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January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
January 2020
3rd - Fletcher: better year ahead after slight gain in 2019?
3rd - Benign outlook for markets after turbocharged 2019
6th - 6th January 2020 Morning Report
6th - Future NZ exploration hinges on Great South Basin success
6th - Infratil gains as CDC Data Centres valuation jumps
6th - NZ dollar dips in jittery markets
7th - 7th January 2020 Morning Report
7th - Firmer NZ dollar stuck in tight range in jittery market
8th - 8th January 2020 Morning Report
8th - Auckland listings end lacklustre 2019 at four-year low
8th - NZ dollar rebounds as Iran, US step back from brink
8th - NZ dollar rebounds as Iran, US step back from brink
9th - 9th January 2020 Morning Report
9th - NZX market value crosses $200b mark in 2019
9th - OMV says Taranaki well unsuccessful
9th - NZ dollar steady as geopolitical tensions ease
10th - 10th January 2020 Morning Report
10th - New villages push Summerset sales to record
10th - Local nanotech firm Izon Science eyes NZX listing
13th - Heavy industry urges rethink on emission credit tool
13th - 13th January 2020 Morning Report
13th - Refining NZ hires Santos exec to take over as CEO
13th - Professor Kate McGrath appointed as a new independent director
13th - Carlos Spencer to join T20 Black Clash
13th - NZ dollar rises ahead of official signing of US/China trade deal
14th - 14th January 2020 Morning Report
14th - Glum firms still a problem for coalition govt as election year starts
14th - Govt work to support building sector in election year
14th - NZ dollar weakens after slightly less glum business sentiment disappoints
15th - 15th January 2020 Morning Report
15th - Gentrack shares plunge as it gets cold shoulder from UK’s E.ON
15th - NZ dollar eases ahead of US-China trade deal signing
16th - 16th January 2020 Morning Report
16th - House prices hit fresh records as sales stepped up in December
16th - Margin pressure continues at Michael Hill although sales rise
16th - Gentrack loses investor support with vague downgrade
17th - 17th January 2020 Morning Report
17th - Govt accounts unexpectedly in the black as lumpiness continues
17th - TIL downgrades earnings by up to 40%, suspends first-half dividend
17th - Rio Tinto reiterates Tiwai position as aluminium prices stay weak
20th - 20th January 2020 Morning Report
20th - China Unveils Plan to Reduce Single-Use Plastic by 2025
20th - Finzsoft blocked from quitting credit unions contract over Christmas
21st - Dollar Trims Gain on French Tariff Deal; Oil Rises
21st - 21st January 2020 Morning Report
21st - Phase One Trade-Deal is an improvement with noteworthy limitations
21st - PaySauce to raise $5.8m, convert notes to equity
21st - Gold Edges Higher After IMF Shaves World Growth Forecast
22nd - Davos 2020: delegates at World Economic Forum urged to commit to fintech
22nd - 22nd January 2020 Morning Report
22nd - Trump threatens to tariff European autos if EU trade talks fail
22nd - Bank of Japan Leaves Rates Unchanged, Raises Growth Forecasts
22nd - Cash is trash, hold some gold
22nd - NZ dollar falls as coronavirus spreads beyond China
23rd - 23rd January 2020 Morning Report
23rd - Technology Shares Climb on Tax Accord, Oil Tumbles
23rd - Cannasouth appoints experienced new CFO
23rd - Australia’s Unemployment Rate Unexpectedly Falls to 5.1% in December
24th - 24th January 2020 Morning Report
24th - Stocks Edge Higher With Virus Fallout in Focus: Markets Wrap
24th - U.S. Auto Tariffs Still Option If Protectionism Stays, Ross Says
24th - NZ dollar rises on CPI data, capped by virus fears
28th - 28th January 2020 Morning Report
