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WEEKLY COMMENTARY
New Zealand share prices were at their lowest point in three months as world markets continued to take fright over events in Europe. Markets in general, the local bourse included, had grown more nervous after Germany stepped up efforts to ban ...more
 
DAVID MCEWEN'S COLUMN
IS CHINA THE NEW USA?

A friend was in China recently and bought a cheap T-shirt at a market. He was surprised to see that the label read “Made in Lesotho”.

Like many countries before it, China is moving away ...more
 
MARY HOLM'S COLUMN
DO WE REALLY NEED MORE STUFF THAN AMERICANS?

By Mary Holm

Something to ponder as Christmas gift giving approaches: New Zealanders apparently think they need more stuff than the people we often regard as most ...more
 
 
McEwen Investment Report #590
Most people had never heard of a Vuvuzela before the soccer World Cup began in South Africa last month. The cheap plastic trumpet emits a monotone sound that sounds like the cross between a group of angry hornets and a wounded elephant.

Apparently they were inspired by a horn traditionally made from the horn of an antelope, which was used to summon villagers to attend community gatherings.

While I don¡¯t enjoy the noise or the deadening effect it has on the atmosphere for matches, I was encouraged to see that in a globalised world there is still room for local variety and industry.

Then I found out that 80% or more of these instruments are made in China. Surely this is an indication that there is not a single product in the world today that is not influenced by China, whether made legitimately under license, copied illegally or even counterfeited by criminal gangs.

One company that has felt the impact of the Chinese industrial complex in recent times has been Nufarm (Au:NUF). ...more
 
McEwen Yield Report #61
Understanding how risk can work for you

All of us think of ourselves as rational beings even in times of crisis, applying the laws of probability in a cool and calculated fashion to the choices that confront us.

We like to believe we are above average in skills, intelligence and experience.

Who admits to being an incompetent driver or a stupid investor?

The classical models of rationality specifies how people should make decisions in the face of risk and what the world would be like if people did in fact behave as specified. ...more
 
NZX Top 10 Rises / Falls Updated:5/02/13 17:32 NZT
Full NZSX Trading Summary
COMPANY CHNG % LAST
Satara  35.00% 0.54
Veritus  12.00% 2.80
Seeka  10.00% 1.10
Pharmacybrands  4.35% 1.20
GoodmanFielder  3.61% 0.86
Smiths City cd  3.33% 0.62
Rakon  2.70% 0.38
ASB Capital xd  2.62% 0.745
NZ Windfarm  1.98% 0.103
TeamTalk  1.34% 3.02
 
COMPANY CHNG % LAST
Sealegs  3.85% 0.125
Dorchester  2.94% 0.33
GuocoLeisure  2.90% 0.67
Telecom  2.89% 2.355
Dorchester opt  2.56% 0.19
Fletcher Build  2.39% 8.97
PGG Wrightson  2.22% 0.44
Cavalier Corp  2.11% 1.86
Turners Auctions  1.87% 2.10
Michael Hill  1.61% 1.22
 
 
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