Posts Tagged ‘anz national’

OMG! ING! WTF?

Written By: - Date published: 1:33 pm, November 18th, 2010 - 59 comments

Last year, over 13,000 New Zealanders got some measure of satisfaction from ANZ’s part-owned ING in New Zealand. For over a year, half a billion dollars in investors’ funds had been locked up, during a nasty dispute between ING/ANZ and their investors. How has ANZ made things right for everyone who was hurt? They’ve renamed ING as ‘One Path’

PSA rips Bagrie report

Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, July 18th, 2008 - 7 comments

Good piece in the Herald yesterday (and the Dom Post the day before) from PSA national sec Richard Wagstaff critiquing ANZ National chief economist Cameron Bagrie’s woeful report on public sector ‘waste’. Wagstaff takes aim at the underlying assumptions of the report about ‘productive’ versus ‘non-productive’ public sector spending, then proceeds to rip through some […]

National’s Bank

Written By: - Date published: 4:54 pm, July 10th, 2008 - 20 comments

After reading Steve’s post this morning mocking ANZ National for putting out confused National Party talking points dressed up as research, a reader was inspired to send us this:

Lots of ideology, not argument

Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, July 10th, 2008 - 65 comments

I was going to write a piece on the much anticipated paper from ANZ’s chief economist on government spending. But now I’ve tracked it down and read it, there’s hardly any point. It’s just 4 pages in the Bank’s monthly market report and it reads like something I would expect from an excitable commerce student, […]

Stop ANZ National’s race to the bottom

Written By: - Date published: 6:06 pm, May 8th, 2008 - 37 comments

A few weeks back ANZ National announced that over the next 12-18 months they plan to export 400-500 New Zealand jobs to Bangalore. In response, the bank workers’ union Finsec has started a campaign to stop them in their tracks. If it goes ahead this will be the largest offshoring of jobs ever in the […]

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