Spot the Difference: What Defines an Emerging Economy?

In global markets the terms “emerging markets” or “emerging economy” are used broadly to describe countries that have lower income levels per citizen and generally experience a lower standard of living compared to a “developed” country. China has been the poster child for emerging economies over the past 25 years, as the country has seen massive growth and changes in its economy: GDP has grown from US$360 billion in 1992 to over US$8 trillion today.

From the desk: Comments on Fed hike and NZ GDP numbers

Bevan Graham, AMP Capital, 15 June 2017

Two key pieces of economic news out this morning with the US Fed raising its benchmark interest rate and March-quarter GDP growth numbers for New Zealand released. Watch the video for my thoughts.

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Don't miss the boat on your $521 KiwiSaver member tax credit

 We don’t want your AMP KiwiSaver Scheme members to miss the boat on up to $521.43 worth of Member Tax Credits (MTC).

Now is the best time to start investing

Actually, 20 years ago was the best time to start investing, which is an adaptation of a Chinese proverb:
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

The Age-old Issue

National’s election policy of increasing the superannuation eligibility age has reignited talk about NZ’s aging population and its various implications. There are several reasons behind the aging population including ‘baby boomers’ getting closer to retirement, falling birth rates, and improving healthcare leading to people living longer.

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