Consulting goes digital at PwC

Bruce Hassall –  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has established ‘PwC Digital,’ its Digital Services Business, a unique digital consulting in the New Zealand market. With a fully integrated digital service offering, PwC is the first of the big four accountancy firms to provide a dedicated, end-to-end digital and experience solution, from strategy and innovation through to execution. The team has been built…

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India seeks Kiwi hands for skills development

Venkat Raman –  Speaking to a cross-section of the Indian Diaspora more than five years ago, the then Minister of Human Resources Development in India, said that New Zealand education providers including Universities and tertiary institutions should set up presence in his country, rather than luring students here. He said that India needs 5000 more colleges and 50 new universities…

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Reserve Bank gets more money for better regulation

Staff Reporter –  Parliamentarians approved a new five-year Agreement increased budget allocation for Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) at their session on June 4, 2015. RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler said that the Agreement between the Bank and Finance Ministry will see additional monies to meet its operational requirements. He said that the increase in core operating expenditure over the…

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Budget Afterthoughts: The bigger picture is blurred

Jay Changlani –  Budget 2015 was a classic stick and a carrot combination of rewards and punishment to induce behaviour. The Budget document was more political than fiscal with Finance Minister Bill English indicating that New Zealand will post its first budget surplus in the coming year (the first in eight years) but government finances will be slow to improve because of lower tax…

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Security Settlement business up for sale

Staff Reporter –  The country’s Central Bank has called for expression of interest from eligible companies for purchase of ‘NZClear,’ which looks after security settlement and depository business. Thus far, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has not been able to find a suitable organisation to take over the business and hence has decided to go through public tender. Reserve…

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Premium Cover tightens your financial safety net

Fali Mistry –  Premium Cover provides a financial safety net, in case you become unfortunately disabled as a result of sickness or injury, and hence unable to earn your regular income. The monthly benefit is designed to relieve you of the financial responsibility of paying your policy premium during treatment and recovery. Many insurance providers have further enhanced this product…

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