28th - Stocks Tumble Around the World on Virus Jitters: Markets Wrap
28th - Huawei Poised to Get Go-Ahead for U.K.’s 5G Networks Tuesday
29th - 29th January 2020 Morning Report
29th - A $1.5 Trillion Wipeout and More: Virus Fallout Across Assets
29th - Augusta announces Bid Implementation Agreement, Shareholders are advised to take no action at this stage
29th - SFO files criminal charges over National Party donations
31st - Coronavirus May Drag China GDP Down to 4.5% in First Quarter
31st - Stocks Pare Losses After WHO Coronavirus Remarks
31st - NZ dollar sheds 2% in week on virus worries
February 2020
3rd - 3rd February 2020 Morning Report
3rd - China Vows to Support Market, U.S. Limits Flights
3rd - RBA On Hold as Nightmare Scenario of China Slowdown Emerges
3rd - NZ dollar treads water as investors fret about coronavirus
4th - 4th February 2020 Morning Report
4th - Stocks in China Slide; U.S. Equity Futures Advance
4th - Virus Jolts China Economy, Forcing Rethink on Almost Everything
4th - Oil falls as coronavirus hits demand; OPEC+ considers deeper cuts
4th - What to Watch for in Australia’s Earnings Season
5th - 5th February 2020 Morning Report
5th - U.S. Stocks Surge, Treasuries Sink on Economy Bets
5th - Tourism Holdings says annual net profit to fall about 14%
5th - NZ dollar rebounds after PBOC stimulus moves
7th - 7th February 2020 Morning Report
7th - China to Cut Tariffs 50% on U.S. Goods Spelled Out in Deal
7th - Gold ETFs Hit Seven-Year High and It’s Not Just the Virus
7th - NZ dollar eases ahead of US jobs figures
10th - 10th February 2020 Morning Report
10th - U.S. Stock Futures Drop as Virus Spreads; Yen Up
10th - U.S. Energy Secretary says coronavirus impact on energy markets is marginal
10th - Shipping Is Getting Smashed by Coronavirus in More Ways Than One
10th - NZ dollar treads water awaiting further coronavirus news
11th - 11th February 2020 Morning Report
11th - U.S. Stocks Shrug Off Virus Worries; Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap
11th - Orr May Signal Readiness to Cut Rates as Virus Hits New Zealand Economy
11th - Barrick sells Kenya project to Shanta Gold for $14.5 million
11th - NZ dollar weakens ahead of RBNZ monetary policy statement
12th - U.S. Equity Gains Fade Amid Tech Scrutiny
12th - 12th February 2020 Morning Report
12th - Powell Says Risks to Outlook Remain, Fed Monitoring Virus
12th - Bank of England warns of limits to EU supervision of UK clearers
12th - NZ dollar jumps on hawkish central bank decision
13th - 13th February 2020 Morning Report
13th - U.S. Stocks Push Higher With Virus Concern Easing
13th - Barrick Gold CEO expects to beat US$1.5-billion asset-sale target
13th - U.S. Weighs Higher Tariff Ceilings in Bid for More Sway Over WTO
13th - Catapulting ahead
14th - 14th February 2020 Morning Report
14th - U.S. Stocks Edge Higher on Mixed Coronavirus News
14th - Tesla Plans $2 Billion Offering as Elon Musk Seizes on Stock Surge
14th - Japan’s GDP Set for Biggest Hit Since 2014 Ahead of Virus
14th - NZ dollar weakens on continuing coronavirus concerns
17th - 17th February 2020 Morning Report
17th - China, Asia Bulk Up Economy Defenses Against Virus Ahead of G-20
17th - Tesla Berlin Factory Preparation Delayed by German Court
17th - Focus Gold price hits all-time highs in euro and yen
17th - EU to Launch Grand Plan on AI, Tech In Challenge to U.S, China
17th - NZ dollar treads water as investors hang on coronavirus news
18th - 18th February 2020 Morning Report
18th - Europe Stocks Rise With U.S. Futures on China Lift
18th - NZ dollar weakens after Apple slashes sales forecast
19th - 19th February 2020 Morning Report
19th - Stocks Mixed With Apple Forecast Spurring Caution
19th - U.S. Sanctions Rosneft Unit for Ties to Venezuelan Oil Trade
