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

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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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