Consumer Greed gets the better of the West

Consumer Greed gets the better of the West

Kieran Madden Auckland, December 28, 2018 “Our Gross National Product…measures everything, except that which makes life worthwhile.”  Robert (Bobby) Kennedy’s famous 1968 speech decried how measures like GDP count the locks on our doors and a nation’s weapons of mass destruction, while ignoring the “health of our children,” the “strength of our marriages,” or “the intelligence of the public debate.”…

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BNZ offers shared ownership option to new homebuyers

Supplied Content Auckland, December 28, 2018 The continuous hunt for new ways to help New Zealanders get into their first home has prompted BNZ to support an exciting new shared ownership option for first time home buyers. “It’s a commercial take on the Bank of Mum and Dad for new home owners.” Available early next year, shared ownership will give…

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Asian economies face varying prospects in the New Year

Asian economies face varying prospects in the New Year

Carlos Casanova and Pauline Weil Hong Kong, December 28, 2018 Asia has been under pressure following tighter global liquidity in 2018. Standfirst: The Coface index for measuring relative vulnerability to outflows points to increasing divergence in Asia. A few markets will benefit from strong fundamentals, proactive monetary policies and ample buffers to resist outflows, but others will be under pressure.…

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