19th - Gold breaks through $1,600
20th - Stocks Reach Record Highs After China’s Moves, Fed
20th - 20th February 2020 Morning Report
20th - Plexure signs contract with Super Indo
20th - Some of China's Top Suppliers Are Readying for a Virus Rebound
20th - Qantas Axes Flights Across Asia as Virus Scares Off Flyers
20th - NZ dollar falls on disappointment over Chinese stimulus
21st - Tech Leads Stocks Lower on Virus Fears; Gold Gains
21st - 21st February 2020 Morning Report
21st - U.S. Dollar Nears a Critical Level That May Trigger a Buying Spree
24th - 24th February 2020 Morning Report
24th - With Gold Surging, Miners Face Payouts Versus Production Dilemma
24th - The Australian Dollar Nears a Tipping Point Thanks to Ultra-Low Rates
24th - Member growth delivers healthy results for nib New Zealand
24th - NZ dollar stalled amid ongoing coronavirus concern
25th - 25th February 2020 Morning Report
25th - Stocks Tumble, Havens Gain on Rising Virus Concern
25th - Hong Kong Stocks Are Trading at Lowest Versus World Since 2004
25th - NZ dollar takes a breather, likely to fall further
26th - 26th February 2020 Morning Report
26th - U.S. Stocks Plunge, Bonds Surge After CDC Warning
26th - Treasury 10-Year Yield Tumbles to Record Low on Haven Demand
26th - Hong Kong Stock Exchange Turns From Tough Year to Trading Boom
26th - Looking to $2,000 gold price: Coronavirus is the straw that broke the camel’s back
26th - NZ dollar falls; coronavirus spreads to more countries
27th - 27th February 2020 Morning Report
27th - Stocks Fluctuate as Virus Fear Grips Wall Street
27th - Virus’s Spread Puts a Question Mark Over Tokyo Olympics
27th - Stocks Drop as U.S. Finds Case With Unknown Origin
27th - NZ dollar trends lower amid worrying coronavirus developments
28th - 28th February 2020 Morning Report
28th - Stock Rout Deepens, Bond Yields Plunge to Records
28th - NZ dollar falls as investors brace for longer virus disruption
March 2020
2nd - 2nd March 2020 Morning Report
2nd - China Allows Banks to Delay Bad Loan Recognition on Virus
2nd - South Korea Asks U.S. to Avoid Excessive Measures on Virus
2nd - Stock Rout Continues, Bond Yields Set New Records
2nd - NZ dollar sinks on dramatic coronavirus impact
3rd - 3rd March 2020 Morning Report
3rd - Stocks Surge on Bets Central Banks to Take Action
3rd - BlackRock Says World of Panic Can Send Australian Yields Negative
3rd - The State of Interest Rates: Equity Take
4th - 4th March 2020 Morning Report
4th - Fed Cuts Half Point in Emergency Move Amid Spreading Virus
4th - Markets are not convinced the worst is over
4th - New Zealand’s Resurgent Housing Market Could Get Rate-Cut Boost
4th - U.S. Stocks Decline After Powell Virus Warning
4th - U.S. Futures Rise Amid Election Results; Yen Slips: Markets Wrap
5th - 5th March 2020 Morning Report
5th - Stocks Rally on U.S. Virus Spending, Stimulus Bets
5th - As interest rates plummet, it's time to look at land for diversification
5th - Apple Warns Stores About a Shortage of Replacement iPhones
5th - NZ dollar in holding pattern pending coronavirus developments
6th - 6th March 2020 Morning Report
6th - U.S. Stocks Tumble, Bonds Surge on Virus Fears
6th - Coronavirus Pain Set to Show Up Next in China’s Trade Data
6th - Govt takes $20m stake in Ballance hydrogen project
9th - 9th March 2020 Morning Report
9th - Wild Start to Currency Trading Gives Taste of Markets in Crisis
9th - Yen Surges as Oil Price War Adds to Global Worries
9th - Oil plunges over 20% after Saudi Arabia slashes prices on OPEC deal collapse
9th - U.S. stock futures tumble 4% on coronavirus fears in pre-market trade
9th - Japan’s Sharper Economic Slide Fuels Fears Over Virus Recession
