation Theories Branching Out From Coronavirus-Led Crisis - NZ Businesses And Equities

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 5:59 pm | Kalkine

Demonstrating the world that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, New Zealand onsets the gradual exit from coronavirus lockdown. The country has now stepped down to Alert Level-3 that eases lockdown restrictions, with people now able to travel ... More >>

3 Potentially Attractive Themes Amidst Covid Induced Market Volatility

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 3:45 pm | Kalkine

The contagious coronavirus black swan event has kept the world in limbo, dampening economic prospects and financial markets, with policymakers going great lengths to combat the severe effects. The virus continues to cast dark shadow on businesses ... More >>