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RBNZ’s new capital requirements would need Heartland to lift its ‘Tier 1’ capital by about $15m a year; company believes the new requirements will stir more takeover activity and says it will consider any ‘value-accretive’ acquisition

December 19, 2018 3:00 am Published by Comments Off on RBNZ’s new capital requirements would need Heartland to lift its ‘Tier 1’ capital by about $15m a year; company believes the new requirements will stir more takeover activity and says it will consider any ‘value-accretive’ acquisition

Tweet Banking and financial services group Heartland believes the Reserve Bank’s new capital proposals will prompt increased merger and acquisition... Read More


RBNZ bank capital proposals go well beyond the international norm, are highly conservative & positive for banks’ credit profiles, Fitch says

December 19, 2018 3:00 am Published by Comments Off on RBNZ bank capital proposals go well beyond the international norm, are highly conservative & positive for banks’ credit profiles, Fitch says

Tweet Image sourced from Shutterstock.com New Zealand banks are unlikely to face major challenges in meeting the Reserve Bank’s proposed... Read More


Guy Trafford takes a look at what 2019 might bring for farmers in terms of climate-related regulation, land prices, and product prices. He’s not pessimistic on everything

December 19, 2018 3:00 am Published by Comments Off on Guy Trafford takes a look at what 2019 might bring for farmers in terms of climate-related regulation, land prices, and product prices. He’s not pessimistic on everything

Tweet By Guy Trafford With the current year rapidly drawing to an end it is time to start thinking about... Read More


Allan Barber looks back of a year where New Zealand agriculture had to face a range of unexpected developments and a number of growing uncertainties, almost all of which will be festering in 2019

December 19, 2018 3:00 am Published by Comments Off on Allan Barber looks back of a year where New Zealand agriculture had to face a range of unexpected developments and a number of growing uncertainties, almost all of which will be festering in 2019

Tweet By Allan Barber 2018 is nearly over and it’s now time to reflect on what were the most notable... Read More