Capital Gains Taxes: Myths, Misconceptions and Lies

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 11:25 pm in

The country is going through another bout of bumper sticker economics over a capital gains tax.

With the Auckland property market performing its well-known impression of a runaway circus elephant whose keepers have shoved a cocktail of speed and hallucinogens into the feed — and with the New Zealand dollar also having one of its [...]

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House Sales at Six-year High, Prices Rise to New Record

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 2:02 am in

The number of New Zealand house sales rose to a six-year high last month and prices touched a new record as Auckland continued to drive up the national average.
Some 8128 houses were sold in March, up 23 percent from February and 11 percent from the same month a year earlier, according to the Real Estate [...]

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Interest Rates Staying Low

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:57 am in

Bond yields have fallen around the world over the past week driven lower by weak jobs data in the United States and Bank of Japan extraordinary policy easing. In the United States the March jobs report was much weaker than expected with employment ahead only 88,000 rather than the near 200,000 expected and February’s rise [...]

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BNZ-REINZ Residential Market Survey

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:54 am in

Mission Statement
To help Kiwi businesspeople and householders make informed financial decisions by discussing the economy in a language they can understand.
Market Very Strong
All of the eight key measures we use to gauge strength in the residential real estate market edged slightly lower in April. However almost exactly the same thing happened in last year’s [...]

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Singapore Wins Hands Down When It Comes to Being a Good Place to Live

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:02 am in

All up, for me Singapore wins hands down when it comes to being a good place to live while working as an expat servicing the Asian region. But choice of location will very much be a function of what your target markets are. If China then you will find Hong Kong the better location. If [...]

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Offshore Buying of NZ Property is Only Going to Grow and a National Debate on Rules Regarding Foreign Purchases

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:59 am in

HOUSING MARKET UPDATE: Offshore buying of NZ property is only going to grow and a national debate on rules regarding foreign purchases would seem useful.
I have received a good number of emails from people who have either read my survey of real estate agents or saw it reported in the newspaper. Almost all expressed incredulity [...]

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Dark Forces at Work in Auckland Plan

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:56 am in

The unitary plan, which gives effect to the non-statutory Auckland Plan, is akin to a laundry-type list of goals and “feel good” aspirations. The government has every right to feel that the Auckland Council is being less than honest with the people of Auckland. Mayor Len Brown has been forced to admit that he got [...]

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Tim Manning Explore Why Do Westerners Fear or Show Disrespect for China

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 7:35 am in

Why do Westerners fear or show disrespect for China when
•    it has produced the biggest movement of people out of poverty in world history,
•    has done more to provide an economic base for Africa than decades of Western aid have been
able to achieve,
•    has grown over 40% since the global financial crisis while Western economies [...]

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Tim Manning read the following article from Tony Alexander, Chief Economist from the Bank of New Zealand through his Growing with China.

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm in

Tim Manning 阅读了 Tony Alexander 写的文章, Tony 是BNZ银行的首席经济分析师。 他发表了“与中国一起成长”的系列文章,其中列述了很多有趣的观点,值得您的阅读。
西方社会对中国顾虑的根源

这篇评论由Tony Alexander 编写,他是BNZ银行的首席经济分析师。 文中观点仅代表个人,与BNZ银行无关。

为什么西方人害怕中国或者对中国不敬

当中国成功的让世界历史上最多的贫困人口脱贫,
当中国给予非洲的经济支持比西方国家过去上百年所做的还要多,
当中国的经济在全球金融危机时增长超过40%,而其他西方国家疲于挣扎,
当中国为西方国家的消费者提供了上兆亿的廉价产品,
当中国用闭关锁国的五千年历史作为“和平崛起”不插手他国事务的最好举例?

对这个问题的回答是 – 有很的原因,有的合理,有的则不然,虽然它们都是辩论的好题材。 这篇文章共收录了55个原因,除了第一个, 其他排序不分前后。 对于这些原因的研究始于2012年9月。收集的材料来源广泛 – 主要是从每天的新闻中取得,而不是从学术研究文献中获得。
本文的作者是Tony Alexander, 他是BNZ银行的首席经济分析师,在惠灵顿地区工作, 邮件联系地址为  tony.alexander@bnz.co.nz
请注意这55个原因的排名不分前后,除了第一个。
不了解
我们不知道在中国大陆的人如何生活以及他们在想什么。我们对他们的了解远不能使我们理解他们的家庭,生活,社会环境,欢乐,以及面临的问题。我们不知道在中国,高,中,低收入家庭的居住环境会有什么不同。我们不知道中国的学校何时入学,何时毕业,不知道他们要花多久在大学里学习,他们的国家运动是什么,他们的孩子放学后有什么活动,他们有多困难找到工作, 等等。
这是一个原因,因为在现实中有大规模的妖魔化中国的行为存在,即以最恶劣的用心来猜测中国人的价值观,他们的生活方式以及他们的行为。
同样,对中国领导人的了解也是如此。传统来讲,中国的政治家们远离民众,与民众通过书面交流,而不是口头沟通。他们也不参与任何家庭形式的活动(例如参加棒球比赛,观看橄榄球和篮球比赛)。虽然在中国国内,前任的胡主席被树立成祖父式的领导者, 新一代的领导者已经开始使用一个类似于推特的网络帐号。
我们不能得出关于中国领导者诚信和廉洁与否的结论,这是个很大的问题,因为我们习惯了运用已经存在的监督体制去持续监督我们赋予权力的西方领导者。

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Sir James Ah Koy and Tim Manning deliver Bibles in Fiji

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 9:40 am in

On a recent excursion to villages in Yasawa Islands and The Mamanucas, Sir James Ah Koy a prominent Fijian statesmen and devoted Christian along with Tim Manning a well-knownand successful New Zealand developer and island owner have been distributing Bibles. This is the new Fijian translated Bible undertaken by Sir James Ah Koy via his [...]

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