John Weavers is a Senior Report at International Financing Review based in Sydney where he covers the Australian and New Zealand bond and securitisation markets. John joined IFR in London in 2004 as senior reporter responsible for emerging markets, before transferring Down Under in 2011. Before IFR, he was a senior reporter for Informa Global Markets, having previously written for the Economist Intelligence Unit and Latin American Monitor. John has a BA in Economics from Warwick University and a MSc in Economics of Latin America from Queen Mary College, University of London.
Kiwibank has had reversed a central bank ruling that struck out NZ$250m (US$181m) of its regulatory capital.
New Zealand’s central bank has issued a stinging critique of Additional Tier 1 capital, casting doubt over the value of a product designed to safeguard the global financial system.
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