9th - NZ dollar falls amid heightened oil, coronavirus volatility
10th - U.S. Stocks Plunge Most Since Financial Crisis
10th - 10th March 2020 Morning Report
10th - Gold up, the rest down: it’s a stair-step rally for gold prices
10th - Do not panic, market overreactions may turn into opportunities for long term investors, says Amundi
11th - 11th March 2020 Morning Report
11th - U.S. Stocks Rebound on Hopes for Virus Stimulus
11th - Saudis Escalate Price War With Huge Output Hike, Russia Follows
11th - Forget The Market, Do What You Ought To Do, said Benjamin Graham
11th - Emergency Rate Cuts Loom for Asia as Virus Slams Economies
12th - 12th March 2020 Morning Report
12th - Dow Average Sinks Into Bear Market on Virus Fears
12th - Blackstone, Carlyle Urge Portfolio Companies to Tap Credit Lines
12th - Russia to OPEC: deeper oil cuts will not work
13th - 13th March 2020 Morning Report
13th - U.S. Stocks Sink in Worst Day Since Black Monday
13th - Europe’s Markets Go Into Meltdown After ECB Stimulus Disappoints
16th - 16th March 2020 Morning Report
16th - RBNZ Slashes Rates in Emergency Move to Support Economy
16th - Blis Technologies upgrades revenues & earnings guidance
16th - Fed Cuts Main Interest Rate to Near Zero, to Boost Assets by $700 Billion
16th - U.S. Stock Futures Tumble to Limit Down After Fed Moves
17th - 17th March 2020 Morning Report
17th - U.S. Stocks Plunge 12% With Virus Upending Economy
17th - Australia’s Bond Buying Plans and What Markets See Coming Next
17th - Philippines Becomes First Country to Shut Financial Markets Thanks to Virus
17th - Qantas Axes Almost All Overseas Flights as Virus Ends Demand
18th - 18th March 2020 Morning Report
18th - Stocks Jump With Wall Street Seeing Crazy Swings
18th - Europe Shuts Its Borders in Desperate Effort to Stop Virus
18th - India Could be Next Virus Hotspot With an Avalanche of Cases
18th - NZ dollar falls as investors flee to safety over pandemic fears
19th - 19th March 2020 Morning Report
19th - U.S. Stocks Fall With Crude on Economy Worries
19th - Pushpay provides update on impacts of COVID-19
19th - Global Bond Rout Gains Steam Led by Treasuries in Flight to Cash
19th - RBNZ Under Pressure to Launch QE Soon Amid Market Stress
19th - ECB Announces 750 Billion Euro Pandemic Bond-Buying Program
19th - Biggest Factory Shutdown Since World War II Hits U.S., Europe
19th - U.S. Dollar Soars to Record as Funds Dump Everything in Risk Exodus
23rd - New Zealand Turns to Quantitative Easing to Support Economy
23rd - 23rd March 2020 Morning Report
23rd - U.S. Stock Futures Hit Limit Down; Oil Tumbles
23rd - Australia Closes Pubs, Restaurants, Casinos as Infections Soar
23rd - ‘Bloodbath’ on local market; NZX50 slumps 10%
23rd - New Zealand Going Into Nationwide Isolation to Battle Virus
24th - 24th March 2020 Morning Report
24th - Fed Unleashes Unprecedented Measures to Shore Up Reeling Economy
24th - Johnson Puts U.K. in Lockdown to Tackle ‘National Emergency’
24th - U.S. Futures Climb After Stocks Hit Three-Year Low
24th - Australia Passes Massive Stimulus Measures as Virus Spreads
24th - Gold Rallies as Goldman Sees Inflection Point After Sell-Off
24th - NZ dollar rebounds on central bank, govt moves to calm markets
25th - Dow Surges Most Since 1933 on Stimulus Deal Hopes
25th - Dow Surges Most Since 1933 on Stimulus Deal Hopes
25th - Beware, Asia Stock Rallies Can Be Just Bear-Market Bounces
25th - Kudlow Projects Coronavirus Aid Package to Reach $6 Trillion
26th - Stocks Keep Rising After Dow's Best Day in 87 Years
26th - Coronavirus Shows Cash Is King, Even for Biggest U.S. Companies
27th - Tobacco is not essential for life - ARFNZ

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