the Chinese share market crash in perspective and what it means to the rest of the world

15 July 2015 For the year to 30 June 2015, the Chinese share market has risen 150% However, in the last four weeks, the Chinese share markets have fallen 30%.  $3 trillion US dollars in value has been wiped off the share markets. The Chinese share market as it stands today is a relatively young […]

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Auckland House Prices – Economics 101

The Reserve Bank Deputy Governor, Grant Spencer, made some strong statements in the media Wednesday 15 April about wanting the Government to introduce a capital gains tax on property investments. The media is continually full of stories about the housing booms in Auckland and Christchurch, telling us that we have an investment bubble and that […]

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Leaving a legacy

This is a conversation that has come up for me a few times in the last few months with people, and it has really gotten me thinking. Everyone leaves a legacy, whether they intend to or not, but what kind of legacy do you want to leave?? Dictionary.com defines a legacy as: Law. A gift […]

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Trans-Tasman Superannuation Fund Transfers – new rules

From 1 July 2013, New Zealanders will be able to transfer their Australian superannuation funds back to New Zealand and into registered Kiwisaver schemes.    Similarly, New Zealanders living in Australia will be able to transfer NZ superannuation and Kiwisavers over into Australian superannuation schemes. Currently, Australian self managed superannuation funds (SMSF) are excluded from the […]

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