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Kiwis adopting great savings habits but overestimating returns
As people get older, they are more likely to consider putting any savings into term deposits, rising from 28% of those under 30, to 57% of 50-64-year-olds, and 65% of those 65-plus.
Trust essential to business-driven SD-WAN deployment
Navigating the options for SD-WAN can be a bit like walking through a minefield of unknowns.
NetDragon raises $150m to expand China education sector
The proceeds from the investment will be used to support product development and growth strategies, as well as to fund potential acquisitions and investments in the education sector.
Big data, security are key investment areas for pharma industry
The pharmaceutical industry is looking towards big data, blockchain, cloud computing and cybersecurity as its four major investment areas.
NZ’s TIN200 top tech companies on a $12b winning streak
New Zealand’s 200 largest tech export companies by revenue (TIN200) exceeded more than $12 billion in revenue and more than $8 billion in export earnings.
Kiwi fintech startup looks to expand following investment success
Hnry have expanded their office space in Wellington as they look to further invest into technology, bring more value to customers, hire more staff and begin trials to expand into overseas markets.
'Money men' failing Kiwi businesswomen, says Beany founder & CEO
"If Beany's experience is anything to go by then Kiwi businesswomen are being let down by the money men who've for too long decided which ventures fly and which fail,” de Bievre says.
Rubicon invests in inventory management software Cin7
The funding will be used to accelerate Cin7’s global growth strategy through product innovation, sales expansion and continued investment in customer success.
Hong Kong leads ESG practices with social responsibility index
Hong Kong may well be leading the world in social responsibility, following efforts to create the country’s first listed social responsibility index.
Global fintech investment drops, but APAC deals stand strong
Investors have signalled a shift away from fintech ventures as fundraising and deal activity in China showed a significant slowdown in the first half of 2019.
NZ-based Brave New Coin launches crypto management platform
The cryptocurrency management platform designed to help investors make more informed decisions when purchasing digital assets.
Fintech startup Hnry raises $2.15 million in investment round
Hnry was designed to make life easier for contractors, freelancers and other independent earners, providing an online service that takes care of their financial admin.
Jasper raises $2.3m led by European real estate investment giant
Proptech startup Jasper has raised $2.3 million in a funding round led by pan-European investment and asset management firm M7 Real Estate.
Bad business: Kiwi SMEs not planning ahead
"It is crucial that SME owners are taking the right steps to ensure the financial stability of not only themselves but for New Zealand's economy as well."
CrowdStrike establishes early-stage investment fund with Accel
In partnership with Accel, CrowdStrike will co-invest in security startups that are building applications on the CrowdStrike Falcon platform.
AlphaCert & Refinitiv bring data to better investment decisions
AlphaCert and Refinitiv are now offering new data management solutions to New Zealand and Australian investment management sectors.
ASB invests in blockchain-based trade provenance solution
The ASB bank funding grant fast-tracks the launch of the company focusing on a blockchain trading product.
New app helps Kiwi investors go global
Tiger Brokers, the fintech Kiwi company, has launched an app designed to help Kiwi investors test global equities markets and build global portfolios.
Marriott, British Airways fines highlight critical need for security investment
The last week has brought heavy fines against the likes of global hotel chain Marriott and airline British Airways, casting a harsh spotlight on the price of cyber attacks.
NZ investors turn back on social media following Chch shooting fallout
New Zealand fund managers are taking responsible investment to new heights, accounting for more than 70% of total assets under management.
Homegrown risk management firm woos US investors
Jacobi provides a cloud-based platform for multi-asset portfolio design, risk modelling, and client engagement.
Druva raises $130 million to power data protection for the cloud era
Druva’s success has been fueled by the rapid growth of enterprise cloud.
Sharesies partners with NZX to bring investment to ordinary Kiwis
Sharesies has signed up as a participant on the New Zealand Exchange (NZX) as it moves to allow investors to access all listed companies on the exchange.
Inland Revenue moves to help investors get tax rate right
Inland Revenue is moving to help make sure investors, including KiwiSavers, get on the correct prescribed investor tax rate.