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Is Pfizer vaccine in the offing for New Zealand’s young population aged 12-15?
Covid-19

Is Pfizer vaccine in the offing for New Zealand’s young population aged 12-15?

Summary Medsafe gives a go-ahead to the Pfizer vaccine for children between 12-15 years of age, however, it needs green signal from the health ministry. During the trial period, the Pfizer vaccine demonstrated strong anti-body response and mild...

What is copper and what is its strategic importance?   
Commodities

What is copper and what is its strategic importance?   

Summary Copper or the red metal has wide applicability ranging from industrial uses to human health. The copper prices reached an all-time high of US$4.90 per pound in May 2021. Chile accounts for the largest copper production. CODELCO is the...

Investors Sold Stocks on NZX Market After the US Federal Reserve Hinted Tightening of Monetary Policy Meeting Last Week
Market Updates

Investors Sold Stocks on NZX Market After the US Federal Reserve Hinted Tightening of Monetary Policy Meeting Last Week

On 21st June 2021, the broader NZ market ended the session in red after Wall Street closed the trading session on negatgive note. Significant selling pressure was witnessed in Consumer Staples, Materials and Energy stocks. NZX 50 declined by 0.42% to...

What is Options Trading? What Are the Risks and Advantages Involved?
Investing Essentials

What is Options Trading? What Are the Risks and Advantages Involved?

Summary Options contract allows investors to buy or sell instruments at a pre-defined price over a specific period. Options trading is done for speculation and hedging risk. Options trading can help in making bigger profits than stock trading ...

  • June 21, 2021 08:09 PM NZST
  • Sonal
The ABC of stock market investments for a beginner
Stock Market

The ABC of stock market investments for a beginner

Summary What criteria needs to be undertaken to pick stocks when investing for the first time? Which companies have shown a positive trend and could be analysed as good investments? What should your course of action be when you are a beginner ...

  • June 21, 2021 07:12 PM NZST
  • Roma
What is all the brouhaha about the Amazon Prime Day?
World News

What is all the brouhaha about the Amazon Prime Day?

Shopping is one thing that almost everyone loves – that is when you have the purchasing power to buy things. You get to buy the things you have always wished for. It sparks a sense of instant gratification, elevating your dopamine levels. Howe...

Would 10 NZX dividend-paying mid-cap stocks help beat pandemic blues?
Dividend Stocks

Would 10 NZX dividend-paying mid-cap stocks help beat pandemic blues?

Usually, a mid-cap stock aim towards growing into a large-cap and they keep multiplying their earnings during the process. They occupy the space between small-cap and large-cap stocks and are valued somewhere between $2 billion-$10 billion. Moreov...

How will New Zealand deal with its food wastage problem?
World News

How will New Zealand deal with its food wastage problem?

Summary Food wastage is a major concern in New Zealand. Concerns about sustainable growth and global food chain disruption. Trends shifting as people are becoming more responsible. With the recent revelation about food being wasted in New...

  • June 21, 2021 05:50 PM NZST
  • Roma
This IPO raised over $29 billion, plus other biggest global IPOs of all time
World News

This IPO raised over $29 billion, plus other biggest global IPOs of all time

The first thing that is needed to start a business is money or capital due to higher costs and inconsistent revenues initially. People can get money by putting in their own capital, raising capital by getting investors or by getting loans from banks....

  • June 21, 2021 05:00 PM NZST
  • Sonal
Massive sell-off in APAC shares; Japanese & Australian markets in deep red
World News

Massive sell-off in APAC shares; Japanese & Australian markets in deep red

The equity markets in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region witnessed a heavy sell-off on Monday as the Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance on monetary policy continued to weigh heavily on the markets. Japan was the worst performer in the region with the Ni...

What exactly does Federal Reserve do?
World News

What exactly does Federal Reserve do?

A country’s economy can be compared to a chariot driven by two different horses - the government and the central bank. While the government is involved in giving broader push to economy, the central bank takes the responsibility (which may, at...

What is meatless meat? Is it slowly replacing animal-based meat?
World News

What is meatless meat? Is it slowly replacing animal-based meat?

Summary Plant-based meat, or meatless meat, is an essential element for people who prefer a vegan diet and adopt a lifestyle devoid of animal-based foods. Plant-based meats are often low in calories and saturated fat while having high fibre and...

Sydney’s troubles far from over as infection cluster grows
World News

Sydney’s troubles far from over as infection cluster grows

Summary Sydney cluster grows, raising concerns over safety More testing and detection activities being undertaken People advised to get tested, wear masks as part of precautions While transmission of the COVID-19 virus has seen an obvious...

  • June 21, 2021 11:17 AM NZST
  • Roma
Is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in danger?
Climate Change

Is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in danger?

Summary The Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage site is the world’s largest coral reef system. The World Heritage committee has been urged to ask Australia to take immediate action to combat climate change and protect the Great Ba...

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